Multiple reports describe that the newly announced GoPro HERO 10 camera overheats after just 20 minutes of recording. Overheating seems to occur in both high resolutions 5K capture modes and even in lower resolutions of 4K and 2K capture modes. This could prove to be a major problem if it cannot be fixed through a firmware upgrade.
YouTuber The Tech Chap recently uploaded a detailed review of the new GoPro HERO 10 camera. The reviews provide a detailed look at the new camera and all of the latest upgrades. The most notable upgrades include the faster-performing GP2 processor that boasts double the performance in essentially all areas. These include a faster user interface, better low-light performance, double the frames per second in various video modes, and faster refresh rates on the front screen.
These are all useful upgrades, especially if you plan on shooting in slow motion. The 4K 120p option could end up being a popular feature.
Unfortunately, early reports demonstrate how the GoPro HERO 10 will overheat after just recording around 20 minutes worth of footage. A second YouTuber, GadgetsBoy, has also confirmed this to be the case. The Tech Chap goes on to state that even after the latest update (H21.01.01.10.00), the overheating issues continue to be a problem.
Depending on your environment and how you shoot with a GoPro camera, there may be ways to extend the amount of time you can film with the camera. Hopefully, GoPro can fix this with a firmware upgrade; otherwise, the GoPro HERO 9 may end up being the better option.