The new DJI Osmo Action aims squarely at the GoPro HERO7 Black. They’re remarkably similar, but there are also many differences when you drill down into the details. Here’s how they compare.
GoPro HERO7 Black
Released in September 2018, the HERO7 Black is the flagship model of GoPro's HERO7 lineup. It shares the same body with the HERO6 Black and HERO5 Black and the GP1 motherboard developed in-house by GoPro and previously used in the HERO6 Black. A highlight new feature is dramatically improved on-board electronic stabilization for smoother footage right out of the camera.
Both the DJI Osmo Action and GoPro HERO7 Black have in-camera video stabilization to create smoother video footage out of the camera. GoPro has HyperSmooth. DJI has RockSteady. Here’s how they compare side-by-side.
One of the great things about GoPros is that they’re fearless around water. Here are some tips for getting better results when shooting in and around the water.
Some of the newer GoPro cameras allow you to select either 5Ghz or 2.4Ghz wifi bands. Here’s how to do it.
If you’re trying to reset your GoPro’s wifi password or just look up what it is so you can connect, here are the steps for recent GoPro models.
GoPro’s Smart Remote will let you control up to 50 cameras from a single remote. Here’s an overview of how it works.
The HERO7 cameras have sensors that can detect the rotation of the camera. Here’s how to lock it in place to prevent automatic rotation.
If you find that you’re accidentally touching the back screen and changing shooting modes when shooting with the HERO7 cameras, here’s how to lock the screen.
GoPro remote pairing guides for the HERO7 Black with the Smart Remote and Remo.
Turning on a GoPro is usually very simple. But sometimes you can run into situations where your GoPro won’t turn on. Here are some things to try.
If you want to use the older GoPro WiFi Remote with your HERO7 Black or HERO6 Black, you can. But there is a trick to look out for. So here’s a quick guide.
Here’s an in-depth, hands-on comparison of how the GoPro HERO5 Black compares with the newer HERO7 Black in terms of specs, features, and performance.
The ReFuel ActionPack is a waterproof extended battery for the GoPro HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, and HERO (2018).
The GoPro HERO7 Black introduced a new feature called SuperPhoto. Here’s a rundown of what it is and when to use it.
Here’s a rundown of the photo features and options available on the GoPro HERO7 Black, the flagship camera in the new HERO7 lineup.
Here’s my detailed breakdown of how the GoPro HERO6 Black compares with the newer HERO7 Black.
SuperView is GoPro’s widest field of vision available when shooting standard video. Here’s what it looks like.
Here’s a detailed breakdown of how the GoPro HERO7 Black compares with the HERO7 Silver.
Here’s a rundown of the various video modes and options available on the GoPro HERO7 Black, including resolutions, framerates, resolutions, and special shooting options like Protune.
GoPro claims that the new HyperSmooth in-camera electronic stabilization of the HERO7 Black is much improved over the previous generation in the HERO6 Black. So I’ve been putting it to the test. Here are some side-by-side examples.
Here are some practical recommendations on which SD cards to get for the GoPro HERO7 Black, Silver, and White action cameras.
How can you work with GoPro RAW format .gpr image files without using Lightroom or Photoshop? Here’s a quick guide for a free option.
GoPros don’t float by themselves. So if you let it go or it gets knocked loose unintentionally, you’ll need to add something to prevent it from sinking straight to the bottom.
A step-by-step guide to removing and replacing the lens cover on the GoPro HERO5 Black for replacing a scratched cover or using a SuperSuit diving housing.
On the GoPro HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, and HERO5 Black, you can choose between two image formats for still photos: JPG and RAW. Here’s a quick overview of what the difference is and when to use which.
GoPro’s QuickCapture feature is designed as a one-press way to power the camera up and start shooting immediately. There are a few tricks to using it, though.
If you’re looking to add polarizing or ND filters to the GoPro HERO7 cameras, the HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, or HERO (2018), PolarPro has a 3-pack kit of snap-on filters specifically for these camera models. Here’s my hands-on review.
While there aren’t a lot of options for external batteries for the GoPro HERO6 Black and HERO5 Black, there are some. Here are the best options I’ve come across for powering your GoPro for more than a couple of hours at a time.
If you’re after an extended battery for the GoPro HERO6 Black or HERO5 Black that’s waterproof, the new Oumers Side Power is one of the few options available.
Wondering whether you can run the GoPro HERO7, HERO6, and HERO5 Black with external power without having the internal battery installed? Yes, you can.
Wondering if you can use a 128GB or 256GB microSD card in your GoPro? So long as you’re using one of these models, you can.
If you’re getting an error message on your computer when you try to open a video shot on the GoPro HERO7 or HERO6 Black, it might be because it isn’t compatible with the HEVC (H.265) codec used in some of those cameras’ video modes. Here are some workarounds.
If you’re wondering why your image is suddenly cropped when you turn on the stabilization feature, here’s why it happens.
Here’s a rundown of the options for charging your GoPro depending on the model of camera you’re using.
Ugly water drops on the GoPro lens can really ruin the shot. The XClear Hydrophobic Lens Protectors are designed to solve this problem. Here’s my take on how well they work.
Here’s a workaround that lets you apply Linear FOV, or at least a very close approximation, to GoPro’s RAW photo format.
Wasabi Power has come out with a new extended battery for the GoPro HERO5 Black that they claim gives you up to 4 hours of recording time. I’ve been putting it to the test.
GoPros have never had particularly good battery life. So having spare batteries on hand, along with an external charger, can help you keep shooting.
Some GoPros, like the HERO5 Black, offer a choice between two color modes in the photo mode: GoPro and Flat. Here are some examples and when they’re best used.
Can you use a GoPro as a travel camera? Absolutely. But before you rely exclusively on your GoPro for that once-in-a-lifetime trip, here’s a rundown of what I see as the main pros and cons.