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GoPro details hardware expansion with new HERO, MAX and two other cameras due in 2022

The HERO 10 Black is GoPro's latest action camera. (Image source: GoPro)
The HERO 10 Black is GoPro's latest action camera. (Image source: GoPro)
GoPro has confirmed to investors that it plans to expand its camera offerings this year. Currently, the company sells two camera ranges, HERO and MAX. However, it will release two additional cameras in 2022, along with new HERO and MAX cameras.

As part of its latest earnings call, GoPro founder and CEO Nick Woodman revealed a few plans for the upcoming year. Typically, GoPro releases new camera hardware in September, such as the HERO 10 Black. However, it tends to announce just a single camera each year, apart from in 2019 when it announced the GoPro HERO 8 and GoPro MAX. As the quote below reads, GoPro hopes to move away from this approach, starting this year:

At the end of 2022, we plan to increase our hardware offering from the two product types we have today, HERO and MAX to four distinct camera products. And we expect to expand that further by the end of 2023. This is in addition to the aggressive roadmap we have planned for software, including new cloud capabilities and an all new subscription-based desktop application.

Undoubtedly, GoPro will release a follow-up to the HERO 10 Black, which met with a mixed reaction last year. As we have discussed previously, the HERO 10 Black's new processor caused it to overheat, rendering it almost useless at some resolutions. Unfortunately, it is less clear what could be in store for the next GoPro MAX camera. For reference, the current model contains 16.6 MP and 5.5 MP camera sensors to create a 360° image.

Additionally, we imagine that GoPro could return to the Session brand, its cube-shaped camera series that it has left dormant since the HERO 5 Session. Doing so would offer help GoPro compete with DJI, which released the Action 2 last year. It remains to be seen how many cameras GoPro hopes to bring to market by the end of 2023, too. At any rate, if GoPro brings four cameras to market this year, they will probably replace the HERO 8 Black, HERO 9 BlackHERO 10 Black and the MAX.

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Alex Alderson, 2022-02- 5 (Update: 2022-02- 5)