Whether it is video logging your ride or capturing the underwater adventure, the GoPro Hero 7 Black lives up to its expectations in every aspect. The camera sports a 12 MP lens that can record UHD 4K videos at 60 fps. You may also shoot in 1080p at 240 fps to create 8× slow motion videos. The camera incorporates the HyperSmooth video stabilization to reduce camera shakes significantly, providing a gimbal-like movement for your handheld videos. You can also take burst shots with the continuous shooting mode at 30 fps. The camera thinks like an artist where it recognizes important moments and creates a video by compiling them. With the GPS function, you can review your journey in the GoPro app. The voice control functionality is very beneficial when you need to operate the camera while bike riding, surfacing, or sky-diving. You can go live streaming your adventure on social media and save the streamed videos on an SD card. This new GoPro action camera has depth rating down to 33 feet for allowing scuba divers to record their underwater adventures.
Optics and Focus
The camera lens offers a wide-angle view of the scene that lets you frame landscapes with ease. You can orient the camera in portrait to capture photos for Snapchat and Instagram. The camera employs face and scene detection to select special moments in the videos to create a highlight reel. With the HyperSmooth image stabilization, you obtain shake-free videos whether the camera is being used handheld or mounted on your helmet.
Sensor and Screen
The Hero 7 Black has a touchscreen LCD that allows easy navigation through the camera menus and selection of different shooting modes. You can also control the zoom by touching the LCD screen.
Image and Video
This GoPro action camera shoots in 4K60 to allow the creation of slow-motion videos in post-processing. If you want to slow down the footage further, use the 1080p recording option that offers a stunning frame rate of 240fps. The TimeWrap video captures time-lapses as you record videos on the go. You can increase the playback speed up to 30× to shorten long activities into short moments that can be easily shared. The SuperPhoto function senses the scene to apply HDR, local tone mapping, and noise reduction to bring out most from the captured image. You can also take RAW images to get control over the final look during post-processing. If you are short on storage, the camera lets you shoot videos in HEVC that retains the image quality while reducing the file size significantly.
The camera comes with wireless connectivity that lets you stream live on social media platforms via the GoPro app installed on your smartphone. You may opt for the GoPro Plus subscription to store unlimited photos and up to 250 GB of videos on the cloud. With QuikStories enabled, the camera automatically transfers videos to your smartphone where the GoPro app creates a highlight video by selecting unique moments. The camera offers clean audio by removing noise made by wind, vibration, and handling of the unit. With the GPS trackers, the camera adds information stickers for speed, distance, and elevation to show how your journey unfolded. You can take selfies with your group by enabling the photo timer. The voice control function makes it easy to operate the camera while performing adventure activities such as paragliding, surfing, and more. You can take the Hero 7 Black on an underwater trip down to 33 feet without any worries.