The Hero 9 Black is the latest model from GoPro and, on paper, it’s the most impressive camera they’ve ever made when it comes to video, audio, stabilization and usability. They’ve specifically designed it to appeal to Vloggers, as can be seen by the inclusion of a front-facing screen. But many Vloggers are still using the five-year-old Sony X3000 and refuse to upgrade their camera, believing it has the best video, audio and stabilization of any Vlogging device on the market.
Is the 5K, dual screen, ultra-stable GoProHero 9 Black worth buying if you already own the Sony X3000? Can a five-year-old action camera compete with the latest and most technically impressive action camera on the market? This side-by-side comparison will let you know which is the best for Vlogging, video quality, audio quality and stabilization, as I pit the Balanced Optical SteadyShot (BOSS) system against Hypersmooth 3.0 in Boost Mode.