Gopro Hero 7 black – Most Stable action camera in 2019?

Gopro Hero 7 Black - the most stable action cam?

He Hero 7  from GoPro finally delivered something spectacular that actually enticed me to buy, after many years of slight improvements.

The combination between the 4k 60p and the Hypersmooth stabilization is probably enough for most people to decide.

In this article we try to figure out what other features the new Gopro delivers and how does it compare with some of the new kids on the block (action cameras and the new Osmo pocket).

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What's new on the Gopro Hero 7 Black

Image stability

I have always been the adept of great image stabilization.

Actually I would prefer having 720p image resolution but very well stabilized instead of 4k that's shaky as hell.

Not only that, the GoPro was always made for action and movement. In those situations, great stabilization is everything.

The Hero 7 black delivers the hypersmooth stabilization option.

This means, both in normal recording and in timelapses, it comes with absolutely stunning results.

A drawback is that because it doesn't actually have a gimbal, in night time it suffers a bit when trying to decide what to stabilize and the footage gets a bit strange.

Battery Life

The hero 7 has a decent battery life, depending on the mode you shoot in.

That means in 4k 60 you might get about 1h and 20min, while in 1080p that increases by an entire hour.

It also has the advantage of a removable battery, which means you have the potential to use it as much as you like in the field.

 

Durability

There's no doubt in my mind that GoPros have always been some of the more durable action cams on the market.

However, the recent realeases, this one included have no need for external cases for them to be waterproof or resist shocks.

The Hero 7 can handle 10m deep waters and shocks from dropping it from the same distance

Bellow are some of my latest drone reviews, you might want to check one out and get a bit out of your confort zone.

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Gopro Hero 7 Price and specs

The GoPro hero 7 black is priced pretty fairly in my oppinion, it rivals with some of the best devices on the market, including the osmo Pocket from DJI.

It kept the same sensor as before and the photos it takes are in 4k. I would have liked a bigger bitrate, personally, but I must still admit I like the videos this thing takes alot.

It has probably a lot to do with the incredible stabilization.

It doesn't come with a microphone jack, but there are accessories for that. The standard microphone is kinda muffled, probably to make it water proof. So it's not actually usable for vlogs.

Specs
Camera Specs
Sensor: 1/2.3'
FOV: wide
Max Image size: 4000x3000
video Bitrate: 55-78 mbit/s
Speciffications
Battery life: 80 min
Weight: 117
Microphone
App connection

Here's a dainly price history for the Hero 7 black, so you know if now is the right time to buy it.

Price history for GoPro HERO7 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos Live Streaming Stabilization
Latest updates:
  • $308.63 - March 16, 2020
  • $313.88 - March 9, 2020
  • $308.94 - March 7, 2020
  • $319.00 - March 5, 2020
  • $304.50 - March 4, 2020
  • $319.00 - February 27, 2020
  • $308.95 - February 18, 2020
  • $298.79 - February 16, 2020
Since: January 12, 2020
  • Highest Price: $327.95 - January 18, 2020
  • Lowest Price: $289.00 - February 1, 2020

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Gopro hero 7 video Review

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Hero 7 vs others

The GoPro has always had a few solid competitors, including some sony cameras. But recently a new player is on the ground, and that is the Osmo pocket from DJI.

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Is the Hero 7 more stable than Sony FDR x3000?

As you can see in the video above, there's no doubt the new Hero 7 beats the sony by quite a margin. 

It's incredible that I thought the Sony was unbreatable just a few months ago and now Gopro amazes us with this insane stabilization out of nowhere.

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How Good is the camera?Vs Osmo Pocket

Talking about Osmo pocket, another quite unique vlogging/ action camera recently released, that I have also reviewed.

I had to make a comparison between the two and went on an offroad adventure. Because, what other better way to test two super stabilized cameras?

Here are my results:

 

As you can see in the above image,the osmo has a brighter, and smaller field of view, which makes things look more cinematic. While the Gopro has the fishe

When it comes to selfies and vlogging, the gopro helps by having a bigger frame and capturing more action, while a camera like the osmo Pocket, has a more close up in person view with a narrower field of view and blurred background.

Hero 7

$308.63 $329.00 Buy It Now
9 Total Score
Gopro Hero 7 black - it looks like it's on a gimbal

An outstanding improvement since last years, at least when it comes to the Hypersmooth feature and also the 4k 60fps, the Hero 7 Black is definitely THE action cam that you want to get right now.

Image quality
8.5
Stability
9
Ease of use
9
Durability
10
PROS
  • 4k 60fps
  • Hypersmooth timelapse
  • 240p Slow motion
  • 10m+ waterproof and dropsafe
  • removable battery
  • livestreaming
CONS
  • audio too muffled for vlogging
  • wide field of view can be viewed as not cinematic
  • night time stabilization is not good

How do you make money with your drone, though?

Okay, so you got your new and fancy drone, but how do you stand out from any dad out there who has the same drone and watched some tutorials online?

I did exactly that and barely had any success. 

But now I’m charging 5x as much as before and even have to refuse clients from time to time.

I even bought about 7 online courses… and I didn’t make much progress.

So how did I finally make it to this level?

If you want the short answer, I learned everything from this guy Alex, who’s making $200 per hour with his drone. And he’s even teaching exactly how to do that.

This is pretty much what you need to know:

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1. Make sure you have a proper drone.

If you have any of the latest DJI Drones, like the Mavic Air 2, for example, you’re ready to start making money.

No need to overthink this, but if it’s any help, check this comparison of the best camera drones compared in 2020.

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2.Learn how to create the best content to stand out

You won’t stand out from the next dad who bought a DJI drone for Cristmass in the eyes of your clients if you don’t do this.

It’s WAY more important to know what you’re doing than the gear you have.

You’ll need to learn and master the following:

  1.  
  • Flying your drone(to stand out from people with basic drone shots)
  • Preparing for the flight and weather in advance
  • Learn the best drone settings (you need a proper setup template)
  • Create the Video Script (it's way easier if you know what to shoot)
  • Have a set of great cinematic shots you know how to do
  • Know how to edit the video so it stands out
  • Learn how to color grade

This is why you HAVE to invest in a proper way to learn things (instead of watching tutorials here and there).

3.Find clients that pay 5x more than regular

But not so fast.

You won’t make a penny if you don’t know how to find your clients.

I have struggled finding clients even when my videos were getting pretty good.

Until I learned a few tricks and how to find and approach them so they won’t be able to say no.

And what’s best, I learned how to get the price I asked for.

How can you do the same?

I have tested quite a few courses online and watched tons of videos on youtube, but frankly, I have learned more from one single course than from everything else… and all that in like a weekend.

Made back the money from this investment in myself in a single week and then much more.

 

How do I learn all of this? From youtube?

You could simply go online and learn everything in terms of video from youtube, forums, facebook groups etc.

However, let me tell you, it’s the worst way to learn all of this(and the slowest).

You won’t have a Complete Step By step guide on how to do everything.

I found myself frustrated, even after I learned how to do most of the video stuff that I still lacked some knowledge and I didn’t know why my shots weren’t standing out.

I got some general promotion ideas from some articles online, but again… I didn’t have much success and was charging too little for my time.

This is exactly where I learned how to make $200 per hour with my drone (From A to Z)

This course is hold by Alex Harris, who’s an international video creator, director, and drone operator with tons of experience.

And I had a great time stealing his know-how(and greatly profited from it, lol).

I recommend you watch his video presentation bellow and check out the course sales page. It’s quite cheap, considering you’re getting 320+ minutes of everything you need to know, step by step and 80+ minutes on how to actually find the ideal clients for you.

I'm a big drone enthusiast, the owner of DronesGator.com and I also make weekly videos on my drone YouTube channel.

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