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GoPro Hero10 Black
The GoPro HERO 10 is a small new GoPro Hero, a lightweight digital camera that can be worn or mounted to capture video and photos while participating in your favorite activity. The camera is waterproof and can be used in various extreme environments.
The HERO 10 is Wi-Fi enabled and controlled by a smartphone or tablet. The camera also has a built-in GPS to track your location and speed. There’s also a 3-axis accelerometer and gyroscope to determine the camera’s position. All these sensors are used to ensure that the camera stays level and in place while you’re riding.
With its small form factor, the HERO 10 can be mounted on your helmet, handlebars, fork, or anywhere else using the included mount kit.
- The GP2 is a powerful addition to speed and slickness
- A hydrophobic lens with improved performance
- Upgraded Horizon Leveling
- Frame rates and resolution increased
- Adding SuperView lens for 5.3K 30/25/24fps
- No big upgrade
- The strain is shown in the battery
- Mediocre low light performance
GoPro Hero 10 Review
Design And Build Quality
The exterior design of the GoPro HERO10Black is very similar to the Hero9 Black last year. Compared with the HERO8 Black or earlier generations, these models have increased in size to accommodate a larger battery and front-facing display. It’s the same boxy GoPro design that we have known for years: no physical buttons, touch-centric operability, and waterproof durability.
The Hero10’s top has a shutter/record key. I love that it can be pressed even when the camera is turned off. It will then turn on and begin recording. On the left is the power button. You will find the microSD card slot and the USB-C charging port on the right. It would be nice if the battery compartment weren’t exposed to the elements to allow you to access the USB port.
Two fold-up “fingers”, attach the camera and a GoPro mount to the bottom of the camera.
The Hero10 Black camera uses the new GP2 processor from the company (the Hero9 still has the GP1, which is back in the Hero6). This allows for faster transfers, improved image stabilization, and a more responsive camera overall.
The Hero10 is 3 percent lighter than the Hero9, weighing 5.3 ounces instead of 5.6 ounces. Although it’s not much when mounted to a helmet, every ounce counts. The GoPro lens cover has a hydrophobic coating that makes it more scratch-resistant. The Hero10, like most GoPros, is water-resistant up to 33 feet.
The Hero10 is also available in plastic-free packaging. Even better, it comes in semi-rigid fabric cases with enough space to store a few mounts and clips. Imagine your next iPhone arrived in a reusable case instead of a box.
Video And Image Quality
The Hero10’s motion stabilization system is fantastic. I attached the Hero10 to my friend’s dog and let him play with another puppy to test it. Despite the camera moving around violently, it was still very stable. The Hero10’s video output was smooth, which impressed me as someone who can get nauseated even from watching rollercoasters.
I held the Hero10 while I chased the dogs. This time, the action was almost as smooth as if the Hero10 had been mounted on a tripod.
TimeWarp is another fun feature. It captures stills and then stitches them together to create a movie. This video can also be motion-stabilized with the Hero10. This is an excellent way of recording what might otherwise be tedious and long videos.
The Hero10 can only take still images, and there are limitations to its capabilities. Although the company has improved the Hero10’s night-capture function, it is still advisable to mount it to a tripod if you plan to do night photography. When I tried to take handheld photos of the Moon and my cat in a darkened area, the images were blurry.
HDR mode is also suitable for stills. I shot a picture of Lower Manhattan through an opening while inside a train station. The station’s interior was well lit, but the background was somewhat washed out.
The company’s latest version, HyperSmooth® 4.0, is available in the new GoPro. It works well with handholding the camera, standing still for static shots, or panning around. It can also be used for running and other active movements. The in-between of moving slowly forward to capture something “cinematic” is not as stable as I had hoped.
The in-camera horizon leveling is one of my favorite features of the new camera GoPros. The GoPro HERO9 could tilt the camera sideways up 27 degrees, and it would still appear perfectly level.
This makes it easy to set up a tripod or mount a shot quickly without worrying about exact leveling every time. The HERO10 can tilt up to 45 degrees in Linear mode, and the viewer will be amazed.
The video below shows the point at which I move beyond 45 degrees. It also gives you an idea of the tilt that was taking place behind the scenes. The footage will start to rotate to show the true orientation.
This is not me doing a quick zero to 45-degree move with the camera. The limit was reached at 44 degrees. After that, the video displays any changes. This feature is fantastic.
Price And Release Date
The GoPro HERO 10 Black was launched on 16 September 2022 and is now available for purchase in all territories.
It is also extremely expensive. The Hero10 retails at $500 for those without a GoPro subscription and $400 for existing GoPro subscribers. GoPro subscribers For new subscribers, the price is $400.
Too expensive? If you have a limited budget, you can save more by choosing an older model, such as the GoPro Hero 9 Black or GoPro Hero 8 Black reviews.
Both are excellent action cams, and you can check out our best GoPro guide to see how they compare. If you don’t want a GoPro, check out our top cheap action cameras roundup.
GoPro Hero 10 Black: Features & Usability
The LCD screens are precisely the same size as the HERO9 Black. However, there’s good news for usability. The rear screen has much better touch sensitivity. This is obvious when you scroll through the menus.
It’s unclear how much of this is due to the new-generation GP2 SoC engine’ and how much it is an improved touchscreen. But it is much, much more user-friendly than the previous generation.
The GP2 chipset, the main improvement to the HERO 10, gives direct benefits such as faster boot, faster transfers, and underpinning HyperSmooth 4.0. Indirect benefits include improved image and video quality.
A new wired data transfer mode for smartphones (GoPro claims that it is 50% faster than wireless) can be particularly useful, especially when used with the revamped GoPro Quik app. The HERO10 Black uploads footage to the cloud while charging… but only if your GoPro subscription is active.
GoPro Hero 10 Black: App
The company does offer desktop apps. However, the GoPro Quik app (Android/iOS) is required if you wish to edit your videos or control your Hero10 from your smartphone.
It was easy to connect my iPhone to the camera. The app found the Hero10 and asked me if I wanted the network. The camera’s live preview was available. I could adjust the settings and review my clips and set up a stream.
The app will generate a low-resolution preview of your video so that you don’t need to download it immediately. This mode allows you to trim, scrub, and save stills quickly. There is almost no lag.
First, download the app to your phone to make more detailed edits. From there, you can apply themes and music to the image, adjust the horizon, and much more.
The GoPro’s Quik app will analyze your video and make edits, including applying different themes or music. You can also modify the results. If you wish to highlight something, you can adjust the speed of individual clips.
It takes some time to find everything. You are pushed to the app’s self-editing mode, which is not for experienced videographers but can be very helpful for beginners. I would like to see a simpler and more advanced interface similar to Photoshop. This would allow you to skip the manual handling and jump straight into editing.
GoPro Hero10 Black Review: Battery Life
The Hero 10 uses the same battery as the Hero 9. The lens mount and rear touchscreen are the same sizes.
The GoPro Hero10 Black is a great action camera that can shoot video in 4K at 30fps. It also has a 1720 mah battery, which will give you plenty of shooting time. The new GoPro Hero10 is expected to have a battery life of 1.5 to 2 hours, which is an improvement over the previous generations.
This will make it a more attractive option for those looking for a camera that can last for a while without recharging.
Our findings showed that 30 minutes of full-fat video took about half the battery about an hour per charge but at a ridiculously high resolution for longer clips
GoPro released a firmware update to allow the Hero10 Black camera to record longer clips with limited airflow. According to the company, users can record video for up to 63 minutes at 4K/60 fps.
There are three new modes for the camera: Maximum Video Performance, Tripod/Stationary mode, and Extended Battery. GoPro claims that the Hero10 can record the following clips in a room of 77 degrees with no airflow using the last setting.
The ‘Mods’ – Media, Max Lenses, Display, and Light Mod
GoPro’s camera is amazing, but what sets it apart is the number of accessories that you can attach to it. This allows you to use your camera in almost any situation you can imagine.
Apart from the many accessories such as suction cups and selfie sticks, dive housings and clamps, helmets and mounts, and many others, the Mods have made the GoPro camera a versatile device.
The HERO10 works with the same Mods as the HERO9, so you don’t have to buy new ones if you have a few spare batteries.
The Media Mod includes a bidirectional microphone, cold-shoe mounts, USB C output, and a microphone jack. This makes it an excellent vlogging camera.
The Max Lens Mod support transforms the camera lens from an already wide lens to an ultra-wide one, so you can capture more scenes in selfie mode.
The Light Mod (which adds light to your shots, surprise surprise), and the Display Mod, which adds another screen for you to see yourself. However, the Display Mod is now redundant due to the front screen.
Do I Need To Upgrade To The GoPro Hero 10 Black Model?
The Hero 10 Black’s pricing is similar to the Hero 9 Black. The GoPro Hero 10 Black camera costs $499. This is $50 more than the Hero 9 starting price. GoPro.com offers a $100 discount if you purchase the camera directly and sign up for the GoPro subscription service. This is included with the camera.
The camera will cost AU$599 in Australia and AU$379 in the UK with a GoPro subscription for a year.
You get unlimited cloud backups in original quality, camera replacement for damaged cameras, discounts on GoPro accessories, gear, and access to GoPro’s premium streaming platform. It makes it easy to share clips and photos.
After charging the camera, it connects automatically to your Wi-Fi network. The backup will begin once you have set it up with an iOS or Android mobile application.
A year subscription is available and reduces the camera cost by $100. If you love the service and want to keep it for a year, it will cost $50 per year or $5 monthly. AU$70 per year or AU$7 per month in Australia. In the UK, it’s either PS50 annually or PS4.17 per month.
The Hero 9 and Hero 8 will remain in the lineup along with the GoPro Max 360 cameras. Each of these gets a price cut if you purchase from GoPro.com and sign-up for the included service.
It’s been a long time since I captured stabilized 4K120 video on my GoPro. The Hero 9’s 5K video is excellent for capturing stills. It’s nice to have the additional higher resolutions on the Hero 10. You won’t lose out if your Hero 9 Black is already black.
However, it wouldn’t hurt to wait a year and see what GoPro can do using the new GP2 new processor. If you are new to GoPro cameras, the Hero 9 is a great place to start. This is a great time to upgrade if you have a Hero 7 Black/Hero 8 Black. You’ll get many more features, capabilities, and a better design.
Let’s get to the core of our GoPro HERO10 Black review. Is it worth buying? The Apple of action cameras has done it again. We are iterating enough to ensure an improvement but not enough to prevent sales of the slightly older model. DreamCheeky hopes you found this helpful article, and let us know if you have any questions or comments below.