In this video, we go over 16 reasons why you may want to consider upgrading to the new GoPro Hero 9 Black. These reasons list all the new features if you are coming from the Hero 8 Black if you will be upgrading from an even older generation that list will be much larger. Some of these reasons are pretty small and really don’t constitute a reason to upgrade but we include them to list everything new with the Hero 9 Black.
Reasons To Upgrade (New Features Of The GoPro Hero 9 Black)
- All new environmentally friendly packaging with very little plastic and a nice new reusable case.
- The removable protective lens is back. You can now easily replace a broken lens and add accessories such as ND filters.
- Front-facing screen to help frame shots.
- A larger back touch screen making playback of your media nicer to view and much easier to navigate the menu.
- A new microphone drain on the side allows you to capture audio quicker after the camera has come out of water.
- The Hero 9 Black ships with a large battery that has 30% more capacity. Allowing you to shoot and capture longer.
- New 5K shooting mode.
- When in photo mode you can now capture photos at 20 megapixels for nice crispy photos.
- Boost stabilization mode now available in all shooting resolutions and frame rates.
- In-camera horizon leveling.
- New HyperSmooth 3.0 for even better stabilization.
- TimeWarp 3.0 now has realtime ramping with audio.
- Improved HDR Photos.
- A new “Hindsight” capture feature. Allows you to capture 15 to 30 seconds before you hit the shutter button.
- You can now set a “Scheduled Capture” and have the camera turn on and start recording at set times.
- A new revamped “Duration Capture”.
As a bonus, a 17th reason to upgrade is that the Hero 9 Black performs better in colder conditions.
Now, of course, there may be a few reasons why you would not want to upgrade and they are as follows.
- New form-factor so many accessories for you Hero 8 will no longer work.
- The Hero 9 Black is larger and heavier.
- The touch screen on the Hero 9 Black is very laggy, hopefully, they will get that fixed soon.