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GoPro's "lightest-ever" Hero10 Black Bones is made to go on drones

GoPro's "lightest-ever" Hero10...
The Hero10 Black Bones is the lightest camera GoPro has ever offered, weighing in at only 54 grams
The Hero10 Black Bones is the lightest camera GoPro has ever offered, weighing in at only 54 grams
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The GoPro Hero10 Black Bones can reportedly be mounted on most drones via a single screw boss
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The GoPro Hero10 Black Bones can reportedly be mounted on most drones via a single screw boss
The GoPro Hero10 Black Bones features a replaceable lens cover
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The GoPro Hero10 Black Bones features a replaceable lens cover
The Hero10 Black Bones is the lightest camera GoPro has ever offered, weighing in at only 54 grams
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The Hero10 Black Bones is the lightest camera GoPro has ever offered, weighing in at only 54 grams
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If you own an actioncam, you've probably at least thought of mounting it on a drone. Unfortunately, though, many of the cameras are too heavy to go airborne … which is where the GoPro Hero10 Black Bones is designed to come in.

Billed as being "the lightest GoPro ever," the Bones reportedly tips the scales at just 54 grams. By contrast, the regular Hero10 Black weighs in at 153 g. Even GoPro's discontinued Session actioncam, which was essentially just a little cube with a lens, weighed 74 g.

Not surprisingly, the Bones is also a bit smaller than the stock Hero10. More specifically, it's 3.8 mm narrower, 4.6 mm thinner, and 3.8 mm shorter.

Like its larger sibling, the Bones features a 1/2.3-inch image sensor, GoPro's GP2 chip, and the HyperSmooth 4.0 digital image stabilization system. Further stabilization can be added in post-production, using GoPro's ReelSteady software.

The GoPro Hero10 Black Bones features a replaceable lens cover
The GoPro Hero10 Black Bones features a replaceable lens cover

The Bones has a maximum video resolution of 5.3K/60fps, ranging down through various 4K settings to 2.7K/240fps slow motion. It can also snap 19.6-megapixel still photos.

Users control the Bones either via two onboard pushbuttons, GoPro's Quick app, a GoPro wireless remote, or the drone's remote. Power is provided by the drone's battery, so runtime will vary accordingly. Importantly, the company states that some soldering is required for the initial setup.

The GoPro Hero10 Black Bones is available now, priced at US$399.98. Footage shot with it can be seen in the following video.

GoPro: Introducing HERO10 Black Bones

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EH
Impressive resolution and framerate. The lens field of view or equivalent focal length and max aperture would be good to know.
It's not "worth its weight in gold", $400 is only about 1/8th the price of 54g of gold, but almost 9 times its weight in silver.
guzmanchinky
Very cool...
But is it that much better than what comes on a high end DJI drone already?
nick101
The article mentions soldering, if you're anything like me, soldering is fraught with risk. And, as someone already mentioned, DJI drones come with pretty good cameras too.