GoPro Hero9 Black: 5K, 20MP photos, front-facing LCD & removable lens cover

(Image credit: GoPro)

The new GoPro Hero9 Black delivers 5K video and 20-megapixel photos, and even allows the grabbing of high-resolution 14.7-megapixel stills photos from videos. 

However, visually the most surprising thing about the new Hero9 Black is the inclusion of a 1.4-inch front-facing color display. Aimed at vloggers wanting to frame themselves in a shot, its presence will allow GoPro to more easily challenge the DJI Osmo Action and Akaso Brave 7 LE action cameras, both of which have front-facing screens. The Hero9 Black also has a removable lens cover. 

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.