GoPro Hero 10 Black Review: All You Need to Know

The new GoPro Hero 10 Black is an amazing camera that has a lot of cool features. It feels like they listened to all our feedback and incorporated it into this next-generation product. With these improvements, the GoPro Hero 10 Black will be your favorite action camera for many years to come! Check out our review below to learn more about what makes this a great purchase for anyone looking for a trusted brand in the action camera market!

GoPro Hero 10 Black

GoPro HERO10 Black

The HERO10 Black is the most powerful GoPro ever. With its revolutionary GP2 chip, it shoots 5.3K video with double the frame rate, 23MP photos, and enhanced low-light performance. Plus, HyperSmooth 4.0 video stabilization keeps your footage smooth in all modes. The HERO10 Black is cloud-connected, so the moment you charge it, your footage is automatically uploaded to the cloud.

In the Box

  • GoPro HERO10 Black.
  • 1720mAh Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery.
  • Curved Adhesive Mount.
  • Mounting Buckle + Thumbscrew.
  • USB Type-C Cable.
  • Carry Case.

Design

To be honest, I read a lot of video reviews on this model before writing this piece. Because each author had his or her own take on the camera.

The primary advantage, which was mentioned by almost all critics, including myself, is the protection of the device. The whole chassis within the case is composed of metal, and the top of the case is covered with a rubber layer where the impact may strike.

The camera is also IPx8 certified, for extra protection. And that means it can withstand immersion in water up to a depth of 10 meters for 30 minutes without suffering damage. However, I wouldn’t keep such a device underwater for an extended period of time, especially since a waterproof container is available.

Another key feature is the protective lens! There’s a chance you’ll drop the action camera and scratch the lens when you use it to its full extent. The lens on Hero 10 is replaceable, so you don’t have to worry about it.

External Screen

The Hero 9 is the first GoPro to feature a color display on the front of the camera. When it comes to filming action sequences, better frame calibration and vlog recording were best made.

In the previous version, information was displayed with a little delay. It appears to be a minor thing, but any stops or lags might throw off the author’s thought process, who sees himself on the screen.

The Hero 10 not only removed the delay in information transmission but also increased the frame rate. At least, it appeared that way to me. It was probably around 30 frames long before, and now it’s closer to 50-60 frames.

Battery life

The size of the camera cannot be too big because it must accommodate a high-capacity battery; otherwise, the entire concept of mobility of the gadget would be lost. After all, it must be mounted to the drone, where every gram counts, on a helmet or other areas. There must be a compromise between mass and battery capacity.

The battery in the GoPro Hero 9 was 1720 mAh. The same is utilized in the new Hero 10. On one hand, there’s stability; on the other, there’re more frames when filming the video, which means a greater burden on the CPU – greater power usage.

In terms of process technology, the new GP2 processor hasn’t seen much improvement. So in Hero 10, you can expect around 60 minutes of non-stop video at FullHD resolution of 60 frames per second.

In 15-20 minutes, 5.3K video clips drain the battery.

After 20 minutes of video recording on a GoPro Hero 10, I’ve heard about the camera overheating. Yes, this happens, but only when the gadget is stationary. If you’re shooting video from a quadcopter or on a bike, you shouldn’t have any difficulties: the camera is constantly aerated all around, and the air reaches the bottom of the device. It appears that there is a maximum heat exchange in this area.

Main Differences with Hero 9

In Hero 10, the device is more about correcting mistakes and adding new nice features. In Hero 9, we had 30 frames per second on 5K resolution and 60 frames per second on 4K resolution.

The Hero 10 is powered by a processor with the marketing name GP2, which is fashioned on ARM Cortex-A53 and has four cores. The GP2 also includes a dedicated Takumi GV380 graphics chip.

It appears to use the same Sony IMX677 sensor that was seen in Hero 9. Furthermore, Hero 10 has an identical chip for Wi-Fi, GPS, screen controller, and other features.

What has changed?

  • In 5.3K resolution, there is support for 60 fps.
  • In 4K resolution, there is support for 120 fps.
  • In 2.7K, there is now support for 240 fps. However, this may be somewhat debatable since it appears to me that 2.7K is an interpolation. The video seems to be closer to FullHD than 2.7k in terms of resolution.
  • The interface has improved in terms of speed. Microlags have been eliminated, and response time has been improved. Switching on the device, executing various commands, and processing photographs all took less time.
  • We used more sensor area for photos (23 MP in Hero 10 vs. 20 MP in Hero 9).
  • Horizontal alignment has increased. In other words, you can tilt the camera by nearly 45 degrees, and the picture stays in place.
  • The latest version of Hypersmooth is 4.0, which has been updated. There is a difference, according to them, when compared to 3. I don’t notice any differences.
  • The lens has been updated. The glass is now advertised as being hydrophobic, which prevents water droplets from accumulating on the surface.

In terms of picture quality, it appears to me that little has been altered. Most likely the programmers have improved algorithms, but in general, Hero 9 shoots fantastic videos, so Hero 10 does as well. When comparing Hero 8, there are significant changes in terms of color accuracy, stabilization, video resolution, frame rate, and so on.

I recommend reducing the frame rate and turning off stabilization to shoot movies in low light. By the way, if you didn’t know: GoPro lacks optical stabilization.

The sound was clear, and the volume was sufficient. The sound is a little muffled, but this may be easily remedied in any editing program by progressively boosting frequencies 5 – 10 kHz.

As I previously mentioned, the new camera includes Hypersmooth technology. My feeling is that Hero 9’s stabilization was just as good. There’s even less of a problem with the GoPro Hero 10.

Conclusions

In conclusion, the GoPro Hero 10 Black is an excellent camera that offers great features and improvements over its predecessor. It is a versatile camera that can be used for a variety of purposes, and it is very easy to use. Overall, I highly recommend the GoPro Hero 10 Black to anyone looking for an excellent action camera.

Jeremy Carney
360camreview.com creator. I'm a professional photographer and videographer. Making 360 videos is my passion and I share it with you.