GoPro Hero 8 Black vs HERO 7 Black Comparison

Everyone thought that the GoPro HERO 7 Black is the top action camera of 2019. That is until the GoPro Hero 8 Black was released this October. And with DJI now as their competitor, will the last two GoPro action cameras still manage to snag the top spot? If you're looking to upgrade your GoPro, here's the comparison of GoPro Hero 8 Black and the GoPro HERO 7 Black.

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GoPro HERO 7 Black

GoPro killed shaky video forever with the HERO 7 Black and its HyperSmooth and TimeWarp technology. It eliminates the need for a gimbal and lets you capture silky smooth footage. Plus, it supports live streaming directly to Facebook and YouTube. And don't forget about its vertical (portrait) capture capabilities!

Moreover, the HERO 7 Black has Face, Smile, and Scene Detection which allows the GoPro app to edit videos automatically. We also love the Touch Zoom feature that ensures you get the perfect shot every time.

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GoPro Hero 8 Black

With the DJI Osmo Action coming up with a game changing dual-screen display, GoPro in return came up with Mods - Media Mod, Display Mod, and Light Mod. These mods allow users to have attachments that they need. These are available for pre-order starting December 2019.

Also on the hardware side, GoPro integrated the mounting (frameless mounting with folding fingers) with the body so no need to always remove the frame since the action camera is waterproof until 33ft (10m).

GoPro also upgraded Hypersmooth and Timewarp to 2.0 as well as Live Streaming to 1080p. 

For photos, Superphoto now comes with HDR capability. Another new feature is LiveBurst as well as RAW photo on all modes. 

For videos, 4K and 2.7K can now shoot up to 100Mbps. There is also horizon levelling (with the GoPro app) as well as an added Narrow Field of View. For those looking into night photography, the 8 also has a Night Lapse Video capability. TimeWarp also now has Auto option and interval can be changed with just a tap in the screen. 

As for the settings, custom settings and customizable on-screen shortcuts are also now available. 

Specs Comparison Table

GOpro hero 8 black

GOPRO HERO 7 BLACK

FOV

SuperView, Wide, Linear, Narrow

Wide, Linear, SuperView

Max Video Resolution

4K 60/2.7K; 100 Mbps

4K 60; 78 Mbps

Max Photo Resolution

12 MP SuperPhoto + HDR (improved)

12 MP SuperPhoto + HDR

Battery

1220 mAh Removable

1220 mAh Removable

Stabilization

Hypersmooth 2.0

Hypersmooth

Live Streaming

1080p

720p

Waterproof

11 m without housing

10 m without housing

Dimensions

66.3 W ×48.6 H ×28.44  D mm

62.3 W x 44.9 H x 33 D mm

Weight

126 g

116 g

Voice Control

Yes

Yes

GPS

Yes

Yes

Screen

 2.25in touch screen (back); 1.4in front display

2in touch screen with touch zoom (back); status front screen

Timelapse

Yes

Yes

Slo-Mo

8x

8x

Video Formats

MP4 (H.264/AVC),

MP4 (H.265/HEVC)

MP4 (H.264/AVC),

MP4 (H.265/HVEC)

Microphones

2

3

3.5 mm Audio Mic In

Media Mod for Hero Black 8

GoPro 3.55mm Mic Adapter

With Pro 3.5mm Mic Adapter

Wifi + Bluetooth

Yes

Yes

App

GoPro Quik

GoPro Quik

In the Box

Hero 8 Black

Battery

Adhesive Mounts

Mounting Buckle

USB-C Cable

Thumb Screw

Hero 7 Black

Battery

Mounting Frame

Adhesive Mounts

Mounting Buckle

USB-C Cable

Thumb Screw

Price
US $399
US $299
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