very year or two, we hear of a new “best GoPro ever”, and indeed, every time, the latest HERO model lives up to the label. Over the years, in addition to improved image quality, a new collection of sophisticated and creative features was added each time, such as Voice Control. The GoPro HERO7 Black follows suit, offering the best of the preceding models’ features plus many new, super-creative ones. For example, the camera is designed to be used, in addition to the standard way, in portrait orientation. It can physically be turned into a portrait mode and shoot portrait photos that you can seamlessly upload to Instagram, Snapchat, and other social media sites. Please see the Features section below for a list of all the features.
The HERO7 Black captures up to Ultra HD 4K resolution video at up to 60 fps and applies built-in HyperSmooth Video Stabilization to let you get smooth, professional-looking video. HyperSmooth is a gimbal-like stabilization that feels out and predicts your movements and compensates for camera shake. Other recording resolutions include 2.7K at up to 120 fps for slow motion, and Full HD 1080p at up to 240 fps for super slow motion. Still images can be captured in up to 12MP resolution in bursts of up to 30 images per second.
The camera is waterproof without a housing down to 33′ and supports an optional dive housing that will let you go deeper many times over.
- HyperSmooth Video Stabilization
- Get gimbal-like stabilization-without the gimbal. HERO7 Black predicts your movements and corrects for camera shake to deliver much smoother footage.
- The HERO7 Black allows you to manually access and adjust color, ISO limit, sharpness, and other advanced settings via the Protune feature. Protune unlocks the camera’s full potential, delivering minimally compressed video optimized for professional productions.
- Shoot Vertically
- Flip the camera to the side and capture photos and videos in portrait orientation, perfect for Snapchat and Instagram.
- Voice Control
- Control your HERO7 Black hands-free with voice commands like “GoPro, take a photo” and “GoPro, start recording.”
- 33′ Waterproof
- HERO7 Black is waterproof down to 33′ natively, without a housing.
- Get the best photos automatically. With SuperPhoto, HERO7 Black intelligently applies HDR, local tone mapping, or noise reduction to optimize your shots.
- 4K60 Video & 12MP Photos
- The camera shoots up to Ultra HD 4K resolution video at 60 fps, and 12MP photos in bursts up to 30 fps.
– 4K up to 60 fps
– 2.7K up to 120 fps
– 1440p up to 120 fps
– 1080p up to 240 fps
- Equivalent Focal Length by Field of View
- – Standard Linear FOV: 24.4mm
– Standard Wide FOV: 16.5mm
– Standard SuperView FOV: 15.1mm
- Live Streaming
- Share your story live over Facebook Live while saving your streamed videos to your SD card.
- TimeWarp Video
- Capture super-stabilized time-lapse videos while you move about a scene. Increase the speed up to 30x to turn longer activities into shareable moments.
- 8x Slo-Mo Video
- With ultra-high frame rate 1080p240 video, you can slow things down by up to 8x to relive the moment in slow motion.
- Intuitive Touchscreen
- HERO7 Black features three main capture modes with streamlined settings, all accessible via the 2″ touchscreen display on the rear.
- Touch Zoom
- Perfectly frame your photos and videos just by touching the screen (operates in select video modes).
- Face, Smile & Scene Detection
- HERO7 Black knows when you face the camera, when you smile, and other gestures. The GoPro app (iOS/Android) uses those details to handpick your best shots and create interesting videos.
- Photo Timer
- A photo timer makes it easy to grab a GoPro selfie or group shot with everyone in the frame.
- Auto Transfer to Your Phone
- Your photos and videos move right to the GoPro app so you can post, text, Tweet, or Snapchat them fast.
- GPS Performance Stickers
- Track your speed, distance, and more. Add stickers to your videos in the GoPro app to show off how fast, far, and high you went as the action unfolds.
- QuikStories Enabled
- HERO7 Black automatically sends your footage to the GoPro app where it transforms into a fun, shareable video with music and effects. (QuikStories requires the GoPro and Quik mobile apps, available free for iOS and Android.)
- Auto Backup to the Cloud
- Free up space. With a GoPro Plus subscription, you can back up unlimited photos and 250GB of video right to the cloud.
- Advanced Noise Suppression
- HERO7 Black actively filters out wind, vibration, and handling noise for crisper, clearer audio quality.
- Raw Photos
- Capture raw photos for the highest quality and most flexibility in advanced photo editing.
- HEVC Video
- Save space on your SD card. Use the High Efficiency Video Compression (HEVC) recording format to cut large files to about half their size without losing any image quality.
- Other Features
- Time-lapse video
- Time-lapse photo (0.5 – 60 second intervals)
- 3-mic processing advanced wind noise reduction
- Wake on Voice
- Advanced metadata
- Supports optional 200′ GoPro dive housing
- Karma compatible
- Stereo audio capture
- Raw audio capture in .wav format
- 3.5mm audio mic input via optional GoPro 3.5mm mic adapter
- HDMI video output
- Video/photo exposure control
- Auto low light
- Continuous photo capture
- Night photo
- Night-lapse photo
- Status display screen on the front