GoPro has just released the latest iteration to its famous line of action camera. Introducing the GoPro Hero 9 Black which is of course the company's best action camera to date. Though it is still compact and rugged, there are a lot of significant updates that make the best action camera even better. Dubbed to have more of everything, the GoPro Hero 9 Black now comes with a front-facing screen, a bigger battery and a lot of other upgrades that will give more bangs for your bucks.
GoPro Hero 9 Black With Front-Facing Screen, Bigger Battery & More
Here is something interesting: Do you know that the predecessors of GoPro Hero 9 Black will usually get smaller or remain the same in size? However this latest GoPro Hero 9 Black is actually bigger than GoPro Hero8. Obviously the slight expansion in size has allowed the company to add quite a lot of awesome new upgrades. The most noticeable addition is the 1.4-inch front-facing screen that can finally allow you to shoot selfie-style photos and videos while being in the frame all the time. So now you do not need to film yourself using selfie-stick anymore.
GoPro Hero 9 Blacks has a front display
However the front-facing screen of GoPro Hero 9 Black is not a touchscreen display. In other words, the newly-added display is strictly to be used as a monitor for live preview. Still this is a welcome upgrade to be "in the frame" all the time. Do note that the front-facing screen can be turned off if you do not wish to use it. Since this action camera is bigger than its predecessor, the GoPro Hero 9 Black also comes with a bigger 2.27-inch main touchscreen. The larger touchscreen display essentially means it will be easier for you to navigate the onscreen control and features. Those with big fingers will love this bump in screen size.
The rear main touchscreen display is now bigger
Those who love to film their adventure will appreciate the bigger battery that comes with the GoPro Hero 9 Black. It now packs a larger 1,720mAh battery (up from 1,220mAh) and is estimated to have 30% more battery life compared to its predecessor. Should you run out of juice, just swap it with your other new batteries. I am glad that you can easily swap the battery pack for GoPro action cameras and this means you do not need to be plugged to the wall of bulky power banks all the time. Though this might require extra investment, I believe it will be money well spent.
Another significant upgrade to the GoPro Hero 9 Black is its new 23.6MP sensor (up from 12MP), hence your photos and videos can be captured at much higher resolution which of course translates to better quality. Here's another incredible upgrade: The GoPro Hero 9 Black can shoot 5K video! Yes you can shoot 5K footage at 30fps while at 4K format you can shoot at 60fps. The action camera can also shoot 2.7k at 120fps while at 1080p you can capture your video at 240fps for a stunning 8X slow motion. Sounds impressive right?
Invest in Max Lens Mod for wider field of view & even better stabilization
An action camera will not be complete without any on-board stabilization right? Having said so, the GoPro Hero 9 Black is equipped with next-generation HyperSmooth 3.0 video stabilization with integrated horizon leveling. The in-camera horizon leveling can make corrections of up to 45 degrees to keep the frame on the same level even when you are moving.
Media Mod & Display Mod for your GoPro Hero 9 Black
Want to elevate your video shooting to a whole new level? Then invest in Max Lens Mod for your GoPro Hero 9 Black. The Max Lens Mod can be attached on top of the main lens and infuse some of the spectacular features from the Hero Max to this model. Once attached, your GoPro Hero 9 Black will be transformed to have wider field of view, even better stabilization as well as 360-degree horizon locking. Rest assured that your investment in Max Lens Mod will allow you to shoot more priceless videos that will definitely be Instagram, youtube, tik-tok-binge worthy. I am sure a lot of social media influencer, content creator would want to have the GoPro Hero 9 Black together with the Max Lens Mod. I know I do.
Watch how you can use GoPro Hero 9 Black
On top of that, there are other "power ups" such as the Display Mod (RM399) and Light Mod (RM249) that will further enhance the GoPro Hero 9 Black's prowess. If you are interested to purchase the newly unveiled GoPro Hero 9 Black with front-facing screen and bigger battery, you will be happy to know that it is in Malaysia already. The first 400 customers who buy the Hero 9 Black will get a FREE rechargeable battery and even win attractive prizes of up to RM1,000 cash vouchers. This best in class action camera comes with a price tag of RM2,099. For more information about GoPro Hero 9 Black, head over to GoPro's official website.