GoPro Hero8 Black and GoPro Max announcements today!

GoPro Hero8 Black and GoPro Max teased for 01 October – $475 price tag?
(Image credit: Photo Rumors)

GoPro will be revealing its two latest cameras – the GoPro Hero8 Black action cam and the GoPro Max 360 camera – later today. 

A YouTube video will host a live stream that kicks off at 09:00 EST / 14:00 BST, titled "Beyond Next Level" (opens in new tab). The latest sizzlers on the GoPro website bear the tagline "This is Action", which seems to be the maxim for the new products.

The latest video sizzler (below) gives the briefest glimpse of the back of the GoPro Hero8, while an earlier video also gingerly teased the front. 

It's all very coy of GoPro to pretend that we've never seen these cameras before, but of course they both leaked some time ago – we've already posted images of the GoPro Hero8 Black (opens in new tab) and the GoPro Max (opens in new tab) (the successor to the GoPro Fusion 360 (opens in new tab)).

And if that weren't enough, Photo Rumors has posted (opens in new tab) a full set of product images of the Hero8, along with shots of the packaged camera. The site also shared leaked pricing from retailers in Poland, putting the RRP at zł1,899,00 – approximately $475.

The packaging confirms many of the specs that have been rumored. The GoPro Hero8 Black will feature a 12MP camera, shoots 4K video up to 60 frames per second and 1080p up to 240, along with 1080p live streaming, HyperSmooth 2.0 image stabilization and more.

The GoPro Hero8 Black's retail packaging reveals its key specs

The GoPro Hero8 Black's retail packaging reveals its key specs (Image credit: Photo Rumors)

The leaked images confirm that the camera will feature different housings, including one for blogging and broadcasting that boasts a microphone and dedicated mounting shoes. 

These would support add-ons such as LED lighting panels and external monitors, both of which GoPro would like to sell you – unlike the Sony RX0 II (opens in new tab), which has a built-in flipping monitor, or the DJI Osmo Action (opens in new tab), which has a front-facing screen for vlogging. 

While there aren't many surprises left for the GoPro Hero8 Black (though it's highly likely that news of a Silver and White will be forthcoming), we look forward to seeing what the company has in store later today!

Read more: 

The best GoPro (opens in new tab) cameras in 2019: fantastic action cams you can buy right now
The 24 best GoPro accessories (opens in new tab) in 2019
GoPro Hero7 review (opens in new tab): Black vs Silver vs White (opens in new tab)
The best 360 cameras (opens in new tab)

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The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a magazine and web 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 as diverse as 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, photographic and lighting tutorials, as well as industry analysis, news and rumors for publications such as Digital Camera Magazine (opens in new tab)PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine (opens in new tab)N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine (opens in new tab)Digital Photographer (opens in new tab) and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and demonstrations at The Photography Show (opens in new tab). 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.