The GoPro Hero 7 is here and it's the best one yet for cyclists

Prices start at £179.99 / $199.99

The GoPro Hero 7 is here and it looks set to take the world of action cameras by storm. Initially announced by U.S. megastore B&H and picked up by a number of news sites including Business Wire, the Hero 7 is now live on GoPro's own website and it comes in three variants, the Hero 7 Black, Hero 7 Silver and Hero 7 White. 

The Black is GoPro's latest and greatest camera, the one that professionals and amateurs who need the highest quality video will want. All variants are available to pre-order direct from GoPro and are expected to be shipping in the near future.  

Hero 7 Black: £379.99 / $399.99

The Hero 7 has the features pros will need and amateurs will want
The Hero 7 has the features pros will need and amateurs will want

The Hero 7 Black is the top of the range, and it introduces a new HyperSmooth stabilisation mode, which is likely to be particularly relevant to BikeRadar readers. 

Its 12MP sensor will record 4K video at 60fps, 2.7K video at 120fps, and 1080p at an impressive 240fps. 

It's the only Hero 7 that has a removable battery. It is also designed to work with external microphones, an essential feature for video professionals and anyone who takes their filming seriously. 

Other highlights include Protune, which allows manual control of a range of video capture settings, a portrait video mode geared towards social media (yes, really!) and as you'd expect, full waterproofing down to a depth of 33 feet (10 metres) without the need to use a housing. 

A 2in touchscreen is your primary interface for changing settings. 

The official list of highlights is as follows:

  • Record 4K video at 60fps, 2.7K at 120fps , and 1080p at 240fps 
  • Capture 12MP Photos at up to 30fps
  • HyperSmooth Video Stabilization
  • Vertical Portrait Mode for social media
  • SuperPhoto Auto HDR photo enhancement
  • 33ft waterproof without a housing
  • Touch Zoom Framing via 2in LCD
  • Face, smile, and scene detection
  • Live streaming, TimeWarp Video
  • Voice Control, raw Photos

GoPro has showcased its new flagship's abilities in this impressive demo video:

The Hero7 promises no more shaky video

Hero 7 Silver — £279.99 / $299.99

The Hero 7 Silver is a good bit cheaper but lacks the Black's pro-friendly features
The Hero 7 Silver is a good bit cheaper but lacks the Black's pro-friendly features

The Hero 7 Silver is GoPro's mid-range option. Product highlights are as follows:

  • Record 4K video at 30fps, 1440p at 60fps, and 1080p at 60fps
  • Capture 10MP Photos at up to 15fps
  • Built-In video stabilization
  • Vertical Portrait Mode for Social Media
  • 33ft waterproof without a housing
  • Touch Zoom Framing via 2in LCD
  • Voice control, time-lapse capture
  • Photo timer for individual/group selfies

Hero 7 White — £179.99 / $199.99

The Hero 7 White is GoPro's most affordable new action camera
The Hero 7 White is GoPro's most affordable new action camera

The Hero 7 White is GoPro's new entry-level model. Product highlights are as follows:

  • Full HD 1080p at 60fps video
  • 10MP Photos at up to 15fps
  • Built-In video stabilization
  • Vertical Portrait Mode for social media
  • 33ft waterproof without a housing
  • Touch Zoom Framing via 2in LCD
  • Voice control, time-lapse Capture
  • Photo timer for individual/group selfies
Matthew Allen

Senior Technical Writer, UK
Former bike mechanic, builder of wheels, hub fetishist and lover of shiny things. Likes climbing a lot, but not as good at it as he looks.
  • Discipline: Road, with occasional MTB dalliances
  • Preferred Terrain: Long mountain climbs followed by high-speed descents (that he doesn't get to do nearly often enough), plus scaring himself off-road when he outruns his skill set.
  • Current Bikes: Scott Addict R3 2014, Focus Cayo Disc 2015, Niner RLT 9
  • Dream Bike: Something hideously expensive and custom with external cables and a threaded bottom bracket because screw you bike industry.
  • Beer of Choice: Cider, please. Thistly Cross from Scotland
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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