GoPro MAX — Waterproof 360 + Traditional Camera with Touch Screen Spherical 5.6K30 HD Video 16.6MP 360 Photos 1080p Live Streaming Stabilization

(13 customer reviews)

$389.00

Last updated on 06:35 Details
  • Three Cameras in One: Maximize your creative freedom. With MAX you can shoot traditional Hero-style video and photos or capture immersive 360 footage. Vlog to the max with shotgun-mic performance and a front-facing screen
  • Max HyperSmooth: MAX gives you unbreakable stabilization by using 180-degree capture as the ultimate buffer
  • Live Streaming in 1080p: Shoot in HERO mode and share while you’re there. Live stream in 1080p on social, get Max HyperSmooth stabilization as you broadcast via the GoPro app and save footage to your SD card to check out later
  • Horizon Leveling: In HERO mode, game-changing horizon leveling gives you that silky-smooth cinematic look whether you’re getting sideways, flipping through the air or chasing your kids
  • PowerPano: Pano without the pan. Take incredible 270-degree distortion-free panoramic photos without having to scan the horizon. Take PowerPano selfies, action shots and vertical pics—all with a level horizon
  • Premium 360 plus Stereo Audio: Six mics capture true-to-life 360 audio and deliver the best stereo sound ever from a GoPro
  • Digital Lenses: Choose from four digital lenses in HERO mode to get the shot. Capture video and photos in Narrow, Linear, Wide and Max SuperView—our widest view yet
  • Max TimeWarp: Capture super stabilized time lapse videos while moving through an activity. In HERO mode, automatically adjust speed based on motion, scene detection and lighting. Slow down to real time—savoring moments—and then tap to speed it back up
  • Includes: GoPro MAX Camera, Rechargeable Battery, Curved Adhesive Mount, 2 Protective Lenses, 2 Lens Caps, Microfiber Bag, Mounting Buckle plus Thumb Screw, USB-C Cable, Carrying Case
Package Dimensions

9.88 x 5.28 x 3.15 inches

Item Weight

1.1 pounds

Item model number

CHDHZ-202-XX

Batteries

1 Lithium Ion batteries required. (included)

Date First Available

April 16, 2021

Manufacturer

GoPro

Country of Origin

Mexico

13 reviews for GoPro MAX — Waterproof 360 + Traditional Camera with Touch Screen Spherical 5.6K30 HD Video 16.6MP 360 Photos 1080p Live Streaming Stabilization

  1. Avatar of Butch Elrod

    Butch Elrod

    My son and i bought this camera so we could record in our plane. We used it for a entire week and some video we shot was 360 videos to the tune of 58 8 min videos. The rest totaling about 60 videos we shot on hero mode. The hero mode videos came out great and we were able to down load them onto our computer and watch them. The problem was when we tried to download and watch the 360 video. We tried for several days and never could get them to play. After about 6 hours of digging online and reading a crap load of forums we finally figured it out. So we downloaded all programs and set to download all our 360 videos. We started the download on saturday August 7 about 6pm. It finally finished 7 days later. Now before anyone says my computer is slow i own a very pricy and very fast laptop. As i have to use for my work. Also we stopped the download about 6hours in and tried on my sons gaming computer. Same outcome. So back to the laptop we went. So when the downloads completed we proceeded to watch the footage. The footage was great on the files that actually downloaded. Out of the 58 we downloaded on 37 actually downloaded. And the rest were nothing except sound. We bought this to video my sons first trip to Airventures and there were plenty of him talking about how excited he was to go also we have video from the outside of the plane that is now gone. So i gave this camera 3 stars because the Hero foortage is excellent and the 360 footage what we could see was good except it is jerky. So buyers beware. If you plan on doing 360 videos with this camera you can only use the gopro app to see the footage or use their worthless computer program to download. Or if i read right buy some big expensive program from a third party. I am returning this camera and getting the Hero 9 since we can download directly onto the computer.

  2. Avatar of Jackie

    Jackie

    360 degree footage is like a threesome with twins… great idea until you start to realize just how much work it’s going to involve as you justify the experience. There’s a ton of research you’ll need to do ahead of time. Software, editing technique, etc. it’s really important to remember that there is no desktop application provided by GoPro, so you’ll end up editing on mobile and that’s… well, that’s how it sounds. Imperfect and half-baked.

    Nice construction. Easy to use. Lots of accessories. Yada yada yada.

  3. Avatar of Miles

    Miles

    I ride dirt bikes and I’ve caught a lot I wouldn’t have caught with a normal camera, it’s durable I’ve had it fall off (my mistake with experimenting with different mounts) at a high rate of speed in dirt and the camera was fine, the clear lens protector gets scratched up pretty quick but I’m also rough on stuff, and it’s easy to buy the protectors after they get scratched (also it comes with the protectors) good camera

  4. Avatar of customer

    customer

    I’ve used this for both cross-country skiing, and more frequently for a bow-mounted kayak camera. I edit my footage on a PC using the software supply. The system works well for both the skiing and kayaking with a few limitations you have to accept and expect:

    1. Battery life is limited to about an hour’s footage. So if you’re hoping to capture a three-day kayak trip, forget it. On the plus side the voice command lets you stop and start recording so you don’t waste battery life recording the boring bits.
    2. When not in use, the battery charge declines noticeably day by day. Disappointing.
    3. I dislike the GoPro three prong mount – quite fiddly to attach to the three-prong receiver wherever you mount that.
    4. It’s a wide angle-lens. Does a great job on capturing the landscape around you, but don’t try to capture those swans or cygnets swimming in front of your kayak (or anything small). The image resolution is not good enough for that. You’ll still need a “real” camera for those shots.
    5. The GoPro Max comes with protective transparent domes to place over the fragile lenses. On occasion, I get condensation inside the domes which blurs the image. Possibly a result of a high-humidity day and then going out kayaking in cooler air on the lake? That aside, the waterproofing seems to work well. I’ve had the GoPro on the kayak while rolling the kayak and the GoPro survives that fine.
    6. GoPro also supplies protective, non-transparent, lens caps to cover the fragile lenses when not in use. Getting these off is fiddly and difficult. I’m tired of risking my thumbnails and now carry a small tool to pry these off.

  5. Avatar of Kenneth W. Church

    Kenneth W. Church

    Easy to use. Very intuitive if you have some sense of digital cameras. Eats batteries. Great quality picture/videos. 360 videos fantastic. The App is terrible on my Samsung S9. Had to reload each time I tried to use. The camera feels small and light but works very well. I love to voice command feature. Just tell the camera what to do and it work immediately. Move over Alexa.

  6. Avatar of Dar

    Dar

    Camera came without accessories and it looks like it was previously used. This is unacceptable.

  7. Avatar of Skindiver

    Skindiver

    I like the 360 mode for photos. The stitching seems flawless. The voice command is helpful and helps with quick photos absent a lanyard. I like the toughness of the housing and the plastic protection lenses for the lenses. I’m always hiking in rough terrain and I would be pretty mad if I tapped the bare glass lens on a rock. They stick out like all 360 lenses and are vulnerable. Make sure to push them all the way down to avoid stitching errors. I have used it under water, but the light play from waves and water don’t allow for equal distribution of light which again causes stitching problems. A large plastic globe may solve that problem, but the way the lenses are offset from the center would probably again cause stitching errors due to globe distortion. I believe it’s best to use on land in rugged situations. No direct link to Google Streetview, but the work around of downloading to the phone then uploading to the app maintains the GPS data. Overall this is my second Max, the first overheated when I accidentally charged it under a blanket. Definitely buy the underwater housing if taking underwater. It will take great standard photos.

  8. Avatar of Chris Christou

    Chris Christou

    With the standard settings on this camera I can still see blurring and JPG compression artefacts in both the front-facing stills and 360 images and videos.
    The worst thing is the intrusive software. The mobile apps are OK but you will get spammed for further purchases when you least expect it – when you want to take a picture! The desktop apps are equally bad. They are used to load media from the camera to your computer. Many people have reported an inability to download them at all. You certainly cannot download them without logging in with an email to either the Microsoft or Apple stores.

  9. Avatar of Brian H.

    Brian H.

    It does pretty good 360 pictures and video, but don’t expect the live streaming to work at all. At this point it will not work as a webcam, which would be awesome. The software and support from GoPro can be pretty underwhelming, but the self stitching works great and GoPro Player makes it quick and easy to export a usable video. At this point, I wish I had waited for the Max 2 to be released.

  10. Avatar of James B

    James B

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     Great camera – lots of fun to use and has fantastic image stabilization out of the box.

    360° recording is dead simple, as is the supplied application for editing. With the right plugins, can also be done directly in Adobe Premiere after exporting the equirectilinear videos.

    I would HIGHLY recommend that you always use the lens protectors since the lenses protrude from the base enough that they become a liability. Better to replace a lens protector than to send a camera back for lens replacement!

    There are FAR better choices if all you want is a front-facing action camera. They won’t necessarily have as wide a field of view as the GoPro Max in “Hero mode” but they will offer modern video sizes (i.e. more than 1440 – seriously GoPro .. its 2021). Perhaps this can be a firmware update to push Hero mode into 2022 territory.

    This camera was bought for a very specific purpose, one that I am sure it will excel at given some serious simulation / practice. Awesome for 360° work where a moderately waterproof camera is necessary. I do not intend to do underwater work with this but wanted seriously “splash proof”

  11. Avatar of Raymond Kinne III

    Raymond Kinne III

    Much lower quality image than my old phone

  12. Avatar of Brook

    Brook

    Keeps shutting down on 360 mode because it overheats

  13. Avatar of Irakli Ratiani

    Irakli Ratiani

    Worth to pay, if you have doubt about this model, just order it you won’t regret
    High stabilization, such a crazy 360.
    Everyone should have one at least))

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