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Hero 8 Black at $399 Likes and Dislikes

What do you like or Dislike about he new Hero 8 Black:

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I like the new design in ways, but I also dislike a lot.

1 the USB port is covered the same way but with a larger battery door, losing the hdmi port.
2 the mod accessories look awesome but add bulk again.
3 no wireless battery charger, no bluetooth mic
4 metal fold down mount, that looks like an option for a tripod adapter for 3d printers. time will tell.
5 from 1.2mm 2mm lens glass, no more removable lenses.
6 front facing mic can add more noise but made for vlogging, used incorrectly that is?
7. Hypersmooth added to all frame rates but Boost limited?
8. Boost added crop to the video

these are just some things I like/dislike off the bat. I would have loved to seen a update to the Hero 7 then take our feedback and add to a newly designed camera and end the life of the Hero 7. Lets seewhat you like or dislike?
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Nothing new and revolutionary. Just in incremental update.

Don't like the non-removable lens cover.
Don't like that they didn't have a larger rear display - maybe even edge to edge.
Don't like the silly monochrome front screen that is frankly an embarrassment in 2019.
Kinda like and dislike the foldable mount. Its nice that its integrated. But when/if that breaks then how easy is it to replace/fix?.....

BUT, it still sets the benchmark with action cameras. Quality still looks amazing (although it still did with the Hero 7) and wouldn't mind trying Hypersmooth 2.
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Back to a Supersuit or some 3rd party company making a frame to protect the lens.

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Really like most everything except different batteries. Canít share with a 7 .


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Batteries are interchangable Hero 8 to hero 7 the color is the difference with a updated chip for timewarp that uses just a micro more power. They did this color schem before not new. more or less its a company thing who they got from.

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So Hero 8 batteries will work in a Hero 7 but not the other way around? Is that what you are saying?


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Dislike: Love getting Less for more

Like Love getting a Better camera for less.

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So Hero 8 batteries will work in a Hero 7 but not the other way around? Is that what you are saying?


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Hero 8 batteries will work in the Hero 7 as normal.

Hero 7 batteries will work in the Hero 8, however, hero 8 batteries have a higher discharge rate for the 'boost' options. Therefore some features will be limited if a Hero 7 battery is used in a Hero 8.
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