When it comes to action cameras, there’s GoPro and there’s everything else. Sure, you can easily get a decent 4K action camera for under $100 — but if you try to use it to record any actual action, you’ll quickly see why it’s so much cheaper than a GoPro. High-quality optical image stabilization makes or breaks an action camera, and those cheap cameras either don’t have OIS at all or they have cheap OIS mechanisms. That’s why the GoPro HERO8 Black Waterproof 4K Action Camera is so insanely popular, and you can save $51 right now and snag one on Amazon for $349 — or get it with a 64GB microSD card for just $0.99 more.
Here are the highlights from the product page:
- Streamlined design: the reimagined shape is more pocketable, and folding fingers at the base let you swap mounts quickly. A new side door makes changing batteries even faster, and the lens is now 2x more impact resistant.
- HyperSmooth 2.0: Smooth just got smoother. Now HERO8 Black has three levels of stabilization—On, High and Boost—so you can pick the best option for whatever you do. Get the widest views possible, or boost it up to the smoothest video ever offered in a HERO camera. Plus, HyperSmooth 2.0 works with all resolutions and frame rates, and features in-app horizon leveling.
- TimeWarp 2.0: Capture super stabilized time lapse videos while you move through an activity. And now, TimeWarp 2.0 automatically adjusts speed based on motion, scene detection and lighting. You can even slow down the effect to real time—savoring interesting moments—and then tap to speed it back up.
- LiveBurst: Record the moments 1.5 seconds before and after your shot, so you can choose the best single frame for the perfect photo—or an awesome shareable video.
- HERO8 Black Mods: Vloggers, pro filmmakers, and aspiring creators can do more than ever imagined with quick loading accessories like flashes, microphones, LCD screens and more; Just add the optional media mod to up your capture game.
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