Huge leak shows off GoPro Hero 10 Black

A new GoPro is on the way with higher resolution recording and more framerate options.

GoPro Hero 10 Black action camera leak price release date features

With the last days of summer slipping away, a leak from WinFuture suggests GoPro will announce its latest action camera soon. The German publication has a proven track record, most recently leaking the Fossil Gen 6 and Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II weeks before the products were revealed.



The GoPro Hero 10 is getting a new processor with beefier specs.


New chip, new powers

The enhanced GP2 processor will reportedly bump up the action camera’s resolution to 23 megapixels from the Hero 9 Black’s 20 megapixels. WinFuture also reports it’ll get even better stabilization via HyperSmooth 4.0 and double the framerate of its 5K, 4K, and 2.7K modes to 60, 120, and 240 FPS, respectively.


If you compare the Hero 10 Black with the current Hero 9 Black, it would be really hard to tell them apart. Not a bad idea if it means compatibility with existing mounts and accessories. Per the leak, the color GoPro logo is blue instead of white.

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Slow it down

Higher framerate means smoother footage, especially action footage, which tends to be jerky and full of fast-moving objects. A higher framerate also allows footage to be slowed down in a way that looks natural, so, for example, if you played back 240 fps footage at 30 fps, you’d get buttery smooth video at 1/8th the speed.


Even smoother video

GoPro’s stabilization tech that’s appeared on every camera since the Hero 7 will reportedly get updated to HyperSmooth 4.0, according to the leak. The previous HyperSmooth 3.0 on the Hero 9 added in-camera horizon leveling, which was previously handled by the app. It’s unclear what the 4.0 update will bring, but GoPro’s cameras have only become more stable with each iteration, and the pattern is likely to continue.


Alleged GoPro Hero 10 Black specs:

  • 10-meter underwater protection
  • TimeWarp 3.0 mode
  • RAW images
  • SuperPhoto
  • HDR
  • Webcam mode

The Hero 10 Black has no launch date or price yet, but if GoPro follows the same playbook from last year, we could see an official announcement soon — the GoPro Hero 9 Black was announced on September 16, 2020. As for the price, the Hero 9 launched at $450, though it was discounted to $350 with the purchase of a $50, one-year subscription to GoPro’s cloud service. Pricing for the Hero 10 may look similar.


The Hero 10 Black may be worth it if you’ve got an old GoPro that doesn’t have HyperSmooth or if you want a handy front-facing display. We’re hoping the new action camera dramatically improves low-light capture, which we were disappointed by in the Hero 9 Black. Sit tight, all should be official soon.


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