The Hero 7 Black is GoPro’s new flagship offering, and while visually identical to the Hero 6 Black aside from colour, the 2018 model brings in some seriously compelling upgrades.
Most significant is GoPro’s new HyperSmooth video stabilisation feature, which builds upon the already-impressive electronic image stabilisation of its predecessor.
GoPro promises gimbal-like stability, plus it thrives in scenarios in which gimbals might fall short – underwater and very windy situations, for example.GoPro’s new top-end model is the first to live stream video wirelessly to services such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others.
The Hero 7 Black also introduces a TimeWarp Video feature, which speeds up, stabilises, and streamlines videos and plays them back at up to 30x speed.Overall, the spec sheet is a lot like the one from the previous Black edition, as the Hero 7 Black captures 4K HDR video at 60fps via its GP1 chip,
snaps 12-megapixel still photos, and can handle 8x slow-motion video at 1080p resolution and 240fps. It’s waterproof up to 10 metres without additional housing,
has an intuitive touch display, and packs in voice control as well.It’s also the only current GoPro with a small screen on the front for quick info at a glance, including battery life and resolution.