GoPro Max review

Shoot first, frame later; meet the future of videography with the GoPro Max 360 camera

5 Star Rating
GoPro Max review
(Image: © Future)

Digital Camera World Verdict

We went into reviewing the GoPro Max thinking it was a 360-degree action cam for enthusiasts; we’ve come out realizing everyone could benefit from having one. Hit record and forget about framing (within reason), then edit your footage in the app. The GoPro Max builds on the Insta 360 One X’s success with better quality capture and microphones, doubling up as a vlogging cam and an action cam too. We would have loved 4K single-camera capture and the app experience could use some work, but given everything the Max can do, it’s still a sensational step towards what could be the future of film making.


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    Creates great-looking, dynamic clips

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    Multi-function capabilities

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    Solid app experience


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    No traditional 4K video capture

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    No PC editing app (as of Nov 2019)

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    App experience needs work

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The GoPro Max, like the Insta 360 One X, is special. Replacing the GoPro Fusion, GoPro’s first-gen 360 camera, the Max makes recording in every direction something that anyone can benefit from. 

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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.