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GoPro Hero 7 Review
2020-08-26 17:46:58

When it comes to action cameras, the GoPro Hero 7 takes the centre stage, as one of the most loved action cameras on the market today. Despite that the GoPro Hero 7 is no longer the flagship camera for the GoPro brand; it still retains a significant chunk of its market share while consumers keep lapping it up regardless.

Why GoPro Hero 7?

This is a question that I’ve equally asked myself a couple of times in the past months, a question that the camera itself provides a sufficient answer to.

The GoPro Hero 7 made a foray into the market with two distinct models; the Hero 7 Black and the Hero 7 Silver.

The GoPro Hero Black seems to be an improvement of the previously improved Hero 6 model but not in the ways that the average consumer might think. While the Hero 7 focused less on functionalities, the design was more concentrated on the overall user experience. A feature which has made it very loved in the market and is majorly responsible for its ability to stay strong in the market despite having to relinquish its flagship status for the GoPro Hero 8.

Therefore, if you’re in the market for a product that offers immense value in the area of user experience, or you’re simply looking to have a good time while using your camera, then the GoPro Hero 7 Black is the perfect choice.

What Makes the Go Pro Hero 7 Black Stand Out?

There are various features that have helped the GoPro Hero 7 stand out in the amount of time that it’s spent on the market, and I’ll discuss some of them here to help you get a better feel of the product.

1.Affordable Drop in Pricing

Unlike many other GoPro cameras, the GoPro Hero 7 is currently moderately priced after its price drop, which therefore, makes it easily accessible to the average enthusiast.

When the drop in the price offering for the GoPro Hero 7 Black is combined with its other incredible catalog of features and the product’s market performance is commendable.

2.Hyper Smooth Stabilization

When the GoPro Hero 7 Black was launched, one of its unique selling points was its hyper smooth stabilization. This hyper smooth stabilization gives your camera so much stability that it allows you to shoot perfect videos without any editing even in the most difficult situations such as while driving, running, or cycling.

If you intend to make videos in challenging situations of some sort, then the GoPro Hero 7 Black is just perfect as its hyper smooth stabilization makes it very comparable to a Gimbal.

3.Water Proof Feature

Unknown to many parties, one of the features that helps the GoPro Hero 7 Black stand out is its waterproof feature. This tiny camera hosts a water proof feature that allows for its use in water bodies which is much less than you can say for many other cameras.

You can easily use your GoPro Hero 7 Black in a myriad of use cases where other camera models will definitely be useless.

4.Exceptional Audio Capabilities

The GoPro Hero 7 Black’s exceptional audio performance also makes it a very valuable product. It features a widened audio range which makes it much superior to the GoPro Hero 6, a previous version that it was modelled after.

With the GoPro Hero 7 black, you can pick up more subtle sounds than ever while filtering out unnecessary noise and vibrations quite easily. It can also recognize up to twelve distinct voice commands which make your work more comfortable in the short and long run.

It is equally important to understand that while this camera is one that deserves to make it into your catalog, it also has some features that make it undesirable to some other people such as.

The GoPro Hero 7 features an improved touchscreen which, on the other hand, remains one of the most pronounced downsides of the camera due to its unresponsiveness. This unresponsiveness can make taking spontaneous shots very frustrating for a camera user.

Another disadvantage of the GoPro Hero 7 is that its voice commands are totally unreliable. Although they theoretically make the camera one of the best in the market, in reality they only work sometimes. The GoPro Hero 7 is a crowd favourite action camera, and one that will be indispensable should it find its way into your arsenal.


The GoPro Hero 7 is a camera that helps users magnify their photography experience in one way or another especially due to the fact that it was designed purely to help users get the best from one camera.

It features a host of improved features that contribute to its success in the market, but still retains some features that might make it less endearing to the average user.

In terms of the photographic experience, it seems that GoPro is out of the world. Even so, it is not perfect for everyone due to its functional shortcomings and higher price.

If the price of Gopro is far beyond your budget, you can think about the best Gopro alternative-AKASO. If you are seeking a fully fuctional action camera with a considerable price, give a thought to AKASO Brave 7LE, an action cam which can be enough to meet your daily shooting meets.

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