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GoPro Hero 9's biggest problem can not be fixed

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GoPro is trying to be a picture camera company.  They put more megapixels into a tiny sensor on the Hero 9.  It's good for photos but really bad for video especially if you are filming in low light.  The only fix is to make a camera with less megapixels or enlarge the sensor. 


This first picture proves the point.  Take a good look at his arm.  It is glowing because the Hero 9 is having issues exposing it properly in the low light situation.  The Hero 5 does not have this issue in this example.  The Hero 6, 7, and 8 would have similar results (no glow).  This is because they have less megapixels on the same sized sensor.


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Now add even more low light and it ruins the video completely on the Hero 9 (sun had just set).


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I am asking (begging) GoPro to think about what they want to do with their future cameras.  Make them action cameras or make them photo cameras.  Less megapixels or a bigger sensor would create an awesome action camera.  Not everyone can film in perfect lighting!