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:

  • Stability

    • 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.

  • Voice Control

    • 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.

  • Exposure Adjustment

    • 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.  

Jason Dundas