Just how good is the GoPro Hero 9 stabilization?
The last few GoPro Hero action cameras have introduced ground-breaking image stabilization. The GoPro Hero 9 stabilization takes this feature to a whole new level. Combining GoPro's HyperSmooth 3 Boost with the incredible Linear Horizon Leveling setting gives you some of the best stabilization footage I have ever seen!
I thought the stabilization on my trusty GoPro Hero 7 was superb so I was a little apprehensive about upgrading to the GoPro Hero 9. Would the image stabilization in the Hero 9 live up to the hype? Is it better than the Hero 7? Is it worth the cost?
I Bit the Bullet!
After selling my Canon EOS 5D Mark II on eBay, I bit the bullet and bought the GoPro Hero 9. I also bought the Media Mod for the additional functionality it brings.
Right away, I decided to fix the GoPro Hero 9 to the handlebars of my mountain bike. I thought I'd take it for a spin. For the review, I used a chest mount to film the Hero 9 with my GoPro Hero 7. the aim was to highlight the movement of the bike compared to the stabilization achieved from the Hero 9. I wasn't disappointed.
Check out the video above to see sections of my bike ride where I would have expected the stabilization to fail. Incredible.
GoPro Hero 9 Stabilization Video Settings
For this stabilization test, I used the following camera settings (only two). These are shown in the clips as top which I was using.
The GoPro Hero 9 offers an amazing array of features and the number of options available for video is astounding. I will go into more detail in the upcoming full review.
Is The Go Pro 9 Stabilization Worth It?
My daughter already has her beady eyes on this camera for her surfing exploits. If you are into any form of sport that is more active than a simple bike ride, you will love this.
You need this, whether you are into:
...the GoPro Hero 9 stabilization is 100% worth every penny, especially with regards to the stabilization features.
Take it from someone that studies cameras to the n'th degree before buying. I am incredibly fussy when it comes to image quality and features when spending my hard-earned cash so believe me, this is a great camera.