Three versions of GoPro Hero 7 officially launched, featuring HDR and 4K video at 60fps

Sep 20, 2018

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Three versions of GoPro Hero 7 officially launched, featuring HDR and 4K video at 60fps

Sep 20, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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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.

When photos of the new GoPro cameras first leaked, we could have seen that there would be three different cameras. And so it is: they range from the GoPro Hero 7 Black, over the GoPro Hero 7 Silver, to the cheapest (and weakest) GoPro Hero White. Here are the specs of all three new GoPro cameras.

GoPro Hero 7 Black

The GoPro Hero 7 Black has some additions when compared to its predecessor, such as the vertical portrait mode, scene/smile recognition, live streaming, HDR for photos and looping 15 or 30-second videos. GoPro claims that the stabilization has been improved over the GoPro Hero 6 Black as well and that now the camera offers “gimbal-like stabilization.”

Camera
Sensor 1-Chip CMOS
Sensor Resolution 12 MP
Recording
Recording Media 1 x microSD (256 GB Maximum)
Video Format 3840 x 2160p at 24/30/60 fps (78 Mb/s MP4 via H.264)
3840 x 2160p at 24/30/60 fps (78 Mb/s MP4 via H.265)
2704 x 1520p at 24/30/60/120 fps
1920 x 1440p at 24/30/60/120 fps
1920 x 1080p at 24/30/60/120/240 fps
1280 x 960p at 120/240 fps
1280 x 720p at 60/240 fps
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 12 Megapixel, 4000 x 3000
Audio Format WAV
Display
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 2″
Screen Resolution 320 x 480
Exposure Control
Photo ISO Range 100 – 3200 (Auto)
Video ISO Range 100 – 6400 (Auto)
Burst Photo 30 Photos / 1 Second
Features
Image Stabilization Digital
Waterproof Depth Rating 33.0′ / 10.0 m (Camera)
Built-In Mic Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Tripod Mount None
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C
Outputs 1 x Micro-HDMI (Type D)
Microphone Input Yes
General
Battery Rechargeable Battery Pack, 3.85 VDC
Charging Method USB
Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.4 x 1.3 x 1.8″ / 6.2 x 3.2 x 4.5 cm
Weight 4.13 oz / 117 g

GoPro Hero 7 Silver

The GoPro Hero 7 Silver has significantly lower performance compared to the Hero 7 Black. However, it does offer a few of the same features, such as portrait orientation and Boomerang-style looping videos.

Camera
Sensor 1-Chip CMOS
Sensor Resolution 10 MP
Recording
Recording Media 1 x microSD
Video Format 3840 x 2160p at 24/30 fps (30 Mb/s MP4 via H.264)
1920 x 1440p at 30/60 fps
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 10 Megapixel, 3648 x 2736
Display
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 2″
Screen Resolution 320 x 480
Exposure Control
Photo ISO Range 100 – 1600 (Auto)
Video ISO Range 100 – 1600 (Auto)
Burst Photo 15 Photos / 1 Second
Features
Image Stabilization Digital
Waterproof Depth Rating 33.0′ / 10.0 m (Camera)
Built-In Mic Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Tripod Mount None
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C
Outputs None
Microphone Input No
General
Battery Rechargeable Battery Pack, 3.85 VDC
Charging Method USB
Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.4 x 1.8 x 1.1″ / 6.2 x 4.5 x 2.8 cm
Weight 3.33 oz / 94.4 g

GoPro Hero 7 White

The GoPro Hero 7 White is the lowest in performance and in the price of these three cameras. In terms of specs, it’s more similar to the budget-friendly GoPro Hero that the company launched earlier this year than to the other two Hero 7 models. It does share some of the features with them too, such as the vertical orientation and the short looping videos. But for the same (or lower) price, perhaps you could buy a used Hero 5. Or hack a GoPro Hero into Hero 5, maybe.

Camera
Sensor 1-Chip CMOS
Sensor Resolution 10 MP
Recording
Recording Media 1 x microSD
Video Format 1920 x 1440p at 30/60 fps (H.264)
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 10 Megapixel, 3648 x 2736
Display
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 2″
Screen Resolution 320 x 480
Exposure Control
Photo ISO Range 100 – 1600 (Auto)
Video ISO Range 100 – 1600 (Auto)
Burst Photo 15 Photos / 1 Second
Features
Image Stabilization Digital
Waterproof Depth Rating 33.0′ / 10.0 m (Camera)
Built-In Mic Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Tripod Mount None
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C
Outputs None
Microphone Input None
General
Battery Rechargeable Battery Pack
Charging Method USB
Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.4 x 1.1 x 1.8″ / 6.2 x 2.8 x 4.5 cm
Weight 3.26 oz / 92.4 g

All three cameras are ready for preorders and they will start shipping on 28 September:

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Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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4 responses to “Three versions of GoPro Hero 7 officially launched, featuring HDR and 4K video at 60fps”

  1. blokeinusa Avatar
    blokeinusa

    So they killed off the gopro session line. Sad…

  2. Stefan Kohler Avatar
    Stefan Kohler

    How can I hack my GoPro 3 with a new firmware to have the same specs?

    1. SKStark Avatar
      SKStark

      It’s not that simple as the GoPro 7 has at least twice the RAM as even the 6. It may look the same, but there are very real hardware differences that affect the capability.

    2. Trevor Rubatzky Avatar
      Trevor Rubatzky

      Same way you hack into your skateboards firmware to turn it into a car.