GoPro Hero 7 Black Action Camera Specs Features & Reviews

Camscore
95/100

Key Specs

Manufacturer
Price
$399
Release Date
2 months 2 weeks ago
Field of View
170 degrees
Adjustable FOV
Yes
Type of Image Stabilization
360
No
Sensor
 
Chipset
Best Shooting Mode
video

Photo Specs and Settings

Sensor Size
Photo Res
12.00mp
Photo Resolution
Burst rate
8fps
Photo Recording Formats
Exposure Modes
 
Optical Zoom
No
Optical Zoom Distance
 
Aperture
 
Minimum Focus Distance
 

Video Specs and Settings

Best Video Resolution
Highest Resolution with Image Stabilization
Video Resolutions with Stabilization
Fastest FPS
240fps
Recording Bitrate
78Mbps
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
Video recording format
Adjust Aspect Ratio
Yes
Video Recording Options
 
Max ISO
 
360 Stitching
 

Physical

Material
Screen Size
2.00" (inch)
Screen
Yes
Info Screen
Yes
Flip Screen
No
Weight
116grams
Weight with Housing
 
Shape
Size
Recording Lights
Yes
Flash
No
Storage Devices
Colours
 
Glasses
No

Power

Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
95 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Charge Time
 
Uptime Score
 
Battery
USB Charge
Yes
Extend Battery Life with External Battery
No
Battery Range
Removable Battery
Yes

Action

Waterproof Depth
10metre
Drop Proof
Yes
Water Resistance with Housing
Waterproof Housing Required
No

Interface and Connections

Touch Screen
Yes
Peripherals
 
Connectivity
Memory Capacity
128gb
External Microphone
Yes
Phone App
Yes
Sensors
 
Remote
Yes
Photo & Video Examples
 
Buying Options
New
Warranty
No
Warranty Length
 
Table of contents

Specs, reviews and features of the GoPro Hero 7 Black action camera.

Summary

We spent hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what the experts think:

First Look
Image Stabilization Video Example
Firmware Downloads & Updates
 
User Guide
 
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Record Super Slow Motion Footage (120fps) in Real High Definition (1080p)?
Yes, you can record in HD at up to 240fps!
Does This Camera Record Real 4K Video Footage?
Yes, the GoPro Hero 7 Black records true 4k video resolution

Mounting and Form

Camera Form
shallow depth front action camera
shallow rectangular form

Looking at the camera from the front, from front to back is shallow. It is a shallow depth shape which means that it will fit in many places on your body because it is not deep and will hold closely to your body or surface that you place it's back on to. Here you can see it side by side with an AA battery.

front regular shallow rectangular action camera shape
shallow rectangular front

Looking at it from the front, this camera is of regular action camera shape, which is wide and rectangular. Here you can see it compared to an AA battery.

shallow depth rectangular regular action camera shape side
shallow rectangular side

This is a regular action camera shape, shallow depth and here you can see that by it being placed next to an AA battery, this is the side view.

Mounting and Form

Your action camera's most important feature is how it will mount to you, your vehicles and other parts of your activities. Below we look at how this camera fits to certain mounts and what it's mounting setup is.

There are two main mounting systems, the GoPro (2 to 3 fin mount) and the 1/4" (quarter inch) thread mount.

When we decide how each camera is mounted, we talk about it's form, whether it would fit to a certain popular mounting type, such as on the chest, head or in-hand and whether there was a mounting type for this too.

Mount Type on Camera Body
gopro 2 to 3 fin mount

This camera or it's case has the GoPros two to three pronged fin mount, this means the mount fixed on to the camera or case is the 2 fin style which slides in to the 3 fin style and a screw goes through all 5 fins and tightens up.

Mounting Options

board mount

action camera surfboard board mount

Surfboard & Snowboard mounts on Amazon

Yes it will fit on to a surfboard, snowboard or other board with a 3M mount and in its underwater housing.

bodyboard mount

action camera bodyboard mount

Bodyboard mounts on Amazon

Yes you can fit this action camera on to a bodyboard plug mount when it is in it's underwater case.

chest strap mount

action camera chest strap mount

Chest Straps on Amazon

Yes because of it's shape, size and form, within it's underwater case you can attach this action camera to a chest strap mount.

clip mount

action camera clip mount

Clip Mounts on Amazon

Yes you can attach it to a clip mount and then clip on to a cap peak or a backpack strap.

dive mask mount

action camera dive mask mount

Dive mask mounts on Amazon

Yes the this action camera inside of it's waterproof case will fit on top of a dive mask, it is not too heavy, nor too big and the mount type will connect.

dog harness mount

action camera dog harness mount

Dog harness mounts on Amazon

Yes you can attach the action camera to a dog harness as they have the regular 3 fin style gopro mounts, just place the camera inside it's housing to fit.

flat surface

This camera can fit on to a flat surface as it has a flat bottom to it's underside and stands up to record things you are pointing it at without any other mounts or support.

flexible mount

action camera flex mount

Flex mounts on Amazon

Yes it will fit a flexible, goose neck type mount, you can find them with gopro or 1/4" mount options on them.

gun rail mount

action camera gun rail mount

Gun rail mounts on Amazon

Yes this action camera can fit on to a gun rail mount with its mounting options.

handlebar & pole mount

action camera handlebar mount

Handlebar mounts on Amazon

Yes you can attach the camera on to a handlebar, pole style action camera mount for your motorcycle, bike, or paddle.

head strap mount

action camera head strap mount

Head strap mounts on Amazon

Yes it will fit on to a head strap mount when in it's waterproof case you can use the gopro mount to fit them together.

helmet chin mount

action camera helmet chin mount

Helmet chin mounts on Amazon

Yes you can attach the camera to a helmet chin mount when it is within its underwater case by using the gopro mounting.

helmet side mount

action camera helmet side mount

Helmet side mounts on Amazon

Yes you can attach it to the side of a helmet. These mount types come with both quarter inch threads or GoPro 2 to 3 fin mounts so are versatile.

helmet top mount

action camera helmet top mount

Helmet top mounts on Amazon

Yes it has a gopro mount available to use and will fit nicely on top of a helmet of your choice.

in your hand

Yes you can hold this camera nicely in your hand as it grips well with your fingers and palm around it and you won't get your fingers in the way like differently shaped action cameras.

j mount

action camera j mount

J mounts on Amazon

Yes this action camera will fit in it's underwater case on to a gopro 2 to 3 fin J mount.

quarter inch mount

Yes this can fit on to mounts and accessories that have a quarter inch thread on them, things like tripods and other mounts with that 1/4" threaded bolt on it.

quick release mount

action camera quick release mount

Quick release mounts on Amazon

Yes you can attach it to a quick release 3 fin gopro style mount and in turn fix this to many different style mounts that accept quick release mounts.

selfie stick mount

action camera selfie stick mount

Selfie sticks on Amazon

Yes you can attach it to a selfie stick, or short hand stick to hold the camera in-hand.

shoulder strap mount

action camera shoulder strap mount

Shoulder strap mounts on Amazon

Yes this action camera will fit on to a shoulder strap mount when it is inside it's underwater housing as they come with a gopro style fitting.

straps mount

action camera reuseable tie straps diy mounting

Check price @ Amazon for reusable straps

Yes you can use velcro, rubber and other reusable straps to mount this action camera to a surface of your choice.

suction cup mount

action camera suction cup mount

Suction cup mounts on Amazon

Yes you can fit it on to a suction cup mount, these come with 1/4" or gopro style fittings.

velcro mount

action camera velcro mount

Industrial velcro mount on Amazon

Yes you can fit on to a surface by using sticky back velcro on the camera and on the surface you wish to fix it to.

wrist strap mount

action camera wrist strap mount

Wrist straps on Amazon

Yes you can fit it on to a wrist strap mount when put in to its underwater case as that has the 2 fin gopro style mount underneath.