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GoPro changed the way we view a lot of things. That little tiny camera held in the hands or mouths of some of the world’s best surfers gave the world’s average athletes a look at what it might be like to be inside a Pipeline barrel or on the face of a wave at Jaws. And as the cameras got better and better, so too did the viewing experience. Now, GoPro has just released their newest iteration: the GoPro Hero 9. And Nathan Florence decided to take it for a test drive and did… well, pretty much every activity he can do.

The Hero 9 is a ridiculous piece of technology. It has 5K video that maintains serious detail even when zooming in and capturing 14.7MP frame grabs and it also records in 4K, 2.7K, 1440p, and 1080p. The Hero 9 also has Max SuperView, GoPro’s widest-angle perspective yet. It captures 20MP photos and, when the Max Lens Mod is attached, captures video with something called Max HyperSmooth stabilization, which should be self-explanatory. Max Lens Mod also enables Max SuperView in up to 2.7K60, GoPro’s widest-angle perspective yet on a HERO camera.You can modify it with directional mics and lights, attach a flip-up screen to it, and re-watch your clips in super (we mean super) slow-motion. It’s a lot, to say the least. And judging from Nate’s footage you see above, it’s going to be a game-changer… again.

You can buy the Hero 9 here.

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