GoPro Hero 7 Black vs GoPro Hero 5 Session Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Outdoor & Action cameras.

Hero 7 Black vs Hero 5 Session - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

GoPro Hero 7 Black vs GoPro Hero 5 Session Specs

Hero 7 Black

  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Outdoor & Action
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 12 megapixel
  • 30 frames/second
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 52.00mm (2.0") Monitor
  • Fixed lens 17mm, f2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 62 x 44.9 x 33mm³ (2.4" x 1.8" x 1.3")
  • 116g (3.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Hero 7 Black

Hero 5 Session

  • Introduced in July 2017
  • Outdoor & Action
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 10 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • mm (0.0") Monitor
  • Fixed lens 17mm, f2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 38 x 38 x 36mm³ (1.5" x 1.5" x 1.4")
  • 73g (2.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Hero 5 Session

Our advice: From our own experience, we recommend SanDisk memory cards. The SanDisk Extreme is fast enough for 30fps image sequences and 4K video:

Memory card for Hero 7 Black and Hero 5 Session

The 64 GB Extreme will take up to 90 minutes of super high res 4K video. For Full HD video consider the SanDisk Ultra.

GoPro Hero 7 Black VS GoPro Hero 5 Session Other Specs Comparison

Why is GoPro Hero 7 Black a better choice

Hero 7 Black

Hero 5 Session

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)12.0010.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)3010
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.24
Touch screen (2)
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)1000500
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Hero 7 Black are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the rather comfortable touch screen, the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the Hero 5 Session: the built-in GPS.

The Hero 7 Black scores 20 points.

Otherwise why to choose GoPro Hero 5 Session

Hero 7 Black

Hero 5 Session

Weighs less (2)116g
(3.7 oz.)
73g
(2.4 oz.)
More portable (2)92cm³
(6 cu.in.)
52cm³
(3 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Hero 5 Session are the lower weight than the Hero 7 Black and the more compact size.

Yields 4 points for the Hero 5 Session.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Hero 7 Black

Hero 5 Session

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Sensitivity100 - 1600 ISO100 - 1600 ISO
Image stabilizer
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
WiFi
Environmental sealing
GoPro Hero 7 Black VS GoPro Hero 5 Session Dimensions

Look at front view of the Hero 7 Black and Hero 5 Session

Hero 7 Black und Hero 5 Session, front viewHero 7 Black und Hero 5 Session, front view

Top view of cameras

Hero 7 Black und Hero 5 Session, view from aboveHero 7 Black und Hero 5 Session, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

GoPro Hero 7 Black

GoPro Hero 5 Session

20
4

We recommend GoPro Hero 7 Black as better choice.

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