A 32.5MP APS-C mirrorless camera using Canon’s RF mount, the Canon EOS R7. It was introduced alongside the EOS R10 as a more expensive sibling model. It is aimed at the same market of enthusiast photographers as the current EOS 90D DSLR and maybe the EOS M6 II.
Shape and size of the sensor
The 1/1.9-inch sensor on the GoPro Hero 11 Black is larger than the one on the Hero 10 Black. While generally, when we talk about bigger sensors, that means improved low light performance and shorter depth of field, those aren’t where the 11 Black edges ahead of the 10 Black. Simply said, the 8:7 sensor’s bigger size makes it more adaptable.
Shot in the 8:7 aspect ratio and then crop to 1:1, 4:3, 16:9, or 9:16 to get sharp footage for YouTube, Instagram, or TikTok. Simple exporting with a variety of preset aspect ratios is supported by the new GoPro Quick app for Android and iOS. This is the closest an action camera has ever gone to making editing videos feel manageable on par with editing photographs.
GoPro Hero 10 Black pricing and release date
Since the Hero 11 Black’s release, the price of the GoPro Hero 10 Black has now slightly decreased. It is now available for $349, £349, or $549 with a GoPro Subscription that you may cancel at any time, or for $450, £449, or $699 when purchased separately. This indicates that it is $50, £30, or AU$50 less expensive than when it was first introduced in September 2021.
When purchased alone, the GoPro Subscription, formerly known as GoPro Plus, costs $49.99/£49.99/AU$69.99 annually. The Hero 10 Black will be set up to automatically renew each year if you purchase it with a subscription. But, you can prevent this by stopping your subscription at any point in the first year.
It’s probably the ideal approach for the majority of people to purchase the Hero 10 Black because you’re not required to renew the subscription. The GoPro Subscription includes live-streaming assistance, replacements for broken cameras, automatic uploads, full access to the Quik app’s editing features, unlimited cloud storage for videos and photographs at full quality, and 50% off all accessories (up to ten per year) (for a fee, depending on the camera).
The Hero 10 Black is now the middle model of the three Hero action cameras that GoPro officially offers. The Hero 11 Black ($399/£399/AU$649.95) is the line’s flagship, followed by the Hero 9 Black ($299/£299/AU$499, with a Subscription).
When comparing the HERO10 with the HERO 9 Black action cameras, there are a ton of new features and improvements because GoPro has entered a new age.
Below are a few of the HERO 10 Black’s novel and noteworthy features. Although there aren’t as many practical changes this year as in years past, the level of the advancements and technical advances is astounding.
In our GoPro HERO 10 review, I’ll go into greater detail on a few of them.
- Almost the same as the Hero 9
- less heavy than its predecessor.
- Accessories for the Hero 9 are retrocompatible
When the GoPro Hero 10 was unveiled, owners of the Hero 9 might have blinked twice. There isn’t much that instantly sets the GoPro model from last year’s model apart from the new one, except than the GoPro logo changing to a brilliant blue color. Nevertheless, if you look a little closer, you’ll see certain alterations that aren’t immediately apparent.
For instance, the Hero 10’s lens is constructed of a hydrophobic substance that makes it more effective underwater, scratch-resistant, and less susceptible to ghosting.
The camera is also a little lighter than its predecessor (down from 158g to 153g), although you’d only notice that if you were switching from the Hero 9. Speaking of which, if you’re upgrading from that model, you can be confident that any previous accessories you may have will be compatible with the GoPro Hero 10 due to the same design.
I’m happy that the design has not changed, in addition to the benefit of backwards compatibility for GoPro customizations. While I can appreciate the additional features that a modular camera like the Insta360 One RS can bring, I still find the GoPro style far easier for snapping pictures in the moment. The Hero 10’s large rear-facing display and a convenient second screen on the front show that the camera has ease of use in mind.
Picture and video quality
Of course, the Hero 10’s capture quality would have to be first-rate for all of the new enhancements brought on by the GP2 processor to be worthwhile. Yet, GoPro continues to have success in this area.
The Hero 10 can capture some breathtaking images when shooting during the day. It can capture stunning detail and color without ever veering into saturation, much like the iPhone. Your face is always prioritized in any camera photos thanks to superior autofocus. For instance, while switching to an underwater scene, the Hero 10 could instantly adjust to its new surroundings and enable a changeover that was virtually immediate.
The Hero 10’s maximum resolution is 5.3K, just like its predecessor. This may annoy people who were hoping GoPro would finally upgrade to 8K, however the frame rate cap has increased significantly. These advancements, in my opinion, offer considerably greater appeal than the enticement of 8K, which, let’s face it, still has a long way to go before it’s adopted as the standard. You can now film 5.3K at 60fps, 4K at 120fps, and 2.7K at 240fps.