GoPro’s newest camera, the HERO9 Black launches worldwide today and its makers claim that this new model features more of, well, everything.


But what does more of everything really mean? Let’s break it down for you. The HERO9 Black features more display screens (front and back displays), more (higher) video and photo quality (5K video and 20MP photos), 30% more battery life, and next-generation HyperSmooth 3.0 video stabilization with in-camera horizon levelling.

And these are just the tip of the iceberg. Check out the full list of features at the bottom of the page.

HERO9 Black - front display

Sometimes Less is More

One of the new features that we’re really vibing on here at We Are Explorers is what GoPro has taken away, rather than added. For the HERO9 Black, GoPro has removed all of the plastic packaging and replaced it with a highly useable and functional travel case.

So in addition to capturing rad adventure content, you’re buying a more sustainably packaged product. Good onya GoPro. Nicholas Woodman, GoPro’s founder, and CEO, has plastic firmly in his sights:

‘Reducing as much plastic as possible from our business is a priority for us,’

‘We’re excited to package HERO9 Black in a high-value travel case instead of traditional wasteful packaging, and we’re committed to doing the same with the rest of our cameras by the end of 2021.’

Learn more about the HERO9 Black on GoPro’s blog The Inside Line.


Buy HERO9 Black

HERO9 Black Packaging

Full List of HERO9 Black Features

  • New Image Sensor
  • Video: 5K30, 4K60, 2.7K120, 1440p120, 1080p240 and more
  • Photo: 20MP
  • New 1.4” front color display with live preview and status modes
  • Larger 2.27” rear touch display with touch zoom
  • 30% more battery life than HERO8 Black with improved cold weather performance
  • Removable, rechargeable battery
  • HyperSmooth 3.0 with in-camera horizon leveling
  • TimeWarp 3.0 featuring Real Speed and Half Speed
  • 1080p Live Streaming
  • 1080p Webcam mode
  • Power Tools: HindSight, LiveBurst, Scheduled Capture and Duration Capture
  • SuperPhoto + HDR Night lapse video
  • RAW photos
  • Digital lenses
  • Voice control with 14 commands in 11 languages + 6 accents
  • 3 microphones with advanced wind-noise reduction
  • Stereo + RAW audio
  • Larger speaker for improved audio playback
  • Removable lens cover
  • Built-in folding mounting fingers
  • Rugged + waterproof to 33ft (10m)
  • Compatible with Max Lens Mod, Light Mod, Display Mod and Media Mod for HERO9
  • Black