GoPro presents the new Actioncam Hero 7 Black with few structural changes. Filmed in 4K with 60fps (with max 78 Mbps), as with the Hero 6, the slow-motion options in 2.7K with 120fps and 1080p with 240fps remain untouched. New is a HyperSmooth image stabilization, which according to GoPro should offer gimbal-like results. The manufacturer doesn&t reveal how this stabilization works -- but it seems to work electronically and process motion data from gyro sensors. According to The Verge, the same GP1 processor works as in the Hero 6, but with more RAM than before.
Furthermore the new Hero 7 Black is able to stream video live to portals like Facebook, Twitch, YouTube, Vimeo etc. via the mobile GoPro app. The audio recording seems to have improved -- a newly developed audio technology is designed to record an increased dynamic range, reducing unwanted vibrations when recording with mounts.
A trendy upright video mode is new, as is the TimeWarp feature, which means stabilized time-lapse videos at up to 30x speed. A digital zoom can be used as "touch zoom" in some video resolutions. The menu operation has been revised.
Voice control and the up to 10m waterproof camera exterior were already available on the previous model. Also the price remains as before -- 430 Euro costs the GoPro Hero 7, starting from 28 September is to be delivered.
Starting from the Hero 5 GoPro had stopped with the color-coded model variants, but now again a Silver and White model come with decreasing resolution and - differently than with the Black Edition - a firmly installed battery. Also, another image sensor (with 10 MP instead of 12 MP) as well as another processor are installed. The Silver model for 299 dollars offers 4K only up to 30FPS (30 Mb/s), plus 1440p 60/30 and 1080p 60. It has image stabilization on board, but not the same as the new Hero 7 Black. The White Edition delivers max. 1440p 60/30, one stabilization on two axles and costs 199 dollars.
The GoPro Hero 7 Trio -- Black, Silver, White