Follow GoPro's Action Camera Upgrades From Hero7 to Hero10
If you haven’t heard of GoPro’s excellent line of action cameras, you’ve been truly missing out. For over ten years, their waterproof Hero cameras have found themselves strapped to surfboards, helmets, wingsuits, dogs, skateboards and more. They're not just extreme – they're powerful, too.
These cameras have come a long way since the original GoPro HERO HD, and the latest offerings are more impressive than ever before, touting features like stunning built-in stabilization and horizon-lock, high resolution stills and slow-motion Ultra HD video. With a compact, rugged body and stellar performance, these newest iterations may be all the camera you need for adventure, travel or vlogging.
Let’s take a look at the latest improvements made on the GoPro HERO series as they continue to upgrade the best action camera year after year. Don't need the best camera available? Save yourself some bucks and grab one of the earlier models instead. They're often just as capable in many scenarios!
GoPro HERO7 Black
In 2018, GoPro released what could be considered the perfect camera for adventures big or small. Built tough and totally waterproof, the HERO7 is ready for whatever adventure you throw its way.
This model is no slouch when it comes to imaging, providing you with stunning 4K video at 60 frames per second, or slo-mo at 1080p with 240fps. You can also snag 12MP still photos, which measure up nicely against a certain fruit-based smartphone that you wouldn't want to bring in such hazardous conditions.
GoPro also introduced their HyperSmooth technology with the HERO7, ensuring smooth, stabilized footage. This means that even if the ride was bumpy, your footage won't be.
There's also advanced features like Time Warp for time lapses, voice control for hands-free operation, and direct live-stream to Facebook Live. If you're just starting your action camera journey, this is the perfect affordable place to hop on board.
GoPro HERO8 Black
GoPro's HERO8 Black camera also gives you the option to film and photograph whatever you want, wherever you want, in nearly any conditions. A tank-like waterproof exterior means this high-performance camera can take a tumble down a rocky slope or a dunk into the ocean and keep on ticking.
With four digital lenses, you can choose between Narrow, Linear, Wide, or the ultrawide Superview to perfect your image. They've upgraded their Timewarp capabilities, allowing you to shoot super stabilized time-lapse videos, or up to 8x Slo-mo with 240FPS in 1080p. Burst Mode, SuperPhoto & HDR options give you tons of options when it comes to your 12-megapixel photos–plenty of resolution for sharing on social media.
With flip-out mounting fingers this time, you no longer need an additional bulky case to attach the Hero8 to a handle or bike mount. Shoot your 4K video in a snap, with customized shutter & frame rate controls via the GoPro app.
The HERO8 is also compatible with dozens of existing GoPro mounts, handles and accessories, including the audio-enhancing Media Mod that's so popular with vloggers and content creators. We've even got an action-packed Special Bundle with a few extra pieces that creators will love.
GoPro HERO9 Black
Stunning stills and breathtaking video are right at your fingertips with the GoPro HERO9 Black. With this remodel, GoPro has added a front-facing color screen, making it simple to frame yourself and your fellow adventurers while shooting.
With its CMOS sensor capturing 5K video and up to 20MP stills, you've got resolution to spare when traveling, vlogging or doing anything exciting. The HERO9 continues the tradition of a sturdy, water-resistant body can dive up to 33 feet under the surface right out of the box without any additional housings needed.
Wobbly footage is a thing of the past with their upgraded HyperSmooth 3.0 technology and built-in horizon leveling up to 45% tilt, and with TimeWarp 3.0, you have the option to condense time or ramp speed while recording. The HERO9 also comes pre-equipped with Power Tools, a full suite of smart capture settings that extend your capture control so much further than just hitting the shutter button.
Whether you're shooting insane landscape photos in RAW or 8x slow-mo in HEVC-format video, the HERO9 is practically guaranteed to impress.
GoPro HERO10 Black
Carrying an upgraded front-facing color screen from the redesigned HERO9 model, the HERO10 Black bumps everything up to the tenth degree. As of the time of this article, this tiny box just might be the greatest travel, action & vlog camera to date. It's certainly the best GoPro camera available at present.
A rear 1.4-inch touchscreen provides you with snappy, intuitive controls, whether you're shooting 23-megapixel stills in burst mode or 5.3K videos in 60fps slow-motion. Drop your resolution down to 2.7K for 120fps slow-mo that's 8 times slower than real life.
They've upgraded their processing in nearly every way, including their Horizon Lock and HyperSmooth 4.0 video stabilization. It's like a built-in gimbal whether you're walking the trails or dropping into a halfpipe. The latest GP2 processor allows for face, smile, blink, and scene detection, while the GoPro app uses those details to help select your best photos & videos.
Standard, Activity, and Cinematic mode presets allow you to quickly hop from filmmaking to cliff jumping if that's your thing. GPS tracking also allows you to overlay your speed, altitude, G-forces and more. With swappable rechargeable batteries, voice control, webcam mode, built-in wireless uploads and more, it's safe to say that this compact, versatile box might be your new favorite memory-maker.