GoPro Hero 10 Black Review: We’ve been waiting for the smooth experience

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The GoPro Hero 10 Black was the Hero 9 Black successor, launched exactly one year ago. The update last year introduced a significant review of the Hero series concerning both design and sensors, displays and performance.

Still, the user’s experience was a bit slow and low-lighted. Thanks to the more powerful GP2 SoC, the new Hero 10 Black will address these complicated points and more. It’s time that GoPro’s claims are tested, and it’s time to see what this new SoC can do for the user and if this is a GoPro to upgrade existing users.

Black Design GoPro10 Hero

The GoPro Hero 10 Black is the same as the Hero 9 Black in dimensions and design. The weight is 153g, slightly lower (vs 158g). The GoPro logo is now blue compared to the previous models, with some plastic panels black rather than grey. 

The layout is also very familiar with the buttons and ports. The shutter and power/mode selection have buttons on the top and the right side. The battery is the same as for the Hero 9 Black and can be replaced. Under a water-proof flap can be found the battery compartment, USB Type-C port and microSD card slot.

The GoPro Hero 10 Black has on the back and the front panel the same 2.27-inch touch screen. The resolution is identical for both, but the rear and front panel frame rates have improved. This action camera comes with several basic components in a reusable case, including a charging cable and adhesive mountings.

GoPro Hero 10 Functions Black

The new GoPro Hero 10 Black is highlighted by the GP2 SoC. With the same sensor as the previous model, however, the Hero 10 Black can now record video in 60 fps with a resolution of up to 5.3k, compared to 5K 30fps on the previous model.

Also, you can now shoot 4K 120fps and 2.7K 240fps for further resolutions by doubling the frame rate. The Hero 10 Black can still take pictures of 23 megapixels and now pull up to 19.6 megapixels from a 5K video.

GoPro has developed a new stabilisation system from HyperSmooth 4.0, which works more than previously with frame rate combinations. The Horizon Levelling in-camera has a higher tolerance from 27° to 45°.

Other touches include hydrophobic lens cover coating, better scratch resistance, and wired connection support to your phone for quicker downloading. The new GP2 image signal processor also reduces the noise and local toning in the videos, meaning better details and less noise in low-light environments should be expected.

The GoPro Hero 10 Black interface is much more responsive than its predecessor. It supports all of the functions introduced with the Hero 9 Black, such as Hindsight, Scheduled Capture, LiveBurst and Duration Capture.

The Quick app allows you to extend your camera’s functionality – editing your videos or live streams to YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, etc. The lens cover can be removed, and the Hero 10 Black is compatible with all mods introduced for the Hero 9 Black last year.

The performance of GoPro Hero 10

When you power this camera, the UI speed improvement is noticeable. The interface of the Hero 10 Black was much smoother when used alongside the GoPro Hero 9 Black. The switch from shooting to the shooting was faster, and the menu interaction was precise.

In particular, if the display is wet, it is still a significant improvement over the last model year. The camera is still quite warm when you shoot continuously, but the output is never really affected.

The speed increase in the GoPro Hero 10 Black offered by the GP2 SoC is also apparent when it is shot. Photos are caught and saved much faster than Hero 9 Blacks, in particular HDR photos. The higher supported frame rates at 4K and 5.3K provide you with more slow-motion image flexibility.

The GoPro Hero 10 Black can automatically upload all of its content via Wi-Fi in the cloud, but there is a hit. This feature needs a GoPro subscription, which is unavailable in India (which cannot be mixed up with the Quik subscription).

It offers unlimited capacity for full resolution backups of your videos and photos, so you don’t need to transfer them to your phone or other devices.

That costs $49,955 (roughly rs. 3,712) per year in the United States and includes other advantages like accessory discounts and a free replacement policy.

Shrija Shaha
Shrija Shaha
Shrija Shaha, from an enthusiastic heart to a creative mind, has got it all. She is pursuing her Multimedia and Mass Communication course from Mumbai University. She is a writer, author, magazine columnist and has worked for many anthologies. She also stands as a World Record holder in several books. With her personality full of potentials, she is an absolute go-getter and believes in working for all she desires.

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