Monday, July 13, 2020

GoPro Hero 8 CHDHX-801 Live Streaming Action Camera Features, Specs and Manual

Overview

The GoPro Hero 8 not only serves as an action camera but it can also be used as a live streaming camera which is relatively new for the GoPro line of action cameras. The Hero8 has now improved image stabilization, especially in video mode using HyperSmooth technology for smoother videos as if using a gimbal. The CMOS sensor has unique technologies like SuperPhoto, face and scene detection, live burst, etc to name the few. Additionally, it has Advance noise suppression for better audio quality.

Included in the package are curved adhesive mount, mounting buckle with thumb screw, USB-C cable, battery, and the owner's manual.

GoPro Hero8 Top 5 Features

1. HyperSmooth Technology

This is an advanced image stabilization technology for video recording that is gimbal-like stability for ultra-smooth videos without any blurring or shaking.

2. Touchscreen

The intuitive touchscreen can access all the camera settings for easy controls without fiddling with buttons.

3. SuperPhoto Technology

Not only the Hero8 can be used for video recording but this can also take fantastic wide-angle photos and further improves the photo taken that can apply HDR, local tone mapping, and noise reduction.

4. TimeWarp 2.0 and LiveBurst

TimeWarp 2.0 is an improvement that applies stabilization and automatic speed adjustments depending on lighting and motion. While the LiveBurst applies a 1.5 seconds recording before and after taking a shot.

5. Live Streaming Capable

This action camera is also designed to capture live streaming games for the gamer when streaming on youtube, Facebook, and OBS.

CHDHX-801 Technical Specifications


Manufacturer GoPro
Model Hero 8
Model Code CHDHX-801
Resolution 3840 x 2160 (2160p)
Effective Megapixels 12 Megapixels
Image Sensor CMOS
Special Features
  • HyperSmooth Stabilization
  • SuperPhoto Technology
  • Face, Smile, Blink and Scene Detection
  • LiveBurst
  • Advance Noise Suppression
  • Timewarp 2.0
  • Live Streaming
Connectivity WiFi and Bluetooth
Memory Card Compatibility
  • microSD
  • microSDHC
  • microSDXC
Display Touchscreen Display
Water Resistance 33-Feet
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Included Accessories
  • Mounting Buckle w/ Thumb Screw
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Curved Adhesive Mount
  • Flat Adhesive Mount
  • USB Type-C Cable
UPC 818279023282

Pros:

  • Improved picture and video quality
  • Excellent image stabilization
  • Live streaming capable


Cons:

  • Short battery life


Price Range: $349 to $400 (USD)

Verdict:
The GoPro Hero 8 action camera is one of the best action cameras out in the market now with improved image stabilization and it can also be used on live streaming. In the photo-taking department, there are improvements too, it has improved image quality compared to its predecessors.
The only downside that I can think of (and still) is battery life. Just make sure you have a power bank with you for longer recording sessions.

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GoPro Hero 8 CHDHX-801 User Guide




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