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GoPro's New $400 Camera Got No Screen, Battery, or GPS

Published Wed, Apr 27 2022 02:48 am
by The Silicon Trend


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The Best Drone Camera in 2022 - GoPro Hero10 Black Bones

GoPro's new camera is an odd one - no GPS, screen, or battery, and it's created with a sole purpose: FPV drones. GoPro Hero10 Black Bones is a stripped-down version of the flagship Hero 10 Black Camera - weighing just 54g, making it the lightest camera in its line-up. For this, GoPro removed speakers, screen, waterproofing, and even the battery from the 10 Black Bones; however, the firm hasn't compromised its recording potential. It is equipped with the same image sensor and the GP2 processor as the Hero 10 Black.

Now, as the normal GoPros aren't well-suited for the acrobatics of an FPV drone, and as the company sent The Verge a review unit of its new version, The Verge hired FPV drone pilot - Reza Kurniawan to evaluate the Hero 10 Black Bons are up to snuff. Kurniawan is a drone enthusiast who inspired the Bones to start. To reduce the size of Hero GoPros from 154g to 33g, he's been de-casing the camera.

The popularity of naked GoPros is on the rise that it has become a service Kurniawan offers to his users, and the new Bones is a 54g version that GoPro markets itself.


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Specifications of Hero 10 Black Bones

This camera features a superior top-notch performance imaging pipeline powered by the GP2 processor - capable of recording 5.3K, 4K, and 2.7K videos at 60fps, 120fps, and 240fps. Like the Hero 10 Black, the Bones also has a HyperSmooth 4.0 in-body stabilization. Being only 54g, the Bones is an ideal option for 3-inch larger drones, and this version - allows enhanced airflow and cooling, enabling drone pilots to record for long durations.

The firm has admitted the hazards of shooting with drones and fitted Bones with replaceable lens covers. In addition, it has developed a camera compatible with most of the existing drone batteries, followed by multiple control options. These options include two physical buttons on the camera, and to operate them wirelessly, you can use the GoPro app or other applications. Moreover, you can connect the device directly to your drone's transmitter to work it from the flight controller.


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Black Bones Price and Availability

At present, the Hero 10 Black Bones is only available in America. It is listed on the official webpage of GoPro at $399 with a one-year subscription. If you choose to purchase without a subscription, the price is $499.


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