GoPro’s CEO Nick Woodman, confirmed during the HERO 12 event, the company is working on the GoPro Max 2, the next 360-camera in the lineup.
During the recent HERO 12 launch, Nick Woodman was asked when the next Max 360 camera will come out, something that’s been asked for the last couple of years now. In a surprising response, Woodman replied with the following.
“Oh yeah, I can confirm, we get this question a lot, there is an enormous interest in the next version of Max. And what I can confirm today is that it is in the works, and it will be worth the wait”.
GoPro Max 2 features
Since the launch of the original Max, a number of 360 cameras have been released, each bringing new features along with it. For this reason, we can assume that the Max 2 will be similar or even match the latest cameras from Insta360. A recent patent from GoPro focused on automating the framing of 360-degree footage, suggesting a smart editing and auto-framing feature will be coming.
We expect the Max 2 to feature quality of life upgrades and a larger sensor with a heavy focus on the automation aspect. Hit record and don’t worry about framing or positioning, Max 2 has you covered.
GoPro Max 2 release date
The original GoPro Max was released back in 2019, making the generational gap around the four-year mark. Combine this information with the openness to share that the company is working on the GoPro Max 2 suggests a launch might not be too far away.
Nick Woodman publicly sharing this information also suggests that the Max 2 is far enough along in its prototyping and production that the company is happy with it so far, only needing a couple of months more work to finalise features and get the camera in the hands of athletes for testing.