GoPro HERO 9 Black Review
GoPro Hero9 Black kanchan blog
GoPro Hero9 Black kanchan blog

GoPro HERO 9 Black Review

The slogan of GoPro for the Hero 9 launch is “More everything,” and there is enough new stuff to make it feel equal. The higher resolution is welcomed by GoPro regulars, while the new front screen avoids competition from DJI. The Hero 9 will remain flexible well after its launch with the inclusion of the lens mods, and a return of the reversible lens cap and greater battery life squashes two major negative effects from previous cameras.

GoPro Hero 9 Black
GoPro Hero 9 Black

You can remotely monitor the camera, view preliminary images and upload them directly, and make edits by connecting with the GoPro app via Bluetooth, and via Wi-Fi for more intensive intervention. You are then able to instantly build 1080p live streams, with social channel sets like YouTube and Facebook, and with an ongoing awkward manual option.

GoPro has introduced the ability to use the HERO 9 cabled webcam in an especially timely manner to the remote work environment of the ‘new standard.’ Fill in your USB-C charging cable with the GoPro Webcam desktop app. A very useful magnetic mount shaped as a crocodile clip is the ideal screen mount, giving experienced vloggers and casual zoom callers extra value as well as a useful dual-use faff reducer while traveling.

GoPro Hero 9 Black

Talking of the faff reduction, the larger battery can be battered on a few grams, but it adds a declared battery life of 30 percent. The HERO 9 battery life was powerful enough to capture many videos in maximum 5 K resolution and hundreds of photos at a time, and the test model had a battery pack for extra power. The only snag is that the battery can only be placed on board (by USB-) without an external adapter so that both batteries can be switched into the chamber to fuel.

GoPro Hero 9 Black Unboxing


Weight 158g (no frame required)
Dimensions 71.0W x 55H x 33.6D (mm)
Video 5K30, 4K60, 2.7K120, 1080P240 
Photo 20MP
Connectivity Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Max video bitrate 100Mbps (5K, 4K)
App GoPro App integrated with Quik
Horizon levelling On Camera + With the GoPro App
Digital lenses SuperView, Wide, Linear, Linear + Horizon Leveling, Narrow
Burst 20MP Auto, 30/10, 30/6, 30/3, 10/3, 25/1, 10/1, 5/1, 3/1
Time Lapse 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds; 2, 5, 30, 60 minutes
TimeWarp 3.0 2x, 5x,10x 15x and 30x recording speeds
Night Lapse Auto, 4, 5, 10, 15, 20 seconds; 1, 2, 5, 30, 60 minutes
Touchscreen 2.27″ LCD rear, front Color LCD With Live Preview
Waterproofing 10m (33ft) without a case
Voice control Yes
Microphones 3
Stabilisation HyperSmooth 3.0 with High and Boost options
HDR SuperPhoto, auto HDR processing
Battery Removable 1720mAh lithium-ion 
Other Portrait mode, auto orientation
Memory storage MicroSD with at least class 10 or UHS-I rating
Live Streaming Yes, via app

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