With growing markets that showcase 1080p, 2k, 4k videos and 360-degree views of the surrounding, one can showcase the entire surrounding of a place when they record videos. Many cameras are now concentrating on the aspect of 4k and 360-degree views. Heck, even GMaps are not far behind the concept of 360degree view and GoPro being one of the best-rated action cameras are not far behind.
Keeping up with recent changes in technology and the customer viewing experience, GoPro has introduced a new version of the camera called GoPro Max. GoPro Max gives you 360-degree view which is one of the major updates for an action camera. The Max version is like its previous Fusion version however they have 2, 180-degree cameras strategically placed which helps to cover most of the surrounding while recording the content. The max version of GoPro attaches the two video content so that it saves time and helps you during video editing.
The Max has many features that are similar to GoPro Hero 8 Black and some major updates of Max version is better HyperSmooth digital stabilization, 360-degree timewarp and superview shooting modes. However, comparing to Hero 8 Black, we find a little downgrade in Water resistance where Max allows you with a depth of 5m compared to Hero 8 Black which allows up to 10m.
GoPro Max has 6 audio inputs which help to capture surround audio. While editing the videos you can easily crop all the unwanted noise which is not needed for the video. Video settings in the camera include Superwide, wide and linear modes where one can capture videos similar to hero 8 black. There is a live feature which can be done connecting to FaceBook, Youtube with Full HD 1080p format. However, the 1080p video format lacks a bit compared to the hero 8 black versions as the camera rendering might affect the attachment of 2 videos.
Some of the salient features of GoPro Max includes Auto stitch videos, Max HyperSmooth, Superview Max, Max TimeWarp, PowerPano, 1080p live stream option etc. Comparing the Fusion and Max versions of GoPro, the Max version saves a lot of time by attaching the videos when compared to fusion where we needed to attach the recording post-production or during editing time. The images can be captured easily, video can be captured and both have great stabilization. The internal gyroscope of the camera works perfectly and this is what which makes video stable even while using the camera roughly.
The Timewarp feature in Max version helps you to capture stabilized time-lapse photos and condense the same into a short format during editing. However, the auto timer mode which is present in Hero 8 Black is missed out in Max version. The bonus here is 360-degree videos can be captured in TimeWarp mode.
The Powerpano mode which is new to Max version is where you can capture 270-degree images in a single image. The image is captured by the camera’s wide-angle lens and the image stitches quite well. Similar to hero 8 black, the max version allows you to live stream the content on Facebook, Youtube using phone data. However, you can run the same easily by capturing a 2D video mode.
Coming to specifications, GoPro Max has 5m water-resistant cameras and 1.7-inch colour touch screen. It has a foldable in-built mounting feature which is useful during mounting on a tripod or other accessories. There is 1 micro SD Card outlet and 1660mAH Li-Ion Battery which can be charged via Type-C charger. However, as Max has a dual camera the battery tends to lose its power fast when streaming or recording at its max resolution. Having 6 audio inputs, the camera helps you to record surround audio from every angle.
The Price of GoPro Max is around 43,000INR. You can purchase the same in their official website or from Amazon.com