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Arm your drone with GoPro’s new ‘Black Bones’ camera


GoPro's new version of the Hero10 Black strips away weight and bulk.
GoPro's new version of the Hero10 Black strips away weight and bulk for use with drones.
Photo: GoPro

GoPro rolled out a new first-person view (FPV) drone camera last week, though only in the U.S. It’s a stripped-down version of the company’s popular Hero10 Black action camera called the GoPro Hero10 Black Bones.

As the name implies, it’s bare-bones, brought down to a very light weight. So you can attach it to your drone and fly it around.

GoPro Hero10 Black Bones camera for FPV drones

The GoPro Hero 10 Black Bones is a lighter-weight version of the company’s popular GoPro Hero 10 Black action camera. Stripped down to just 54g, it’s an ideal weight to attach to FPV drones.

To make the camera lighter, GoPro removed the battery, reducing the overall weight of the device to a mere 54g. And it’s also only 29mm in width and 68mm in height.

But the Hero10 Black’s popular features remain. Like its heavier doppelgänger, the GoPro Hero 10 Bones features 5.3K 60p video recording and Emmy award-winning HyperSmooth 4.0 stabilization.

The Bones version includes the bigger sibling’s 1/2.3-inch sensor. And it has the same recording formats, such as 5.3K wide at 24, 50 and 60p, with slow-motion at 4K 120p or 240p at 2.7K wide resolution. And you can take 19.6MP photos from its 5K 4:3 video.

The Black Bones loses its counterpart’s front and rear screens. You can’t view them when the camera’s airborne, anyway. But that also means you can’t view your footage immediately when your drone lands. You’ll need to remove the memory card and view footage on your computer.

The GoPro Hero10 Black Bones is currently marked down from $549.98 to $399.98 if you buy it with a one-year Go Pro subscription.

Price: $399.98

Where to buy: GoPro


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