GoPro HERO7 Black

  • Tips

GoPro HERO7 Black FAQs

This is a rolling list of questions and answers related to shooting with the GoPro HERO7 Black. Read More

May 19, 2020
  • Memory Cards

Best SD Card for GoPro Cameras

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

May 16, 2020
  • Batteries & Charging

GoPro Charging Cable Guide

GoPro cameras have used three different USB charging cables. Which type of charging cable you need depends on which camera… Read More

April 6, 2020
  • Comparison Reviews

GoPro HERO8 Black vs HERO7 Black

Here's my detailed breakdown of how the GoPro HERO 7 Black compares with the newer GoPro HERO8 Black. Read More

April 19, 2020
  • Photos

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… Read More

October 15, 2019
  • Mounts & Grips

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.… Read More

October 15, 2019
  • Mounts & Grips

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… Read More

March 25, 2020
  • Tips

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… Read More

August 5, 2019
  • Photos
  • Video

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.… Read More

October 11, 2019
  • Filters

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… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Housings & Cases

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.… Read More

October 2, 2019
  • Comparison Reviews

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… Read More

October 1, 2019
  • Video

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… Read More

October 1, 2019
  • Accessories
  • Tips

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… Read More

October 1, 2019
  • Remote Control
  • Tips

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… Read More

April 8, 2020
  • Remote Control
  • Tips

How to Reset and Find a GoPro’s Wifi Password and Network ID

If you're trying to reset your GoPro's wifi password or just look up what it is so you can connect,… Read More

April 2, 2020
  • Remote Control

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… Read More

December 30, 2019
  • Tips

How to Prevent the GoPro HERO8 and HERO7 Cameras from Filming Vertically by Using Landscape Lock

The HERO8 and HERO7 cameras have sensors that can detect the rotation of the camera. Here's how to lock it… Read More

February 25, 2020
  • Tips

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,… Read More

April 23, 2020
  • Remote Control

How to Connect a Remote to the GoPro HERO7 Black

GoPro remote pairing guides for the HERO7 Black with the Smart Remote and Remo. Read More

April 8, 2020
  • Troubleshooting

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… Read More

July 19, 2019
  • Memory Cards

How to Format an SD Card for GoPro

Formating the GoPro's SD card gets the card ready for use and keeps the filesystem healthy and minimizes the risk… Read More

April 8, 2020
  • Photos

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… Read More

May 19, 2020
  • Remote Control

How to Use the GoPro Wifi Remote with the HERO7 Black and HERO6 Black

If you want to use the older GoPro WiFi Remote with your HERO7 Black or HERO6 Black, you can. But… Read More

April 8, 2020
  • Comparison Reviews

GoPro HERO 5 Black vs HERO 7 Black

Here's an in-depth, hands-on comparison of how the GoPro HERO 5 Black compares with the newer HERO 7 Black in… Read More

March 17, 2020
  • Accessories

DigiPower Refuel ActionPack Extended Battery for GoPro Cameras

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

July 10, 2019
  • Photos

What is GoPro SuperPhoto?

The GoPro HERO7 Black introduced a new feature called SuperPhoto. Here’s a rundown of what it is and when to… Read More

July 30, 2019
  • Photos

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… Read More

October 1, 2019
  • Comparison Reviews

GoPro HERO7 Black vs HERO6 Black

Here's my detailed breakdown of how the GoPro HERO6 Black compares with the newer HERO7 Black. Read More

March 30, 2020
  • Video

What is GoPro SuperView?

SuperView is GoPro's widest field of vision available when shooting standard video. Here's what it looks like. Read More

July 24, 2019
  • Comparison Reviews

GoPro HERO7 Black vs Silver

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

April 2, 2020
  • Video

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,… Read More

February 13, 2020
  • Examples
  • Video

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… Read More

April 8, 2020
  • Memory Cards

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… Read More

May 12, 2020
  • Photos

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… Read More

November 20, 2019
  • Tips

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… Read More

July 19, 2019
  • Housings & Cases
  • Tips

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… Read More

April 8, 2020
  • Photos
  • Tips

JPG vs RAW on the GoPro HERO7, HERO6, and HERO5 Black

On the GoPro HERO8 Black, HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, and HERO5 Black, you can choose between two image formats for… Read More

May 8, 2020
  • Tips

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… Read More

April 7, 2020
  • Filters

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… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Batteries & Charging

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… Read More

September 4, 2019
  • Batteries & Charging

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… Read More

April 8, 2020
  • Batteries & Charging

Can You Run a GoPro HERO8, HERO7, or HERO6 with External Power but Without an Internal Battery?

Wondering whether you can run the GoPro HERO8, HERO7, HERO6, and HERO5 Black with external power without having the internal… Read More

April 8, 2020
  • Memory Cards

Can I Use 128GB, 256GB, 400GB, or 512GB Cards in GoPro Cameras?

Wondering if you can use a 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB microSD card in your GoPro? So long as you're using… Read More

May 12, 2020
  • Apps
  • Video

How to Convert HEVC Files from a GoPro 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… Read More

February 25, 2020
  • Stabilizers
  • Video

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. Read More

April 26, 2020
  • Photos

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… Read More

April 8, 2020
  • Batteries & Charging

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. Read More

April 8, 2020
  • Accessories

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… Read More

April 23, 2020
  • Apps
  • Photo

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… Read More

September 6, 2019
  • Batteries & Charging

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… Read More

September 4, 2019
  • Housings & Cases

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… Read More

April 1, 2020
  • Troubleshooting

Is it Normal for a GoPro to Get Hot?

You might have noticed your camera getting very hot to the touch. In general, that's normal, but there can be… Read More

July 30, 2019
  • Memory Cards
  • Tips

How to Format SD Cards in a GoPro

It's always a good idea to format the SD card in the camera. Here's a rundown of how to do… Read More

September 5, 2019
  • Batteries & Charging
  • Mounts & Grips

Hands-on Review of the Wasabi Power Clutch for GoPro Cameras

The Wasabi Power Hand Grip is an external USB battery and hand grip in one. It's a convenient way to… Read More

March 20, 2020
  • Tips
  • Troubleshooting

Do GoPro Touchscreens Work Underwater?

Wondering if the touchscreen on the back of your GoPro camera works underwater? Read More

March 20, 2020
  • Photos
  • Timelapse
  • Video

What the GoPro Spot Meter Does

Wondering what the GoPro spot meter does? Here's an explanation what it does, how it works, and which GoPros have… Read More

March 20, 2020
  • Video

What are GoPro LRV and THM Files For? GoPro’s Video File Formats Explained

Wondering what the LRV and THM files are that appear when you shoot GoPro videos? Here's what they do. Read More

March 16, 2020
  • Photos
  • Timelapse
  • Video

GoPro Stealth Modes

If you'd prefer your GoPro not to draw attention to itself while filming, there are several options for making it… Read More

March 27, 2020
  • Batteries & Charging

Batteries and Chargers for the HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, and HERO (2018)

GoPros have never had particularly good battery life. So having spare batteries on hand, along with an external charger, can… Read More

February 12, 2020
  • Photos
  • Video

GoPro Linear FOV: Pros, Cons, and Examples

Some newer GoPros have a new in-camera feature for something you could only do in post-production before: correcting fisheye in… Read More

March 20, 2020
  • Photos
  • Timelapse
  • Video

GoPro Protune Photo Color: GoPro Color vs Flat

Some GoPros, like the HERO7 Black, offer a choice between two color modes in the photo mode: GoPro and Flat.… Read More

December 30, 2019
  • Apps
  • Photos

How to Remove the GoPro Fisheye Effect from Photos

GoPro photos have that distinctive fisheye look. But that might not be what you want all the time. Here's an… Read More

September 12, 2019
  • Photos
  • Timelapse
  • Video

Pros and Cons of Using a GoPro as an Everyday or Travel Camera

Can you use a GoPro as a travel camera? Absolutely. But before you rely exclusively on your GoPro for that… Read More

April 8, 2020
  • Sound

External Microphones for the GoPro HERO8, HERO7, HERO6, HERO5, & HERO4

If you're looking to improve the sound quality of your GoPro videos, using an external mic will make a big… Read More

April 30, 2020
  • Video

Why Do GoPros Split Videos into Segments?

If you're wondering why your GoPro is breaking your videos up into smaller segments, it's not an error and you're… Read More

March 16, 2020