GoPro's Hero 7 Has Smart Stabilization

GoPro's Hero 7 Has Smart Stabilization
The Hero 7 Black's software stabilization means a gimbal is no longer necessary .

(CCM) — GoPro has announced a new flagship camera, called the Hero 7 Black, which can capture 4K video at up to 60 frames per second.

The Hero 7 range also includes less powerful and lower cost White and Silver variants, but it is the Black which is attracting the most attention. That's because it is powered by GoPro's custom GP1 chip and more RAM than previous cameras.

This combination of computing power and memory, plus the camera's internal sensors, is used to offer an image stabilization feature called "Hypersmooth." This makes predictions about how the camera is about to move to stabilize captured images, resulting in video footage that looks like it has been shot using a stabilized gimbal, according to a report on The Verge.

The Hero 7 Black can live stream to social networks and other services including Facebook, Twitch, YouTube, and Vimeo using a cellular connection from a phone. It also offers a time-lapse mode called "TimeWarp" for smooth time-lapse videos, and a new "SuperPhoto" mode which is similar to the smart HDR features on the new iPhones and Google's Pixel phones.

In addition to 4K, video the Hero 7 Black can also shoot 2.7K video at up to 120 fps, and 1080p video at up to 240 fps. In still mode it can capture photos at 12 megapixels, with the option to shoot in RAW mode.

The Hero 7 Black is available from Sept. 27, 2018, priced at $399.

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