Photo Rumors, citing sources based in China, is reporting a number of specs for the next generation of GoPro action cameras and has a set of purported images of the unreleased device.

According to Photo Rumors’ information, the action camera — expected to be called the GoPro Hero 8 — will be announced in September 2019.

The updated action camera is said to feature a new design with an optional housing that features cold-shoe mounts on the top and side for attaching accessories. Photo Rumors specifically mentions microphone, LED light and screen accessories. The leaked renderings show off the LED light and screen accessory, the latter of which appears to have a USB-C port on the side of it.

In terms of specs, Photo Rumors is reporting the action camera will be able to shoot 4K video at 120 fps and Full HD at 480 fps, all powered by a 12-megapixel sensor and GoPro-designed GP2 chipset. It’s also said the camera will feature an improved lens design for better image quality.

As with all rumors, the specifications should be taken with a grain of salt, but the renderings look identical to past product images from GoPro and the specifications do align with the incremental improvements GoPro has made over the years to its action camera lineup.


Image credits: Image via Photo Rumors, used with permission