Action cameras are getting slower and more powerful, and this sometimes requires a bump in size. So while the GoPro Hero9 has a larger body of $ 449.99, overall it̵7;s a good thing. For now, it has a larger battery, a higher resolution lens and a forward-facing screen.
This is the obvious problem with all the “regular” cameras where you might want to talk to your audience. How do you know your face is in the lens while recording? GoPro Hero9 solves that problem with a 1.4-inch forward-facing color screen to see yourself while recording.
But that is not the only improvement. Thanks to the larger footprint, the GoPro increased the traditional rear screen size to 2.27 inches, and you get pekzoom.
You also get a larger battery that increases from 1220 to 1720 mAh, and Hero9 gives back the removable lens that was last seen in Hero7. And now you can record in 5K at 30 frames per second or take 20 megapixel photos.
If you have ever bought a GoPro before, you are probably familiar with the company’s wasteful plastic packaging. But it’s a thing of the past: Hero9 comes in a reusable travel case that you can take with you. GoPro promises that the reusable case will reach all cameras by the end of 2021.
You can buy Hero9 right now for $ 499.99 on the GoPro website. If you pick up a $ 50 year-long GoPro Plus subscription today, the camera’s price will be reduced to $ 349.98. Anyone who already subscribes will get that deal. You can also grab the $ 100 Max Lens mode to increase camera stabilization and field of view.