Even if the sports camera market is complicated, GoPro intends to continue to weigh heavily on it with two new models in preparation.
Launched last September, the Hero 7 model once again convinced consumers of the benefits of carrying a device dedicated to video recording, despite smartphones with ever more impressive capabilities.
The Hero 8 that appeared in a leak could enable GoPro to definitively return to profitability. After a few difficult seasons where the worst was even feared, sales rose again at the end of last year. Moreover, according to the rumor supported by credible images of the device, the next generation has something to seduce.
According to this indiscretion from China, the new camera should be able to record 4K video at 120 frames/second, and Full HD at 480 fps. It would be equipped with a 12-megapixel photo sensor and would work with the internally developed GP2 chip. GoPro would also have improved the optics.
As for the case, it is based on the main lines of the previous GoPro devices. According to the rendering images, the Hero 8 would include two cradles, on the top and on the side, to slide accessories, such as an LED flash and a microphone. The optional and removable monitor has a USB-C port.
The GoPro Max 360 leak came from the Japanese Ministry of Communications. Like the Fusion series, this model is designed for 360-degree video recording. It will be able to box sequences at 5.6K (24 fps), 5.2K (30 fps) and 3K (60 fps).
GoPro enthusiasts won’t have to wait too long to find out everything: the manufacturer usually unveils its new products in September.