The GoPro HERO10 is out — but with overheating issues

A few days ago, GoPro officially announced the next flagship model of its popular HERO action camera series: the GoPro HERO10 Black. Overall, the HERO10 looks like it’s a significant update from the HERO9 Black with a new processor and better performance all around. However, there are various reports of overheating after just a couple of minutes.

GoPro HERO10 overview

Higher video quality

GoPro HERO10 Black
Image courtesy: GoPro

Initially, the HERO10 Black looked to be GoPro’s best model in the line. Housing a new GP2 processor, the camera can shoot higher video quality at higher frame rates. It’s capable of shooting video at 5.3K at up to 60 frames per second (fps), 4K at up to 120 fps and 2.7K video at 240 fps. Also, with the new processor, GoPro claims the HERO 10 Black offers better low-light shooting performance than the HERO9 Black.

Faster user experience

The new processors also make navigating through GoPro’s menus easier. Additionally, GoPro says the HERO 10 runs the GoPro Quik app 30 percent faster than the HERO9. Also, it can run 50 percent faster when transferring content to the Quik app on a smartphone.

Overheating issues

There are various reports about the GoPro HERO10 camera overheating after only 20 minutes of recording. This is happening for all recording resolutions, not just at higher resolutions. A few YouTubers, such as GadgetBoy, have pointed out the overheating flaw of the HERO10.

GoPro may fix this issue with a firmware update; however, it hasn’t addressed the issue in any firmware updates released since its launch. While the HERO10 Black is the most powerful model in the HERO series, if GoPro doesn’t fix this issue, it could be detrimental to the HERO10 Black’s success.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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