GoPro’s newly released Hero 7 Black replaced the Hero 6 Black as the company’s flagship camera. While the Hero 7 Black’s specs are basically the same as those of the Hero 6 Black, there are some added new features that truly set it apart.
Living up to its action camera moniker, the GoPro Hero 7 Black is designed to capture super-smooth footage of your latest, greatest, not-so-serene adventures. The Hero 7 Black comes with new ‘Hypersmooth’ electronic image stabilization, which GoPro founder Nick Woodman called “the best in-camera video stabilization in any camera, ever”. The Hero 7 Black’s HyperSmooth stabilization produces a gimbal-like flow without the added bulk of a gimbal.
Related to HyperSmooth is a new time-lapse mode called TimeWarp. TimeWarp allows you to capture super-stabilized time-lapse videos while you move about a scene. You can increase the speed up to 30x to turn longer activities into shareable moments.
The new SuperPhoto feature is GoPro’s attempt to replicate the intelligent auto modes seen on smartphones which can automatically recognize scenes and apply the optimal camera settings such as HDR, local tone mapping, or noise reduction. In addition to recognizing scenes, GoPro says the Hero 7 Black will be able detect faces and smiles; an ability that will also help it to pick the right clips for its automated QuikStories edit available on the Quik app.
Finally, the Hero 7 Black is the first GoPro that allows you to livestream directly to Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, and Twitch at 720p output; a feature that will undoubtedly be a big selling point for those with dreams of internet stardom!