GoPro Announces New HERO7 Action Camera

GoPro has announced the newest lineup for their renowned 4K action cameras – the HERO7 series.

Featuring the HERO7 Black, HERO 7 Silver, and HERO 7 white, the cameras boast several new key features that look to boost a company still struggling from its failed foray into the drone industry.

GoPro HERO7 Black

Heading the announcement is the HERO7 Black, GoPro’s flagship action camera which it believes “sets a new bar for video stabilization” due to its HyperSmooth software.

HyperSmooth is the all-new video stabilisation software from GoPro integrated into the HERO7 Black. HyperSmooth stabilises footage on par with a gimbal, without the need to attach one. GoPro also attests that the software performs well underwater and in other extreme conditions where a gimbal would not.

In addition, the HERO7 Black also features a “radical” new video capability termed TimeWarp. TimeWarp video compresses footage into a “super-stabilized” and sped-up version, playing out an entire sequence in amatter of seconds. Lengthy videos can be quickly transformed into short and smooth “magic-carpet-ride” films.

Sharing your footage from the new action camera has also been upgraded, with live streaming to services such as Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, and Twitch now possible.

Other features include:

  • 4K60 and 1080p240 video.
  • Ultra Slo-Mo at 8x slow motion in 1080p240.
  • Waterproof without a housing to 33ft.
  • Voice Control.
  • SuperPhoto intelligent scene analysation.
  • 2-inch touch display.
  • GPS Performance Stickers to track speed, distance, and elevation.
  • Enhanced audio.

GoPro HERO7 Silver

In the middle of the lineup is the HERO7 Silver, which has several similar features to the Black such as voice control, touchscreen, waterproof to 33ft, GPS, and more.

Despite this, the Silver lacks all new landmark features of the Black, such as HyperSmooth and TimeWarp, as well as live streaming. However, it does have an in-built electronic video stabilisation, time lapse capabilities, and the Silver can share videos directly to Instagram via the GoPro app.

The Silver shoots 4K30 video and 10MP photos, whilst sporting a 2-inch LCD touch screen.

Other features include:

  • Auto-backup to a cloud drive.
  • 2x slow motion video.
  • Photo timer.
  • Shoot vertically.
  • Auto-transfer to phone.

GoPro HERO7 White

The GoPro HERO7 White is designed for those looking to purchase their first action camera, as the cheapest and most basic of the three.

Shooting full HD video at 1440p60, the camera can also capture 10MP photos. That mean’s no 4K like the other two versions, and it also lacks the likes of GPS and greater dynamic range.

However, the White still can go to a depth of 33ft, and is voice controlled, as well as having the same 2-inch touchscreen as the others. It can also share stories directly to Instagram, and record slow motion in 2x like the Silver.

Other features include:

  • Shoot vertically.
  • Short Clips.
  • Auto-transfer to phone.
  • Photo timer.
  • Built-in electronic stabilisation.

The HERO7 Black, Silver, and White will retail for $399, $299, and $199. Pre-orders are available now for a September 27th release.

Ed Carr is a Yorkshire-born landscape photographer and nature writer. Having spent his youth in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, he takes any opportunity to don his hiking boots and head out, camera in hand. When not out taking pictures or hastily scribbling down his thoughts, Ed’s halfway up a hill out chasing after his dog, Hendrix.

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