GoPro Hero 7 Black review: verdict
The GoPro Hero 7 Black might no longer be the most advanced action camera you can buy – that's the GoPro Hero 9 Black – but it does now offer excellent value. Its lower price also now gives it the slight edge over the impressive DJI Osmo Action.
While it's possible to buy a 4K action camera for considerably less, the Hero 7 Black really doubled down on the software and performance advantages that have rightly made GoPro the byword for action cameras. The inclusion of the very effective HyperSmooth stabilization is a big bonus over older models, while its TimeWarp feature is a lot of fun to play with.
The refreshed UI and portrait options also made the GoPro Hero7 Black easier and more convenient to use than before. The Hero 9 Black takes this a step further with its front-facing screen, while the Mod accessories will help boost that camera and the Hero 8 Black's versatility beyond what's on offer here.
That said, the Hero 7 Black remains a fine option that's more than enough action camera for most people – there are no glaring omissions, its video quality is excellent, and its new price tag makes it a fine choice for anyone who needs a tough, waterproof camera for both video and stills duty.
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