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GoPro Hero 9 Black launches for US$449.99 with new GoPro Mods and a host of changes

The GoPro Hero 9 Black retails for US$449.99. (Image source: GoPro)
The GoPro Hero 9 Black retails for US$449.99. (Image source: GoPro)
The GoPro Hero 9 Black is here, and it supports several GoPro Mods. The Hero 9 Black features better battery life and a larger camera sensor than its predecessors, along with a new front colour display. The Hero 9 Black costs US$449.99 but can be had for over US$100 cheaper with a GoPro subscription.
Alex Alderson,

GoPro has announced the Hero 9 Black, its latest action camera. The only new product that the company unveiled today, the Hero 9 Black brings multiple new features to the Hero Black range. These upgrades come at a price, namely an increase of US$50 from last year's model. The Hero 9 Black retails for US$449.99, although GoPro is currently offering the camera for US$349.98 with a 1-year subscription to GoPro and a 32 GB micro SD card.

The Hero 9 Black has a 23.6 MP sensor that outputs in up to 20 MP and at 5K/30 FPS. GoPro promises up to 30% longer battery life than the Hero 8 Black, which varies depending on what video mode in which you are shooting. To that end, the Hero 9 Black has a 40% larger battery that comes in at 1,720 mAh. The 23.6 MP sensor also supports HyperSmooth and TimeWarp 3.0.

The camera itself has a 2.27-inch rear display and a 1.4-inch front one that can serve as a live preview for simple framing when taking selfies. Undoubtedly, the inclusion of a front display is one of the biggest changes with the Hero 9 Black, as is the return of the replacement protective lens cover.

The Hero 9 Black is also compatible with the Display Mod, Light Mod and Media Mod. The latter will be available in October, which should eventually be joined by the Lens Mod.

The GoPro Lens Mod. (Image source: GoPro)
The GoPro Lens Mod. (Image source: GoPro)
The GoPro Hero 8 Black Light Mod is compatible with the Hero 9 Black. (Image source: GoPro)
The GoPro Hero 8 Black Light Mod is compatible with the Hero 9 Black. (Image source: GoPro)
The GoPro Media Mod. (Image source: GoPro)
The GoPro Media Mod. (Image source: GoPro)
The GoPro Display Mod. (Image source: GoPro)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-09-16 (Update: 2020-09-16)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.