Yesterday had some big news for fans of GoPro: The company debuted its HERO7 line with three models that are not only distinguished by color but also by specifications.
In a much needed breath of fresh air for the action camera company, the HERO7 lineup not only has longtime fans excited but also promises to lure in new customers with a wide range of features that appeals to both the hardcore and the casual action camera user.
At the pinnacle of the HERO7 lineup is the Black edition with a feature that GoPro calls “Hyper Smooth,” an “enhanced video stabilization” features according to PetaPixel.
The GoPro HERO7 Black will also have a touch screen, rugged form factor, waterproofing up to 10 meters, slow motion capture, and voice control functions.
In addition to this will be a new video mode called “Time Warp” that will speed up captured video for a hyperlapse effect. Further, the GoPro HERO7 Black will be the first action camera capable of live streaming to most of the popular services on the Internet like Vimeo, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch. The camera is capable of capturing 12-megapixel photos and video at 4K60 and 1080p240.
Speaking of the new tech, GoPro said in its press: “HyperSmooth is the best in-camera video stabilization ever featured in a camera,” GoPro says. “It makes it easy to capture professional-looking, gimbal-like stabilized video without the expense or hassle of a motorized gimbal. And HyperSmooth works underwater and in high-shock and wind situations where gimbals fail.”
The GoPro HERO7 Silver, the next in the lineup, will have many of the same features as its more expensive sibling but will lack live streaming as well as the new Hyper Smooth video stabilization technology. Further the camera on the Silver will only take photos at 10 MP and can only do 4K video at thirty frames per second. Then, at last, the White version will be the most stripped down of all but still arriving with touch screen or voice controls and waterproofing. Pricing for the three models was announced as $399, $299, and $199, with many agreeing that the GoPro HERO7 Black represents a value proposition for many action camera fans.
If you’d like to watch a video about the new GoPro HERO7 Black, click on over to YouTube and check it out.