GoPro has introduced the Hero 9, its new action cam top model It verkorpern a change in strategy of the industry leader: Compared to the Vorganger, the Hero 9 has grown significantly, has more space for a coarser display in the back and a completely new screen in the front. In addition, the action cam now records in 5K resolution and shoots photos at 20 megapixels.
Inside the new Hero 9 now works a CMOS sensor with 23.6 megapixels. This not only makes the higher photo resolution possible. The sensor also gives more latitude for high resolution 5K video, which is steadied via electronic image stabilization.
Up to five viewing angles
In 5K mode, the Hero 9 offers four viewing angles, while at lower resolutions you have five choices. Because here there is the so-called "Superview", which provides nearly (real measured) 120 degrees of viewing angle at 25 frames per second. Even in 5K mode, you can only record at 25 fps, while in all other resolutions you can record at up to 60 frames. In full HD, up to 240 frames per second are still possible for smoother slow motion.