American technology company GoPro, known for its action cameras, has officially launched its Hero 7 series lineup. The lineup consists of three variants in black, silver and white colours, each of them different from the other in technical specifications.
GoPro Hero 7 Black:
The top variant of the Hero 7 family is the GoPro Hero 7 Black. The device retains the same 12MP sensor and GP1 processor from its predecessor, the Hero 6 Black. There is a small bump in RAM that promises better performance.
In terms of imaging, the Hero 7 Black is capable of shooting 4K videos at up to 60 fps, and 2.7K video at up to 120 fps. Users can also shoot slow motion videos in 1080p at 240 fps. The most notable addition to the Hero 7 Black is the ‘HyperSmooth Stabilisation’ feature. The feature promises Gimbal-like smoothness while running, riding a bike or bouncing around without using any mounts. There is a ‘TimeWrap’ feature that shoots smooth and fast time-lapse videos. The ‘SuperPhoto’ feature automatically reduces noise in shots and adds HDR to your footage. The Hero 7 Black is also the first GoPro that offers live streaming to Facebook, Twitch, Youtube and other platforms. The camer also offers Wi-Fi, GPS, face/smile and scene detection.
Hero 7 Silver & Hero 7 White:
Stepping down from the Hero 7 Black is the Hero 7 Silver and Hero 7 White. Both the variants are less powerful and cheaper compared to the flagship Hero 7 Black. These models are not powered by the custom GP1 chip and don’t offer HyperSmooth stabilisation. The Silver and White variants feature 10MP sensors and come with reduced capture capabilities. The Hero 7 Silver can record 4K videos at 30 fps while the Hero 7 White hits 1440 video at 60 fps.
All the three Hero 7 models are waterproof up to 10m and feature 2-inch LCD touchscreens. The cameras can shoot and store vertical photos and videos. The interfaces have been slightly tweaked, bringing the ability to swipe left and right to switch between the shooting modes.
Pricing and Availability:
The most premium of the lot, the Hero 7 Black has been priced at Rs 36,000 in India. The Hero 7 Silver will be sold for Rs 27,000, while the Hero 7 White will retail at Rs 19,000 in India. The devices will be available in India starting Thursday, September 27th. Pre-orders on GoPro.com have already gone live