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GoPro Hero 10 Leaks with 240fps in 2.7k!

It seems the leaks have come down heavily on the to be formally announced Hero 10 Black from GoPro. The latest by Winfuture.de & @rquandt. The most important part of the leak speaks about the use of the new GP2 chipset which is at least 2x faster than the already long in the tooth GP1 which was a great processing unit when released a few iterations back but now has a bit of catch up to do.

The leak also talks about new Hypersmooth 4.0 which seems to use also the oversampled sensor to deliver gimbal-like motion stabilization performance for the camera without the use of a physical stabilizing unit. We really like Hypersmooth 2 and 3 and if the GP2 is such a better processing core, it should in theory yield even better smoothness on most footage resolutions.  Frame rates have also taken a big leap here, and we speculate on what it could mean for slow motion enthusiasts. → Continue Reading Full Post ←

GoPro Hero 7 Black Has Killer Stabilization but Same fps!

GoPro Hero 7 Black

GoPro has released 3 new cameras including the Hero 7 Black which is now the flagship product for the company.  The key feature is HyperSmooth which is a predictive stabilization technology based on scene analysis and sensor telemetry to accurately anticipate motion and correct the image to generate a gimbal-like smooth appearance to the video.  When you see the footage it is clear it is a huge improvement compared to even the Hero 6 Black which had a pretty good stabilizer.

The Stabilization, however, is limited to  4k 30/60p and other resolutions below 120p but anything above 120fps will use the previous stabilization feature which is not predictive and have no stabilization support at all at 1080p 240fps which is the highest slow motion mode.  No 480fps or other higher fps settings are available as the camera uses both the same Hero 6 Black sensor and the same GP1 system chip for this new camera.

GoPro Hero 7 Black Frame Rate support:

4k Recording:

  • Wide FOV: 60,30,24 with HyperSmooth!
  • Super View: 30, 24fps
  • 4:3 4k  30,24

2.7k Recording:

  • Wide FOV: 120, 60, 30, 24 fps
  • SuperView FOV: 60, 30, 24 fps
  • Linear FOV: 60, 30, 24 fps

1440p Recording:

  • Wide FOV: 120, 60, 30, 24 fps
  • Linear FOV: 60, 30, 24 fps

1080p Recording:

  • Wide FOV: 240, 120, 60, 30, 24 fps
  • SuperView FOV: 120, 60, 30, 24 fps
  • Linear FOV: 120, 60, 30, 24 fps

960p Recording:

  • Wide FOV: 240, 120

720p Recording:

  • Wide FOV: 240, 60p


  • File Format: MP4 (H.264/AVC), MP4 (H.265/HVEC)
  • 78 Mb/s (4K)

Introducing HERO7 Black – Shaky Video is Dead by GoPro:

There is no question that the Hero 7 Black is the best GoPro ever introduced. The quality and features are top-notch considering it remains an affordable $399.99(Available At Amazon Now) which is in line with other competitors.

The lack of above 240fps frame rates is disheartening as the spec has remained pegged to the camera since the Hero 5 black with only improvements in aliasing reduction and codec bit-rate. The footage does look better in the Hero 7 Black compared to the Hero 6 mostly due to increased bit-rate but not because the imaging system has changed because it remains exactly the same. The changes are mainly in the addition of a 1GB of extra RAM memory to help with Timelapse/Hyperlapse modes and the new HyperSmooth stabilizer. The extra GB helps the camera buffer enough information for real-time stabilization that is in a word unique.

This new stabilizer is so good that it really kills off gimbals for the Hero series like GoPro’s own Karma stabilizer which may still offer an edge but much less so now.  The Stabilization will, of course, reduce image quality with cropping but it does so intelligently by sampling a larger sensor area and then trimming as little as possible to maintain resolution across the board.

As mentioned earlier, the stabilizer will not work in 240fps slow-motion modes but many will point out that at that speed it will be overkill and redundant since stabilization in slow motion happens as a side effect of the high fps capture and regular speed playback.

GoPro Hero 7 Black Review: 16 THINGS TO KNOW by DC Rainmaker: → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Samsung 1000fps Sensor and GoPro Hero 6 240fps FHD!

Samsung 1000fps Sensor

A new Samsung Rumor estimates that Samsung has been working on a 1000fps capable sensor for years now but the latest aims to have it present on their next 2018 flagship phones. These will be able to compete with the Sony Stacked Mobile sensors present on the Xperia XZ Premium and XZs Phones.   The Korean Site ET News has the information on a 3 layer stacked sensor that will allow for 1000fps frame rates on the next generation imaging systems for the Samsung flagship smart-phone line.

If Samsung’s Galaxy S9 debuts with this new stacked sensor technology it will be a first for Samsung to get really serious about slow motion performance on mobile phones.  Apple, Google and Sony have been far above Samsung in Performance for many years and this will be a way for the Korean manufacturer to get the foot in the door and compete with Sony on their own turf.

Article Quote by ETNews Korea:

Full article here at their site!

“Samsung Electronics developed and is going to start mass-producing super-fast image sensor that can take up to 1,000 pictures in a second. With this sensor, Smartphone camera will be able to implement images such as ‘Slow Motion’ that is used to decide whether or not a referee made a correct decision in pro baseball. It is expected that Smartphone camera equipped with this sensor will be useful in capturing an object’s movement in detail such as fixing posture of a person who is swinging a golf club.

According to industries on the 17th, Samsung Electronics is going to start mass-producing ‘3-layered image sensor’ in November. This image sensor is made into a layered structure by connecting a system semiconductor (logic chip) that is in charge of calculations and DRAM chip that can temporarily store data through TSV (Through Silicon Via) technology. Samsung Electronics currently ordered special equipment for mass-production and is going to start mass-producing ‘3-layered image sensor’ after doing pilot operation in next month.”

HSC- As you can see we will probably see a Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus sporting this chip in early 2018.  The fact that they will ramp up production before year’s end bodes well for slow motion enthusiasts that need a dependable top performing Android phone.    As to the recording time

As to the recording time, buffer size and quality of the recording we cannot really speculate at this time but since Sony has a 1000fps 1080p smartphone chip in the pipeline; Samsung should be at least working on a 1080p solution that could record crisp resolution.  Recording time on the Xperia XZ phones was not ideal at 0.27 seconds which is really limiting. If Samsung can break the 1-second barrier it would become the new king of mobile phone high-speed imagers.  We will be watching closely as this develops.

Go Pro Hero 6 Leaks:

GoPro Canada leaks images of Hero 6

Looks like the GoPro Hero 6 will have 4k 60fps like the Yi 4k+ camera and as you can see below 240fps 1080p recording will also be present. At this stage with Best Buy leaks flowing with finished packaged cameras showing up it is fair to say this Rumor is pretty much fully cooked.

It will be interesting to see the quality delivered at 1080p 240p and if 720p 480fps is present in the camera considering it shoudl have the bandwith performance to do it.  As an interesting tidbit; the Ambarella SoC is not part of the new Camera with GoPro ending the relationship to create their own chip “codename GP1”.  This makes sense since Ambarella has been providing competitors in China like Yi Technology the same exact SoC chips which in turn yield the exact same imaging performance. This, in turn, erodes GoPro sales and creates a climate of over-supply of copycat action cameras.

Pricing estimated at: $499 US and $649 Canada

If GoPro can create a performance gap with the Hero 6 it will be on their own merit with leapfrog specs that should not be easy to copy. What they now have to watch is Sony with their stacked sensor technology and what we saw on the RX0 last week may just be the beginning.  If the Hero 6 delivers what is promised in the packaging it may become our action camera of the year recommendation.  Many will point out that Sony’s X3000 Action Cam is due for a refresh and Sony stacked sensor will probably be included in some way.   It is a win-win situation for high frame rate enthusiasts when companies are one-upping each other to generate high-speed performance. What’s not to love?

We will be covering this and all other high-speed camera releases as they are released. -HSC