GoPro Hero 8 Review & Samples

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The new GoPro Hero 8 like all the previous ones was released with great hype such as: "best go pro ever", "best stabilization", "or best camera"...until now and more marketing like this. While there is some truth in those statements there are also a lot of CONS that no one is telling you about. So here is a real, honest review that also includes image samples.

 

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I have pretty much decided to get the 8 instead of the Max as I can work around the downsides in this fantastic review and am grateful that TechTronic9000 has highlighted things that I would have never considered.

I am looking at cards for it and the Delkin Devices DDMSDB19001H 128 GB Prime MicroSDXC UHS-II U3/V60 Memory Card seems to be agood option. It has a second row of data contacts on it, does the 8 use these? This card is nearly three times the price of cards such as the Sandisc Extreme, is the Delkin nearly three times better?
 
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One of the most "elusive" and hyped accesories for the GoPro 8, the media mod, usually only "in stock" for "influencers" but never for real users, still maged to hunt one and buy it. So here is a quick review about it:

 
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Quick review of the new dual battery charger for the GoPro 8 that comes as bundle with an extra "blue battery"

 
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The newer GoPro Sports KIT comes with an updated chesty mount that has additional padding is a bit more compact and has softer plastic plate making it safer for extreme sports.
Here is a quick overview of the set.

 

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I have not looked much, but seem like that media mod are a flop.
 
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I have not looked much, but seem like that media mod are a flop.
For my usage it is OK, i shoot a lot of outdoor reviews and the camera is chest mounted, i can use the "rear" mic or an external mic now so that I no longer get wind noise / wind noise suppressed sound.
 
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I am looking at cards for it and the Delkin Devices DDMSDB19001H 128 GB Prime MicroSDXC UHS-II U3/V60 Memory Card seems to be agood option. It has a second row of data contacts on it, does the 8 use these? This card is nearly three times the price of cards such as the Sandisc Extreme, is the Delkin nearly three times better?
I'm using 128GB Samsung micro SDXC EVO Plus, UHS-3, it works ok in all resolutions (including 4K@60fps) and it was very cheap, bought locally for ~ 24$ (USD). The same card type also works perfectly with the Parrot ANAFI which shoots 4K@100Mbit/s.
 

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this guy posted some reviews and modded it.
 
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400$ GoPro8 vs a 100$ Apeman camera, both doing 4K stabilized video, the ThiEye T5 Pro was with EIS disabled just for reference

 

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The mediamod was way over hyped and not worth the money. I am probably going to get the GoPro 8 because of the great software and firmware support that I feel other action cameras lack. The quality of the video, hardware etc is pretty much the same as other brands but it is hard to beat the GoPro eco system. If I was to buy another starter action camera which brands should I look at ?
 

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DJi Osmo or Insta360 one R.
Xiaomi/Yi sort of abandoned the action camera after their Yi4k+, same for Garmin, Sony.
I am rather partial for Insta360 (I have both the One X and the GO), their software and feature are being improved constantly.

Having said that, as of now I'd probably get the Hero 8.. or wait for the Hero 9 in September/October.
 

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Yeah, that is the dilemma. GoPro might be expensive but you can get them cheaper. But what I dislike
the most about the cheap brands is they have almost no firmware support etc. Some did copy the GoPro
so they work with that ecosystem. At the moment I am still waiting so I do not expect I will get the
GoPro 8 because when it is time to buy I suspect the GoPro 9 might be out ?
 

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September-october they normally release the new model.
Previuos years in June-july we had already rumors about the forthcoming models, as of now nothing.
You can keep up with latest news on these 2 sites:
 
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