- 6K spherical video capture capabilities
- Voice control and live-streaming
- OverCapture user-friendly video editing system
- 1,600mAh battery
- Hypersmooth video stabilisation
When it comes to video, especially action-cam footage, GoPro has always managed to produce incredible results. The GoPro Max is another camera from GoPro making waves.
Video capture capabilities
This device possibly offers the best 360 video capture capabilities of any device we’ve seen. Likely because it’s capable of capturing 6K video at 30fps. Where the GoPro Max really shines though is in usability. GoPro’s OverCapture video editing system allows users to easily create brilliant footage from their recordings.
This OverCapture tech even offers the ability to flatten 360 videos to make them viewable on any device – including TVs and create a “tiny planet”-like view or make sharp transitions at certain points.
The results are something pretty special and set this 360 camera apart from the crowd.
Durability and flexibility
Like other cameras in the GoPro range, the GoPro Max is a flexible and durable camera. This device is waterproof up to 16 feet and can be used underwater and with some abuse – making it suitable for use with watersports.
A removable 1,600mAh battery and a USB-C port that supports fast charging make it pretty flexible too. A touchscreen even lets you see what you’re capturing and widens its appeal.
360 video makes a lot of sense in extreme sports areas and with the sort of footage GoPro fans will be capturing. It’s therefore easy to see why GoPro created the Max (itself a soft reboot of the older Fusion camera) and where it sits in this market. As such, it’s well worth considering.
The GoPro Max offers some of the best results we’ve seen in terms of capture quality. It’s also easy to use with the OverCapture functionality on a smartphone. It boasts a great feature list and impressive specifications, but it does come with a pretty hefty price tag.
GoPro’s expertise when it comes to action cameras has come to bear brilliantly on the Max — it’s great for filming whatever activities you’d want it to, and is also adaptable. When you need 360 footage, it’ll produce the goods, but can also film all sorts of other quality video.
- User-friendly video editing system
- Tripod mounting as standard
- Waterproof and durable build
- Excellent footage results
- Touchscreen so that you can see what you’re capturing
- One of the more expensive 360 camera options