GoPro Hero 10 Black vs GoPro Hero 9 Black: What has changed?

The GoPro Hero 10 Black and the GoPro Hero 9 Black are two of the newest models in the market. They have many similarities, but also some key differences that should be considered before purchase. In this article, we will go over all of these different features to help you decide which one is best for your needs.

GoPro Hero 9 Black

GoPro Hero 9 Black

Be prepared for anything with the new GoPro HERO9 Black. It’s so tough, nothing can derail your next adventure – not even rain or snow. Share immersive videos on social media to impress your followers and personalize video profiles on Quik with our most advanced image processing yet. Fantastic camera control gimmicks include a larger rear touch screen that lets you zoom in closer than ever before and an easy-to-use front display that will amaze any amateur photographer. If you want the smoothest video of your life, what better place to capture it than with HERO!

GoPro Hero 10 Black

GoPro Hero 10 Black


How would you like to capture the moment that will define your future? With a GoPro Hero 10, that can become a reality. Our revolutionary GP2 “system on a chip” is one of the most advanced cameras in the world and it’s optimized for incredible photo and video quality – perfect for any budding photographer. Losing important moments with family or friends just became an impossible thing because this camera lets you record anything, anywhere. If you’re looking for unparalleled HD resolution then look no further than this amphibian-proof gadget made by professionals who know how to produce nothing but game-changing photos and videos.

Design – Visually Very Similar

Visually, the GoPro Hero 10 Black looks very similar to the GoPro Hero 9 Black, which we expected based on recent rumors.

Both cameras are rugged and waterproof up to 33 feet and feature the color front display that debuted on the Hero 9 Black. The only obvious difference is the new blue logo, which adds a touch of color to the otherwise black design.

Display – Subtle Improvements With the Hero 10 Black

The screens in this generation have been improved. The front display uses higher frame rates to display smoother live previews of your shots.

The rear touchscreen, meanwhile, is faster and more responsive. Both cameras benefit from tactile zoom.

The interface is also faster thanks to the new GP2 processor – although this is just one of the many improvements the GP2 enables, as you’ll see below.

Performance and Equipment

Most of the upgrades to the Hero 10 Black are powered by the new GP2 processor. The GP2 is the longtime successor to the GP1, which has been used in GoPro cameras since the Hero 6 Black in 2017.

The GP2 can record 5.3K video at 60fps for 2X slow motion, 4K video at 120fps for 4X slow motion, and 2.7K video at 240fps for 8X slow motion. By comparison, the Hero 9 Black’s GP1 could shoot 5K at 30fps, 4K at 60fps, and 2.7K at 120fps, meaning GoPro has effectively doubled those frame rates for the Hero 10 Black.

GP2 also helps improve video algorithms, including Local Tone Mapping (LTM) and 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR) for better detail, more accurate textures and improved contrast on the Hero 10 Black, even in low-light conditions.

GoPro’s HyperSmooth video stabilization feature has been updated from version 3.0 to 4.0 with the new camera, with an increased tilt limit for horizon leveling of 45 degrees (compared to 27 degrees on the Hero 9 Black) for more stable images.

The Hero 10 Black’s GP2 also enables higher-quality 23-megapixel photos, as well as 19.6-megapixel stills from 5K video. The Hero 9 Black was capable of capturing 20-megapixel images.

Otherwise, many features remain the same across both generations of Hero Black. These include TimeWarp 3.0, live streaming and webcam 1080p modes, power tools, SuperPhoto and HDR, night video, RAW photos, and digital lenses.

Battery Life – a New Cloud Feature

When the Hero 9 Black launched last year, it offered 1720% longer battery life than previous generations with a 30 mAh battery. The Hero 10 Black has the same 1720 mAh removable battery and is fast-charging capable, so hopefully, the battery life is just as impressive.


There are many similarities between the GoPro Hero Black, but there are some key differences in their specs that will make one better for your individual needs. With a lower price tag and almost all of the same features as it’s predecessor (the GoPro Hero), you can be sure you won’t miss out on any of the action by purchasing this device instead! It is also important to consider if having an external microphone port or not – depending on how far away from your subject you like to film, these may be more important than anything else. However, regardless of which camera you end up choosing; I am confident that either option will provide excellent footage for years to come!

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