After some pretty detailed leaks, GoPro has now officially launched Hero 7, their latest action camera. Or better to say: three cameras. The Hero 7 comes in Black, Silver and White version, and each of them has different specs and expectedly – different prices.
Although we aren’t supposed to see the upcoming GoPro Hero 7 until later this month, a recently leaked set of photos gives us quite a good glimpse at the camera. A store display shows three variants of the new action cam, and it appears that only one of them will have the front-facing display like its predecessor.
While camera companies are racing who will use more advanced and modern tech, GoPro has decided to go a different route. They have just launched HERO, a simplified and budget-friendly action camera. For the price of $220, HERO (no number, just HERO) is aimed at capturing your everyday stories and adventures.
With the release of the new HERO6 Black, GoPro continues to advance and refine what we can expect out of an action camera. Released just one year after the HERO5 Black, the HERO6 Black has all the right upgrades in all the right places.
First, let’s look at what hasn’t changed. The HERO6 retains the same small design with rounded corners as last year’s model, along with the 2 button layout and the 2″ touch screen on back. It also has the same 12MP resolution as the HERO5. It is still waterproof down to 10 meters without the need for a separate housing. It even continues to use the same 1200mAh battery as the HERO5. In fact, the only way to tell the difference between the two cameras is by the vertical “HERO6” on the lens side of the camera.
GoPro Hero 6 is officially here. The company has launched the new action camera, which looks a lot like its predecessor, GoPro Hero 5. However, it’s the inside that changed, and the new model brings some improvements. The processor is new, and the features like frame rates, image stabilization and image quality are improved in comparison to the Hero 5.
With the expansion and increased availability of action cameras, we’ve seen tons of different videos. Many of them are really epic, fun or so stupid that they cause some kind of a reaction. Because of this, our criteria rise and it’s not that easy to get impressed and amused anymore. But then, something like this comes up.
Dušan Vižnik was filming a bicycle ride through the woods in Slovakia when suddenly, a bear showed up running towards the cyclist in front of him. It’s scary as hell, and definitely an action cam video that will grab your attention.
Yi 4K camera was announced as “GoPro killer.” Since then, they have issued a new and improved version, Yi 4K+, which is another model threatening to shadow GoPro with its price-quality ratio. YouTuber iPhonedo has released a video where he compared this action camera with its two rivals: GoPro Hero 5 Black and Sony FDR X3000. He attached all three of them side by side and went out for a couple of test shots. Let’s take a look which one has the best performance in different categories like image quality, stabilization, battery life and more.
A little more information is coming out on the two new Nikon KeyMission 80 bodycam, and KeyMission 170 action cam. The most obvious one being that the KeyMission 80 appears to be coming in multiple colour options. I’m not quite sure what’s going on with the silver & leather look one, though. Perhaps it’s supposed to be “retro”. You know, to remind you of those old school bodycams from the 60s and 70s.
Still, both Nokishita and Digicame-info are reporting sets of specs, and both have released new images of the cameras. Interestingly, it appears that even though the KeyMission 170 is natively waterproof without an external housing, one is being made. If the image is accurate, the housing increases the depth to 40m (or 132ft).