A few weeks after unveiling a new Hero 10 Black camera package for professionals, GoPro released an aerial cinematography camera. The Hero 10 Black Bones has the insides of the classic Hero 10 camera and can be placed on an FPV (First Person View) drone thanks to its streamlined form.
The Hero 10 Black Bones, a stripped-down variant of GoPro’s flagship Hero that measures only 56g, is the company’s lightest-ever action camera for FPV drones. GoPro eliminated the screen, speakers, waterproofing & battery from the Hero 10 Black Bones to accomplish this feat.
The company’s filming capabilities, on the other hand, have not been jeopardized. The image sensor and GP2 processor in the GoPro Hero 10 Black Bones are identical to those in the Hero 10 Black.
The Hero 10 Black Bones is GoPro’s lightest-ever action camera, created exclusively for especially prominent FPV drones. The GoPro Karma drone, canceled in 2016, had such a horrible launch that you’d excuse its cameras for never trying to fly again.
However, its new Hero for FPV drones displays a more reasonable, laser-focused strategy that should help eradicate those ghosts – and provides us a sneak peek at what additional Hero cameras to anticipate this year.
Ultimate FPV Camera
Check out the GP2 processor that powers the camera with a high-performance imaging pipeline. It can capture 5.3K videos at 60 frames per second, 4K films at 120 frames per second, and 2.7K videos at 240 frames per second. In addition, it includes premium features such as the Emmy-winning stabilizing technology.
Additionally, it now supports footage captured with HyperSmooth; earlier, the desktop software only supported the non-stabilized film. Finally, the GoPro Hero 10 Black Bones is only 54 grams, making it an excellent choice for 3-inch class or bigger drones.
Only the same 1/2.3in sensor and GP2 CPU as the Hero 10 remains in the Bones, housed in a plastic, well-ventilated casing. The drone’s stripped-down casing provides better circulation and cooling, allowing pilots to record for longer periods.
The brand has recognized the dangers of drone photography and equipped the Hero 10 Black Bones with removable lens coverings. It has also made the digital camera compatible with many current drone batteries. In addition, GoPro has provided various administrative options for the digital camera, including two physical buttons on the camera itself.
The camera does not have a battery; instead, it is powered by the drone’s battery pack. It works with 2S to 6S batteries with a 5 to 27 volts voltage range. A power connector with cabling to connect to the drone’s flying controller is further included by GoPro.
As a result, GoPro is again poised to release some intriguing new cameras that look different from the previous versions. The Hero 10 Black Bones is a fun start, but it’s only a taste of how GoPro plans to break down its all-in-one action camera into smaller, more useful bits.
The Hero 10 Black Bones is available today (in the United States only) for $399.99 if you register for a one-year GoPro Subscription or $499.99 if you don’t. Unfortunately, smartphones may imply GoPro will never regain its earlier widespread appeal.
Still, in its 20th year, the action camera king appears to be gearing up to show off some new tricks & we’re excited to watch the new implementation later this year.