GoPro Max vs Hero 8 – which camera is the right one for you?

GoPro Max vs Hero 8
(Image credit: GoPro)

In this GoPro Max vs Hero 8 comparison guide we help you pick the best option from the top two cameras in the GoPro range – and help you find the best price.

When discussing action cameras, we all know that the GoPro range has long held its position as the industry leading ‘go to’ brand – with the GoPro Hero 8 Black being the 2019 flagship in the range (which is now better value after the launch of the larger, higher resolution GoPro Hero 9 Black). However, does the dramatically named GoPro Max trump it, courtesy of adding on the ability to capture 360° video in the round?

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Gavin Stoker

Gavin has over 30 years’ experience of writing about photography and television. He is currently the editor of British Photographic Industry News, and previously served as editor of Which Digital Camera and deputy editor of Total Digital Photography

He has also written for a wide range of publications including T3, BBC Focus, Empire, NME, Radio Times, MacWorld, Computer Active, What Digital Camera and the Rough Guide books.

With his wealth of knowledge, Gavin is well placed to recognize great camera deals and recommend the best products in Digital Camera World’s buying guides. He also writes on a number of specialist subjects including binoculars and monoculars, spotting scopes, microscopes, trail cameras, action cameras, body cameras, filters and cameras straps.