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 LED Lights

GoPro Stealth Modes

If you’d prefer your GoPro not to draw attention to itself while filming, there are several options for making it more discreet.

GoPro Linear FOV: Pros, Cons & Examples

Some newer GoPros have a new in-camera feature for something you could only do in post-production before: correcting fisheye in photos and videos. It’s called Linear FOV.

GoPro Protune Photo Color: GoPro Color vs Flat

Some GoPros, like the HERO9 Black, offer a choice between two color modes in the photo mode: GoPro and Flat. Here are some examples I’ve put together along with some suggestions on when I think they’re best used.

External Microphones for GoPro Cameras

If you’re looking to improve the sound quality of your GoPro videos, using an external mic will make a big difference. Here’s a rundown of what mics will work with which GoPro.

Why Do GoPros Split Videos into Segments?

If you find that GoPro is dividing your videos into smaller parts, rest assured that it is not a mistake on your part. You’re not doing anything wrong, and your camera isn’t broken. It’s normal behavior. And there’s actually a good reason for it.