GoPro made something of a comeback with the Hero 7 Black, and the Hero 8 builds on that success. While the core camera remains the same, the whole user experience feels much more refined. Some users will be bummed their filters are no longer compatible, and we’d always appreciate better battery life. Most importantly, the Hero 8 increases the odds of your footage being worth sharing, and that’s what it’s all about.
- Practical new design
- Improved stability
- Easy to use while maintaining pro features
- New design renders some accessories obsolete
- No onboard HDMI port
- Battery life remains “acceptable”
- Front-facing display only available with aftermarket accessory
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- 88AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsWired90Review: GoPro Hero 8 BlackSimpler design that requires less fiddling is a running theme for the changes between the Hero 7 and the new Hero 8. GoPro has addressed the pain points in the Hero 7, improved the software, and turned out a camera that's better for action-cam enthusiasts and vloggers alike.Gizmodo90GoPro's Hero8 Black Is Boring - and That's What Makes It GreatIt allows you to focus on having fun capturing your cliff dives, mountain biking trips, beauty vlogs, and DIY projects without having to think too much about your gear and your settings. And having your action camera fade behind the action itself is really what this kind of camera should be all about.PC Mag90GoPro Hero8 BlackThe GoPro Hero8 Black is the company's best action camera to date, offering class-leading stabilization and video quality in a rugged, waterproof body.Pocket-Lint90Taking video capture to a new levelGoPro's latest action camera builds on the performance of the Hero 7 Black, offering more powerful processing, even more stable footage, built in mounting arms and a range of professional mods.TechRadar90GoPro Hero 8 Black reviewAdvanced stabilization, a new microphone and a more streamlined app makes the Hero 8 Black easy to use in fast-paced environments, while the new livestream feature allows pros to share high-quality footage instantly.T3100GoPro Hero 8 Black reviewThe GoPro Hero 8 Black’s frameless design makes it super-simple to use and ultra-clean looking. GoPro’s new flagship shooter is the most powerful and feature-rich action camera in the world, with a simple yet highly-intuitive interface that makes it easy to achieve premium results – even for beginners.The Verge80Smooth OperatorOverall, the Hero 8 Black is a worthy successor to the throne. It’s easily going to be my go-to action camera starting now (at least until I get my hands on the GoPro Max in a month or so), and I’m more likely than ever to use it as a B-camera on upcoming productions. Just wait until vloggers get their hands on this thing.Digital Trends90The best gets betterIt doesn’t just stand out in one area, but offers a rich set of features that are nearly all best-in-class and cover a variety of scenarios. Its video and sound quality are second to none, especially for power users who want to unlock the full potential hidden in the ProTune settings.TrustedReviews80GoPro Hero 8 Black ReviewThe best GoPro yet, but without its Mod accessories the Hero 8 Black is only a mild improvement on its predecessor – and one that struggles to justify its £50 premium over the Hero 7 Black or DJI Osmo Action.DC Rainmaker80GoPro Hero 8 Black In-Depth ReviewOverall, the GoPro Hero 8 Black is definitely the recommended buy over the Hero 7 Black given the relatively minor price difference, no question here. However, I’m not sure there’s a huge reason for most people to upgrade from the Hero 7 Black to the Hero 8 Black.