FIRST LOOK VIDEO REVIEW OF THE NEW GOPRO HERO 7

GOPRO HERO 7 BLACK EDITION £379.99

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9 out of 10
What we like The incredible new HyperSmooth video, the upgraded recording quality, the improved photo stills (HDR), with better integration with the mobile app and live streaming capability. Voice control is awesome too, no more fiddling about. What we don't like As expected there hasn't been an improvement on battery life, there had to be something they haven't improved on! Also, it looks very similar to the previous iteration of GoPro from a hardware point of view, but hey don't fix what ain't broken. The bottom line The GoPro Hero 7 Black edition is the best smart action camera ever made – by a long way. The technical spec on this is next level and they've pretty much answered every question that's been asked of them to date. Bravo, GoPro.

Night Slides video review of the new GoPro Hero7 black edition in the UK

WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT THE NEW GOPRO?

Two things:

  1. The ‘HyperSmooth’ in-camera stabilisation
  2. The awesome function that’s timewarp(!)

GoPro have seriously hit it out the park with the new Hero 7 Black. Like, seriously.

It’s the best they’ve ever made and it’s a genuine contender for digital camera of the year, even over the advances in smartphone camera technology and how far mirrorless cameras have come, too.

One of the main reasons we haven’t been using GoPro much of late is solely down to the disproportionate amount of time spent correcting stabilisation of video capture in post-production (or have to use a gimbal), so to say HyperSmooth is a welcomed inclusion to the new lineup of GoPros is an understatement.

THE REASONS TO BUY THE NEW GOPRO HERO 7

On top of the brilliantly executed HyperSmooth in-camera stabilisation and the fantastic TimeWrap (hyperlapse) mode that from the video above looks incredible, there are a few more main pointers as to why you’ll have to seriously consider investing in the latest GoPro Hero 7 Black edition; and they are:

  • The smoothest 4K video at 60fps (up from 30fps)
  • The microphone has been significantly improved
  • Being able to use your voice to control the camera
  • High dynamic range of photo mode is greatly improved
  • Live streaming direct to Facebook or Instagram (WiFi or network)
  • 960p resolution at 240fps (HD slow-motion technology)
  • Auto white balance that detects scene (water/snow/beach/forest etc.)
  • Default video mode is 1440p at 60fps (in 4:3 aspect as well)

Night Slides video review of the new GoPro Hero7 black edition in the UK

A resident of the French Alps village of Chamonix (and a native Kiwi), Sally holds a wealth of sustainable travel experience sharing her musings on nightslides.com about. Sally focuses on the benefits of clean eating and mindfulness through yoga to keeping a healthy mind.

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