Review: Go Pro HERO 7 BLACK
As the director of Dundas Media, I am constantly testing out the latest camera technology, filming travel content all across the world for clients like Getaway, Australia’s longest-running travel TV show. When it comes to choosing equipment for on-the-go experiences, GoPro Cameras used to be high on my list because of how insanely portable the cameras are. However, over the last few years, I have been mildly disappointed with the camera’s evolution and therefore started to use bigger cameras like the Sony A7sii on a gimbal to get the high-quality footage I need. I recently saw Casey Neistat’s review on the GoPro Hero 7 Black where he said that this was a “gimbal killer”. I decided to test this camera out for myself and what better place to do it than on the mountains of Aspen, Colorado.
*disclaimer* I have not tested any GoPro cameras preceding the GoPro HERO 4 so some features may be available in other models
First things first, I absolutely love this camera. Here’s why:
The stabilizers in this camera are absolutely insane, especially for such a small camera. The Hyper Smooth feature completely transforms the footage and definitely stood the test on the slopes in Aspen which you can see for yourself in the video below.
The ability for the camera to have voice control makes the whole process seamless. I was able to turn the camera on and off at any point without any errors. This was extremely useful recording in the snow since my hands were covered with gloves.
I was able to adjust the exposure on the camera which was especially useful in the snow since the ice created a glare. This feature ensured that I got the shot that I wanted in the right lighting.
Ability to shoot in 4K
The camera’s ability to shoot in 4K created high-quality footage that takes my action shots to the next level.
I cannot say enough great things about this camera and especially at the price point of $399, I highly recommend this for anyone as this camera is perfect for everything from vlogging, to getting that perfect action shot.
Here is a short video I put together shot on the Go Pro 7 Hero Black.