GoPro HERO7 Black, Silver and White revealed: All the specs

JC Torres - Sep 20, 2018, 12:01am CDT
GoPro HERO7 Black, Silver and White revealed: All the specs

GoPro, the action camera company that started it all, isn’t scheduled to unveil its latest generation of action cameras until later today, but someone seems to have been a wee bit too excited and pushed the “Publish” button a bit early. Thanks to that, we’re getting an early look at the GoPro HERO7 generation that has not just one, not even just two, but three cameras. Make no mistake, their difference goes beyond mere looks.

There are three HERO7 action cameras being launched this year: Black, Silver, and White. More than just aesthetic differences, the three cameras are color-coded for their specific capabilities, following the tradition GoPro has already set in their previous camera generations.

The HERO7 Black is the crème de la crème as far as features go. It’s the action camera for pros who want Hollywood-level footage. That’s no problem for the Black’s 4K 60 fps recording capabilities. That too much? You can also go lower at 2.7K for 120 fps. And if you really need super slow-mo, there’s 1080p at 240 fps too. And it isn’t just video either. The HERO7 Black records stereo and raw audio and can even support an external mic.

• Record 4K60, 2.7K120, and 1080p240 Video
• Capture 12MP Photos at up to 30 fps
• HyperSmooth Video Stabilization
• Vertical Portrait Mode for Social Media
• SuperPhoto Auto HDR Photo Enhancement
• 33′ Waterproof without a Housing
• Touch Zoom Framing via Intuitive 2″ LCD
• Face, Smile, and Scene Detection
• Live Streaming, TimeWarp Video
• Voice Control, Raw Photos, and Much More

Though not as capable, the HERO7 Silver doesn’t lag too far behind. It’s 10 megapixel sensor (versus the Black’s 12 MP) is still capable of 4K recording but capped at 30 fps. No super slow-mo either as its fastest frame rate stops at 60.

• Record 4K30, 1440p60, and 1080p60 Video
• Capture 10MP Photos at up to 15 fps
• Built-In Video Stabilization
• Vertical Portrait Mode for Social Media
• 33′ Waterproof without a Housing
• Touch Zoom Framing via Intuitive 2″ LCD
• Voice Control, Time-Lapse Capture
• Photo Timer for Individual/Group Selfies
• GPS Performance Stickers & More

A step lower is the HERO7 White, but don’t be quick to knock it for that. Its 10 megapixel sensor may only be capable of 1080p60 video but it shares many of the same qualities as Black and Silver. That includes built-in stabilization, a vertical capture mode that’s perfect for social media, a 2-inch touch screen, and, of course, a level of ruggedness that makes it impervious to water under 33 feet. And that’s without a waterproof case! In other words, while the Black is for the pros, the White is for the hobbyist who wants to get his feet wet. Literally even.

• Full HD 1080p60 Video
• 10MP Photos at up to 15 fps
• Built-In Video Stabilization
• Vertical Portrait Mode for Social Media
• 33′ Waterproof without a Housing
• Touch Zoom Framing via Intuitive 2″ LCD
• Voice Control, Time-Lapse Capture
• Photo Timer for Individual/Group Selfies

With a new range of HERO7 cameras for every kind of user, GoPro is set to recapture the action camera market that has been filling up with rivals and knockoffs. All that’s left now is to wait for GoPro to actually announce the HERO7 Black, HERO7 Silver, and HERO7 White and see how much they will cost.


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