GoPro HERO8 Black

GoPro HERO8 Black

The GoPro HERO8 Black was released in October 2019, and it is the only camera in the HERO8 lineup (it was released alongside the GoPro MAX, a 360° camera).

It shoots 12MP photos and up to 4K60 video. The internal video stabilization was updated to HyperSmooth 2.0. And it is the first model where the attachment mounting point is built into the camera body, meaning that no external frame or housing is required to mount the camera.

In 2020, it was replaced by the HERO9 Black.

GoPro HERO8 Black Voice Commands

GoPro HERO8 Voice Commands

The GoPro HERO8 supports voice control, so you can control some basic camera functions hands-free. Here’s how it works and the list of available commands.

Charging GoPro HERO8 Batteries

How to Charge GoPro HERO8

There are several ways to charge the battery of your GoPro HERO8 Black. Here’s a rundown of the options, and which is best to use, when.

GoPro HERO8 Black

Is the GoPro HERO8 Waterproof?

The GoPro HERO8 Black is waterproof without the need for a separate housing. But you can add even more waterproof protection with a protective housing.

A Floating Grip, Tripod & Selfie Stick in One

The Nu Grip is a GoPro and action camera accessory that combines 4 key functions in 1: grip, selfie stick, tabletop tripod, and float. I’ve been testing it out, and here’s my take on it.

GoPro Magnetic Swivel Clip

The GoPro Magnetic Swivel Clip

The GoPro Magnetic Swivel Clip combines several different options for easily attaching your GoPro to a variety of places on the go.

GoPro Floaty for HERO8 Black

GoPro Floaty for HERO8 Black

The GoPro Floaty for the HERO8 Black is a simple, foolproof way to keep your camera afloat. Here’s what it is and how it works.

GoPro HERO8 Black Reset

How to Reset a GoPro HERO8 Black

There are a few different types of reset on the HERO8 Black. There’s a factory reset that wipes everything, but there are also some other more selective reset options that might be useful for solving specific problems.

GoPro HERO8 Black

GoPro HERO8 Black FAQs

This is an ongoing and growing list of common questions on shooting with the GoPro HERO8 Black.

GoPro Charging Cables

GoPro Charging Cable Guide

GoPro cameras have used three different USB charging cables. Which type of charging cable you need depends on which camera you’re using. Here’s a master list.

GoPro HERO8 Black vs HERO7 Black Front View

GoPro HERO8 Black vs HERO7 Black

Trying decide which GoPro to get or whether it’s worth upgrading? Here’s a detailed breakdown of how the GoPro HERO7 Black compares with the newer GoPro HERO8 Black.

GoPro HERO8 Black SD Card

Best SD Card for GoPro HERO8

Not all SD cards will work well in the HERO8 Black. Here are some recommendations for which microSD cards are fast enough to keep up with the high-bitrate video recording and burst photo modes.

Freewell Pistol Trigger Grip for GoPro

My Pick for the Best GoPro Trigger Grip

Using a pistol trigger with a GoPro provides a comfortable grip and a more precise way to operate the shutter. Here’s a roundup of the best trigger grips I’ve come across.

GoPro Float Pole

My Pick for Best GoPro Float Pole

If you’re taking your GoPro out on the water, sometimes you need something that combines flotation with extended reach. Here are some of the best GoPro float pole options.

GoPro Zoom

Can You Zoom In On a GoPro?

Do GoPros have zoom? Yes, some of the newer models do, but there are some limitations that are worth knowing. Here are some examples.

GoPro HERO7 Black Wet

Tips for Using GoPros In & Around Water

One of the things I like most about shooting with GoPros is that they’re fearless around water. Some of my favorite shots I’ve taken with them have involved water. Here are some tips I’ve learned along the way for getting better results when shooting with GoPro cameras in and around the water.

GoPro Smart Remote with Multiple GoPro Cameras

How to Control Multiple GoPros with a Single Remote

Controlling a single GoPro camera remotely is pretty straightforward. The most obvious way to do that is to use the GoPro mobile app. But what if you want to control more than one camera? For that, you’ll need to use a dedicated remote. Here’s an overview of how it works.

GoPro Format SD Card | A How-To Guide

Formatting the GoPro’s SD card frees up space. But it also gets the card ready for use and keeps the filesystem healthy and minimizes the risk of errors. Here are the various ways to do it on different GoPro models.

Gopro Burst Mode Example Sequence

GoPro Burst Mode vs Continuous Photo

The Burst Mode and Continuous Photo functions on GoPros are useful ways to capture fast-moving action. Here’s a rundown of how they work, how they’re different, and what options are available.

GoPro SuperPhoto header

What is GoPro SuperPhoto?

SuperPhoto is one of the photo options on recent GoPro Black edition cameras. Here’s a rundown of what it does and how to use it.

What is GoPro SuperView?

SuperView is GoPro’s widest field of vision available when shooting standard video. Here’s what it looks like.

Photo taken with a GoPro HERO5 Black

JPG vs RAW on the GoPro Cameras

On newer GoPro cameras, you can choose between two image formats for still photos: JPG and RAW (.gpr). Here’s a quick overview of what the difference is and when to use which.

How to Convert HEVC Files from a GoPro

If you’re getting an error message on your computer when you try to open a video shot on the GoPro HERO10, HERO9, HERO8, HERO7, or HERO6 Black, it might be because it isn’t compatible with the HEVC (H.265) codec used in some of those cameras’ video modes. Here are some workarounds.