Will there be a GoPro 8?If history is to repeat itself, then we can probably expect to see a GoPro Hero 8release date in September 2019. Despite its recent struggles, GoPro is a savvy company and the Hero action camera is the company’s core product.
- If history repeats we should see the Hero 8 in September 2019
- Three models including the GoPro HERO 8 Black, GoPro HERO 8 Silver, GoPro HERO 8 White.
- Enhanced design with possible screw in filters and enhancements
- 8K Video at 60fps, 4K Video at 120fps, Full HD video at 480 fps
- Enhanced image quality with video capture at over 100mb/s
- HDR Video with HyperSmooth
Other cameras might match those specifications and features, but few can mirror the speed and quality.
The original GoPro design lasted for four generations, ignoring, of course, the minor + updates. The Karma Grip is still a popular accessory, and if there is any major change in the shape and size, the Karma would require a new caddy.
Therefore I would imagine the next two releases of the camera would see a very similar form factor even if the design changes.
If the form factor, shape and size, remain the same then any design changes will need to be innovative.
There are three major areas for improvement when it comes to the design as I see it: the cage, lens and touch screen.
GoPro Hero 8 hits 480fps Full HD and 120fps at 4k
Every other generation of the camera seems to double the frame rate compared to the previous generation, with the 6 doubling the maximum frame rates for both full HD and 4K.
Taking the previous timeline into consideration, it’s unlikely we’ll see much in this update when it comes to increased frame rate and resolution. Maybe something for the GoPro Hero 8.
A huge leap for the GoPro Hero 8 Black specifications
Many users were underwhelmed by the Hero 6’s specifications when it launched – 4K at 60fps and Full HD at 240fps, which to be honest was impressive and still led the field.
However, it was more that many people expected GoPro to release a camera capable of shooting 8K. But then with computers still struggling to process 4K content, is it really time to push 8K in the consumer market? I don’t think so.