GoPro HERO7 Black

The GoPro HERO7 Black was released in September 2018. It’s 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). In September 2019, it was replaced by the HERO8 Black.

GoPro HERO7 Black

Is the GoPro HERO7 Waterproof?

All three cameras in the GoPro HERO7 (Black, Silver & White) are waterproof without the need for a separate housing. But you can add even more waterproof protection with a protective housing.

GoPro HERO7 Voice Commands

GoPro HERO7 Voice Commands

The GoPro HERO7 supports voice control, so you can control some basic camera functions hands-free. Here’s how it works and the list of available commands.

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.

GoPro Magnetic Swivel Clip

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.

GoPro HERO7 Black Reset Menu

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.

GoPro HERO7 Black

GoPro HERO7 Black FAQs

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

GoPro Charging Cables

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.

GoPro HERO8 Black vs HERO7 Black Front View

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.

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.

Freewell Pistol Trigger Grip for GoPro

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.

GoPro Float Pole

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.

GoPro Zoom

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.

DJI Osmo Action vs GoPro HERO7 Black

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.

GoPro HERO7 Black Wet

Tips for Using GoPros In & Around Water

One of the things I like most about shooting with GoPros is that they’re fearless around water. Some of my favorite shots I’ve taken with them have involved water. Here are some tips I’ve learned along the way for getting better results when shooting with GoPro cameras in and around the water.

GoPro Smart Remote with Multiple GoPro Cameras

How to Control Multiple GoPros with a Single 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.

GoPro HERO7 Lock Screen

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.

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.

Gopro Burst Mode Example Sequence

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.

GoPro HERO7 Black vs HERO5 Black

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.

GoPro SuperPhoto header

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.

What is GoPro SuperView?

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

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.

SD Cards for GoPro HERO7

Best SD Card for GoPro HERO7

Here are some practical recommendations on which SD cards to get for the GoPro HERO7 Black, Silver, and White action cameras.

Photo taken with a GoPro HERO5 Black

JPG vs RAW on the GoPro Cameras

On newer GoPro cameras, 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.

How to Convert HEVC Files from a GoPro

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.