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.
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.
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.
If you're trying to choose between the HERO7 Black and HERO6 Black or deciding whether to upgrade, here's a detailed comparison of how they're similar and how they differ.
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.
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.
Here's a rundown of the options for charging your GoPro depending on the model of camera you're using.
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.
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.