GoPro Hero 10 Black review

Boosts across the board make the GoPro Hero 10 Black an excellent action cam that's better at everything

5 Star Rating
GoPro Hero 10 Black review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

Despite looking the same as its predecessor, the Hero 10 Black benefits from better performance across the board. Its frame rates are higher, its interface is smoother, its transfers are faster and its photos and videos look a touch more polished than those of the Hero 9 Black. While battery life has taken a hit when maxing out those shooting modes, between everything we’ve mentioned, as well as improved horizon leveling, and a much improved GoPro Quik app experience, there are fewer chinks in GoPro’s connected action cam armor than ever before.


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    Responsive touch display

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    Nippy performance

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    Boosted horizon leveling

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    Fast wired media transfer speeds


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    Mediocre low light performance

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    Worse battery life than Hero 9 Black

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    Pricier than Hero 9 Black on launch

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GoPro is the action cam industry leader, and the Hero 10 Black is GoPro’s new flagship for 2021. It brings back a familiar design and the same sensor introduced on the GoPro Hero 9 Black, however, this update brings with it a new processor. You might ask yourself – what difference is a processor going to make when it’s powering the same hardware? It turns out, in the Hero 10 Black’s case, the new GP2 processor makes a lot of difference.

The Hero 10 Black can capture 5.3K resolution footage at up to 60fps, or 4K footage at 120fps – matching the Hasselblad tuned OnePlus 9 Pro at 4K resolution. It also boosts the flagship’s horizon leveling to 45 degrees, supports both wired and wireless transfer to your Android or iOS device, and captures better low-light photos and videos, according to GoPro. Perhaps the most exciting thing about the Hero 10 Black though is the promise of improved responsiveness when compared to the laggy Hero 9 Black.

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.