With the amazing features and options available, GoPro Hero 8 Black holds the crown of the action camera world. When comparing with the GoPro Hero 7, there is a number of added features and upgraded features available in GoPro Hero 8 Black. It is available on Amazon for about 349$. GoPro has made this product more stable and more functioning than before. This action camera is popular among vloggers as a perfect product for travelling videos with plenty of available options. Below are the highlighted features of the GoPro Hero 8 Black.
Previous versions of GoPro cameras required a frame case to mount Gopro mounts. Now there is no need of an external frame case since there is an in-built mount which flips out. There is a slight difference in the GoPro Hero 8 Black. Therefore some previous accessories may not work anymore.
Quick access shortcut
Another new feature available on new GoPro Hero 8 Black is the quick-access shortcut. It is customizable for the four buttons at the bottom and one press away from accessing the assigned feature for each button. You can select the functions from Slo-mo, sharpness, bit-rate, ISO min, ISO max, shutter, zoom, colour etc.
Hyper smooth 2.0 available to stabilize the video output of the camera. This feature introduced in Go Pro 7 series and now it has improved when it comes to the newer model. There are hyper smooth modes to select from and Hyper smooth 1.0 also available as an option. This option is available in all resolutions.
This feature is similar to the live photo feature available on iOs. You can select the best frame using the GoPro app since it provides a short 3-second video clip. Under the live photo mode, there is a new mode available called live photo burst mode. When you take a live burst photo, it captures 1.5 seconds before and 1.5 seconds afterwards. If you capture action scenarios like running, cycling this is an ideal option for you.
Customizable capture presets allow you to set custom presets which suits your need. They are quickly accessible.
Live streaming support increased to 1080p to provide clearer streams than previous GoPro cameras. It also supports the Youtube live stream and becomes one of the best cameras available for YouTubers. It was only for Facebook and RTMP.
Another option available in photo mode is the super photo mode. There are HDR components to avoid ghost pictures. Ghost photos happen when frames are not aligned properly in the image. HDR lets you manually select the Super photo mode. You can toggle HDR on and off where necessary.
The new microphone is placed straight at the front camera. It is the only upgrade available with microphones. It is with a special design to minimize wind noise.
If you are to choose between GoPro Hero 7 and GoPro Hero 8 Black, it is better to go for a GoPro 8 since the price difference is only about 70$.