The Hero 7 Black was introduced by GoPro in September 2018. It belongs to the outdoor and action cams category.
GoPro is well-known and shouldn't require further introduction, please see our manufacturer's page for more digital cameras by GoPro.
|Category||Outdoor & Action|
GoPro Hero 7 Black has environmental sealing and different protection features. Let's see in the list below:
|Drop from height||1.00 meter|
|Temp. range from||-10.00 °C|
The Hero 7 Black's image sensor has an effective resolution of around 12 megapixel. The resolution is somewhat below average but will be sufficient for most purposes. Photos with this resolution can easily be printed to A3 size.
The GoPro supports taking images in RAW. RAW images are stored as they come from the sensor, without any in-camera processing or sharpening. Converting to JPEG or other formats takes place on the computer, using software like Adobe Lightroom or GoPro's RAW converter. This involves one extra processing step but almost always results in superior image quality. Some filters, like converting to monochrome (black and white) will only yield decent results when used with RAW images.
The Hero 7 Black's shutter speed varies from 1/2000s to 30s.
The highest shutter speed of the GoPro is just 1/2000s. That's no longer state of the art and may cause problems in challenging light conditions.
|Max. shutter speed||1/2000s|
|Min. shutter speed||30s|
The Hero 7 Black's usable sensitivity ranges from 100 ISO to only 1600 ISO.
|Min. sensitivity||100 ISO|
|Max. sensitivity||1600 ISO|
The Hero 7 Black supports all general exposure modes.
The Hero 7 Black doesn't feature a built-in flash. That is not unsusual in this camera category.
A flash or a trigger for remote flashes can be attached to the GoPro's hotshoe.
The Hero 7 Black features a monitor with a diagonal of 52.00mm (2.0 in.) and a resolution of c. 0.24 megapixel. That rather low resolution is no longer state of the art and will make it difficult to evaluate images on the display.
Unfortunately, the Hero 7 Black's monitor is not articulated. That can make it tricky to frame your subject in some situations, e.g. when taking selfies.
The Hero 7 Black's monitor can work as a touch screen, just like a smartphone. That can be very useful, for example to pick AF points, but keep in mind that touch screens usually don't work when wearing gloves.
Display characteristics at a glance:
Hero 7 Black video supported the resolution with 3840 x 2160 pixel.
Also the camera is equipped with an external microphone.
GoPro Hero 7 Black Video parameters:
|Max. resolution||3840 x 2160 pixel|
|...with frame rates||25 frames/second|
|Connectivity & Wireless Specs|
The Hero 7 Black has Wi-fi connection. You can transfer photos to a mobile or laptop using wi-fi.
For photo transferring users may use Bluetooth option.Connect the GoPro to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.
USB 3.0 is already supported by the GoPro. USB 3.0 greatly speeds up transferring images and videos to the computer.
The Hero 7 Black will only accept Micro SD cards. The GoPro does not support SD cards.
Memory cards characteristics:
|Memory cards||Micro SD|
The GoPro Hero 7 Black works with a GoPro Akku battery. The battery lifetime is a generous 1000 shots. Usually enough for a full day or more.
The battery can be charged over USB while in camera. Very useful, especially on vacation when most people bring a USB charger for their smartphone anyway.
The Hero 7 Black's battery battery parameters:
|Battery life||1000 photos|
The GoPro Hero 7 Black's dimensions are 62 x 44.9 x 33mm³. (2.4" x 1.8" x 1.3"). This includes the lens. The camera's weight is only 116 grams (3.7 oz.), lens included.
Here is front and top view of the Hero 7 Black:
To put the size of the camera in context, here it is next to a typical ID card (c. 86mm x 55mm, about the size of a credit card).
The Hero 7 Black is not much bigger:
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