GoPro Hero 8

Specifications for GoPro Hero 8

Weight 126g (no frame required)
Dimensions 66.3W x 48.6H x 28.4D (mm)
Video 4K60, 2.7K120, 1080P240
Photo 12MP
Max video bit rate 100Mbps (4K)
Connectivity Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
App GoPro App integrated with Quik
SoC GP1 Chip
Digital lenses SuperView, Wide, Linear, Narrow
Burst 12MP 3, 5, 10 and 30fps with burst options of 1, 3, 6 and 10 seconds
Time Lapse 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30-second and 1, 2, 5 and 30-minute intervals
Time Warp 2.0 2x, 5x,10x 15x and 30x recording speeds
Night Lapse 4, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30-second and 1, 2, 5 and 30-minute intervals
Touchscreen Intuitive 2-inch LCD
Waterproofing 10m (33ft) without a case
Voice control Yes
Microphones Three
Battery Removable 1220mAh lithium-ion
Stabilization Hyper Smooth 2.0 with High and Boost options
HDR Super Photo, auto HDR processing


The GoPro Hero 8 is the best GoPro till today but it is only a minor update on its predecessor. The Hero 8 offers a more streamlined design, new microphone and improved app. It also provides a higher bit rate and a 1080 p live streaming. It is heavy duty and waterproof.

GoPro Hero 8

The GoPro Hero 7 Black was a major return to make the best action cam king. With few major changes on that model, GoPro has avoided making any drastic changes for its Hero 8 update. It is not pushing any major drastic design changes with any new external accessories.

Build Quality

The build itself feels very rugged and sturdy for travel purposes and it feels ready for any environment.

Build Quality

The GoPro Hero 8 has twice the shock resistance than the previous model and also provides a built-in mount. The new model also has a front-facing mic for a quick vlog and an improved wind resistance for the audio so it is clearer.


The new GoPro Hero 8 provides a Hyper Smooth 2.0 that offers three modes of stabilization. It helps in slow-motion footage shot at 120 fps and 240 fps. It also provides a Time Warp 2.0 which can shoot 2x, 5x, 10x 15x and 30x recording speeds.

Features and Qualities

Not to forget the Time Lapse feature which allows to shoot 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30-second and 1, 2, 5 and 30-minute intervals and the Night Lapse feature which allows 4, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30-second and 1, 2, 5 and 30-minute intervals.

It has also improved HDR for SuperPhoto and auto HDR processing and a Live Burst photo feature which can shoot 12MP 3, 5, 10 and 30fps with burst options of 1, 3, 6 and 10 seconds.

Hero 8 has a better low light image processing capability and it can also take RAW photos. It has 100MBps bitrate for 4K and 2.7K and offers capture presets for quick footages.


While the Hero 8 has a lithium-ion battery which is for a higher capacity than the one used in the Hero 7, and the new camera also draws slightly more power and so it will be very similar to the 1,220mAh lifespan.


The battery lasts around 50 minutes when shooting in 2.7 or 4K at high frame rates continuously, but you can stretch that out to 2 hours for lower resolution footage or Time Warp videos.

It takes around 3 hours and 10 minutes to fully recharge the GoPro Hero 8.

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Best-in-class digital stabilization Sub-smartphone picture quality
Time-saving Capture Presets Poor low-light performance
Unique time-lapse modes  
New built-in mount  
Improved microphone  
New Media Mods  


The GoPro Hero 8 has not released yet but is available for pre-order. It will cost around $500. In India, it is expected to cost around Rs. 35,000 and in Nepal, it will probably cost upwards of Rs. 55,000.

You might also want to check out GoPro Hero 7.

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