This is HERO8 Black—the most versatile, unshakable HERO camera ever. A streamlined design makes it more pocketable than ever, and swapping mounts takes just seconds, thanks to built-in folding fingers. And with the optional Media Mod, you get ultimate expandability to add more lighting, pro audio and even another screen. There’s also game-changing HyperSmooth 2.0 stabilization with jaw-dropping slo-mo.
Key Camera Specs
• Video: 4K60, 2.7K120, 1440p120, 1080p240 and more / looping video / 8x slo-mo
• Photo: 12MP / single photo / night photo / LiveBurst / 30 fps burst / RAW
• Time Lapse: TimeWarp video / time lapse video / time lapse photo / night lapse video / night lapse photo
Supporting Modes + Features
• Streamlined design
• HERO8 Black mods
• HyperSmooth 2.0
• TimeWarp 2.0
• SuperPhoto + HDR
• Night lapse video
• Digital lenses
• Live streaming in 1080p
• Voice control with 14 commands in 11 languages + 6 accents
• 3 microphones with advanced wind-noise reduction
• Stereo + RAW audio
• RAW in all Photo modes
• On-screen shortcuts
• 2-inch touch screen with touch zoom3
• Portrait orientation
• Photo timer
• Short clips
• HiLight tag
• Auto low light
• Auto image rotation
• Rugged + waterproof to 33ft (10m)
• Pro-quality 4K60 + 1080p240 video
• 8x slo-mo
• Protune for Photo, Video and TimeWarp modes
• 100Mbps bit rate
• H.264 (AVC) + H.265 (HEVC) MP4 video formats
• GPS + motion sensors4
• Face, smile, blink + scene detection
• Wi-Fi + Bluetooth® technology
• GoPro app
• Auto backup to the cloud with GoPro PLUS5
• Removable rechargeable 1220mAh battery
• Fast-charging ready
• Compatible with GoPro mounts + accessories7
Features + Benefits
Streamlined Design The reimagined shape is more pocketable, and folding fingers at the base let you swap mounts quickly. A new side door makes changing batteries even faster, and the lens is now 2x more impact resistant.1
HERO8 Black Mods Vloggers, pro filmmakers and aspiring creators can do more than ever imagined—with quick-loading accessories like flashes, microphones, LCD screens and more. Just add the optional Media Mod to up your capture game.
HyperSmooth 2.0 Smooth just got smoother. Now HERO8 Black has three levels of stabilization—On, High and Boost—so you can pick the best option for whatever you do. Get the widest views possible, or boost it up to the smoothest video ever offered in a HERO camera. Plus, HyperSmooth works with all resolutions and frame rates, and features in-app horizon leveling.2
TimeWarp 2.0 Capture super stabilized time lapse videos while you move through an activity. And now, TimeWarp automatically adjusts speed based on motion, scene detection and lighting. You can even slow down the effect to real time—savoring interesting moments—and then tap to speed it back up.
LiveBurst Record the moments 1.5 seconds before and after your shot, so you can choose the best single frame for the perfect photo—or an awesome shareable video.
SuperPhoto + HDR Capture killer 12MP photos with improved HDR—while in motion or stationary—with reduced blur and serious detail even in low-light areas.
Night Lapse Video Shoot awesome time lapse videos at night in 4K, 2.7 4:3, 1440p or 1080p, all processed in-camera.
Digital Lenses Framing your shot is as easy as tapping a new digital lens. Now you can toggle between Narrow, Linear, Wide and SuperView.
Live Streaming in 1080p Share while you’re there. Live stream in 1080p on social, get HyperSmooth stabilization as you broadcast via the GoPro app and save footage to your SD card to check out later.
Voice Control Go hands-free with 14 voice commands like “GoPro, take a photo.” Even if the camera is off, you can say, “GoPro, turn on.” HERO8 Black understands English (US, UK, AU and India), Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (BR), Russian, Spanish (EU and NA), and Swedish.
Reduction Enjoy crisper, clearer audio quality with a new front mic location and improved algorithms that actively filter out wind noise.
RAW in All
Photo Modes RAW mode delivers the most flexibility and is now available for time lapse and burst photos.
Presets HERO8 Black comes preloaded with recommended video presets for Standard, Activity, Cinematic and Slo-Mo shots. You can even create custom presets for quick access to your favorite settings.
On-Screen Shortcuts Customize your screen with the quickest way to find the features you use most.
Screen If you have a smartphone, using HERO8 Black will feel familiar. Three main capture modes with streamlined settings make navigating easy.
Touch Zoom Get closer to the action. Perfectly frame your photos and videos just by touching the screen.3
Portrait Orientation Capture photos and videos in portrait orientation—perfect for your Snapchat and Instagram Stories.
Photo Timer Jump in there. A photo timer makes it easy to grab a GoPro selfie or group shot with your whole crew in the frame.
Short Clips Capture 15 or 30 second video clips that are just the right length for sharing.
Rugged + Waterproof Share experiences you can’t capture with your phone. HERO8 Black is rugged, waterproof to 33ft (10m) and down for adventure.
Pro-Quality 4K60 + 1080p240 Video Stunning video resolution, impressive frame rates and super slo-mo combine with HyperSmooth stabilization, making HERO8 Black our best shooter yet.
8x Slo-Mo Ultra high frame rate 1080p240 video—with HyperSmooth 2.0 stabilization—allows up to 8x slow motion to relive epic moments in all their glory.
100Mbps Bit Rate Record studio-quality footage with bit rate options of up to 100Mbps. The results are staggering.
HEVC Video Format Save space on your SD card. Use High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) to reduce file size without losing any image quality.
GPS + Motion Sensors GPS captures your location, altitude and speed. To share your feats of greatness, add GPS performance stickers to your videos in the GoPro app.4
Face, Smile, Blink +
Scene Detection HERO8 Black knows when you face the camera, smile, blink and more. The GoPro app uses those details to handpick your best shots and create amazing videos.
GoPro App The app lets you control your camera remotely, start and stop recording and offload media. Plus, you can make single- and multi-clip edits and share—all from your phone.
Auto Backup to the Cloud With GoPro PLUS Offload photos and videos from HERO8 Black to the cloud—automatically. GoPro PLUS even lets you upload from mobile for ultimate on-the-go convenience.5
Fast Charging Ready Get back out there faster. The optional Supercharger power adapter charges your battery up to 38% quicker.6
GoPro Mounts + Accessories Wear it. Mount it. Love it. With over 45 compatible mounts and accessories,7 including mods to customize your HERO8 Black, you can capture incredible new perspectives.
1Compared to HERO7 Black.
2Horizon leveling is coming soon.
3Touch zoom is available for photos and select video modes only.
4You must enable GPS on your camera to add GPS performance stickers to your videos in the GoPro app.
5GoPro PLUS is a subscription service available in select countries. Cancel anytime.
6Compared to using a conventional 5V 1A USB charger.
7Not compatible with Karma Drone or Karma Grip.