GoPro Unveils the HERO7 Black, Silver, and White Action Cameras

Donna Miller
September 21, 2018

Beyond the advanced 4K video, the Black will also have GoPro's HyperSmooth video stabilization. With gimbals and follow-cam angles becoming increasingly popular in the snow space among others, the new HERO7 aims to further reduce shakiness and unwanted camera movement by including additional image-stabilization features built into the camera.

First off though, we ought to point out that there are actually three cameras in the range: the $199 Hero 7 White, the $299 Hero 7 Silver, and then the $399 Hero 7 Black.

GoPro is updating its action camera lineup with a new flagship device as well as two new "active-lifestyle" cameras. Not only that, but HyperSmooth works underwater and in high-shock and wind situations where gimbals fail, making the HERO7 the ideal camera for active lifestyle enthusiasts that often find themselves in inclement weather. TimeWarp Video applies a high-speed, "magic-carpet-ride" effect to your videos. "GoPro wants you to imagine a walk through the city compressed into a" super-stabilised, sped-up version of itself, with the entire experience playing out in seconds". The big difference is that it will only record 4K video up to 30 fps and takes 10MP stills. Still shooting has also added a lot of the features you would expect from the latest crop of smartphones, with the new SuperPhoto feature providing intelligent scene analyzation with automatically applied HDR, local tone mapping and multi-frame noise reduction.

Another feature that's new to the Hero7 Black is the ability to livestream and share your videos online. Also, the Hero7 Black is fitted with a 12MP sensor, while the other two only have 10MP sensor.

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Starting off at the top, the Hero7 Black can record at 4K60, 2.7K120, and 1080p240. "All three models feature 2" LCD touchscreens and can be controlled via voice for when reaching the camera can be hard.

Meanwhile, the HERO7 Silver can capture 4K images but at up to 30 frames per second. There's no 8x slow mo either, but 2x instead. Its 10-megapixel sensor can shoot up to 1080p60 video with standard built-in stabilization.

But it's the Black that really captures the eye, using the GP1 chip that debuted in the Hero 6 to really drive performance onward with the new unit. You can still control it with your voice, use the touchscreen on the back, and bring it into water down to 33ft (10m).

The Hero7 Silver has many of those same features, especially the customization options.

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