20 September 2018
GoPro has announced Hero 7 action camera lineup that includes Hero 7 Black, Hero 7 Silver, and Hero 7 White. These cameras aren’t just different from each other in colors but also in function. The highlight of the bunch is Hero 7 Black which comes with HyperSmooth stabilization. They differ from each other in terms of image and audio quality. All three have a 2-inch touchscreen with an intelligent feature called Touch Zoom.
Talking first about the Hero 7 Black, this action camera can record 4K videos at 60fps, 2.7K at 120fps, and 1080p at 240 fps. Also, it captures 12MP photos at up to 30fps. It comes with some social-media-centric features like live streaming option would let you stream your moments to the world.
This function shares videos online even as you’re recording them. It can capture vertical videos and photos, set photo timers for selfies and limit videos to social-friendly 15-30 seconds lengths. It lets you use effects like HDR in photos, smile, and scene detection.
Coming to the Hero 7 Silver, it doesn’t have HyperSmooth or 60fps 4K video recording feature, but it still includes some good features. For instance, it has improved video stabilization and features like voice control and vertical videos. The HERO7 Silver records 4K video but at up to 30 fps, and with standard image stabilization and a maximum 4K bitrate of 30 Mb/s.
The HERO7 Silver and White aren’t designed for slow-motion capture and top out at 60 fps (in 1080p) as the highest frame rate.
Next up is the Hero 7 White that records full HD videos at 60fps. It comes with built-in video stabilization and also features vertical Portrait Mode for Social Media like the Black and Silver versions of Hero 7.
The Hero 7 models can be pre-ordered now, with retail launches starting September 27th internationally and September 30th in the US. The price of the Hero 7 Black is $399; the price of Hero 7 Silver is $299, and the Hero 7 White costs $199.