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GoPro Hero7 Black

GoPro launches Hero7 Black Action Camera:

Struggling action camera maker GoPro which launched the action camera genre has now announced the HERO7 Black action camera. The Hero7 Black captures Ultra HD 4K (3840×2160) resolution video at up to 60 fps. And it has packed a built-in HyperSmooth Video Stabilization in the Hero7 Black to ensure that the video is smooth and looks professional unlike shaky videos from action cameras.

GoPro Hero7 Black with UHD 60p video

HyperSmooth is a built-in feature which gives gimbal-like stabilization. It predicts the shooters movements and compensates for camera shake. This is a significant feature which ensures that you can even walk and talk or hike up a mountain and use the footage. No need for a gimbal. So there is weight and cost saving while retaining the compact form factor.

The Hero7 Black can also record at 2.7K resolution at up to 120 fps for slow motion. For 1080p finish this would be very useful. Also one can shoot at Full HD 1080p at up to 240 fps for super slow motion.

The Hero7 Black can click still images at a maximum 12MP resolution in bursts of up to 30 images per second.

Like its pervious Hero6 Black, the Hero7 Black camera is waterproof upto 33 feet deep. If you need to dive deeper than there are optional diving housings available. It has a touchscreen at the back for review or changing settings etc.

The Hero7 Black comes with all the features present in previous cameras.

Protune: So one can use Protune mode to shoot in a near flat mode for professional editing applications. One can ofcourse manually adjust all parameters like colour, ISO, sharpness etc.



LiveStream: One important feature is the ability to directly live stream from the GoPro Hero7 Black. However, there is no feature to connect multiple Hero7 Black cameras to do multi-camera live webcast. The videos will be simultaneously saved to the SD card while livestreaming.

HDR for the masses: The GoPro Hero7 Black intelligently applies HDR to the photos and does tone mapping, noise reduction etc so that the shots can be improved.

Face Detection: Face detection is enabled in the GoPro Hero7 Black camera. So the camera can automatically recognize gestures. The camera can also record by using voice commands.

Wide modes: The Hero7 Black has an equivalent focal length of 24.4mm. The Standar or Wide mode is equivalent to 16.5mm and the Standard SuperView is 15.1mm.

It comes with USB 3.0 Type-C input and Micro HDMI output.

 

Other Features:

  • Raw still photos
  • Photos and videos auto transferred to the GoPro app in mobile so posting to social media is easier.
  • Timer mode for clicking selfies
  • HEVC (High Efficiency Video Compression) recording format to reduce file size
  • Advanced noise suppression to filter wind, handling noise etc and make the sound clear
  • Time-lapse video
  • Time-lapse photo (0.5 – 60 second intervals)
  • 3-mic processing advanced wind noise reduction
  • Wake on Voice
  • Advanced metadata
  • Supports optional 200′ GoPro dive housing
  • Karma compatible
  • Stereo audio capture
  • Raw audio capture in .wav format
  • 5mm audio mic input via optional GoPro 3.5mm mic adapter
  • HDMI video output
  • Video/photo exposure control
  • Auto low light
  • Continuous photo capture
  • Looping
  • Night photo
  • Night-lapse photo
  • Status display screen on the front
  • Optional Supercharger power adapter can recharge batteries fast.
  • For athletes, riders, skiers etc the GPS feature can track speed, distance, height etc and can come handy.
  • Vertical videos ie portrait mode is available

Price:

$399 US dollars. It is now on preorder and is expected to be available soon.

Preorder:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/GoPro_HERO7_Black/Ntt/GoPro%2BHERO7%2BBlack/N/0/kw/search/BI/19990/KBID/13252/DFF/d10-v1-t12

 

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Sabyasachi is an award winning Cinematographer and shoots for international broadcasters, feature films and corporates to make a living. He is a passionate wildlife filmmaker and photographer and has won awards and accolades for his documentary 'A Call in the Rainforest'. He has been striving to make his films and photographs full of life and emotion and write articles to educate and evangelise the need for conserving the last tracts of vanishing wilderness and wildlife in our country. He hopes that his wildlife films, photographs and writings force people to pause, look, ponder and ultimately take action.
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