Gopro Hero 7 vs 8 Action Cam Comparison (2022)

Having trouble deciding between these two action cameras? This GoPro Hero 7 vs 8 comparison is here to help!

Despite neither GoPro Hero being the latest model, the Hero 7 Black and Hero 8 Black are still excellent cameras.

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A combination UI improvements, HyperSmooth 2, TimeWarp 2, and the Media Mod kit make the Hero8 the clear winner.

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There are plenty of GoPro cameras still available here in 2022, and it isn’t always necessary to upgrade to the latest model.

Buying the Hero 7 can save you some money, but investing in the Hero 8 means you’ll have newer features… but do you really need them?

We’ll take a closer look at both cameras in this GoPro Hero 7 vs 8 guide so you can make your own mind up.

Let’s dive right in.

Table of Contents

GoPro Hero 7 vs 8: Design and Build

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Where the GoPro Hero 7 needs a frame to attach, the Hero 8 Black has folding fingers that make the frame unnecessary. You can also change out the battery and SD card without unmounting.

At first look, there’s not a lot of difference between the two cameras on the exterior.

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The GoPro Hero 8 Black is slightly larger, has more rounded edges and weighs a slight bit more than the 7.

Both are rectangular (as opposed to the cube-like Sessions) and waterproof to 33ft (10m) without needing a separate underwater housing.

In addition, both have a 2-inch touchscreen on the back and a status screen on the front. (You’ll have to get the Hero9 or Hero10 if you’re looking for a built-in front view screen.)

Mounting

One key difference – on the outside at least – is on how they’re mounted. The Hero 7 Black needs an external frame to mount onto a mounting point (i.e. a selfie stick, etc.).

The Hero 8 Black, on the other hand, is the first GoPro camera to have the mounting point built-in. These ‘folding fingers’ let you mount the camera directly to any accessory or mounting point, no frame needed.

Because these little folding prongs are on the bottom and the battery and memory card compartment is on the side, you can now change out your battery or microSD card without unmounting the Hero 8. That little difference can be a real game-changer for some!

That being said, the new mounting fingers are considerably flimsier than the mounting frame used with the Hero 7 and you might find the amount of “give” in them a bit much.

See also our tips on action camera body mounts.

Ports and Compartments

The GoPro Hero 7 also have different ports and compartments. The Hero 7 Black has two compartments – one on the side and one on the bottom. It also has an HDMI port.

To make room for the folding fingers on the bottom of the camera body, the GoPro Hero 8 Black has only a single compartment on the side. This is where the battery and micro SD memory card is housed (containing all those MP4, JPEG, LRV and THM files), as well as the USB-C port.

The door on this Hero 8 compartment is nicely solid – made out of metal, not plastic. A welcome improvement. It also pops fully off.

Because everything got scrunched into a single compartment, there’s no built-in HDMI port on the GoPro Hero 8 Black. You’ll need to buy the Media Mod accessory if you need an HDMI out port.

Another consequence to the change of compartment layout is that the Hero 8 Black uses different mods than the Hero7.

Lens Cover

For those of you serious action camera enthusiasts who get into extreme situations, you might be disappointed with the change Gopro made to the lens cover.

The lens cover on the Hero 7 Black is similar to the GoPro Black models before it – the cover comes completely off, so if you scratch or crack it or damage it in any way, you can simply replace it.

Not so on the Hero8 Black. Its lens cover is more like that of the Hero 7 Silver – it doesn’t come off. If you scratch or crack it you’re out of luck and will have to buy a new camera.

Of course, there are a couple of accessories you can buy to add protection to your lens, but that could potentially affect your image quality (you’re placing yet another layer between your lens and that which you’re filming.

GoPro Hero 7 vs 8: Controls, Screen, and Interface

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It would have been nice if they’d made the screen on the Hero 8 just a tad larger.

There’s not much difference between the Hero 7 Black and the Hero 8 Black in terms of user interface. A few of the menu controls have been tweaked here and there, but overall, you’re basically looking at the same camera.

Screen

Both the Hero 7 and the Hero 8 use a rear two-inch LCD touchscreen in 16:9 format as the primary way to access the menu system. They’re pretty much the same in terms of brightness and crispness.

There’s no selfie screen (i.e. front-facing screen) on either the 7 or the 8 – you’ll have to bump up to the Hero 9 if that’s important to you or buy the Display Mod for the GoPro Hero 8.

It would have been nice if they’d made the screen a bit larger on the GoPro8 – as it is, two inches makes for a pretty small LCD screen.

(Video) Actioncam-Test: GoPro Hero 8 Black vs. Hero 7 Black

Presets/Menu Changes

Perhaps one of the biggest improvements between the GoPro Hero 7 Black and the Hero 8 in terms of interface lies in the addition of presets.

The Hero8 allows you to create up to 10 customizable presets for your video settings. This is fantastic for switching between perspectives, changing the zoom, or turning on slo-mo. They’ve also made the shortcut buttons programmable, which can definitely be a game-changer for some.

When taking stills, you can create presets for changing the timer or switching between the different photo modes. For instance, you can set one up for switching between RAW and standard (Jpeg) images or to turn Superphoto on and off.

Protune is also easier to access. On the Hero 7 Black, you need to enable Protune before you can get to any of the Protune settings. On the Hero 8 Black, you can go straight to them, making it easier to manually set the shutter speed and ISO.

Fields of View

Both GoPro models share basically the same fields of view, although they’re called digital lenses on the GoPro Hero 8 Black:

  • Superview = 16mm
  • Wide = 16-34mm (What we’re used to in GoPro footage)
  • Linear = 19-39mm
  • Narrow = 27mm (Hero 8 only)

Remote Control

Both cameras can be controlled remotely through the Gopro app (via Wi Fi and/or Bluetooth), as well as with the Smart Remote.

They also both have voice control and share the same voice commands: start and stop recording, change modes, and shutter button. You can also set either camera to Wake on Voice.

GoPro Hero 7 vs 8: Video

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While many hoped for it, there wasn’t any real upgrade in processor or resolution capability when the GoPro Hero 8 Black came out. Both GoPro cameras use the same sensor with a GP1 processor.

(You’ll have to bump up to the GoPro Hero10 Black to get the new GP2 processor.)

As a result, the image quality is pretty much the same between the two cameras: both shoot 4K video at 60FPS, as well as 240fps for making slow-motion videos (8x slower than normal). They also both have the same digital zoom.

There are a few differences though.

Hypersmooth

For many, the most noticeable difference between the GoPro Hero 7 Black and the Hero 8 Black will be the in-camera stabilization.

The Hero 7’s Hypersmooth 1.0 is no slouch – it was pretty ground-breaking at the time. But GoPro definitely raised the bar with the Hero 8’s Hypersmooth 2. It’s actually pretty incredible.

They also added in a new boost mode in the Hero 8 Black if you’re filming something particularly bumpy. It’ll crop your frame a little, but in return, you get amazingly smooth gimbal-like stabilization.

The Hero8 is also the better choice if you’re a fan of shooting in slo-mo, as the Hero7 Black doesn’t have stabilization for any of its 240fps modes and at 120fps it has only “standard” stabilization.

So if exceptionally smooth camera movement is your thing, the GoPro Hero 8 Black will be your best bet.

Video Bitrates

If you’re looking for the highest video quality possible, the Hero 8 Black has a maximum bitrate of 100 Mbps (which puts it on par with the DJI Osmo Action). The Hero7 only goes up to 78 Mbps.

This won’t make a difference if you just take occasional videos, but if you do a lot of post-processing you’ll likely notice the difference.

Sound

Both the GoPro Hero 7 Black and the Hero 8 Black have three microphones and RAW audio capture, but the Hero 8 has upgraded its audio quality significantly with a front-facing microphone and new audio processing algorithms.

The difference is quite noticeable, especially in windy situations.

If you want even better sound quality, the Media Mod comes with an even better built-in mic as well as a mic-in port.

Live Streaming

If you’re a fan of live streaming, the Hero 8 Black will definitely give you a bit more punch – 1080p compared to 720p. Just make sure you have a solid, high-speed internet connection when you use it.

GoPro Hero 7 vs 8: Still Photos

For most action camera users, still photos are mostly a bonus. Still, the feature can really be a game saver at times, especially under circumstances where you wouldn’t want to risk a more vulnerable camera.

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In this case, both the Hero 7 and the Hero 8 Black have a lot of similar capabilities. They both take 12-megapixel stills in both RAW and Jpeg, and both can do 30fps photo bursts at 12MP.

The Hero 8 does have a few improvements that are worth noting if still photography with your GoPro is important to you.

SuperPhoto

Reputedly, GoPro’s Super Photo mode in the Hero8 Black yields much better HDR photos, particularly in low light.

RAW Capture

Both cameras offer RAW capture in the Photo, Night, Time Lapse Photo, and Night Lapse Photo modes. The Hero8 Black also offers RAW capture in Burst Mode, though not when you’re set to Continuous photos.

Burst Shooting

Both the GoPro Hero 7 Black and the Hero 8 Black can shoot bursts of up to 30 12-megapixel stills a second. The Hero8, though, has a few more burst shooting modes:

  • GoPro Hero 8 Black

Burst Rates (Frames/ Second): Auto, 60/10, 30/10, 60/6, 30/6, 30/3, 10/3, 30/1, 10/1, 5/1, 3/1

  • GoPro Hero 7 Black

Burst Rates (Frames/ Second): Auto, 30/6, 30/3, 10/3, 30/1, 10/1, 5/1, 3/1

Live Burst mode

The GoPro Hero 8 Black is the first camera in the GoPro range to get LiveBurst mode.

LiveBurst begins shooting 1.5 seconds before and after the shutter is fully depressed. At the end, you come out with a rapid sequence of 90 still images from which you can choose your favorites. You can also use the sequence as a 3-second 4K video clip.

GoPro Hero 7 vs 8: Other Features

There are a few cool new features that the software and new battery in the Hero 8 Black brings. Here’s a brief run-down.

Horizon Leveling

A level horizon is particularly important for high-quality video, especially if you’re looking for more of a cinematic look. You’ll need to use the GoPro mobile app to access this feature, but it can make a huge difference in your footage.

Nightlapse for Video

Both cameras can shoot time-lapse photos and video, Nightlapse photos, and Hyperlapse, but the Hero 8 Black also offers Night lapse when shooting video.

With GoPro’s time-lapse video feature incorporated into the night lapse mode, all you have to do is “set-and-forget.” Your night-lapse video will be created automatically.

Timewarp

TimeWarp is a fun Hyperlapse mode that lets you create a super-stabilized time-lapse video when the camera is in motion. You can then speed it up by 2x, 5x, 10x, 15x or 30x.

The Hero 8 Black comes with a new and improved TimeWarp 2.0 that will automatically set the time-lapse speed based on the amount of camera movement. It also lets you tap the screen at any point to either slow down to real-time or speed back up.

Pair this with the improved Hypersmooth 2.0 and you get some amazing hyper-lapses!

GoPro Hero 7 vs Hero 8: Battery

Both cameras feature removable, rechargeable 1220mAh Lithium batteries that are the same physical size and capacity.

The Hero 8’s new battery definitely beats out the 7’s battery life, with up to 50 minutes of continuous use. That’s enough for a full day of shooting for most folks.

Either way, the two batteries are virtually interchangeable…virtually.

The Hero 8 Black’s rechargeable battery will work in the Hero 7 Black, but not quite vice versa (at least theoretically). If you put a battery from an older model in the Hero 8, you’ll get a warning screen saying that some features (i.e. Hypersmooth 2, Timewarp 2, etc.) may not work right. In practice, though, most folks report everything working as expected.

GoPro Hero 7 vs Hero 8: Mods

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The Media Mod kit makes the Hero 8 Black a strong choice for vloggers.

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There are a few super cool mods being offered for the Hero 8 Black that aren’t backwards compatible with the Hero 7 because of the 8’s new frame-free design,

Display Mod adds a selfie screen, a built-in rechargeable battery, and micro-HDMI connector. You’ll need the Media Mod to use it, though.

Media Mod adds a built-in shotgun mic, a 3.5mm mic-in port, two cold shoe mounts, a micro-HDMI out port, and a USB-C port. The mic-in port in particular is a great addition, allowing you to use any number of action camera mic attachments to vastly improve the audio quality.

Light Mod is a small, waterproof LED light that can attach to either the Media Mod or another GoPro mount. This is great for lighting up your face while vlogging.

Of course, there are plenty of other accessories available for both GoPro models, but these are the most exciting for the Hero 8.

Final Recommendations

In terms of basic photo and video quality, there’s not really much difference between these two action cameras. Both capture fantastic photos and videos.

Where the Hero 8 Black really edges the 7 out is in its design, Hypersmooth 2 and TimeWarp, and the Media Mod kit made for it. The UI improvements also deserve a mention.

Not needing a mounting frame and being able to access the battery while leaving the camera mounted is actually a pretty big deal. If you do live streaming, the doubling in resolution and wind-optimized microphone will also be big draws.

Add to that the fact that the Hero 8 Black is now retailing for less than $300 on Amazon, and there aren’t a lot of reasons not to go for it.

You’ll save a little bit of money going for the Hero 7 Black – it’s on Amazon for less than $240 (including an extra battery) – but for many, the $60 difference won’t really seem like a good reason not to go for the Hero 8.

Still, the Hero 7 definitely continues to be a fantastic action camera. It was the flagship of its day and still delivers solid performance. If you’re not interested in vlogging or the advanced features of the Hero 8, the 7 Black is still a decent choice (especially if you already own it).

What do you think? Are there any good reasons to go for the Hero 7 these days?

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A combination UI improvements, HyperSmooth 2, TimeWarp 2, and the Media Mod kit make the Hero8 the clear winner.

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FAQs

What is the difference between hero 7 and 8? ›

GoPro HERO 7 Black vs GoPro HERO 8 Black: video and stills

The HERO 8 Black has the edge over its predecessor once again though with an additional digital lens, LiveBurst mode that captures images 1.5 seconds before and after the shutter is pressed, and a Night Lapse video mode.

What is the difference between the GoPro 7 8 and 9? ›

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Which GoPro is best for filming? ›

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Are GoPro 7 and 8 batteries the same? ›

GoPro HERO8 Batteries

It's the same shape, size, and power rating as the HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, and HERO5 Black. And, technically, you can put one of the older batteries inside the HERO8 Black and power the camera with all of the same features available.

Is GoPro 7 good for pictures? ›

Some features of the HERO7 Black really stand out when it comes to taking still photos: the ultra-wide-angle fisheye perspective; auto-everything exposure 1 and fixed-focus; fast burst mode shooting; and, most importantly, they're small size and rugged build that lets you take them pretty much anywhere.

Is GoPro 8 or 9 better? ›

GoPro Hero 8 vs 9 Black: video

The Hero 9 Black's larger 23.6 MP sensor means higher resolution video. It maxes out at 5K 30 fps at a bitrate of 100 Mbps– that's seven times more detailed than regular HD. Meanwhile, the Hero 8 Black's video pinnacle is 4K 60fps at 100 Mbps.

Is it worth upgrading GoPro 7 to 9? ›

While, in our opinion, the HERO7 to HERO8 was a minor upgrade, the HERO8 to HERO9 is a fairly major one with the inclusion of the front-facing screen, 5k, new camera sensor, etc. If you use your GoPro all the time, then we would 100% recommend upgrading to the new model.

Is DJI better than GoPro? ›

The GoPro HERO10 Black is better than the DJI Osmo Action. The GoPro has more frame rate and resolution options, including 5.3k video up to 60 fps and 4k video up to 120 fps. It also has better stabilization performance, more field of view options, and better video quality, especially in low light.

Is GoPro 9 better than 7? ›

The Hero9 Black has a new 23.6-megapixel image sensor that can record 5K films and 20MP still photos as an update. It is an improvement over the Hero7's 12MP and 4K video recording capabilities. The culmination of years of developing stabilizing algorithms is the GoPro Hero 9 Black.

Are GoPros good for cinematography? ›

For producing high-quality videos, the newest GoPro Hero 9 delivers 5K video and sophisticated stabilization. A GoPro can still produce a cinematic appearance even though it lacks some of the features present on most DSLR and mirrorless cameras.

Which GoPro has the best battery life? ›

How long does GoPro battery last?
  • GoPro HERO10 (with the new Enduro Battery)—120 minutes (1080p / 30fps)
  • GoPro HERO10—83 minutes (HyperSmooth High)
  • GoPro HERO9—97 minutes (HyperSmooth High)
  • GoPro HERO8—81 minutes.
  • GoPro MAX—115 minutes.
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Which GoPro has stabilization? ›

A headline feature on the GoPro HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session cameras is in-camera video stabilization. It's designed to smooth out the vibrations and jerkiness you get when you're filming on the move without a gimbal.

Is the GoPro hero 8 waterproof without a case? ›

Yes, so long as all camera doors are closed, these cameras are waterproof down to 10m (33ft) without a housing.

Is a GoPro hero 7 waterproof? ›

Yes, all three cameras in GoPro's HERO7 lineup (Black, Silver, and White) are waterproof without the need for a separate waterproof case or housing. By themselves, the cameras are rated for 33 feet / 10 meters.

Will a hero 8 media mod work with a hero 7? ›

This Media Mod only works with HERO8 Black. The HERO7 Black does not support Mods.

Does GoPro hero 7 have stabilization? ›

HERO 7 Black: advanced image stabilization

The advanced HyperSmooth image stabilization makes it seem like you're filming with a stabilizing gimbal. The camera predicts and corrects the movements of the GoPro. Out of all 3 action cameras, this one allows you to make the most stable video images.

How long does GoPro 7 battery last? ›

Models like the GoPro Hero 5, 6, and 7 use the same battery. They have a capacity of 1160 mAh. So, such batteries last 65 minutes when recording a 4K video. The Hero 8 uses a 1220 mAh Li-ion battery.

Can GoPro hero 7 take raw photos? ›

The still photos modes available on the new GoPro HERO7 Black are very similar to its predecessor, the HERO6 Black. It's still a 12MP sensor that produces images at 4000×3000 pixels. There's still the option to use JPG or GoPro's RAW photo format.

Is the hero 8 waterproof? ›

HERO8 Black is rugged and waterproof right out of the box, but this tough housing handles anything you can throw at it. It protects from dirt and flying debris during intense action—plus, it's waterproof down to 196ft (60m) and perfect for deep-water diving.

What's the difference between GoPro 8 and 10? ›

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Does the GoPro hero 8 have a screen? ›

Like the HERO7 before it, the GoPro HERO8 Black has a front-facing screen that shows status information. The mode, recording status, and remaining battery life are easily visible. On the downside, it doesn't work as a monitor. Many of its competitors and every GoPro since come with a front-facing screen.

Should I buy GoPro 9 or wait 10? ›

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If the $100 / £100 / AU$150 price difference between the two action cams returns, then that decision is a little harder. If you'll make good use of the 5K/60p mode and improved stabilization, then the Hero 10 Black is the best action camera you can buy.

Does GoPro 9 take good pictures? ›

But some of my favorite photos have been taken with GoPros. And the HERO9 Black has some big updates that bring big improvements for stills photos. They're tiny, rugged, and waterproof. So you can shoot photos in places that most cameras can't.

Can you zoom with GoPro? ›

To use zoom on your GoPro camera, follow these steps:

Power on your GoPro. By Default, the zoom icon, a magnifying Glass icon with a plus sign in it, is on the bottom right of the screen. Tap the [zoom icon]. Press and hold the [zoom icon] and slide it up to your desired zoom level.

Who is GoPro's biggest competitor? ›

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Does GoPro 8 need a gimbal? ›

Stabilization has greatly improved since the GoPro Hero 8 (pictured), with later models offering excellent stabilization without the need for a separate gimbal. Compact and rugged, GoPro's advanced line of cameras offers state-of-the-art features with gimbal-like stability, without the need for a gimbal.

Which is better GoPro or Insta360? ›

When recording with a GoPro Max camera, you can shoot 5.6K videos that are brought with amazing clarity and perfect color accuracy. It also allows you to live stream at 1080p. While using the Insta360 One X2, the video recordings go a bit deeper. You can shoot 5.7K, 4K, and also 3K.

What is the difference between GoPro 7 and 10? ›

GoPro Hero10 Black's 2.27" LCD screen is slightly larger than GoPro Hero7 Black's 2″ screen. GoPro Hero10 Black has a 23.0MP 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm ) sized CMOS sensor and features GP2 processor. On the other hand, GoPro Hero7 Black has a 12.0MP 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm ) sized CMOS sensor .

Is the hero 7 silver worth it? ›

GoPro HERO 7 Silver: should I buy one? Despite its comparatively low still image resolution and non-replaceable battery, if you're mostly going to be shooting video, the GoPro HERO 7 Silver is worth considering if you can find it at a bargain price.

Which is the lightest GoPro? ›

At 54 grams, the HERO10 Black Bones weighs 100 grams less than the HERO10 black, making it the lightest GoPro ever, the company said. Helping keep the weight down is the fact that it doesn't have its own battery, but is instead powered by the drone's own 2S-6S or 5-27V batteries — a typical setup on FPV drones.

What year did GoPro hero 8 come out? ›

The GoPro HERO 8 Black action camera launched in October 2019. At time of writing, it is part of the current GoPro lineup, so is available to buy direct from the brand or via retail partners around the world.

Does GoPro 8 housing fit GoPro 7? ›

A: The HERO7 and the HERO8 Black are slightly different sizes, so you'll want to use the housing that's designed just for your HERO7. A: Most mounts and accessories that connect to the GoPro will work on both the HERO8 and the HERO9 models.

How long does a GoPro hero 8 battery last? ›

GoPro HERO10—83 minutes (HyperSmooth High) GoPro HERO9—97 minutes (HyperSmooth High) GoPro HERO8—81 minutes. GoPro MAX—115 minutes.

Is a GoPro hero 7 waterproof? ›

Yes, all three cameras in GoPro's HERO7 lineup (Black, Silver, and White) are waterproof without the need for a separate waterproof case or housing. By themselves, the cameras are rated for 33 feet / 10 meters.

Is the HERO8 worth it? ›

However, if you are a vlogger, or spend a lot of time talking to the camera, then the front-facing microphone and optional Media Mod, Light Mod and Display Mod accessories make the GoPro HERO 8 well worth buying.

Does GoPro hero 8 take good pictures? ›

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Does the hero 8 have stabilization? ›

GoPro image stabilization has evolved with every generation. The HyperSmooth 2.0 stabilization technology in the HERO8 provides gimbal-like stability without extra equipment.

Why does my GoPro hero 8 get so hot? ›

The metal rim around the lens port acts as a heat sink, drawing the heat out to dissipate it into the air. The result is that it can become very hot. And if you take the microSD card out right away after recording in the high-end modes, you'll find that that's hot too.

Does GoPro 8 need a waterproof case? ›

HERO8 Black is rugged and waterproof right out of the box, but this tough housing handles anything you can throw at it. It protects from dirt and flying debris during intense action—plus, it's waterproof down to 196ft (60m) and perfect for deep-water diving.

How long does GoPro 7 battery last? ›

Models like the GoPro Hero 5, 6, and 7 use the same battery. They have a capacity of 1160 mAh. So, such batteries last 65 minutes when recording a 4K video. The Hero 8 uses a 1220 mAh Li-ion battery.

Can you use GoPro hero 8 while charging? ›

You can run your GoPro with external power. And while external power is connected, it's generally charging the internal battery. But the charging function is disabled while you're recording video.

Does GoPro hero 8 have zoom? ›

Recent models like the HERO10, HERO9, and HERO8 cameras have had a zoom feature that works in video and photo modes. So, technically, yes, you can zoom in on a GoPro.

How long can a GoPro 8 record continuously? ›

A: You can set your HOER8 Black to record 5, 20, 60, or 120 minute loops. You can also set a loop to "Max", which will record until your SD card is full before looping back to record over the start of the video.

Can GoPro 7 go in saltwater? ›

You can use GoPro cameras in either fresh or salt water. If you do use it in salt water though, because salt water can be corrosive, it's always a good idea to rinse the camera and other gear down with fresh water after use.

Does GoPro hero 7 have stabilization? ›

HERO 7 Black: advanced image stabilization

The advanced HyperSmooth image stabilization makes it seem like you're filming with a stabilizing gimbal. The camera predicts and corrects the movements of the GoPro. Out of all 3 action cameras, this one allows you to make the most stable video images.

Does the GoPro hero 7 shoot 4K? ›

GoPro Hero7 Black — Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 720p Live Streaming Stabilization. In stock.

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