GoPro HERO8 Black Waterproof 4K Sports & Helmet Camera

Model Number: CHDHX-802-XX
Web Code: 15759460

GoPro HERO8 Black Waterproof 4K Sports & Helmet Camera

Overview

Capture your stunts and adventures in high quality with the GoPro HERO8 4K Sports & Helmet Camera. It features a 12MP sensor that captures crisp 4K UHD video lets you record every scene in superior detail and video clarity. The HyperSmooth 2.0 stabilization technology keeps your video footage incredibly smooth no matter how bumpy the ride gets.

Overview

Capture your stunts and adventures in high quality with the GoPro HERO8 4K Sports & Helmet Camera. It features a 12MP sensor that captures crisp 4K UHD video lets you record every scene in superior detail and video clarity. The HyperSmooth 2.0 stabilization technology keeps your video footage incredibly smooth no matter how bumpy the ride gets.

Smooth and Crystal Clear Video

  • 12MP CMOS sensor shoots your action in 4K UHD 3840 x 2160 video resolution for sharp and detailed visual quality
  • HyperSmooth 2.0 technology grants you rock steady electronic image stabilization for stunning slow-motion videos

Waterproof Construction

  • 10m of waterproofing design is great for underwater diving, rafting, swimming, and other water sports

QuickSetup and Effortless Mounting

  • Streamlined design style with built-in folding fingers is travel-friendly and lets you quickly switch mounts

Other Interesting Features

  • Nightvision camcorder captures excellent video in low light conditions so you can continue your adventures in the dark
  • Manual exposure control gives you creative control of every shot to get the best video and image quality
  • Slow shutter mode lets you capture incredible shots especially in dark or low light conditions
  • Optional Media Mod lets you enhance your shots with more lighting, better audio, secondary display, and more
  • 1.95" LCD colour touchscreen display with resolution of 320 x 480 pixels helps you set the frame in every shot

Connectivity

  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for connecting to your smartphone/tablet to view or download the footage
  • USB-C cable included for connecting to a PC or a laptop

Maximum Storage Capacity

  • Supports Class10 microSD card up to 256GB maximum capacity
Combo Pack
Combo 1

Image Sensor

Sensor Type
CMOS
Effective Video Resolution
3840 x 2160
Effective Megapixels
12 MP
Max Video Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K UHD)
Processor
GP-1

Lens/Optics

Electronic (software) Image Stabilization
Yes

LCD & Viewfinder

Display Type
LCD
LCD Size
1.95 in
LCD Resolution
Rear Color Touch Display: 1.95" (320x480 pixels)
Touchscreen
Yes

Video

Video Format
H.264 codec, .mp4 file H.265 codec, .mp4 file

Audio Formats

Time Lapse Video
Yes
Slow Shutter Mode
Yes
Manual Exposure Control
Yes
Nightvision
Yes

Editing

Date and Time
Yes

Support

Card Compatibility
Class 10 microSD
Max Capacity
256 GB

Connections

USB
Included
Wi-Fi
Included
Bluetooth
Included

Hardware

Remote Control
Yes
Battery Type
Lithium Ion

Physical Features

Waterproof
10 m
Length
2.9 cm
Width
4.8 cm
Height
6.6 cm
Weight
400 g
  • HERO8 Black Camera
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Curved Adhesive Mount
  • Mounting Buckle + Thumb Screw
  • USB-C Cable
  • Carrying Case

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Reviewer Recommendation

91%

Of the 1463 reviewers who responded, 1328 would recommend this product.

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  • Awesome video quality and features.
    Reviewed by SteveC - October 30, 2019

    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I haven’t splurged on a good action camera yet, have used some cheaper knockoffs “which actually work really well”, but never really needed anything more till I saw the new Hero 8 was out and it had image stabilization built in. Decided it was time to give a higher end unit a shot. Unboxing: The camera is boxed in a clear topped display box showing off the camera really nicely and pretty much the same as all the other models. Inside there’s a mount that you have to unclip from the base of the box, a stick on base mount, USB-C cable and instruction manual, pretty basic nothing else in the box. The camera itself feels firm and heavy duty, no give anywhere, almost like a solid chunk of metal feel to it. The side edges around the screen and front are covered in a satin rubbery feeling material, while the rest has a satin gray/black metallic finish. Setting up: I immediately opened the battery door, where the USB C, SD slot also reside and plugged in the camera to my USB charger and let it charge up before using. I did notice it got pretty warm while charging but not overly hot and only took around an hour to charge. The battery door will come off very easily by applying slight pressure upwards till it comes off; this makes it very convenient for removing the battery or trying to get the SD card in/out. After inserting an SD card I went through the menu and set the camera up. The touch screen although small is very responsive and didn’t have any problem getting all the initial settings put in. It then asked that I install the GoPro app on my phone which I did and then went through the rest of the setup on my phone. It also had a new Rom update and I let it go about updating that before continuing. Use: All I can say is wow; the video quality even set at 2k is simply amazing. We’ve been having fun using the Time Warp mode and driving around. Haven’t even gotten into the other settings that much since we’ve been enjoying this but from what I can see from the image quality in these videos we won’t be disappointed. I have taken a couple still shots with it, they aren’t as good as my cell phones images but they are perfectly acceptable, they even froze the water droplets coming out of our lawn sprinklers in the image. I’m not concerned about still image quality though as I’m intending to use this as a video camera only. Comparing the image quality to the cheap imported action camera is no match and with the stabilization on the image is so smooth and free of jitter I was just floored. Those Time Warp videos look every bit as good as the ones we’ve seen use on various channels on our 4k TV, just simply amazing. GoPro has really sold me on their cameras now and it would be very hard for me to go back to using a cheap imported knockoff.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Best Action Camera you can buy
    Reviewed by Saitzev - October 31, 2019

    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] So, my review of the camera is going to be a bit limited. Unfortunately, when I received the camera I came down with a bug and then to top it off the weather went south. I did what I could around the house but of course that’s not really the camera’s main intent. Having used a camera from another company in the past and submitting a review on here for it, the GoPro has come quite a way. At the time, the camera I had reviewed previously was the only one to feature any form of image stabilization and its implementation was incredible. With the GoPro here, it works just as well in my opinion. The other camera made everything very smooth though it felt as though there was an artificial feeling to it. The implementation here does appear to be better. My biggest like on the GoPro is that unlike the camera I had before, this one has a usable app. It’s not something that you can only use after the fact with recording, but that you can use while you are recording, which sets the GoPro apart from many others. The app seems intuitive and easy enough to use. Think of your phone or tablet or another device as a massive viewfinder. There is a bit of lag though and I’m currently using a Galaxy Note 10+ so it shouldn’t be a limiting factor to much of a degree. I’m guessing that Bluetooth just overall lacks the bandwidth for this though I think it may have more to do with range and BT really is only reliable out to 30 Feet. I’m not sure if the Wi-Fi direct connection is running off of 2.4Ghz or if it’s using 5.0Ghz. The latter I would imagine could reduce the lag. Picture quality is great, especially with HDR and the available recording options adjustable to certain degrees. There are 2 wide modes, 4k30/60fps and 1080p60/240fps along with Slow-Mo and Time Lapsing options, there's so much versatility here. I like that there’s a built-in mount, though it’s durability might be brought in to question down the road as it’s merely plastic. It does collapse up in to the frame though. There are quite a few upcoming accessories for it that would really make this camera tough to beat for its price point. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed at all with your purchase and I don’t thing there’s really anything out currently that could compare feature wise for the price. If you’re in the market for an action based camera that’s easy to use, quick to set up, extremely versatile and resistance to the elements, once again GoPro nails it and hits it out of the park, seriously, go get one. I would also recommend getting an extra battery and for storage, go as large as your pockets are deep. You can get 75 Minutes of footage at 1080p60. For 4k60 with the highest settings you can get around 35 minutes on a 32GB microSD. Going to 256GB or even 512GB given how much cheaper they've gotten over the years will dramatically increase your recording times. You might even run out of battery before running out storage!

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Best Camera for Me
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Grouper - July 19, 2020

    I have used my GoPro to catch fast action of a fishing boat. Voice control is especially nice. I have also used it on our road trips to catch memories of our quiet days together. And the grand kids love seeing themselves on video !

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • Good investment. Great action camera.
    Verified BuyerReviewed by JorgeGarcia - August 20, 2021

    I bought this action camera for my trip to Cancun. It worked great and due to the fact that it is waterproof, I was able to do some snorkeling with it and didn't have any issues. Quality of the video was great and even the audio sounded well even when i was in the water with it. The only downfall of this camera is that you need to buy accessories for it. I bought an extra battery and make sure you invest on a good sd card because then you will have issues with it. It's like driving a Lamborghini and pumping regular unleaded gas, so yeah get yourself a good one. The Quik app is also nice. You can edit your pics and videos there.

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    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • Beware the needed purchase of accessories
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Sumguy1 - February 5, 2021

    Never had anything like this before so I have nothing to compare it to. Pretty great overall although I've only used it on one trip. Just look up some youtube tips and tricks for proper settings and you should be set with the product. Just keep in mind the accessories are what get you. Dam accessories, it just seems like I dont have enough of the dam accessories; a gopro encasing for water/dirt/impact, the stick, different types of mounts, extra batteries, micro SD card, tempered glass screen protectors, case to hold everything, etc. This is where my wallet is feeling it the most. The dam accessories....

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Product Category
Cameras and camcorders
Return/Exchange Period
30 days
Condition
Unopened (no restocking fee), Opened (a 15% restocking fee will be applied)