Monday, April 12, 2021

GoPro Hero9 CHDHX-901 Black Features, Specs and Manual

 Quick Overview

This is the GoPro Hero9 Black Edition action waterproof camera that can record up to 5k video resolution 20 megapixels for high-quality resolution with amazing details on photos and it can shoot RAW. Still have the front display and a rear touchscreen for framing and settings adjustment and it can also do hands-free voice controls. The new Hero9 has a larger capacity battery that has more duration, especially when shooting videos. With the new HyperSmooth, 3.0 ensures the smoothness with no shakes that can cause image blurring when recording videos or shooting photos and it has an auto-leveling for leveled videos. All of the mounts, accessories, and software are included in the package for a ready-to-use video camera out of the box.

Here are the Top 5 features of the GoPro Hero9 Black Edition:

1. 5K Resolution 20 Megapixel CMOS Camera

The Hero9 can record up to 5k of video resolution footage that is very high quality and it is upload ready from all social media sites and the camera can shoot up to 20 megapixels of resolution with amazing detail and clarity. 

2. Improved Battery

The battery now has a 1720mah capacity which means it can now last longer especially when using it to record videos even in cold winter weather.

3. Horizon Leveling

This is an excellent feature of the new GoPro Hero9 camera that can auto-level the camera even when the user is moving for up to 45 degrees of deviation.

4. Live Streaming and Webcam Mode

This action camera can also be used as live streaming or webcam camera and it can be connected through a computer.

5. 8x Slow-Mo

This can record slow-motion footages on 1080p resolution on high frame rate settings that can slow the action.

HDHX-901 Technical Specifications




Hero9 Black Edition

Model Code



5120 x 2880 60fps

Effective Megapixels

20 Megapixels

Image Sensor


Special Features

  • HyperSmooth 3.0

  • SuperPhoto Technology

  • Face, Smile, Blink and Scene Detection

  • Data Overlay + GPS

  • Night Lapse Video

  • Timewarp 3.0

  • Live Streaming and Webcam


WiFi and Bluetooth

Memory Card Compatibility

  • microSD

  • microSDHC

  • microSDXC


Touchscreen Display and Front Display

Water Resistance


Battery Capacity




Pros (The Good):

  • Excellent recording and picture quality
  • Easy-to-use right out of the box

Cons (The Bad):

  • Issues on using the smartphone app
  • Glitches in the firmware cause freezing

Price Range (in USD)

  • Lowest: $400 
  • Highest: $450

Verdict/Final Thoughts:

The GoPro Hero9 is one of the greatest action cameras out on the market today and all its technology and features are the latest and the best. The most important part of the upgrade of this camera is the improved battery life and it is quite resistant to cold weather. Although there are some minor glitches in the firmware and the smartphone app, hopefully, this would be fixable in future updates.

Download PDF

GoPro Hero9 Black CHDHX-901 User Guide

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