Alright all you adrenaline junkies, get ready because the brand new GoPro Hero7 has finally landed on shelves worldwide – Malaysia included!
As per its predecessors, the range features three choices led by the flagship Hero7 Black, followed by the Hero7 Silver and Hero7 White, priced from RM1,869, RM1,369 and RM949 respectively.
Here’s what you can expect in the new seventh generation action cam that its makers claim to be its best creation yet.
GoPro Hero7 Black
This flagship sees GoPro introduce two new stand-out features – HyperSmooth and TimeWarp Video. Starting with the former, it is the best in-camera video stabilisation ever featured in a camera.
As you can see from the video on the left, capturing professional-grade, gimbal-like stabilised video is made easy without the expense or hassle of a motorised gimbal. By the way, HyperSmooth also works underwater and in high-shock and wind situations where gimbals normally fail.
TimeWarp Video, on the other hand, is a radical new form of filming that applies a high-speed, ‘magic-carpet-ride’ effect to your videos. It basically compresses into a super-stabilised, sped-up version of itself, with the entire experience playing out in seconds.
Based on the demo video, it clearly shows how TimeWarp Video transforms longer experiences into short, flowing videos that are compelling to watch and easy to share.
Speaking of that last bit, the Hero7 Black is also the first GoPro to live stream, enabling users to automatically share in real time to Facebook, Twitch, YouTube, Vimeo and other platforms internationally.
GoPro claims this is THE GoPro many have been waiting for. Based on its LONG list of new and improved features, we’re not ones to doubt it indeed. However, should this flagship’s price be a little too steep, then there’s the lower end Hero7 Silver and Hero7 White to consider too…
GoPro Hero7 Silver & White
Joining HERO7 Black to round out the lineup are the Hero7 Silver and Hero7 White – the perfect active-lifestyle cameras for entry and mid-level users. The key difference between the two lie in their resolution capabilities as the Silver benefits with 4k-ready status whilst the White is limited with a maximum1080p HD rating instead.
While not as feature laden as the flagship Hero7 Black, both the Silver and White editions still have plenty to offer its users. Highlights include the novel voice command feature, interactive touchscreen interface, as well as improved video stabilisation over the outgoing Hero6 cameras.
So, there you have it. The best action cam to date only gets better, and you can get your hands on them via the following authorised retailers today:
- Harvey Norman
- SenHeng / SenQ
- Bintang Maju (Camworld)
- N4 Camera Store
- Foto Flash
- Foto Shangri-La
- SelPhoto (Foto Selangor)
- All IT Hypermarket
- Rightway Electronics
- GoPro Concept Store (Midvalley)
- GoPro Concept Store (Sunway Pyramid)