GoPro Hero8 Black: 2x stronger lens, 14% lighter, 240fps HyperSmooth, new Mods

GoPro Hero8 Black: 2x stronger lens, 14% lighter, 240fps HyperSmooth, new Mods
(Image credit: GoPro)

After months of leaks, GoPro has officially announced its latest action camera: the GoPro Hero8 Black, which is 14% lighter, has a camera with a "2x stronger lens", features a built-in foldaway mount, a slew of expansion Mods, and now features image stabilization all the way down to 240 frames per second.

The basic capture capabilities of the GoPro Hero8 Black remain largely the same; its 12MP camera can record 4K video up to 60 fps and 1080p video at up to 240fps, though it has received numerous upgrades on the software side to improve its performance in use.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.