What is GoPro?
If you live under a rock or are technically challenged and don’t know anything about it, then fret not. I’ll give you the easiest explanation there is. GoPro is to action cameras what Dettol is to germs. That is the brank has become so synonymous with compact action cams that even are now referred to as GoPros.
The GoPro camera was originally designed by current CEO Nick Woodman as a compact means to capture photos and videos of him while surfing.
With several advances, it has now become number one in its league. Recently GoPro launched the new Hero7 line of cameras, split into White, Black and Silver variants. They are set to go on sale next week[September 27th]. The features and specifications increase and so does the price.
The new Hero7 line is built with similar dimensions to the previous iteration, Hero 7 Black, Hero 7 White, Hero 7 Silver. All of them come with touchscreen LCD’s and are waterproof. All of them have voice control.
The Hero 7 Black which replaces the now discontinued Hero 6 Black comes with new ‘Hypersmooth’ electronic stabilization. If stability has always been your problem while using the previous line of cameras then this camera is the solution for you. It also has new features like improved audio, live streaming on sites like Facebook and a new time-lapse mode called ‘timewarp’.
The GoPro keeps its price tag of $399 same as the Hero6. Which means it gives you a better camera for the same price as Hero6.
The stabilization of the Hero7 works by using the predictive smarts of the GoPros GPI processor.
Let me list down the pros and cons for you-
- Much proved stabilization.
- Super photo that offers better skills.
- Live streaming adds a new way to share.
- Minor hardware improvements for upgrades.
- No improvements in battery life.
With all these features GoPro has successfully made a new action camera that is compellingly better for shooting videos than some of the best smartphones.