GoPro HERO7 Black

The GoPro HERO7 Black is the flagship model in the HERO7 lineup, alongside the HERO7 Silver (mid-range) and HERO7 White (entry-level). It shoots 12MP photos and up to 4K60 video. The camera body is waterproof without the need for an external housing. And it was the first model to incorporate GoPro’s HyperSmooth internal video stabilization (and related TimeWarp time-lapse feature).

When was the GoPro HERO7 Black Released?

The GoPro HERO7 Black was released in September 2018 alongside the HERO7 Silver and HERO7 White. The Black is the flagship model. It was replaced by the HERO8 Black in September 2019.

What is HEVC on GoPro Cameras? HEVC & H.264 Explained

Newer models of GoPro's flagship Black edition cameras can record video in HEVC or H.264. Here's an explanation of what those are and when to use them.
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Which Video Modes on the GoPro HERO7 Black Use HEVC and Which Use H.264?

If you're having trouble with HEVC video compatibility with footage shot on the HERO7 Black, here's a list of which video modes can record with the more compatible H.264 codec.
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A Floating Grip, Tripod & Selfie Stick in One

The Nu Grip is a GoPro and action camera accessory that combines 4 key functions in 1: grip, selfie stick, tabletop tripod, and float. I’ve been testing it out, and here’s my take on it.
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How to Join GoPro Videos with Wondershare UniConverter

GoPros save their video files in 4GB segments. Here's how to join them back together using Wondershare UniConverter. Includes 4K HEVC video files.
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The GoPro Magnetic Swivel Clip

The GoPro Magnetic Swivel Clip combines several different options for easily attaching your GoPro to a variety of places on the go.
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How to Reset a GoPro HERO7 Black

There are a few different types of reset on the HERO7 Black. There's a factory reset that wipes everything, but there are also some other more selective reset options that might be useful for solving specific problems.
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Protune Options of the GoPro HERO7 Black

Here are master lists of the Protune options available when shooting video and photos with the HERO7 Black.
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How to Use a GoPro HERO7 Black as a Webcam

It is possible to use a GoPro HERO7 Black as a webcam or for real-time capture to a computer. But it's not quite as simple as just plugging your camera in via USB.
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GoPro HERO7 Black FAQs

This is a rolling list of questions and answers related to shooting with the GoPro HERO7 Black.
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Best SD Card for GoPro Cameras

After extensive use and testing, here are my practical recommendations on the best SD cards for GoPro cameras.
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GoPro Charging Cable Guide

GoPro cameras have used three different USB charging cables. Which type of charging cable you need depends on which camera you're using. Here's a master list.
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GoPro HERO8 Black vs HERO7 Black

Trying decide which GoPro to get or whether it's worth upgrading? Here's a detailed breakdown of how the GoPro HERO7 Black compares with the newer GoPro HERO8 Black.
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Photos Taken with a GoPro HERO7 Black

The GoPro HERO7 Black can be a fun camera to shoot photos with. Here's a collection of photos I've taken with the GoPro HERO7 to give a sense of what it's like for everyday shooting.
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My Pick for the Best GoPro Trigger Grip

Using a pistol trigger with a GoPro provides a comfortable grip and a more precise way to operate the shutter. Here's a roundup of the best trigger grips I've come across.
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My Pick for Best GoPro Float Pole

If you're taking your GoPro out on the water, sometimes you need something that combines flotation with extended reach. Here are some of the best GoPro float pole options.
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How to Enable Camera Help Tips on the GoPro HERO7 Cameras

The camera tips that show you what the screen icons do on a GoPro HERO7 go away automatically after you click on them once. Here's how to bring them back.
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Can You Zoom In On a GoPro?

Do GoPros have zoom? Yes, some of the newer models do, but there are some limitations that are worth knowing. Here are some examples.
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Backscatter Flip7 Underwater Filters for GoPro Cameras

If your underwater photos are coming out blue and with washed-out colors, a good option is to add an underwater filter. There are several approaches; Backscatter's Flip7 is unique and convenient.
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How and When to Use a GoPro Super Suit Dive Housing

The GoPro Super Suit adds extra protection and lets you take your GoPro much deeper than the built-in waterproof protection. Here's when and how to use it.
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DJI Osmo Action vs GoPro HERO7 Black

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.
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DJI Osmo Action RockSteady vs GoPro HERO7 Black HyperSmooth

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.
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Tips for Using GoPros In and Around Water

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.
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How to Change the Wifi Band Frequency on a GoPro

Some of the newer GoPro cameras allow you to select either 5Ghz or 2.4Ghz wifi bands. Here's how to do it.
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How to Reset and Find a GoPro's Wifi Password & Network ID

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.
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How to Control Multiple GoPros with One Remote

Controlling a single GoPro camera remotely is pretty straightforward. The most obvious way to do that is to use the GoPro mobile app. But what if you want to control more than one camera? For that, you'll need to use a dedicated remote. Here's an overview of how it works.
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How to Prevent the GoPro HERO9, HERO8, & HERO7 Cameras from Filming Vertically by Using Landscape Lock

The HERO9, HERO8, and HERO7 cameras have sensors that can detect the rotation of the camera. Here's how to lock it in place to prevent automatic rotation.
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How to Lock the Screen on a GoPro HERO7

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 to prevent accidental changes.
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How to Connect a Remote to the GoPro HERO7 Black

GoPro remote pairing guides for the HERO7 Black with the Smart Remote and Remo.
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How to Turn On a GoPro that Won't Turn On

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.
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GoPro Format SD Card | A How-To Guide

Formatting the GoPro's SD card frees up space. But it also gets the card ready for use and keeps the filesystem healthy and minimizes the risk of errors. Here are the various ways to do it on different GoPro models.
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GoPro Burst Mode vs Continuous Photo

The Burst Mode and Continuous Photo functions on GoPros are useful ways to capture fast-moving action. Here's a rundown of how they work, how they're different, and what options are available.
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How to Use the GoPro Wifi Remote with the HERO7 Black & HERO6 Black

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.
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GoPro HERO5 Black vs HERO7 Black

The GoPro HERO5 Black and HERO7 Black are quite similar, but there are some important differences that are worth knowing about. Here's my detailed side-by-side comparison of their specs, features, and performance.
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DigiPower Refuel ActionPack Extended Battery for GoPro HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, & HERO (2018)

The ReFuel ActionPack is a waterproof extended battery for the GoPro HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, and HERO (2018).
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What is GoPro SuperPhoto?

SuperPhoto is one of the photo options on recent GoPro Black edition cameras. Here’s a rundown of what it does and how to use it.
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Photo Modes of the GoPro HERO7 Black

Here's a rundown of the photo features and options available on the GoPro HERO7 Black, the flagship camera in the new HERO7 lineup.
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GoPro HERO7 Black vs HERO6 Black

Here's my detailed breakdown of how the GoPro HERO6 Black compares with the newer HERO7 Black.
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What is GoPro SuperView?

SuperView is GoPro's widest field of vision available when shooting standard video. Here's what it looks like.
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GoPro HERO7 Black vs Silver

Here's a detailed breakdown of how the GoPro HERO7 Black compares with the HERO7 Silver.
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Video Modes of the GoPro HERO7 Black

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.
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GoPro HERO7 Black HyperSmooth vs HERO6 Black In-Camera Stabilization | Side-by-Side Comparisons

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.
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GoPro SD Card Recommendations for GoPro HERO7 Black, Silver, & White

Here are some practical recommendations on which SD cards to get for the GoPro HERO7 Black, Silver, and White action cameras.
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How to Open GoPro RAW (.gpr) Image Files Without Lightroom or Photoshop

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.
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Putting Your GoPro in a Life Vest with a Bodhi Floaty Case

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.
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How to Replace the Lens Cover on a GoPro HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, and HERO (2018)

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.
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JPG vs RAW on the GoPro HERO9, HERO8, HERO7, HERO6, & HERO5 Black

On the GoPro HERO9, HERO8, HERO7 Black, HERO6, and HERO5 Black, you can choose between two image formats for still photos: JPG and RAW (.gpr). Here's a quick overview of what the difference is and when to use which.
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How to Use GoPro's QuikCapture to Power On and Start Filming with a Single Press

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.
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How to Add Polarizer and ND Filters to the GoPros with the PolarPro Venture Filter 3-Pack

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.
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Best Extended Batteries for GoPro HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, and HERO (2018)

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.
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An Extended Battery in a Waterproof Housing for the GoPro HERO7, HERO6, and HERO5 Black

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.
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Powering a GoPro with External Power but Without Internal Battery?

Wondering whether you can run your GoPro with external power without having the internal battery installed? What's known as pass-through power? In many models, yes, you can. Here's a rundown.
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Can You Use 128GB, 256GB, 400GB, 512GB, or 1TB SD Cards in GoPro Cameras?

Wondering if you can use a 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB microSD card in your GoPro? So long as you're using one of these GoPro models and the card is fast enough, you can.
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How to Convert HEVC Files from a GoPro HERO10, HERO9, HERO8, HERO7, or HERO6 Black

If you're getting an error message on your computer when you try to open a video shot on the GoPro HERO10, HERO9, HERO8, 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.
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Why Is the Video Being Cropped When Using GoPro's Video Stabilization?

If you're wondering why your image is suddenly cropped when you turn on the video stabilization feature, here's an explanation.
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How GoPro's Auto Setting in Burst Mode Photos Works

Among the Burst Mode options on newer GoPros is an Auto setting. It prioritizes better exposure over forcing the number of shots. Here's how it works.
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How to Charge GoPro Cameras & Batteries

Here's a rundown of the options for charging your GoPro depending on the model of camera you're using.
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Adding a Water Repellent Film to Reduce Water Drops on a GoPro Lens

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.
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Using GoPro Linear FOV with .gpr RAW Images

You can't use Linear FOV with GoPro RAW files, but here's a workaround that lets you get something very close to it using Lightroom.
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Wasabi Power Extended Battery for the GoPro HER07, HERO6, and HERO5 Black | Review

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.
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Using Dome Ports with GoPros for Over/Under Water Split Photos

If you're looking to get split photos of above and below the water line, a dome port is what you want. Here's a rundown of how they work with GoPros.
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