But the headline feature here is the ability to expand the Hero8 Black’s feature set with add-ons. The US$79.99 Media Mod housing adds a shotgun microphone, two cold shoe mounts, 3.5 mm mic ports, USB-C and HDMI to the setup. The $79.99 Display Mod attaches to the top of the Media Mod and offers a folding 1.9-inch display. And the $49.99 waterproof Lighting Mod can be attached to the Media Mod or directly to a GoPro mount, and comes with a diffuser to soften lighting while filming, and packs its own rechargeable battery.
Users can also tap into available shooting presets or custom create up to 10 of their own, and a Digital Lens feature offers four different fields of view – SuperView, Wide, Linear and Narrow. Other improvements to the design include a tougher lens, a weight-saving of 14 percent, the promise of more detail, the extension of RAW to all photo modes, a Night Lapse mode with in-cam processing, and there’s voice control too.
The GoPro Hero8 Black is priced at $399.99, and is currently up for pre-order with availability pegged for later this month. Mods will follow in December. The video below has more.
Product page: Hero8 Black
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