GoPro Hero 7 Black – Shaky Video is Dead?

GoPro Hero 7 Black – Shaky Video is Dead?

Is shaky video really dead? Did GoPro basically eliminate the need for a gimbal? A GoPro is a great tool in specific applications, key word, tool. If a GoPro is all you can afford then by all means pick one up. It’s a great camera for specific applications and the best camera is the one you have with you!

Usually what I do is wait until the new one comes out and then grab the previous model on Amazon for pretty cheap, like this GoPro Hero 6 Black. Generally the newest camera is not worlds above the old camera and I can save some money so I see great value in doing it this way.

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I have been using GoPro since the very beginning with the GoPro Hero. I’ve also used, cough cough, other look-alike GoPro action cameras from China for a fraction of the price. Was the quality the same, not exactly, but it was usable quality and it only cost me $40-$45 shipped. I could’ve bought four or five of these for the price of one GoPro.

The next rendition of GoPro’s action cam comes in three different flavors. Black (finally they got it right), Silver, and White.

Check out my unboxing video I did below;

Compare GoPro Cameras

HERO7 White HERO7 Silver HERO7 Black Fusion
KEY FEATURES
Photo 10MP 10MP (With HDR) 12MP (With SuperPhoto) 18MP
Video 1080p60* 4K30 4K60 5.2K30
Spherical Capture
OverCapture
Battery Built-In Built-In Removable Removable
Waterproof Without a Housing
2-inch Touch Screen (With Touch Zoom)
Video Stabilization Standard Standard HyperSmooth Spherical
Voice Control
Wake on Voice
Auto Offload to Your Phone
Time Lapse Video
Slo-Mo 2x 2x 8x 2x
Live Streaming
SuperPhoto
TimeWarp Video
GP1 Chip
GPS
QuikStories
Advanced Metadata
Protune
Karma Compatible
Super Suit (Protection + Dive Housing) Compatible
AUDIO FEATURES
Advanced Wind Noise Reduction  2-mic processing  2-mic processing  3-mic processing  4-mic processing
Stereo Audio
360 Audio
RAW Audio Capture .wav format
3.5 mm Audio Mic In With Pro 3.5mm Mic Adapter
CONNECTED FEATURES
Wi-Fi + Bluetooth®
Connects to GoPro App
Auto Upload to Cloud With GoPro Plus subscription With GoPro Plus subscription With GoPro Plus subscription
GPS
HDMI Video Out With Micro HDMI Cable
VIDEO
5.2K  30 fps
Narrow FOV
Medium FOV
Wide FOV
SuperView FOV
Linear FOV
4K
Narrow FOV
Medium FOV
Wide FOV 30, 24 fps 60, 30, 24 fps
SuperView FOV 30, 24 fps
Linear FOV
4K (4:3)
Narrow FOV
Medium FOV
Wide FOV 30, 24 fps
SuperView FOV
Linear FOV
3K 60 fps
Narrow FOV
Medium FOV
Wide FOV
SuperView FOV
Linear FOV
2.7K
Narrow FOV
Medium FOV
Wide FOV 120, 60, 30, 24 fps
SuperView FOV 60, 30, 24 fps
Linear FOV 60, 30, 24 fps
2.7K (4:3)
Narrow FOV
Medium FOV
Wide FOV 60, 30, 24 fps
SuperView FOV
Linear FOV 60, 30, 24 fps
1440p
Narrow FOV
Medium FOV
Wide FOV 60, 30 fps 60, 30 fps 120, 60, 30, 24 fps
SuperView FOV
Linear FOV 60, 30, 24 fps
1080p
Narrow FOV
Medium FOV
Wide FOV 60, 30 fps* 60, 30 fps* 240, 120, 60, 30, 24 fps
SuperView FOV 120, 60, 30, 24 fps
Linear FOV 120, 60, 30, 24 fps
960p
Narrow FOV
Medium FOV
Wide FOV 240, 120 fps
SuperView FOV
Linear FOV
720p
Narrow FOV
Medium FOV
Wide FOV 240, 60 fps
SuperView FOV
Linear FOV
Video File Format MP4 (H.264) MP4 (H.264) MP4 (H.264/AVC), MP4 (H.265/HVEC) MP4 (H.264)
Max Video Bit Rate 40 Mb/s (1440p) 60 Mb/s (4K) 78 Mb/s (4K) 120 Mb/s (Protune)
Auto Low Light
Exposure Control
PHOTO
Megapixels 10MP 10MP 12MP 18MP
Burst Rates 15/1 15/1 Auto, 30/1, 30/2, 30/3, 30/6, 10/1, 10/2, 10/3, 5/1, 3/1 Auto, 30/1, 30/2, 30/3, 30/6, 10/1, 10/2, 10/3, 5/1, 3/1
Time Lapse Photo Intervals 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds
Continuous Photo Capture
SuperPhoto
RAW Photo Capture
Exposure Control
MODES
Photo
Burst Mode
Night Photo
Video
Looping
Time Lapse Photo
Time Lapse Video
TimeWarp Video
Night Lapse Photo
Slo-Mo 2x 2x 8x 2x
Photo Timer
DESIGN + DIMENSIONS
Dimensions 62.3 W x 44.9 H x 28.3 D (mm) 62.3 W x 44.9 H x 28.3 D (mm) 62.3 W x 44.9 H x 33 D (mm) 74 W x 75 H x 40 D (mm)
Weight 92.4g 94.4g 116g 220g
Status Screen
Touch Display
GP1 Chip
HDMI Port
USB Port USB-C USB-C USB-C USB-C
Memory Storage microSD™ with at least Class 10 or UHS-I rating microSD™ with at least Class 10 or UHS-I rating microSD™ with at least Class 10 or UHS-I rating 2 microSD™ cards with at least Class 10 or UHS-II/III rating
Microphones 2 2 3 4
LEDs 2 2 3 2
Battery Built-in Built-in Removable 1220mAh lithium-ion rechargeable Removable 2620mAh lithium-ion rechargeable
Replaceable Lens
CAMERA PROTECTION
Camera Protection (US/ROW country specific)
Camera Protection [US] Included with GoPro Plus Subscription Included with GoPro Plus Subscription Included with GoPro Plus Subscription Included with GoPro Plus Subscription
Camera Protection [ROW] Included with GoPro Care

For a limited time, GoPro is offering a $100 trade up reward for your old gear on a trade-in for their new camera. Basically this knocks $100 off the price of a brand new camera so the Hero7 Black is now $299 plus tax. Also, they are throwing in a brand new Samsung 32GB SD card as well. When I put the Hero7 in my shopping cart and went to check out, the total was $329.74 for the GoPro Hero7 Black and the 32GB Samsung mini SD card. Not a bad deal at all. I wonder what Black Friday deals there will be…hmmm??

The biggest improvement I am told is the built in stabilization software GoPro has implemented. No more shaky video? Really? We will see about that but first reviews look promising.

Like I said early in the article, I have been using GoPro from the beginning and that’s how I got started vlogging. For around $300, you can’t beat the portability and different uses for a camera of this size. Did I mention that you could take this about anywhere you go?Here is a vacation vlog from a couple of years ago that was recorded with the GoPro Hero 3 and is one of my more popular videos with over 21,000 views.

What are your thoughts, leave a comment down below and let me hear your experience with the new GoPro Hero 7 Black.


NavigatorNick

One thought on “GoPro Hero 7 Black – Shaky Video is Dead?

  1. I hope that you won’t stop writing such interesting articles, I love the GoPro too. I’m waiting for more of your content. It’s so good that i’m going follow you on instagram @navigator.nick

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