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  • Where is the reviews of the WHITE and SILVER? I guess GoPro only shipped the BLACK to influencers.

  • @Sunscreen

    Or to people with friends in the US :-)

    As buying stuff in US is good.

  • Offer only available in U.S. =(

  • @markr041

    Well, my little fault as it was on previous page, actually I posted similar in to other topic and made support it'll be noticed.

    Otherwise any non working $5 camera from cragilist will do as it seems.

  • @Vitaliy The above repeated my post here of September 20. One should always check... :)

    1. The trade-in camera must have cost at least $99 when new, but does not have to work.

    2. GoPro sends a pre-paid Fedex (download) label, so free shipping of the used camera (ground). The destination is California, so if one is on the East Coast it may take 5 days to get to GoPro.

    3. GoPro promises within 14 days of receiving the used camera they will ship out the new one, 2-day (free).

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    GoPro is offering a $100 Credit Towards Pre-Order of a GoPro Hero7 Black when you Trade-in a Qualifying GoPro or Digital Camera. Includes a 32GB SanDisk Extreme microSDHC Card

    https://shop.gopro.com/tradeup

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  • @EspenB Your post and that video are true examples of "fake news." The reason or motive is irrelevant. The consequences from misleading people are not. GoPro did not authorize that video for good reason. The other early users posting videos were empowered by GoPro. They may have hype, but they have no falsehoods. Even company PR has standards.

  • Confirmation on updated review firmware.

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  • @markr041 - This might have a simple explanation without questioning credibility. Firmware differences.

    Production of the Hero7 startet many months ago in the early summer. These are shipped with early firmware to retailers.

    Social Influencers where given the camera about three weeks ago. Pressumably GoPro installed the most recent firmware on these review units.

    A product update for customers will probably get online next week when the sales embargo is lifted.

  • @EspenB According to two YouTube videos, the full stabilization mode IS (get it?) available for 4K60p. See this video for example:

    Note, unlike the video you posted, the camera here has the new GUI. So, it is credible. 4K60p with the upgraded stabilization is a new breakthrough feature.

    And here is the excellent detailed written review, for literates:

    https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2018/09/gopro-hero7-black-in-depth-review.html

    And here is photo proof hyper-stabilization with 4K60p:

    https://media.dcrainmaker.com/images/2018/09/GoPro-Hero7-BlackResolutions.jpg

  • Tech details I believe to be correct:

    Hero7 Black has the same GP1 SOC as the Hero6. Only upgrade is 1 GB/Gb (?) extra RAM for bigger frame buffer. This makes it easier to predict the image shake.

    Hero7 White and Silver doesn't use the GP1 chip at all. It's unclear what kind of stabilizer performance these budget cameras actually offer. No one has reviewed one yet! (And let's face it they are just crap anyway.)

    While the BLACK is selling with a live streaming feature, this is only i 720p. The phone that you connect it to in the field will probably stream in 4K with the internal camera!

  • Trade-in offer from GoPro: $100 off for any old digital camera worth originally more than $99. So, get a Hero 7 Black for $299. Free shipping of old camera - label supplied. https://shop.gopro.com/cameras

  • The Black magical spec is: "2.7K120" Has a narrower (crop) mode, to reduce fisheye, too. But same as the 6.

  • SuperSmooth stabilization is only for 4K/30 and 1080/60 (and FPS below).

    Regular stabilization is used for 4K/60 and 1080/120. No stab at 240 FPS.

    Unfortunately there is no LINEAR VIEW for software dewarping of the fisheye lens in either 4K mode. Even if you turn off EIS there is no Linear in 4K. Bummer.

  • B&H is happy to announce one of the biggest pieces of news in action camera history. GoPro has revealed its new HERO7 lineup, featuring three cameras—the HERO7 Black, HERO7 Silver, and HERO7 White. They’re different not only in color, but also function, for users from the most professional to the everyday adventurer.

    GoPro HERO7 Black

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1430472-REG/gopro_chdhx_701_hero7_black.html

    Product Highlights

    • Record 4K60, 2.7K120, and 1080p240 Video
    • Capture 12MP Photos at up to 30 fps
    • HyperSmooth Video Stabilization
    • Vertical Portrait Mode for Social Media
    • SuperPhoto Auto HDR Photo Enhancement
    • 33' Waterproof without a Housing
    • Touch Zoom Framing via Intuitive 2" LCD
    • Face, Smile, and Scene Detection
    • Live Streaming, TimeWarp Video
    • Voice Control, Raw Photos, and Much More

    More than once, GoPro has, in past times, released two versions of a HERO model, such as the HERO4 Black and HERO4 Silver. This time, for release number 7, GoPro has announced three versions: the HERO7 Black, HERO7 Silver, and White. As in previous times, they’re not only different in color but also in feature sets. Just the idea of a HERO7 is exciting already, but to see three versions is much more so. The HERO7 Black is GoPro’s cream of the crop and, perhaps, the most advanced action camera ever created. The HERO7 Silver and White are not too far behind.

    GoPro HERO7 Silver

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1430473-REG/gopro_chdhc_601_hero7_silver.html

    Product Highlights

    • Record 4K30, 1440p60, and 1080p60 Video
    • Capture 10MP Photos at up to 15 fps
    • Built-In Video Stabilization
    • Vertical Portrait Mode for Social Media
    • 33' Waterproof without a Housing
    • Touch Zoom Framing via Intuitive 2" LCD
    • Voice Control, Time-Lapse Capture
    • Photo Timer for Individual/Group Selfies
    • GPS Performance Stickers & More

    The HERO7 Black is sure to be the action camera of choice for professionals for a long while, at least until the next version comes out. Any Hollywood film or any TV show or commercial that uses action cameras to capture some of those hard-to-reach shots, as has been done on films such as Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks (withdozens of GoPros at the same time), will almost unquestionably use HERO7 Black models. The same goes for sports enthusiasts or anyone else looking for top image quality in an action camera.

    The HERO7 Black records up to UHD 4K resolution video at 60 fps with sophisticated HyperSmooth digital image stabilization, which is a gimbal-like stabilization that feels out your movements and compensates for camera shake accordingly. The maximum bitrate at 4K is 78 Mb/s. The camera also records 2.7K resolution at the high frame rate of 120 fps and Full HD 1080p at an even higher 240 fps for super-slow-motion playback. As far as audio, the HERO7 Black captures stereo and raw audio and supports an external microphone via an optional adapter for cleaner audio. The HERO7 Black offers an HDMI video output connector, allowing for a more complete professional workflow.

    The HERO7 Silver records 4K video but at up to 30 fps, and with standard image stabilization and a maximum 4K bitrate of 30 Mb/s; the HERO7 White shoots up to 1080p60 video with standard stabilization. The HERO7 Silver and White aren't designed for slow-motion capture and top out at 60 fps (in 1080p) as the highest frame rate. Basically, the HERO7 Black has 8x slow motion and the Silver and White 2x.

    GoPro HERO7 White

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1430474-REG/gopro_chdhb_601_hero7_white.html

    Product Highlights

    • Full HD 1080p60 Video
    • 10MP Photos at up to 15 fps
    • Built-In Video Stabilization
    • Vertical Portrait Mode for Social Media
    • 33' Waterproof without a Housing
    • Touch Zoom Framing via Intuitive 2" LCD
    • Voice Control, Time-Lapse Capture
    • Photo Timer for Individual/Group Selfies

    Although the HERO7 Black and Silver have 4K capability, the HERO7 Black has a 12MP image sensor, while the HERO7 Silver contains a 10MP sensor. This means the HERO7 Black produces a sharper 4K image and shoots 12MP photos, in comparison to the latter's 10MP photos. The HERO7 Black also supports raw photo capture. The battery on the HERO7 Black is removable, while in the other two models it's built in. For professional applications, being able to switch in a new battery is a plus, eliminating recharging times.

    The above are the main differences in terms of image and audio quality. But there are also many other features that these three advanced actions cameras share and many that only the HERO7 Black has. All three cameras are waterproof down to 33 feet as they come, without a housing (a dive housing is available for the HERO7 Black). All three have a 2" touchscreen with an intelligent feature called Touch Zoom that helps you frame your shots by touch. All three have the famed GoPro Voice Control, which allows you to talk to the camera with commands like, "GoPro, start recording." All three shoot time-lapse video. All three have the QuikStories feature, which automatically transforms your footage into a fun video with music and effects, ready for sharing. Other than these, the HERO7 Black is loaded with many features that one would be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. A big one is live streaming. Another big one is Protune, which lets you access and manually adjust various professional settings, such as white balance and ISO limit, to give you optimal control over your image and achieve highly enhanced results. Others include TimeWarp video, advanced metadata, and SuperPhoto, which optimizes your photos with HDR, local tone mapping, and noise reduction.

    The entire HERO7 lineup also has a vertical capture feature that allows for easier integration with social media. With all three models, you can turn the camera to the side and shoot photos in portrait orientation, and the photos can then be uploaded seamlessly to Snapchat, Instagram, and other destinations.

  • The release of the Hero7 is imminent. My bet is on September 20, but some leaks suggest September 18. Product should be immediately available after the launch event since product has been distributed for several weeks allready.

  • Portrait orientation

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  • New user interface

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