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GoPro HERO7 Black Waterproof Digital Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos Live Streaming Stabilization

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.7
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
498
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Camera
 98
gopro, action, stabilization, hero, shoot
+80%
-20%
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" ...  On my opinion this is the best action camera ever made! ... But real miracle is hyper-smooth video stabilization! ... So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam!  ...  "
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" ...  It is working well and he is loving taking pictures in Hawaii.  ...  "
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" ...  Before ordering the camera ... Photo shoot continued for another an hour or so with our DSLR cameras.  ...  "
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" ...  After owning a couple of the previous gen GoPros, I can say that this provides the best image quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Other than that GoPro delivers as always. ... Great video and pictures, camera is fast - it does run a little hot but I've had no issues so far.  ...  "
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" ...  Even my $2,000 DSLR can't produce (out of the camera) a quality image as good at this GoPro Hero 7 produces.  ...  "
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" ...  I mean the camera shakes like mad, but the recording is silky smooth afterwards.  ...  "
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" ...  And the camera really is incredible.  ...  "
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Battery Life
 68
battery life, batteries, gopro, charger, charge
+38%
-62%
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" ...  When it freezes up, the battery needs to be pulled to get it working again, and the battery door is so hard to open on this model that the new features are just not worth the hassle.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life really short  ...  "
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" ...  Battery is also very poor in terms of longevity.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a problem with the battery life and this has happened to me three times now. ... Very disappointed, I think it's false advertisement that the gopro can last for 2 hours.  ...  "
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" ...  -Battery life is pathetic.  ...  "
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" ...  The issue of poor battery life was solved by purchasing three additional batteries along with a charger that charges them all at once. ... Plugged in, fully charged battery - just dead.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought a device with a defective battery and all around glitchy!! ... defective battery not wanting to charge .  ...  "
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" ...  the battery hasn't continued one hour  ...  "
Software Platform
 28
software, gopro, update, error, updates
+32%
-68%
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" ...  Cannot update the camera on a LG G6 or a Samsung S8. ... Terrible application and dumb decisions.  ...  "
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" ...  The problem with this is that the software says it has imported all content, but upon review you find that half or more of the content never even made it to the desktop.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, this camera kept shutting off with a random error. ... I used a new SD card and received an error. ... I formatted it with Windows and same error.  ...  "
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" ...  And don't get me started on the Quik app .  ...  "
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" ...  -I had to go to youtube to find out how to set up streaming for something other than Facebook.  ...  "
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" ...  My guess is it is bad software and I hope they can fix it soon, but for now I'm planning on returning my GoPro until they get their act together.  ...  "
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" ...  Both were glitchy, had issues with software integration on iPhone - and had the whole “get turned on in your bag so they’re dead when you take them out to use them” issue.  ...  "
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" ...  every time I try to use it, it locks up and wants me to reset time, tells me time hasn't been updated in # of days, I have to hold the mode button for 10 seconds for a hard reboot, when I plug it in it stays on usb connection mode and locks up too, I use the exact card they give you on the gopro site with purchase, when it does work its wonderful but not reliable enough to depend on for capturing memories, I end up using my phone, waste of $$$ and $$$ on accessories  ...  "
Product Reliability
 28
stopped working, working, update, gopro, defect
+29%
-71%
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" ...  Maybe I just had the lemon.  ...  "
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" ...  Used it for one day and it froze wont do anything now  ...  "
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" ...  I tried multiple times on the mountain to turn it back on but it wouldn’t due to a supposedly dead.  ...  "
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" ...  I have owned this camera for 4 months and have dealt with malfunctions from the start.  ...  "
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" ...  This gopro7 is junk!  ...  "
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" ...  By the second day the camera completely stopped working.  ...  "
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" ...  I was only able to take 3 pictures and one video at the beach when it stopped working.  ...  "
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" ...  Had Since September. ... Gave it 3 frustrating months of trying to work with it.  ...  "
Water Resistance
 21
waterproof, snorkeling, water proof, gopro, diving
+67%
-33%
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" ...  It’s waterproof and rugged.  ...  "
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" ...  I was pretty excited to get this camera, and I decided to to with the more expensive option (figured I might as well "future-proof" myself since cameras get updated so regularly. ... If you 're looking for a waterproof action cam to have some fun with regardless of the weather, just buy one of the $50 knockoffs.  ...  "
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" ...  It workes under water without a problem and battery last a few hours, long enough to capture every moment.  ...  "
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" ...  I can see how even though I have a full Nikon D800e and Nikon lenses I will be using this camera a ton above water too.  ...  "
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" ...  I also bought water proof floaty handle and HSU blue thumbscrews and yes it Floats with all that stuff and water case.  ...  "
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" ...  System is waterproof and pretty industructable out the box!  ...  "
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" ...  This includes walking around, swimming in the pool, on rides, and for other scenic shots.  ...  "
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" ...  The biggest jump in quality in my opinion is with underwater video.  ...  "
Picture Quality
 19
quality, video, images, image, easy to use
+95%
-5%
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" ...  The picture quality is amazing!  ...  "
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" ...  I own Sony as20 action cam for many years and it never ever gave me any troubles and picture quality always was outstanding!  ...  "
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" ...  The video/picture quality is great out of the box and the color is very well preserved in the final product.  ...  "
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" ...  - the picture quality is very good  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality is very good along with the mobile app is pretty neat.  ...  "
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" ...  Pictures are OK.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup, great picture quality and night mode is superb.  ...  "
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" ...  Good image and footage.  ...  "
Charging
 18
battery, charger, charging, gopro, fully charged
+33%
-67%
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" ...  The battery can be charged to 100%, you turn the wifi off, gps off, voice control off, and the camera off, and by the morning the camera is dead.  ...  "
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" ...  Camera would turn on but would not charge and screen was black.  ...  "
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" ...  For starters, the button to open the charging door is a pain.  ...  "
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" ...  Opened the package – there was GoPro Hiro7 Black, 1pc GoPro Battery, GoPro Case and Charging cable.  ...  "
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" ...  Also mine with it's non removable non replaceable battery did not charge and it's new! ... Charged it for 3 hours we from 54% to 46% it's going back.  ...  "
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" ...  defective battery not wanting to charge .  ...  "
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" ...  Bought the GoPro Silver 7 for a Christmas gift, when we opened it and attempted to charge it it would not hold the charge. ... We even tried using a different charger, plugged it into different outlets and tried to charge with our computer USB.  ...  "
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" ...  A full charge will not even last me an hour, and that is powered off until I want to take a shot.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 17
easy to use, user friendly, setup, operate, navigate
+82%
-18%
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" ...  -Easy and fast pairing, updating and downloading media via WiFi.  ...  "
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" ...  Very solid and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Great quality and easy to setup and use.  ...  "
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" ...  Super user friendly.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use after some learning.  ...  "
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" ...  never seems to be easy.  ...  "
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" ...  No gimbal needed and very user friendly.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use.  ...  "
Apps
 17
gopro, software, editing, download, update
+47%
-53%
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" ...  It has connectivity issues and sometimes will not display the most recent photos in the app when you go to import them.  ...  "
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" ...  Phone app is difficult to connect to.  ...  "
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" ...  Terrible application and dumb decisions.  ...  "
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" ...  And don't get me started on the Quik app .  ...  "
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" ...  -I had to go to youtube to find out how to set up streaming for something other than Facebook. ... I keep having to delete the camera from the GoPro app in my phone and re-connect it whenever something needs to be changed.  ...  "
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" ...  Couldn't update via Android App on Galaxy note 9.  ...  "
Price
 17
worth, waste of money, waste, pricey, features
+71%
-29%
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" ...  Amazon had the best price.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth the money, in my opinion!  ...  "
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" ...  Its pricey but worth every penny thus far.  ...  "
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" ...  Hypersmooth is worth it!  ...  "
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" ...  The best you can get for 200$.  ...  "
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" ...  I am so glad I didn't waste the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, I found the best price here: https://amzn.to/2Ql7DU6  ...  "
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" ...  More features, less cost.  ...  "
Resolution
 17
1080p, 60fps, gopro, videos, video
+88%
-12%
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" ...  4K/60fps looks amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the update they did too 1080p  ...  "
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" ...  All the dream and excitement about GoPro Hiro7 Black and taking 4K videos is gone in two days!  ...  "
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" ...  4k 60 fps video quality is amazing, even in low light environments.  ...  "
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" ...  hypersmooth 4K recording and the super photo effect .  ...  "
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" ...  Amazing 4K videos  ...  "
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" ...  The camera is hotter when working in 4K resolution than the GoPro 6.  ...  "
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" ...  They just updated and now it has 1080 and some bugs fixed and the 4k is good for 30fps.  ...  "
Storage
 16
gopro, update, memory card, sd cards, sandisk
+38%
-63%
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" ...  The leaking water even ruined my sd card.  ...  "
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" ...  It also turns itself on at random times and will remain on until the battery drains and the memory card is full.  ...  "
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" ...  Why cannot you put the update on the GoPro's SD while the SD card is inside?  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased a 32GB SD card and put it in the camera, followed the directions on the screen for formatting the card, but still get the error message. ... It's not on the SD card, not on my wife's phone that the camera is bluetoothed to, or anywhere else.  ...  "
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" ...  She had asked for it and was very excited — until discovering that you need a micro SD card for the product to work, which is not included.  ...  "
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" ...  I used a new SD card and received an error. ... The only way I *think* I've fixed it is to have the camera format the SD card.  ...  "
For Travel
 15
vacation, gopro, snorkeling, skiing, hero
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Brought this with me on my vacation go Costa Rica and it was great!  ...  "
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" ...  I can use it as an action camera and as a small point and shoot travel camera.  ...  "
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" ...  If you are looking for something to use on vacation, I recommend this.  ...  "
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" ...  Used it on our vacation and we couldn't be happier. ... Overall we got great use for our GoPro since we do travel a lot and have a child that does many shows and sports.  ...  "
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" ...  Used for skiing in various conditions.  ...  "
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" ...  Hyperstabilization works well too, even in off-road driving situations.  ...  "
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" ...  GPH7 is better for action camera, I used it for swimming, diving, ATV, waterfall jumps, motorbike rides, horseback rides, basically any activities that are more physical and outdoor environment.  ...  "
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" ...  I went on a skiing trip and made sure I had two extra batteries to last me the day and I was glad I brought them.  ...  "
Video Playback
 15
videos, 4k, record, quality, minute
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Takes amazing videos.  ...  "
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" ...  The quality of video is unreal.  ...  "
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" ...  I tend to record 2 to 10 minute videos, which doesn't really affect me.  ...  "
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" ...  now i need a new computer to handle the video!  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome video, usable interface.  ...  "
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" ...  The result is that I record my videos in 4k 60fps, then convert them to 1080p 60fps so I can actually use the video on my PC, then I can edit/view the footage.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazing 4K videos  ...  "
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" ...  Video quality is good.  ...  "
Zoom
 13
zoom, mode, image stabilization, image, hypersmooth
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Stabilization is truly "near" gimbal like!  ...  "
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" ...  The HyperSmooth stabilization blew me away.  ...  "
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" ...  Electronic gumball is a good way to explain how the Hero 7 Black image stabilization works.  ...  "
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" ...  It gives you a very sharp image, high quality for every pixel and the stabilization is unbelievable.  ...  "
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" ...  Shot at a depth of around 20 ft, I'm very impressed by the image quality and internal stabilization in some spots: watch the yellow fish - that's straight out of the camera.  ...  "
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" ...  Great stabilization finally.  ...  "
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" ...  The stabilization is very nice, I'd say as good as the DJI OSMO Pocket (which I also have)  ...  "
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" ...  I love the stabilization  ...  "
Firmware
 11
update, updating the firmware, updated the firmware, update the firmware, updated
+27%
-73%
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" ...  I have updated the firmware with the desktop software.  ...  "
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" ...  Immediately you have to update the firmware. ... Firmware update requires a microSD card.  ...  "
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" ...  Another issue is firmware update, it was impossible to do the upgrade through the phone app, I had to download file from GoPro website and do manual update, hope these issues can be fixed on future firmware.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery won’t charge and the firmware won’t update.  ...  "
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" ...  I've updated the firmware and still no 1080. ... Hopefully both of these will be fixed with firmware soon.  ...  "
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" ...  Needed a firmware install right out of the box - couldn't access *any* camera functions.  ...  "
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" ...  The instructions for downloading and installing the firmware did not work.  ...  "
Build Quality
 11
case, plastic, gopro, build quality, pocket
+36%
-64%
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" ...  I took out the outer case and try to take out battery to reboot and it was the only last resort.  ...  "
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" ...  I just received a broken GoPro , it doesn’t work  ...  "
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" ...  Now here's the problem the case is made with hard plastic and it's too tight it takes me two minutes to figure out how to take out the camera from the cover I have to push the camera with my fingers from all the corners so I can take out the camera ... GoPro please fix that case cuz we can't use it without the case cuz if it's drops will break right away.  ...  "
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" ...  I suppose a insect hit it, as it's normally in it's plastic cage and attached to my helmet.  ...  "
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" ...  It was glitchy for three weeks with exactly the same problem if you ever put it in a bag or pocket and don’t take the battery out first (the power button got pressed and it died before you could shoot the first pic).  ...  "
Returns
 10
back, sent, returning, refund, amazon
-100%
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" ...  If not, I'm returning this.  ...  "
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" ...  We called Amazon and they sent us another.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m returning it today  ...  "
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" ...  Ordered a replacement, but haven’t used it yet. ... Return process is also terrible. ... I had to take it to an actual UPS store and PAY to ship it back.  ...  "
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" ...  Same problem the first one I returned had.  ...  "
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" ...  I had to return it.  ...  "
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" ...  I sent my device back in hopes of a refund!!  ...  "
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" ...  I will return the product.  ...  "
Features
 9
low light setting, hypersmooth, fix, feature, cost
+100%
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" ...  So for what this thing can do out of the box is amazing, but just messing with some of the features can enhance the quality so much.  ...  "
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" ...  There are two key features that you will want to upgrade to if you have a 6 Black.  ...  "
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" ...  Has new features, that make it way better than the 4, I bought the 6 but was dissapointed in the image quality, this one looks better, but for a good review go watch some on youtube, even owning one, I couldnt say that its better than a xiaomi yi, but, I bought it, because of the built in water resistance, other than that do your research, to me its overpriced  ...  "
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" ...  It has the basic features I wanted for occasional vacation use & because it only has a few features & modes, it is easy to use (no deep menus to dig through when just trying to get a quick shot or video.)  ...  "
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" ...  The "HyperSmooth" mode is absolutely awesome (in daylight) it really does challenge the use of a gimble.  ...  "
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" ...  Cost: Consider what the original GoPro cost and compare those features against the current (7) features. ... More features, less cost.  ...  "
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" ...  Tons of features.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 9
touch screen, gopro, touchscreen, self, tap
+56%
-44%
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" ...  Picked this up to replace my HERO+LCD.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent features, particularly digital touchscreen and sharp imagery.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the touch screen and the fact that the screen flips automatically.  ...  "
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" ...  It is very easy to use, the back screen is easy to maneuver, and the video quality is very good.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm looking for a bigger screen that can flip and a larger, prefarbly one inch sensor.  ...  "
Delivery
 8
packaged, ordered, fast, came, box
+88%
-13%
comment
" ...  Arrived quickly and as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  The product arrived on time and packaged properly.  ...  "
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" ...  Fast delivery reasonable cost.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect delivery before deadline.  ...  "
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" ...  Special thanks for the possibility of delivery to Russia.  ...  "
Video Recording
 8
quality, 4k, recording, record, videos
+100%
comment
" ...  After taking first GoPro test shot of ‘3 minute and 19 second’ video on 4K|60|W  ...  "
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" ...  The result is that I record my videos in 4k 60fps, then convert them to 1080p 60fps so I can actually use the video on my PC, then I can edit/view the footage.  ...  "
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" ...  I thought it’d be a better camera with good quality, I wanted it to record at the gym but the video quality was really fuzzy and reallly bad because of the lack of natural lighting, I was also shooting in 4K but it looked like 480p, I immediately sent it back and got a low-mid range dslr and it was sooooo much Better.  ...  "
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" ...  Video quality is good.  ...  "
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" ...  - video quality is very good  ...  "
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" ...  hypersmooth 4K recording and the super photo effect .  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent recording quality.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 7
quality, video, overall, much, better
+86%
-14%
comment
" ...  The only reason for the 4 is that I feel the sound pick-up should be much more convenient.  ...  "
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" ...  Good sound, video quality, and material overall.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound finalized, now much richer voice, musical instruments.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 7
connection, wifi, freezes, disconnect, dell
+57%
-43%
comment
" ...  The quick connection to iPhone to download in seconds.  ...  "
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" ...  Must have computer to edit with.  ...  "
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" ...  -Easy and fast pairing, updating and downloading media via WiFi.  ...  "
Lens
 7
water, snorkeling, lens cover, cover, trip
+71%
-29%
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" ...  I can see how even though I have a full Nikon D800e and Nikon lenses I will be using this camera a ton above water too.  ...  "
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" ...  I also recommend tempered glass lens cover they look awesome very clear.  ...  "
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" ...  Next day whole family and cousins from San Francisco went to Mustard field for photo shoot - fully dressed up.  ...  "
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" ...  Movies have a fish eye optic and pictures in 5:4 format look fishy as well.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought the go pro and removed the protective lens in order to put it in a waterproof case.  ...  "
Setup
 6
setup, easy, quality, product, work
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  easy initial setup, controlling every feature through the app.  ...  "
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" ...  Great quality and easy to setup and use.  ...  "
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" ...  Quality product and installation instructions are clear  ...  "
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" ...  -Easy and fast pairing, updating and downloading media via WiFi.  ...  "
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" ...  Nothing except "Important product + safety instructions" .  ...  "
Night Photography
 6
night, indoor, daylight, stabilization, low light setting
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Low light is good, too.  ...  "
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" ...  Absolutely stunning performance for my cycling activities and I am starting to use it for other activities except for night/indoor shooting.  ...  "
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" ...  Great camera for action video not to great for night photos in dark areas  ...  "
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" ...  4k 60 fps video quality is amazing, even in low light environments.  ...  "
As Gift
 5
daughter, situation, law, friend, embarrassing
+100%
comment
" ...  It was a gift for my daughter in law  ...  "
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" ...  I bought it for my wife’s birthday.  ...  "
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" ...  Especially if it's for a gift.  ...  "
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" ...  Gave this as a present for my daughter on Christmas.  ...  "
Marketplace
 5
video, thank, received, pictures, ordered
+100%
comment
" ...  (advantage for using Amazon).  ...  "
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" ...  Me gusta totalmente este producto, thank  ...  "
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" ...  It came exactly as described!  ...  "
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" ...  Pictures are OK.  ...  "
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" ...  With regards to service from Amazon:  ...  "
Touch Sensitivity
 5
screen, wet, gopro, touchscreen, touch screen
+60%
-40%
comment
" ...  Love the touch screen and the fact that the screen flips automatically.  ...  "
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" ...  I haven’t had a GoPro since they didn’t have touch screens.  ...  "
Size
 5
weight, take, size, session, pocket
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...   HyperSmooth very powerful  ...  "
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" ...  Overall can’t ask for a better compact device.  ...  "
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" ...  Durable and lightweight.  ...  "
Fit
 5
gopro, case, take, plastic, mount
+60%
-40%
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" ...  I recommend a Karma grip as well for a gimbal.  ...  "
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" ...  Done right this camera is a true jam.  ...  "
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" ...  I used the chest mount which worked very well.  ...  "
For Kids
 4
fun
+100%
comment
" ...  You will be future proof when you want to show your grand kids one day the amazing things Grandma or Grandpa used to do in 2019!  ...  "
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" ...  Grandson was very pleased.  ...  "
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" ...  Getting great vids of the grandchildren. ... Son is a golf instructor and will use it as a swing teaching aid.  ...  "
Lagging
 4
freezes, stop, restart, every, working
-100%
comment
" ...  GoPro does not turn off nor restart.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It happens immediately after recording, it happens if you don't start recording soon enough, and it actually freezes while off.  ...  "
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" ...  It freezes every couple of minutes while I was trying it.  ...  "
Ports
 4
mode, hdmi, connection, tried, port
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  We even tried using a different charger, plugged it into different outlets and tried to charge with our computer USB.  ...  "
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" ...  Not even a week and I lost the cover for the USB port.  ...  "
Color
 3
video, really, quality is great, picture, photo
+100%
comment
" ...  The video/picture quality is great out of the box and the color is very well preserved in the final product.  ...  "
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" ...  Solid feel, extremely good color.  ...  "
Door
 3
open, door, charging
-100%
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" ...  Had to return the HERO 7 after discovering that the battery door was not flush with the rest of the camera body. ... I'd check the battery door when you receive the product.  ...  "
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" ...  For starters, the button to open the charging door is a pain.  ...  "
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" ...  When it freezes up, the battery needs to be pulled to get it working again, and the battery door is so hard to open on this model that the new features are just not worth the hassle.  ...  "
Heating
 3
gets, charging, battery
-100%
comment
" ...  İt is overheating  ...  "
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" ...  gets scary HOT!  ...  "
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" ...  When charging the battery, the device gets extremely hot.  ...  "
Wifi
 3
battery, 30, without, via, phone
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  With WiFi enabled 1 battery pack lasts roughly 30 minutes which is quite short and without WiFi I can't check what I'm filming at if the camera is somewhere attached.  ...  "
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" ...  -Easy and fast pairing, updating and downloading media via WiFi.  ...  "
Call quality
 3
command
+67%
-33%
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" ...  voice command option is awesome!  ...  "
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" ...  Voice control much better.  ...  "
Design
 3
really
+100%
comment
" ...  It is so Swiss watch beautiful and convenient too.  ...  "
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" ...  Now it is looking really nice.  ...  "
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Body
Size:  396 meters
Camera
Video:  Yes 
Display
Resolution:  4K 
4K
RESOLUTION
396 meters
SIZE
Yes
VIDEO