Following Insta360 SMO 4K‘s success in the drone community, GoPro announced the naked version of their latest action camera. The ‘Bones’ edition of the popular HERO 10 Black uses the same 1/2.3” image sensor and powerful GP2 processor as its twice heavier twin brother. Weighting just 54grams it can be installed on ultra-light 2.5-4″ CineWhoop style FPV drones.
In order to make it as light as possible, GoPro has been removed from the HERO10 Black Bones camera all the unnecessary components such as displays and battery. The Bones is intended to be powered by the drone’s main camera and can’t work in standalone mode. Also, the naked HERO10 Black lost its waterproof or water-resistant capabilities.
The ReelSteady desktop APP (Windows and macOS) delivers stabilization that goes beyond the already stunning in-camera HyperSmooth 4.0 to give drone pilots the level of performance they demand. Using video metadata (GPMF), it delivers flawless results on virtually any shot.
Top FPV Video Modes of the GoPro 10 Bones
- 5.3K Wide 60/50/24p
- 5.3K SuperView 60/30/24
- 5K (4:3) Wide 30/25
- 4K Wide 120/100
- 4K (4:3) Wide 60/50/30/25
- 2.7K (4:3) Wide 120/100
- 2.7K Wide 240/200
As you can see in the image above, the GoPro HERO10 Black Bones has a minimalist design. On the back of the camera, is a standard mounting point that allows being installed on FPV drones. With the included mounting fingers, you can mount the camera on a standard GoPro mount.
The GH 1.25 3-pin Power connector, Status LED, Shutter and Mode buttons are also on the back of the camera. It can be controlled from the onboard buttons, remote controller, Quick APP, or from your drone’s transmitter.
HERO10 Black Bones Features
- No compromises flagship image quality and stabilization: the same premium high-performance imaging pipeline powered by GP2 as HERO10 Black – including GoPro’s Emmy® Award-Winning HyperSmooth and 5.3K60 and 4K120 video
- Lightest GoPro ever: weighs only 54 grams – perfect for 3″ class and larger drones
Well-ventilated, semi-durable enclosure: promotes continuous airflow cooling for long captures or flights
- Bring your own battery: compatible with existing drone batteries within spec (2S-6S, 5-27V)
- Multiple ways to control: use two physical buttons on the camera, the Quik App, GoPro Labs QR Codes, GoPro’s The Remote, or a drone’s transmitter
- Easy to set up: easy to mount on drones with a single screw boss, plus comes with an optional in-box adapter for the GoPro mounting ecosystem; utilizes standard FPV industry connector for quick setup
- Replaceable Lens Cover: in the event of a crash, the lens cover is replaceable; also compatible with third-party HERO9 Black and HERO10 Black ND filters for reducing the camera shutter speed to cinematic levels
- ReelSteady Stabilization included: license for Emmy® Award-Winning ReelSteady stabilization and other premium features in the GoPro Player + ReelSteady desktop app included with purchase
Price and availability
The HERO 10 Bones drone camera is priced at $399 at GoPro.com. This price includes a bonus 32GB micro SD card and 1-year of GoPro subscription. For now, the GoPro Bones is available only for US customers.
GoPro 11 will also have a “Naked” BONES version?
Is the lens cover supposed to twist off like other GoPro cameras? I want to to install a better ND filter on the Bones
Does the GoPro Bones handle 6S batteries well, or should I use a voltage regulator to lower the voltage?
Need advice on GoPro Bones settings for July 4’s fireworks. Thanks!
Here are GoPro’s recommendations for fireworks videos:
Mode: Night Lapse Photo Mode
Shutter: 2, 5 or 10 seconds.
Shutter speed will depend on how large the fireworks are. In general, the sweet spot is a 5-second exposure, and a longer shutter speed will work nicely for larger fireworks. Mix it up for different looks!
White Balance: 3200 – 4000K
ISO Min: 100
ISO Max: 800
ISO Min and Max also depends on the size of the fireworks. 100 will result in a cleaner and crisper photo but darker, while 800 will be noisier but much lighter.
PRO TIP: Shoot with RAW On for more editing control in post.
One genius dude connected together seven GoPro Bones cameras to make a VR 360 camera.
Wish I could order a GoPro Bones in the Germany or anywhere in Europe
GoPro Bones or GoPro 7 Naked for 2.5″ CINEWHOOP?
Just got mine. Attention: the power cable of Bones is different from the one is used by the Naked GoPro. The Bones has a Molex Pico-SPOX and the Naked has a JST GH!
Does the hero 10 bones come with a ReelSteady license?
Another marketing lie!. The GoPro Bones actually Weigh 59-62g, not 54g!
I recently got the GoPro Hero 10 Bones. It is a superb CineWhoop camera. I created a balance connector that connects to my 4S and 6S LIPOs instead of soldering directly onto the flight controller. This way I can switch from one drone to another easily.
How to power the GP10 Bones when is mounted on the dji fpv drone?
The Naked GoPro Bones works great on my 3″ CineWhoop. Added 3 minutes flight time over full-size Hero 10 on the same drone.
Some dude already made a Naked GP10 Bones that weigh only 36 grams!
Yes! Bones need to get naked.
Hey, GoPro there are also many FPV pilots outside of the US! I hope we’ll get the new Hero 10 Bones soon in the EU, too
As an FPV pilot, I’ve been waiting for this crazy light GP10 Bones for years!
Is it still has audio?
Yes, it has a microphone in front of the camera.
Why are they charging $400?? We paid less for the fully encased version with 2 displays and a battery.
Yes, You can get a $50 action cam off eBay and it does not freeze or overheat!
Yes, more money for less features! That’s a hard pass.
Yes! No screens, battery, and easier to produce, and still the same premium price