Have you got a new HERO 10, but are wondering how to get the best quality shots out of it? Look no further – in this post, you’ll get to learn about all the best settings on the GoPro HERO 10 Black for different activities and situations. There’s a cheat sheet that’s especially helpful if you’re just starting off with your HERO 10 and you aren’t super familiar with the settings part.

So, here we go!

 

GoPro HERO 10 Black Settings Cheat Sheet


If you want the best quality shots from your GoPro HERO 10, it’s best to change the settings based on your intended use case. Therefore, I’ve come up with this cheat sheet that will come in handy for you in different situations. Have a look at it below.

Here are the best settings that you can use for different activities and situations:

#1. Travel / Vlog / Documentary

hero 10 settings

Here are the best settings for shooting your travel vlogs or documentaries using the HERO 10 Black:

  • Resolution: 5.3K30
  • Lens: Wide or Linear
  • HyperSmooth: High

#2. POV Shots

gopro pov

Here are the best HERO 10 settings for some epic POV shots:

  • Resolution: 5K30 / 4K60 / 2.7K120
  • Lens: Wide or Linear
  • HyperSmooth: Standard

#3. Cinematic Shots

gopro cinematic

Looking to capture some cinematic footage using your HERO 10 Black? Here are the settings:

  • Resolution: 5.3K60
  • Lens: Wide or Linear
  • HyperSmooth: Standard

#4. Slow Motion

gopro slow motion

Use the following settings for shooting slow-motion footage using your HERO 10:

  • Resolution: 4K120 / 2.7K240
  • Lens: Wide or Linear
  • HyperSmooth: Standard

#5. Best Stabilization

If you want the best possible stabilization while keeping the widest FOV possible, then these HERO 10 settings will be your best bet:

  • Resolution: 5.3K30 / 4K60 / 2.7K120
  • Lens: Wide or Linear
  • HyperSmooth: High

#6. Low Light

GoPro Night Photography CityLights

For some great looking night or low-light shots, here are the best HERO 10 settings:

  • Resolution: 4K30 / 1080p60
  • Lens: Wide
  • HyperSmooth: High

#7. FPV Drone

hero 10 settings

For the best quality shots with an FPV drone, use these settings on your HERO 10 Black:

  • Resolution: 5K30 / 4K60
  • Lens: Wide
  • HyperSmooth: Off
  • ISO Max: 100

#8. TimeWarp

gopro time warp

Here are the best GoPro HERO 10 TimeWarp settings:

  • Resolution: 4K
  • Lens: Linear
  • Speed: 30x (for 10min+) / 15x (for 5-10min) / 5x or 10x (for 1-5min) / Auto.
  • ISO Max: 100

#9. Night Lapse

GoPro_News_HERO7_Black_Night_Lapse

– For Dark Skies & Stars:

  • Mode: Night Lapse Video
  • Resolution: 4K
  • Lens: Wide
  • Shutter: 30 seconds
  • Interval: Auto
  • ISO Max: 800

gopro night lapse

– For Cityscapes, Traffic, Sunrise & Sunset:

  • Mode: Night Lapse Video
  • Resolution: 4K
  • Lens: Wide
  • Shutter: Auto
  • Interval: 10s/ 15s / Auto
  • ISO Max: 100

#10. Air

GoPro Hero 10 settings

Here are the top recommended settings for your some amazing aerial shots:

Video Settings

  • 4K60, Wide Lens
  • 1080p120, Wide Lens
  • 15x TimeWarp 2.0 Video

Photo Settings

  • Time Lapse Photo (1-second interval)
  • 1080p120, Wide Lens
  • Burst (30/3 Rate), Wide Lens

#11. Bike

GoPro Hero 10 bike settings

Here are the best settings to capture some great shots while riding a bike:

Video Settings

  • 4K60 4:3, Wide Lens
  • 2.7K60 4:3, Wide Lens
  • 15x TimeWarp Video

Photo Settings

  • Time Lapse Photo (5-second interval), Wide Lens

#12. Indoor

GoPro Hero 10 Settings

Here are the best GoPro Hero 10 indoor settings:

Video Settings

  • 4K30 4:3, Wide Lens
  • 1080p30, Wide Lens

Photo Settings

  • Photo, Wide Lens

#13. Motor

GoPro Hero 10 Settings

Don’t forget to set up your HERO 10 with these recommended settings before heading out in your car:

Video Settings

  • 4K30 4:3, Wide Lens
  • 2.7K60 4:3, Wide Lens
  • 15x TimeWarp Video

Photo Settings

  • Time Lapse Photo (5-second interval), Wide Lens

#14. Selfie Shots

GoPro-Selfie-Shot

Here are the best Hero 10 video and photo settings for selfie shots:

Video Settings

  • 4K30 4:3, Narrow Lens
  • 4K60 4:3, Wide Lens

Photo Settings

  • Photo, Narrow Lens
  • SuperPhoto, Photo Timer

#15. Water

GoPro Hero 10 Settings

Here are the best video and photo settings when using the HERO 10 underwater:

Video Settings

  • 4K60, Wide Lens
  • 1080p240, Wide Lens

Photo Settings

  • Time Lapse Photo (2 or 5-second interval), Wide Lens
  • Burst (30/6 Rate), Wide Lens

#16. Snow

GoPro Hero 10 Snow Settings

Here are the recommended video and photo settings for snow shots using your GoPro HERO 10 Black:

Video Settings

  • 4K60, Wide Lens
  • 1080p120, Wide Lens
  • 15x TimeWarp Video

Photo Settings

  • Time Lapse Photo (1-second interval), Wide Lens
  • Burst (30/3 Rate), Wide Lens

#17. Trail

GoPro Hero 10 Trail Settings

Here are the HERO 10 video and photo settings that you should use while hiking:

Video Settings

  • 4K30 4:3, Wide Lens
  • 4K60 4:3, Wide Lens
  • 15x TimeWarp Video

Photo Settings

  • Photo, Wide Lens

 

To have a full overview of the various GoPro Settings, take a look at this post:

 

Final Words


In summary, HERO10 brings a whole new level of high quality with 5K 4:3, 5.3K-60, 4K 4:3-60, and 4K-120. You have better HyperSmooth in more modes and better image quality throughout.

 

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