"GoPro Hero7 Black is its most stable-shooting camera yet"
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CNET First Look
CNET First Look
GoPro Hero7 Black is its most stable-shooting camera yet
The goPro Hero 7 black isn't a big jump in specs from the Hero 6 but But it's still the most advanced goPro yet, and it has nothing to do with increased resolutions or faster frame rates.
Like the hero six black, you can record at up to 4K resolution at 60 frames per second.
But this time around You get goPro's excellent electronic image stabilization.
In the past few years goPro has gotten rid of it's clunky housing by making the camera waterproof.
Ditched the add on touch screen for a built in screen.
And now the electronic image stabilization In the Hero7 Black, is so good you essentially don't need its $300 gimble anymore.
You might still want the gimble to get the absolute smoothest looking clips because it can't take out the biggest shakes.
But as you can see in these clips, the Hero7 alone, can take some seriously heavy vibrations.
Stabilization works so well that Go Pro is able to add a motion time lapse video mode called time warp that can make long activities pass in seconds.
But you can also slow things down too, shooting in 1080p at up to 240 frames per second for great slow motion.
While the improved image stabilization is a big part of this update, it's not the only new feature you'll find in this camera.
GoPro overhaul this camera interface making it more phone like.
So switching modes is as simple as a swipe and changing shooting settings now just require a single tap.
You'll also find new options like being able to set 15 and 30 second clip lengths, a self-timer for photos and you can now shoot vertically.
Go-pros mobile app continues to get better too.
It's easier to connect cameras to your phone which also means getting content onto your phone for sharing is also easy [UNKNOWN] Or you can go straight from the camera to Facebook Live with the new Live Streaming feature.
What's not improved is battery life, which can feel painfully short at times and the electronic stabilization only adds to the problem.
Overall, though, you're still getting a better camera for the same $400 as it's predecessor.
And with what you're saving on buying a gimbal, maybe just buy a couple extra batteries.
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