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GoPro Hero9 Black 5K

GoPro Hero9 Black 5K
alaScore 96

23 reviews

Mar, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of GoPro Hero9 Black 5K. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and image quality. The durability and battery are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the price, while there are some mixed opinions about the portability.

usability, battery, durability, image quality, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the GoPro Hero9 Black 5K is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Daven Mathies (

GoPro Hero9 Black Review: Two steps forward, one step back


GoPro's latest flagship brings new features to both software and hardware, but 5K video and 24MP stills don't look as good in practice as they do on paper.

Front screen ; Larger rear screen ; Higher-capacity battery ; Supports Max Lens Mod ; 24MP stills

Bulkier compared to Hero8 ; 5K video feels pointless ; Incompatible with Hero8 Media Mod

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

GoPro Hero9 Black Review


Up to 5K quality at 30fps ; Front-facing color LCD ; Exceptional video stabilization ; Up to 240fps HD slow motion ; Time-lapse, buffering, and HDR imaging ; USB-C charging ; Strong app support ; Compact and waterproof

You'll likely want to carry extra batteries ; Subscription service adds recurring costs ; Discounted pricing not available from all retailers

GoPro's Hero9 Black action cam delivers excellent, stabilized 5K video and ups still quality, but not everyone should spend more when the Hero8 Black is still available for less.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Mike Prospero (

GoPro Hero9 Black review


With 5K video and a front-facing display, the GoPro Hero9 Black is the new action camera to beat.

Smooth video ; Front-facing screen ; Intuitive interface


More than that, though, it’s the GoPro’s image quality, coupled with its comprehensive features, that make the Hero9 one of the best action cameras around. However, all these new features, plus a larger battery also make the Hero9 one of the heaviest...

Sep, 2021

Expert review by : Sachin Bahal (TheCanadianTechie)

GoPro Hero9 Black Review


When it comes to action cameras, GoPro's HERO line have been some of the best out there. And with the new Hero9 Black has been no exception and actually improves upon previous models. Design & Hardware One of...

Great 4K and 5K video and still image quality w/ image stabilization ; HyperSmooth 3.0 works great ; Longer battery life ; A bigger rear screen and colour front display are great additions ; Easy to use interface ; Built-in mount for better versatility...

5K video is limited to 30fps ; The touchscreen is sometimes unresponsive ; Low-light video is better but could use improvements ; The larger size means it won’t work with all existing GoPro accessories

The GoPro Hero9 Black is a great improvement from the Hero8 with it’s bigger battery and screen and 5K video support. If you already have a Hero8, then you won’t see that much of an upgrade but if you’re coming from an older GoPro, then the Hero9 Black...

Dec, 2020

Expert review by : Jamie Carter (

GoPro Hero 9 Black review


If you're a taker of selfies, a vlogger or an adventure filmmaker, GoPro's new flagship camera is made for you. There was a time when action cameras were primarily for capturing sports, but the new GoPro Hero 9 Black pushes in a new direction by...

All-new front display Larger rear display Excellent image stabilization 20MP photos and 14.7 MP grabs from video Stable connection to a phone Easy-to-use app

Larger physical size Batteries are not backwards-compatible Touchscreen is laggy Max Lens Mod costs extra Hit-and-miss horizon leveling

Action cameras and going modular. GoPro’s latest attempt to get one-up on the DJI Osmo Action and the Akaso Brave 7 LE means a front display for vloggers and taking selfies, high-resolution photos and video grabs, but most importantly a removable lens...

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

GoPro Hero 9 Review | Trusted Reviews


The GoPro Hero 9 Black's most important changes are to do with ease of use rather than image quality, but there's nothing wrong with that.

Longer battery life;Image quality and stabilisation are excellent;Useful front display

Similar 4K image quality to Hero 8 Black, but with greater contrast;The price jump is significant;Still pretty poor at night

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Mark Mayne (

GoPro HERO 9 Black review: Supercharged specs, a big battery boost, and finally a front-facing screen


GoPro has done it again. We put the bigger, better, badder GoPro HERO 9 Black flagship action cam through its paces

Massive specs on every front ; Potent but easy for beginners to use ; Extremely robust build quality

On the heavier side for some mounts/applications ; Voice controls improved but still slightly buggy

The GoPro HERO 9 Black rocks a front-facing colour screen and boosted specs across the board, yet GoPro has kept complexity to a minimum, meaning pretty much anyone can pick up a HERO 9 Black and shoot genuinely impressive 5k video. That impressiveness...

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Mark Wilson (

GoPro Hero 9 Black review


The GoPro Hero 9 Black is the most powerful and versatile action camera you can buy, but collectively its new features don't provide quite enough real-world benefits over its predecessor to justify the price. The two biggest upgrades are its new...

5K video delivers more detail Front display is handy for vlogging Improved battery life New software tricks

Unresponsive touchscreen Little improvement to 4K shooting Still no 4K/120p mode HEVC files need recent editing hardware

The GoPro Hero 9 Black is the most powerful and versatile action camera you can buy, but for most people its predecessor offers better value. While the new sensor and front display are useful additions, the changes don't collectively represent a big...

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (

GoPro Hero 9 Black review: All action hero


It's been succeeded by the Hero 10 but it's still a very powerful action camera, is it still relevant?

Impressive HyperSmooth capabilities ; Big battery really delivers ; Design is more durable than previous designs ; Colour screen on the front is a major plus

Bigger than predecessors ; Touchscreen can still be fiddly ; Limited stills photo potential ; Low-light hinders quality

Video and still photography quality won't match a flagship smartphone, that's for sure, but GoPro more than makes up for it by offering a camera you could bounce off walls, drown in a river, and take on the shakeiest bike ride you could imagine - yet...

May, 2022

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Expert review by : Lewis Painter (

GoPro Hero 9 Black review


The GoPro Hero 9 Black adds 5K video recording, a larger battery and a front-facing display to its roster.

HyperSmooth 3.0 is impressive ; Front-facing colour display is a great addition ; Great outdoor performance

Bigger than predecessors ; Laggy touchscreen ; Poor low-light performance

The GoPro Hero 9 Black is the most capable GoPro you can buy right now, and new features including a front-facing colour display improve the overall experience, but there's still much to be desired when it comes to low-light performance.

Jul, 2021

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