A month after GoPro launched its flagship action camera – the GoPro Hero 9 Black – the product his now officially on sale in India. The Hero 9 Black is a significant upgrade over last year’s Hero8 Black complete with a new sensor, 5K video encoding and the capability to shoot 20MP photos. The company also claims to have improved its stabilisation technology with Hypersmooth 3.0. Before we learn more about this new action camera, here’s everything you wanted to know about its pricing and availability.
GoPro Hero 9 Black price in India, availability
The GoPro Hero 9 Black costs Rs 49,500 in India and is now available for purchase via Flipkart. It will also soon be on sale via Amazon, Paytm, Reliance, Croma and select other stores. Folks with American Express cards can avail a flat discount of Rs 5000 upon purchase of the Hero 9 Black. RBL Bank cardholders (credit and debit) can also avail Rs 5000 discount on the price of the product. Other offers include 5% off on select Axis Bank cards and 10% off for select Federal Bank customers.
GoPro Hero 9 specifications, key features
As outlined earlier, the GoPro Hero 9 brings several upgrades to the table. The biggest upgrade to the product comes in the form of the new 23.6MP sensor. To put things into perspective, the GoPro Hero8 Black and its predecessors used a 12MP sensor.
That being said, it is important to note that the sensor size remains unchanged. The GoPro Hero 9 still uses a 1/2.3-inch sensor as before, and the company is merely squeezing more pixels into a sensor the same size as before. While this move usually comes with its own share of pitfalls, GoPro claims that the issues posed by this move are mitigated by its new GP1 image processor and the improved HyperSmooth 3.0 feature.
Another significant addition to the features-list of the Hero 9 Black is the secondary front display that now lets content creators easily frame videos and offers the same user-friendliness as vlogging cameras with articulating displays.
Other features of the Hero 9 Black include the new horizon levelling feature, HindSight, LiveBurst, and Schedule capture. GoPro also claims a 30% improvement in battery life. The main display at the rear is also much larger in size. Apart from standard attachments, the action camera now also gets a separate lens addition called Max Lens Mod that offers better stabilization and a wider field of view.