GoPro HERO8 Black – Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p Live Streaming Stabilization

(6 customer reviews)

$305.00

Last updated on 20:21 Details
  • HyperSmooth 2.0: HERO8 Black has three levels of stabilization: On, High and Boost. Get the widest views, or boost to the smoothest video ever offered in a HERO camera. Works with all resolutions and frame rates, and features in-app horizon leveling
  • Streamlined Design: The re-imagined 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 compared to previous models
  • Expandable Mods: Vloggers, pro filmmakers and aspiring creators can do more than ever imagined with our HERO8 Black mods (sold separately). Media Mod gives you shotgun-mic performance and lets you attach Light Mod and Display Mod to up your capture game
  • Live Streaming in 1080p: Share while you’re there. Live stream in 1080p on social media, get HyperSmooth stabilization as you broadcast via the GoPro app and save footage to your SD card to check out later
  • TimeWarp 2.0: Capture super-stabilized time lapse videos while moving through an activity. Automatically adjust speed based on motion, scene detection and lighting. Slow the effect to real time – savoring special moments – and then tap to speed it back up
Product Dimensions

6 x 4 x 8 inches

Item Weight

1 pounds

Item model number

CHDHX-801-XX

Batteries

1 Lithium Ion batteries required. (included)

Date First Available

July 1, 2020

Manufacturer

GoPro

6 reviews for GoPro HERO8 Black – Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p Live Streaming Stabilization

  1. Davi and Krista

    So I decide to get this GoPro for my trip to Hawaii tomorrow (March 5 2020). I ordered the GoPro Wednesday (March 2 2022) and got it same day which super awesome and quick. Today (March 1 2022) I started packing and getting ready. Opened the GoPro, charged the batteries to have it ready and prepared for the trip.

    Threw in a 128gb sd card and it said “SD error need to format” so i click format. The screen showed that it was formatting but it was taking awhile (waited a minute) it just kept saying formatting. Pulled out the battery and put it back in and had to format again… screen was stuck on formatting so I let it sit and starting packing my suitcase. About 45mins later I went to check and the screen was still saying formatting. I thought ok let me put in a different SD card.

    I put in a 64gb sad card and the same thing “SD error need to format”. So I click on format.. still the same situation, stuck on formatting screen.

    Tried a 32gb and a 2gb card and still the same thing.

    Decided to run up to the Best Buy since I’m leaving for Hawaii tomorrow and I got another Hero 8 (i would have gotten the Hero 9 but I had already ordered accessories for the hero 8)

    I put in the 128sd card and It worked. So I’m pretty sure the one I got is defective.

    Update: I’m giving this three stars because although this one didn’t worked… the one I got from Best Buy did and it’s great quality.

  2. NLS

    Just got this and started playing with it, but first a little background.

    I also have two 5 Blacks and a 7 Black. I drive a truck (truck, not peekup) and use these to record my trips and the traffic around me. I record several hours of video every day. With a minor amount of effort, these work much better than typical dashcams. I use them without batteries inside the cab, with USB-C cables powering them. They tend to overheat with the batteries installed when mounted inside the windshield. The 5s still overheat sometimes without the battery. The 7 seldom does. They’re often in the sun for hours at a time, so this isn’t really a fault. It’s not what they’re designed to do. The 7 stays connected to the app much better than the 5s do. It’s just a much more capable camera all around.

    The Hero 7 Black TimeWarp and stabilization are first rate. The first video I took using it on my Jeep, a friend thought I’d bought a gyro-stabilized mount. It’s that good. I assume the 8 is at least as good. I expect it to be better.

    I’ve also owned a cheaper “Action Camera”. It actually handled the heat better, until the battery swelled up and destroyed the camera. If you’re looking for a toy, those are fine. If you want something that lasts, GoPro, with all its faults, is just about all there is. Nothing else does what they do while taking a substantial amount of abuse.

    There is a dive case with external battery available from Suptig (on Amazon) for the 5, 6, and 7, but not for the 8. I use this case for the 5s when I mount them outside the truck. I use a Panavise mount with tethers outside the truck. The Panavise mount is heavy enough to hold the heavy battery with the camera mounted on it. I’ve also used this setup on my Jeep, but not as much as I’d like. There are dive cases for the 8, but not with external batteries that I’ve found.

    The main feature of the 8 that I was drawn to was the ability to switch from TimeWarp to Realtime and back while recording. Unfortunately, this control isn’t available on the app, only on the camera screen. I’ll just have to mount the 8 where I can tap the screen easily while driving. Not optimum, but not a deal killer.

    The app could be a lot better, but GoPro insists on using it for marketing. The app is useful, but I’ve already bought four GoPros. The cameras sold themselves. The app lacks a lot of features I’d like to see on it, though it is much better now than when I was given my first GoPro 4. The 4 still works fine, by the way, and I still use it where I’m afraid I might lose the camera, such as under the Jeep.

    The battery door and charge port on the Hero 8 Black are completely different from the Hero 5 Black and Hero 7 Black. If you plan to use the camera for long periods without the battery, you’ll need to get a battery door designed to allow connecting USB while closed. I’ve ordered one. Just search for “Hero 8 battery door.” The alternative is to leave the battery door open, or off. I really don’t like that choice. Either way, the camera isn’t waterproof without the original door in place and closed.

    I can’t recommend any of the GoPro 6 series, because for a bit more you can get a 7, and for a bit less, you can get a 5 Black. I bought the 8 instead of another 7 because the price dropped to within $40 of the 7, and there are several improvements. Before you buy any of them, do some research into what each can and cannot do. There are various video modes on each. The older models drop in price every time a new model comes out.

    I’ll edit this after I put this one to work for a while.

  3. Displaced Fan

    The image stabilization on this camera is incredible! You will get between 45min to 1hr of run time on a single battery charge depending on your settings.

    NOTE: When using your GoPro and you want to download and edit your videos to share, the PC version of their GoPro Quik program is not up to date as their cell phone app. GPS functions like speed, elevation changes, etc are not imported into the PC version of GoPro Quik. Feel free to google this and you will find people complaining about this issue that they have failed to put the effort into fixing this. It does however work fine on the cell phone app. Being able to use it on PC where you have ample storage and easier editing with mouse and keyboard is a must. Otherwise you will have to find a 3rd party PC program to use.

  4. Lee G

    Replaced my original Hero. Love the features.

  5. Jotei

    I’ve had a GoPro Hero8 before, and I absolutely love it. The image stabilization, not needing a waterproof housing, the built in mount connector, all great. However, my last one got stolen, so I turned to Amazon to replace it. It arrived WITHOUT A BATTERY. Or SD card, for that matter, but that one seems less egregious somehow. You can’t exactly go to the store and pick up a new GoPro battery the way you can with an SD card.

    Presumably this one works fine, but I can’t tell you that for sure until I get my hands on a battery. Buyer beware, best to go directly through GoPro themselves rather than their Amazon storefront. Never had an issue buying from them direct.

  6. Michael Quercia

    I fly fpv. We use these hero’s for the color for post, realsteady for stabilization and superview. We use to cut them up and put em back with only bare necessities. Dropping 100grams. Gopro finally gave in and made the gopro bones just for us.

    Anyway. Great cam

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