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GoPro Hero 10 Black review: A big upgrade

The new camera GoPro Hero 10 Black just released and offers a stunning maximum 5,3K video resolution, 23 megapixel photos, no longer needs a waterproof case (for most uses) and has many new shooting features we could not even imagine.

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So let's see what new features and functions the new GoPro camera brings.

The most talked about new feature is clearly the new GP2 processor. GP2 promises "double the performance" of its GP1 predecessor. The company has not shared specific details about the chip itself, but its performance shows increased frame rates in all areas. The higher resolution is now 0,3 megapixels more than the previous one and available at 60fps, twice as many frames as the corresponding Hero 9 Black.

GP2 also feeds the update HyperSmooth 4.0 and promises a smoother user interface and faster multimedia download.

The image quality is also clearly superior to Hero 9.

According to GoPro, new algorithms for tone mapping and noise reduction are responsible for increasing quality. The color reproduction is much more faithful without looking flat. In addition, the depiction of the space is much more faithful, with all the details being rendered as it really is.

In addition to the overall improvement in image quality, there is the added flexibility that accompanies the new resolution and frame combinations. The Hero 10 offers a fairly significant increase in frames at 5,3K / 30 per second or 4K / 60 at 4: 3 and 5,3K / 60 when shooting at 16: 9. This basically means it offers a lot more headroom both for 16: 9 and 4: 3 aspect ratios.

It also offers slow-mo capability in 4K (60fps) in 4: 3 aspect ratio, which is very good for a GoPro.

With GP2, 4K video is now available at 120fps, giving Hero 10 a decent slow motion feature for the first time in UHD. The new 120fps feature is available with almost all the optical field options that GoPro calls "lenses." 2.7K also increases from 120fps to 240 - the maximum the camera can do, making it a great balance of resolution and frame rate for action scenes.

A higher FPS also helps keep your videos running at a normal speed, especially if there is a lot of activity.

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The Hero 10 camera also offers the fourth review of GoPro stabilizer, HyperSmooth 4.0.

Now, you can shoot on a curve or take a 45-degree turn and your video will be fixed on the horizon.

This will provide a smooth video, but it loses some of the action dynamics. Of course you can turn off the feature Hypersmooth from the home screen whenever you want.

The Hero 9 was the first GoPro series camera to receive a front screen.

In Hero 10 it has the same size, but with a slight increase in frame rate - from 20fps to 30.

The camera now has a "hydrophobic" coating on the lens. If you have ever taken GoPro to water, you will know that the drops in the lens are the fastest way to ruin your shot. The new coating repels water to a great extent and makes the shots better.

Another improvement is the user interface and menu navigation. GoPro claims that touch screen responds faster now and most tasks will be done more immediately.

In addition, the time required to process an HDR photo is reduced by half.

Another small change in usability that adds to the user experience is that the Hero 10 now allows old-fashioned wired telephony.

Battery life, however, is not as good as the higher the performance of the camera, the less time you can use the camera before it is discharged.

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As GoPro claims, this is not a big deal since usually an action camera is used to take short videos.

The camera comes at a price of $ 499, while if you want to subscribe it is at $ 399.

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