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GoPro Hero 7 Black review

This former flagship now offers fantastic value

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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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Mark Wilson
Cameras editor

Mark is the Cameras Editor at TechRadar. Having worked in tech journalism for a ludicrous 17 years, Mark is now attempting to break the world record for the number of camera bags hoarded by one person. He was previously Cameras Editor at Trusted Reviews, Acting editor on Stuff.tv, as well as Features editor and Reviews editor on Stuff magazine. As a freelancer, he's contributed to titles including The Sunday Times, FourFourTwo and Arena. And in a former life, he also won The Daily Telegraph's Young Sportswriter of the Year. But that was before he discovered the strange joys of getting up at 4am for a photo shoot in London's Square Mile.