GoPro Hero 10 Black Bones: an extra lightweight action camera for drones

GoPro Hero 10 Black Bones: an extra lightweight action camera for drones

GoPro Hero10 Black Bones is now official. This is practically the same version of the action camera presented in recent months, but subjected to weight loss with the specific intent of being mounted on drones that use an FPV (First Person View) guidance system. During use, the drone’s built-in camera is used to monitor the flight, while the GoPro can take care of capturing quality photos and videos.

To save weight and, given that when the camera is mounted on a drone it is useless, the first element to be sacrificed is the screen, which disappears in both versions, both the front one and the main rear one. The layout of the keys is also different, moving from the top to the back.

The battery is also gone, with the possibility of directly exploiting the one mounted on the drone through the standard connector used on this type of aircraft, GH1.25-3P, with support for batteries with 2S-6S / 5-27V specifications. The connector also allows the camera to be controlled directly from the remote control. Obviously, the MicroSD slot has not disappeared for recording footage.

We can clearly say that the extreme “weight loss cure” really worked. The camera weighs only 54 grams and has dimensions of 50mm x 68mm x 29mm. It should be noted that compared to its older sister, the new GoPro HERO10 Black Bones is not waterproof or water resistant, on the contrary it adopts a design designed to maximize the ventilation of the electronics, in order to allow long shooting even at the highest quality.