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GoPro HERO8

GoPro Hero 8 is a highly customizable 4K action cam which is now everyone's favorite. As an action camera manufacturer it has waterproofed to 10m all it’s cameras since Hero 5. The Hero 8 is slightly thinner than the Hero 7 front to back (28.4mm vs. 33mm), but it’s also slightly wider and taller (66.3mm by 48.6mm vs. 62.3mm by 44.9mm, respectively). It’s smaller than the Hero 7 when it’s in a frame and considering you need the frame to do pretty much anything, the result is that the Hero 8 is a lot more pocketable. The new front lens element is thicker and made with Gorilla Glass.

GoPro has released a handful of Mods that will snap in where the door goes. The Media Mod adds a higher-quality shotgun-style microphone, a 3.5mm mic port, and two cold shoes. You would lose the waterproofing capability, when using Media Mod. You can slot a front-facing external monitor (“Display Mod”) or a 200 lumen LED “Light Mod.” This is something to attract more vloggers. It packs about 1,220mAh of battery capacity. When shooting 4K or 2.7K, you can choose to shoot at 100 Mbps. GoPro is doing it in the HEVC h.265 codec, which packs in a lot more data for the file size. The combination of HEVC and 100 Mbps is noticeable when watching your videos on a 4K monitor.

Hero 8 is the first GoPro to ditch 720p. The minimum resolution now is 1080p. With the Hypersmooth 2.0 feature you can get ultra smooth and stabilized while remaining nice and wide. You can go hands-free with upto 14 voice commands like “GoPro, start recording.” Or wake the camera up with “GoPro, turn on.” All this is priced at ₹36,500.


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