5 фактов о GoPro Hero 10 Black

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Specifications

Dimensions (edit)71 x 55 x 33.6 mm
The weight153 grams
Sensor resolution23.6 megapixels
Screens2.27 inches
1.4 inch
CPUGP2
LensMax Lens Mod 132 degrees
F / 2.8 aperture
Video resolutions and frequencies5К – 60fps
4K – 120fps
2.7K – 240fps
Photo ResolutionUp to 5568 × 4176 pixels
Video and photo formatsH.264 (AVC)
H.265 (HEVC)
RAW, jpeg
Battery capacity1720 mAh
Shooting modesTimeWarp 3.0 HyperSmooth 4.0
Live broadcasts in FullHD
FullHD webcam
Nighttime TimeLapse in 4K
Slow Motion 8x
SupportGPS, Wi-Fi,Bluetooth
Price42,000 rubles
ColourBlack

Delivery set

  • Hero 10 Black camera
  • Battery
  • Curved Velcro pad
  • Quick release mount
  • Fixing screw
  • USB-C cable
  • Case

Introduction

GoPro launched its Hero 10 Black action camera this fall. As the name implies, this is the tenth generation of the most famous series of devices for those who shoot “rides” on bicycles and motorcycles, record exciting videos both in the air and on the water.

I reviewed GoPro Hero 9 exactly a year ago. The impression was positive. The Hero 10 camera is essentially bug fixes and nice extras thanks to the new GP2 processor.

With the arrival of a fresh chip, GoPro Hero 10 has the ability to record videos in 5.3K @ 60fps, 4K @ 120fps, and 2.7K @ 240fps. In addition, the camera is equipped with improved stabilization HyperSmooth version 4.0 in all shooting modes.

Moreover, Hero 10 got rid of freezes during video recording (Hero 9 suffered from this periodically), the speed of photo processing increased, the menu became faster and smoother, the external screen now shows the image without micro-lags.

Last year, Hero 9 cost users 42,000 rubles. This year Hero 10 costs 50,000 rubles. The trend is not very comforting.

And one more addition. Many analysts said that GoPro simply needed a new version of the camera, as the company’s stock was soaring. Indeed, if back in March 2021 the share price was around $ 14, then by September of the same year the price had settled at about $ 8. However, after the launch of the GoPro Hero 10, stocks soared back up to around $ 11.5.

PS Eh, in 2014 the price of a share was 70 – 80 dollars! Just the release of Hero 4 Black with the new Ambarella A9 processor, which was replaced by GP1 only in 2017!

Fact number 1. Durable case and a good feature with replacement of the protective lens

I honestly admit that before writing this text, I reviewed a large number of video reviews of this model. I do not see anything shameful here, because each of the authors told some of their own special things about the camera.

The main feature that was highlighted by almost all reviewers, including me, is the security of the device. The entire chassis inside the body is made of metal, and the top of the body is covered with a rubber layer where impacts can occur when the gadget falls.

In addition, the camera is IPx8 protected. This means that it can easily withstand immersion in water to a depth of more than 1 meter for 30 minutes. But I would not keep such a device in water for a long time, especially since a special waterproof box is available for it.

Another very important feature is the protective lens! When you use your action camera to its fullest, there is a chance of dropping it and damaging the lens. For example, a Sony X3000-type camera often changes to a new one due to the fact that a bulging lens breaks.

With Hero 10, you don’t have to worry about the lens because it is easy to replace it with a new one. I’m already silent about the Max Lens fashion.

Total: the Hero 10 model does not differ in any way from the Hero 9. As before, everything is as reliable and high-quality as possible; external lens prevents lens damage.

Fact number 2. External screen

The Hero 8 features a front-facing color screen for the first time on a GoPro. The stake was made on recording vlogs and more accurate frame calibration when shooting action scenes.

In the previous version, the display showed information with a slight delay. It seems to be a trifle, but any brakes or lags can disrupt the train of thought of the author, who sees himself on the screen.

Hero 10 not only eliminated the delay in displaying information, but also increased the frame rate. At least that’s how it seemed to me. Probably, there were about 30 frames, and now there are about 50-60 frames.

Fact number 3 Battery life and overheating

I think the most “bottleneck” in such devices is autonomy.

The camera itself cannot be large for installing a capacious battery, otherwise the whole point of portability of the device disappears. After all, it should be fixed on the drone, where every gram is important, on the helmet or other places. A balance must be struck between weight and size and battery capacity.

The battery in the GoPro Hero 9 was 1720mAh. Exactly the same is applied in the new Hero 10. On the one hand – stability, on the other – the increased number of frames when shooting video, which means even more load on the processor – more power consumption.

The new GP2 processor is unlikely to receive a major upgrade in terms of process technology. Therefore, in Hero 10 we get at best 60 minutes of non-stop video in FullHD resolution 60 frames per second.

Rollers in 5.3K resolution drain the battery before our eyes: literally enough for 15-20 minutes.

In general, it seemed to me that the batteries in such devices are a “consumable”. It is necessary to stock up on additional accessories for future use.

I often heard about the GoPro Hero 10 overheating after 20 minutes of video recording. Yes, this is observed, but only in cases where the device is in one place. If you record video from a quadrocopter or shoot “rides” on a bicycle, then this problem should not be: the camera is actively blown from all sides, and most importantly, air enters the lower part of the device. Apparently, the maximum heat exchange takes place there.

By the way, now it got colder in Moscow (about -3 degrees Celsius), and the camera works without any problems. I don’t know yet what will happen at lower temperatures. Judging by the videos on YouTube, it is Hero 10 that “survives” -18 and turns on after such a cold weather. The Hero 9 is an outsider in this regard.

Fact # 4 What’s new?

As I said earlier, the Hero 10 is more about fixing bugs and introducing new nice tricks into the device. Back in Hero 9, we got the highest resolution 5K at 30 frames per second, and 4K at 60 frames per second.

Apparently the new processor with the marketing name GP2 in the Hero 10 is the Socionext Milbeaut M20V, based on an ARM Cortex-A53 with four cores. In addition, the GP2 has a dedicated Takumi GV380 graphics chip.

Interestingly, the sensor uses the same Sony IMX677 that we saw in the Hero 9. Moreover, the Hero 10 has the same chipset for Wi-Fi, GPS, screen controller and more.

What has changed?

  1. In 5.3K resolution, support for 60 frames per second appeared.
  2. In 4K resolution, support for 120 frames per second appeared.
  3. In 2.7K resolution, support for 240 frames per second appeared. However, in this case, a somewhat controversial situation, since it seems to me that 2.7K is interpolation. The video is more like FullHD.
  4. The speed of the interface has increased. We removed microlags, increased the response speed. The speed of turning on the device, the execution of various commands has increased, including the reduction in the time for processing photos.
  5. Used a large sensor area for photos (23 MP in Hero 10 versus 20 MP in Hero 9).
  6. The horizontal alignment has increased. That is, you can tilt the camera almost 45 degrees, and the picture will remain in place.
  7. We upgraded Hypersmooth to version 4.0. Experts note that there is a difference compared to the third version. I do not see her. The devil is probably in the details.
  8. The lens has been updated. It is now labeled as hydrophobic water-shedding glass. In practice, this means that water droplets will not accumulate on the lens. Especially useful when recording videos of water sports. In the previous version of the camera, water droplets could remain on the glass and spoil the shooting. Now they do not stick to the surface.

From the point of view of picture quality, it seems to me that almost nothing has changed. Probably, the developers tricked over the algorithms, but in general – just as the Hero 9 camera filmed excellent videos, so the Hero 10 camera shoots at the same level.OThe biggest difference is noticeable in comparison with the Hero 8: not so natural color rendition, weaker stabilization, lower video resolution, fewer frames, and so on.

To shoot videos in poor lighting conditions, I recommend lowering the frame rate and turning stabilization off. By the way, if you suddenly did not know: the GoPro does not have optical stabilization.

I liked the sound quality. It is even somewhat surprising that such a protected device can save an audio track. The sound is a little booming, but it can be easily corrected by an equalizer in any editing program: smoothly turn the frequencies 5 – 10 kHz up.

As I said, the new version of the camera has updated the Hypersmooth technology. It seems to me that the stabilization worked very well on the Hero 9 too. With the GoPro Hero 10, all the more no problem.

Cons: On Windows 11, the GoPro Hero 10 camera does not work as a webcam. Yes, I tried tinkering with NVIDIA drivers, but nothing came of it.

Sample pictures

Fact number 5. The most convenient menu and control

Immediately I send you to the review of the GoPro Hero 9, where there are all the necessary screenshots and menu items.

Here I just wanted to emphasize that it is a pleasure to operate the camera. Not only is the screen touch-sensitive, but it also responds quickly, and the menu does not slow down.

The interface is sharpened for touching with fingers, that is, the items are large, it is easy to get into them, even if you are wearing gloves. There is a customization of the main shooting modes.

By the way, the interface and “touch” do not slow down in the cold (at -3 the flight is normal).

It is also worth noting the high speed of animation processing. Well, more than once I spoke about the increased frame rate of the matrix itself.

Impression

I think it’s clear here: the GoPro Hero 10 Black is a great update to the popular action camera. In short, all the coolest features of the Hero 9 have become even better: the frame rate has increased in all modes, the processing speed has increased, the interface has become smoother and faster, and a hydrophobic glass has appeared on the lens.

Of the minuses, it is worth noting the following:

  • Autonomous work;
  • Overheat. But not everything is so simple here (read about fact no. 3);
  • Price. At the moment it is 50,000 rubles.

In general, the GoPro Hero 10 has no competitors. And those models that can be found do not have an impressive number of chips and settings, ease of control and a set of accessories. Yes, there is Sony, but the company hasn’t released an update for a long time. Already and will not release …


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