GoPro Hero 7 Black vs Panasonic DC FT7 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Outdoor & Action cameras.

Hero 7 Black vs DC FT7 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

GoPro Hero 7 Black vs Panasonic DC FT7 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

DC FT7

  • Introduced in May 2018
  • Outdoor & Action
  • Sensor: 1/2.33"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 28-128mm (5x), f3.3-5.9
  • WiFi built-in
  • 116.7 x 76.1 x 37.3mm³ (4.6" x 3.0" x 1.5")
  • 319g (10.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DC FT7

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 DC FT7

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 Panasonic DC FT7 Other Specs Comparison

Why is GoPro Hero 7 Black a better choice

Hero 7 Black

DC FT7

Higher speed (4, frames/second)3010
Touch screen (2)
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)1000300
Weighs less (2)116g
(3.7 oz.)
319g
(10.3 oz.)
More portable (2)92cm³
(6 cu.in.)
331cm³
(21 cu.in.)
USB 3.0 (2)
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Hero 7 Black are that the camera is faster, the rather comfortable touch screen and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the DC FT7: that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the DC FT7 and the more compact size. Finally, there's the the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video and the built-in GPS.

The Hero 7 Black scores 19 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DC FT7

Hero 7 Black

DC FT7

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)12.0020.00
Auto Focus points (4)049
Better sensibility (4)100 - 1600 ISO80 - 3200 ISO
Built-in flash (2)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.241.04

Conclusion: Advantages of the DC FT7 are the higher resolution, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like the built-in flash and that the display has a higher resolution.

Yields 17 points for the DC FT7.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Hero 7 Black

DC FT7

Image stabilizer
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
WiFi
Environmental sealing
GoPro Hero 7 Black VS Panasonic DC FT7 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Hero 7 Black and DC FT7

Hero 7 Black und DC FT7, front viewHero 7 Black und DC FT7, front view

Top view of cameras

Hero 7 Black und DC FT7, view from aboveHero 7 Black und DC FT7, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

GoPro Hero 7 Black

Panasonic DC FT7

19
17

We advise to choose the newest model: GoPro Hero 7 Black.

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