Three GoPro Hero7 cams announced, the Black model has HyperSmooth stabilization

Peter, 20 September 2018

B&H jumped the gun and revealed GoPro’s three new cameras. The company is back to a three tier scheme marked by colors.

The GoPro Hero7 Black is the top model with 4K at 60fps video capture. The most important addition here is HyperSmooth video stabilization, which promises “gimbal-like” smoothness. The camera’s 12MP sensor can capture 30fps photo bursts and RAW photos. There’s a SuperPhoto Auto HDR feature as well.

The Black model offers high bandwidth video capture – up to 78Mbps in 4K/60 – and is the only one here that has an external mic input and a removable battery. Live streaming is exclusive to the Black as well.

GoPro Hero7 Black
GoPro Hero7 Black

The GoPro Hero7 Silver has a 10MP sensor and it tops out at 4K at 30fps, also it has regular video stabilization. A feature available on all three models is vertical portrait mode for an Instagram Stories kind of aesthetic.

GoPro Hero7 Silver
GoPro Hero7 Silver

The GoPro Hero7 White is the basic model. It uses the same 10MP sensor, but tops out at 1080p at 60fps.

GoPro Hero7 White
GoPro Hero7 White

All three Hero7 models are waterproof up to 10m without a housing and feature a 2” touchscreen.

As we said, B&H jumped the gun so the pricing info is not available yet, we’ll update the article when the new GoPros launch in earnest. In the meantime, here’s a comparison table. Update: GoPro.com has the cameras on pre-order.

GoPro Hero7 Black GoPro Hero7 Silver GoPro Hero7 White
Sensor 12MP 10MP 10MP
4K 60 fps, 78 Mbps 30 fps, 30 Mbps -
1080p 240fps 60fps 60fps
Video stabilization HyperSmooth Yes Yes
Livestreaming Yes - -
Photos 12MP 30fps burst, RAW 10MP 15fps burst 10MP 15fps burst
Mic input Yes - -
Removable battery Yes - -
Waterproof 10m (33ft), dive housing available 10m (33ft) 10m (33ft)
Price $400 $300 $200

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Waiting for Yi to do something about it, their 4K+, despite already and is still great in the latest firmware, is getting a bit older. Weirdly enough, their latest offering is a low cost one.

  • Vasra

Toolittle, too late. GoPro is trying to reinvent itself as a sw company, as it has already lost the hardware race. Sony has the sensors, YI wipes the floor with Hero on price/performance.

  • Anonymous

they're not that bad, but, you can get a 4k action cam for 200, people wont care even if the gopro is great at 1080 and for 400+, its probably fine but the sonys are amazing and have been there a long time... gopro went for a nap and didnt ...

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