San Mateo, CA—Waterproof to 16 feet, the versatile GoPro Max can be used as a single-lens, stabilized Hero action cam, a dual lens 360º camera or a vlogging camera. Users can switch between traditional Hero-style video and photo or immersive 360º footage.
The Max records 5.6K 30p 360º video; 1440 60p and 1080 60p Hero video; as well as captures 5.5MP Hero photos.
Key GoPro Max Features
In addition, it takes its features to the “maximum.” Max HyperSmooth provides next-level stabilization and in-camera horizon leveling, eliminating the need for a gimbal. Max TimeWarp, in 360º and Hero modes, bends time and space with expanded control and performance over traditional TimeWarp. Moreover, Max SuperView delivers GoPro’s widest, most immersive field of view.
Also, when creating 360º edits, users can benefit from “reframe,” the GoPro app’s new keyframe-based editing experience. This function makes it easier to reframe 360º footage into a traditional video with smooth pans and transitions. Reframe is also said to match the power of desktop 360º editing solutions, but with the convenience of the GoPro app.
Furthermore, when it comes to vlogging, the Max provides four digital lenses for the ideal “look”; a front-facing touch screen for framing; and six mics that enable shotgun-mic audio performance.
It also features one-click 270° PowerPano with in-camera 360º video and photo stitching of 6.2MP photos. This provides panoramas without the pan; users can take 270° distortion-free panoramic photos without having to scan the horizon.
Additional Max features include: built-in, folding mounting fingers; in-camera horizon leveling for a cinematic look; directional audio in Hero mode that lets users prioritize sound from either side of the camera; 1080p livestreaming; voice control (12 commands in 15 languages); GPS functions; and scene detection in Hero mode.
And with a GoPro Plus plan, the Max provides auto backup to the cloud. $499.