In today’s day and age, travelling without capturing every moment on a camera and not sharing it with the world on social media almost seems like a sin. But tugging along heavy-duty equipment is a deal-breaker. Out comes the GoPro HERO9 Black, which makes capturing your daily adventures a breeze. Plus, it also allows you to capture professional 5K footage on-the-go. By Bayar Jain
Travel photography and filmmaking is no child’s play, but the all-new GoPro HERO9 Black sure makes it seem like it! Packed with more power, clarity, and stability, this camera is designed to help you capture all your adventures and share it with the world. Moreover, you can also indulge in professional-level photography and videography with the creative bandwidth provided on the latest GoPro cameras.
To begin, GoPro HERO9 Black sports a beastly 23.6-megapixel sensor for gorgeous 5K videos (up to 30 frames per second) and stunning 20-megapixel photos—which means no detail goes by unrecorded. A dazzling front colour display adds to the ease of shooting, courtesy a live preview that facilitates easy framing, particularly when shooting in selfie mode. On the rear, a large touch-screen with touch zoom allows for fast, intuitive control.
The biggest advantage of the GoPro HERO9 Black, however, resides in its adaptability to cater to every situation. It is super rugged in nature; waterproof up to 33 feet; and easily mountable on yourself, your car, motorbike or surfboard, courtesy one of the many mounts available. You can shoot at various resolutions such as 5K (at 30 frames per second), 4K (60 frames per second), 2.7K or 1440 (both at 120 frames per second), or even 1080 at 240 frames per second. Those looking for a more cinematic feel can switch to the slow-motion recording function; make 14.7 megapixel screengrabs while shooting in 5K along the way; record various time-lapse videos, TimeWarp 3.0 footage, NightLapse videos, and more. For static shots, capturing in SuperPhoto mode ensures you the nail perfect shot each time, without having to worry about the settings. The camera allows for 2x zoom, HDR photographs, night photography, live burst shots, 25 frames per second burst, and even RAW files. Voice controls with 14 commands available in 11 languages and six accents make switching from one mode to another seamless. Add in HyperSmooth 3.0 with in-camera horizon levelling, built-in mounting and 30 per cent more battery life (the camera comes with a 1720mAh removable and rechargeable battery), and you can be assured of a camera that is ready to capture everything you want on your next adventure.
The powerful beast also comes with power tools like HindSight, which captures up to 30 seconds of footage before recording starts. As long as you’re using this mode, you will never miss capturing fleeting moments like lightening, the first time your baby starts to walk, and more. The camera also has other power tools like LiveBurst, which records 1.5 seconds before and after the shot; Scheduled Capture, a mode wherein you can select a time within the next 24 hours to start recording automatically; and Duration Capture wherein you can pre-decide the specific recording lengths. To ensure professional-level capturing, GoPro HERO9 Black comes with three microphones, each with advanced wind-noise reduction capable of recording stereo and RAW audio; face, smile, blink and scene detection capabilities; and a HiLight tag, which makes it easy to find the best highlights to edit and share post shooting. The camera’s compatibility with GoPro mounts and accessories helps expand your creative options even more. Think mods like the ultra-wide Max Lens Mod, Light Mod, Display Mod and Media Mod, to name a few. In-built WiFi and Bluetooth technology allows you to quicken the post-shoot transfer process, while the auto backup to the cloud with a GoPro subscription eases the stress of losing data.
With so much packed in a camera that fits in your pocket, it comes as no surprise that GoPro HERO9 Black is a traveller’s dream come true, isn’t it? Plus, with the array of mounts and accessories that you can get with the camera, you can mount the GoPro HERO9 Black in many ways to capture amazing perspectives. To truly round the shooting experience, use the GoPro app to have your work edited automatically, and share your masterpiece on social media in minutes.
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