A new minimalist camera body design with touch-screen interface, cage-less mounting system, a shorter lens extension, and just a little bigger than the Hero 7. The GoPro Hero 8 is actually smaller in total size than the GoPro Here 7 because it no longer is encased in a cage. This is a major redesign for the GoPro Hero Camera. That means you can mount your GoPro Hero 8 on your helmet or handle bars without having it in a case.
The new lens design alters the shape of the lens housing, it is now square and made with 2 mm thick Gorilla glass. With new features like HyperSmooth 2 stabilization and wind-optimized microphones keep the audio cleaner, the GoPro Hero 8 is appealing to the shredding crowd who also like to vlog.
Almost all the software for the GoPro Hero 8 has been updated and improved. Hero 8 lets you customize everything all at the tap of a finger. Simple changes lets you switch between video modes with all your favorite settings dialed in. You can personalize your home screen for the modes you use most. A simpler design that requires less time to find what you need at your fingertips.
Enhanced images with HDR (high dynamic range) in SuperPhoto look more natural and it does a better job with moving subjects, which tend to blur. There is also a TimeWarp mode making high speed videos easier to create, and time lapse mode has been updated. Another plus, RAW images are available in all photo modes that use the wide lens, including time lapse.
Now that GoPro 8 is cage-free, GoPro has developed a line of accessories called Mods. There are 3 Mods that are launching with the camera, an attachment with more ports, a flip-up display, and an LED light. With the new design of the GoPro Hero 8, be on the lookout for more 3rd party add-on Mods to be introduced in the future. This is the best action camera by GoPro to date.
· Hypersmooth 2.0 +Boost (stabilized 4k at up to 60fps)
· Timewarp 2.0
· 4K60 / 1080p240
· 1080p Live Streaming
· Crisp Touch Screen
· SuperPhoto Mounting
· RAW in all photo modes that use the wide lens
· USB-C charging
· Companion App with automated editing
· Improved user interface
· Dimensions: 1.9 x 2.6 x1.1 inches
· Weight: 4.4oz
· LCD size: 2 inches
· Memory Card: microSD
· Video Resolution: 1080p, 4k, 2.7k, 1440p
· Image Stabilization: Digital
· Waterproof Depth (Mfr. Rated): 33 feet (10m)