GoPro Hero 8 Black review

Super-stabilized video footage make the all-new GoPro Hero 8 Black an action camera that is hard to beat

5 Star Rating
GoPro Hero 8 Black review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The action camera market may now be a two-horse race since DJI launched the Osmo Action, but when it comes to stabilization, GoPro just took the lead with the Hero8 Black. What’s more, GoPro has innovated with its tried and tested design while still nailing the basics, and supporting higher frame rates across higher resolutions than the competition. This makes the Hero8 Black pricey, but sensationally stable.


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    Superb image stabilization

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    Built-in mount that folds away neatly

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    Great video quality

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    Plenty of modes


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    Rear screen could be bigger

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    No selfie screen

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    There are cheaper action cams!

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    Lowlight performance could be better

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The GoPro Hero 8 Black and GoPro Max are a testament to the fact GoPro isn’t resting on its laurels – and particularly now that its faces fierce competition from DJI and its Osmo Action in the race to offer the best action camera

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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.