In 2018, GoPro released their latest edition. GoPro 7 they call it. Gopro 7 was released in 3 new products. Namely GoPro 7 Black, Silver, and White. These three GoPro 7 have different specifications. However, the most noticeable difference is the GoPro 7 Black.
The black Edition is the top model, the most expensive and most complete feature. This time Black is black, GoPro Hero 7 Black’s body is black, not gray. If we look at Gopro Hero Black 6 or 5 Black edition, it has a gray color. GoPro 7 Black also has a screen in front of the camera.
Desain GoPro 7 Black Camera
GoPro 7 Black has a size of 6.2 x 3.2 x 4.5 cm. So that the GoPro7 Black is slightly smaller than the GoPro 6. The GoPro 7 Black body is rubber-filled. The GoPro 7 Black Grip is exactly the same as the GoPro 6. Black GoPro 7 Edition is designed to be waterproof. Black GoPro 7 is able to hold water to a depth of 10 meters without housing.
The body of camera also has 2 doors for the battery / memory card and a USB-C / HDMI port. The door is firmly locked because it is designed to be waterproof. As for the memory card, This variant has a capacity of 256 GB.
The ability of the battery in this camera, in an attempt to record video with the highest setting 4K / 60 fps, can last up to 68 minutes. So for lower settings, it will waste the battery.
Live Streaming Features
This variant is the only action camera that has a live streaming feature. To access this feature very easy. Just connect to the Wi-fi or personal Hotspot from the smartphone, then log in to the streaming platform, and we’ve livestreaming.
Now we can stream the action from a bicycle or while running, or drone directly to the web. Some platforms that already support GoPro livestreaming are Facebook, Workplace by Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Vimeo. GoPro promises to expand the Livestreaming network to other platforms such as Instagram, QQ, and others.
Video quality that can be streamed is limited to 720p. But you can choose lower settings to reduce bandwidth on a slow internet connection. And from the results that were tried, there was a delay of about 5-10 seconds between the actual and what was seen on livestream.
Live streaming feature is one of the features that GoPro users have always used. Now GoPro 7 Black already has it.
Photo Quality and Video Capability
GoPro Hero 7 Black is equipped with a 12 MP ultra high definition (UHD) photo sensor, so the photos produced are certainly clear and clear even in low lighting settings. For videos, GoPro 7 Black supports resolutions up to 4K at 60 frames per second (fps).
If the battery is low, it can reduce image quality to 720p at 240, making it more efficient. In addition, this action camera has video capture modes, such as linear, wide, and super wide.
Although it has a 12MP output, the same GP1 processor, and the same lens as the previous version, it must be admitted that this GoPro 7 Black produces images and videos that are much higher quality. Action cameras are almost always used when in motion, so the effects of shocks and moving cameras most influence the quality of pictures and videos. The hypersmooth feature on GoPro 7 tries to overcome this, plus upgraded memory processing, and software algorithms make better and better image quality.
GoPro Hero 7 Black is equipped with exceptional video stabilization, so it can capture images just like you use a tripod or other tool. Through electronic or digital stabilizers, Hero 7 Black is able to reduce all the disruptions that interfere in making videos or taking photos. This stabilization ability is called Hypersmooth. This menu also available on GoPro 7 Black, Silver and White.
Hypersmooth on GoPro is processed through a more optimal software algorithm, and the addition of processing memory to 2 Gb, resulting in smoother and more stable images and videos.
So it’s not because of the addition of new hardware. Hypersmooth choice can we live or turn off in a manul. This hypersmooth feature is also limited to 120 fps, when we have chosen fps above 120, then hypersmooth cannot be activated anymore.
GoPro 7 Black has many interesting features. Moreover, many new or improved features in GoPro 7 Black. However, GoPro 7 Black also has several weaknesses. The first drawback is the battery that less durable. By using 4K resolution you can only maintain this action camera for about 15 minutes. While for low quality you can use continuously for up to 50 minutes.
Therefore, it is recommended to turn off this camera if it is not used so you can save the battery power. The next drawback of GoPro 7 Black is overheat. Certainly if you use continuously and rarely turned off this camera will feel hot and quite annoying. Moreover, the outer material covering the camera is rubber so it’s very easy to heat.
Besides the significant improvement of features, the GoPro Hero 7 Black must still be present with a small battery capacity and has no significant changes from the previous series. But various features such as voice control and also short clips can make it easier for users to take pictures and videos more efficiently. So the device can be used longer, and only record the most important moments easily.