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GoPro (Hero7 Vs. Hero8 Vs. Hero9 Vs. Hero10) Black | 2022 Action Cams | Comparison & Reviews

February 20, 2022 by  
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GoPro Action Cameras 2022

GoPro Black Hero7 Vs. Hero8 Vs. Hero9 Vs. Hero10 Action Cams: This is a roundup of a specialized group of GoPro action cameras made for sharing your active lifestyle on video. These “action” camcorders can be worn on your person, or mounted to your bike, helmet, or even surfboard, depending on the accessories included. They are used by motorsports professionals and race teams.

These camcorders are shockproof and water proof (to 60m), ready for rugged environments. GoPro Cameras have been used on TV shows (such as Gold Rush, The Bachelor, Deadliest Catch), to film unique perspectives. The latest models have built-in WiFi, and 4K Ultra HD Resolution, and the Hero 7, 8, 9, 10 Black with Hypersmooth stabilization. Hypersmooth is a breakthrough technology that allow you to walk around with almost no camera shake visible. They all have wide angle lenses to get all of the action. See the top GoPro models below and compare by price, reviews, imager size, and features. A glossary of features (lower on the page) will explain the features listed.

GoPro (Hero7 Vs. Hero8 Vs. Hero9 Vs. Hero 10) Black Action Cams 2022
(Comparison and Differences of the Hero Black Action Cam Models)

GoPro Camera 4K HERO7
Black Edition
GoPro Camera 4K HERO8
Black Edition
GoPro Camera 5K HERO9
Black Edition
GoPro Camera 5K HERO10
Black Edition

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Wide Angle 170°
MicroSD Cards
High Definition
1/2.3-inch Imager
12 megapixels
f/2.8 Lens
Built-in WiFi & GPS
5 Ghz Wifi
GP1 Processor
Records at 78Mbps
4K UHD @ 24p,30p,60p
2.7K Cinema @ 120p
1080p @ 240p
720p @240p
H.264,AAC,.mp4
Waterproof Housing
Mounting Hardware
Black Edition
Bluetooth Enabled
LCD Touch Display
3 Microphones
HyperSmooth
Time Warp Video
Live Streaming
Self Timer
up to 4K

Voice Control
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Wide Angle 170°
MicroSD Cards
High Definition
1/2.3-inch Imager
12 megapixels
f/2.8 Lens
Built-in WiFi & GPS
5 Ghz Wifi
GP1 Processor
Records at 100Mbps
4K UHD @ 24p,30p,60p
2.7K Cinema @ 120p
1080p @ 240p
720p @240p
H.264,AAC,.mp4
Waterproof Housing
Mounting Fingers
Black Edition
Bluetooth Enabled
LCD Touch Display
3 Microphones
HyperSmooth 2.0
Time Warp Video 2.0
Live Streaming
Self Timer
up to 4K

Voice Control
– – –
Wide Angle 155°
MicroSD Cards
High Definition
1/2.3-inch Imager
20 megapixels
f/2.8 Lens
Built-in WiFi & GPS
5 Ghz Wifi
GP1 Processor
Records at 100Mbps
4K UHD @ 24p,30p,60p
5K @ 24p, 30p
1080p @ 240p
720p @240p
H.264,AAC,.mp4,Hevc
Waterproof Housing
Mounting Fingers
Black Edition
Bluetooth Enabled
LCD Touch Display
3 Microphones
HyperSmooth 3.0
Time Warp Video 3.0
Live Streaming
Self Timer
up to 4K & 5K

Voice Control
Front Touchscreen
Wide Angle 155°
MicroSD Cards
High Definition
1/2.3-inch Imager
23 megapixels
f/2.8 Lens
Built-in WiFi & GPS
5 Ghz Wifi
GP2 64 bit Processor
Records at 100Mbps
4K UHD @ 24p,30p,60p,120p
5K @ 24p, 30p 60p
1080p @ 240p
720p @240p
H.264,AAC,.mp4,Hevc
Waterproof Housing
Mounting Fingers
Black Edition
Bluetooth Enabled
LCD Touch Display
3 Microphones
HyperSmooth 4.0
Time Warp Video 3.0
Live Streaming
Self Timer
up to 4K & 5K

Voice Control
Front Touchscreen
64 Bit Architecture

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Glossary of Terms

Hypersmooth Image Stabilizer = Starting with the Hero7 black, GoPro produced one of the most rock solid image stabilization systems (Hypersmooth), where you could walk without a gimbel or other external stabilizer. The Hero8 Black improved on this with Hypersmooth 2.0, the Hero9 with Hypersmooth 3.0, and the latest Hero10 with Hypersmooth 4.0.
Time Warp Time Lapse Feature = This feature allows for a time lapse feature that uses Hypersmooth, to have some of the best time lapse footage that we have seen. The Hero7 has the first generation, while the Hero8, Hero9, Hero10 Black has later generations of this feature. The latest is Time Warp Version 3.0 in the Hero9 & Hero10 Black Editions.
Fold out Mounting Fingers = Starting with the Hero8 Black Edition, GoPro has provided mounting fingers at the bottom of the camera that fold out. This allows you to mount the GoPro without putting it inside another case. This is a huge upgrade, as mounting was more cumbersome, and this allow for easier battery and memory card change.
GP1 & GP2 Processors = The GoPro Black Hero7, Hero8, Hero9 all have the powerful GP1 processor. Only the Hero10 Black has the GP2 processor which is their first 64 bit processor, and super fast, supporting more features including 5K video capture.
4K Video Capture = All of these GoPros on this page can capture 4K video at 24, 30 and 60 fps. Only the Hero10 Black can capture 4K at 120fps (frames per second).
5K Video Capture = Only the Hero9 and Hero10 can capture 5K video which is a higher resolution than 4K. Both can capture 5k at 24 and 30 fps. Only the Hero10 Black can capture 5K at 60fps (frames per second). 5K gives you many more pixels to work with and increased clarity.
GoPro Hero10 Black Edition = The Hero10 Black is the newest and top GoPro. It has many new innovations including front facing touchscreen, Hypersmooth 4.0, Time Warp 3.0, 5K Video, 23mb photos. This is the only GoPro with a 64 bit GP2 processor for faster operation and more features. 4K capture can go up to 120fps and video capture can now use HEVC which reduces file sizes. 5K video up to 60fps. Better low light capability.
MicroSD Card Slot = This refers to the way the camcorder records video. GoPro cameras record to MicroSD cards.
Built-in WiFi = GoPro cameras have built-in WiFi capability to use with accessories. The range of the remote is up to 600 feet. The camera can be controlled by iOS smartphones and tablets running the GoPro App*. The GoPro App enables full camera control and scene preview on any compatible iOS smartphone or tablet. An Android App is available at the Google Play store.
Waterproof Housing = The GoPro Black units on this page are natively waterproof to 33 feet. Optional housings can be used for further depths.
5Ghz Wifi = The GoPro Hero 6 introduces 5Ghz Wifi band, which will provide about 3x the WiFi speed of previous models.
Imager Size = This refers to the Imager of the camcorder, where the light hits from the lens. This is like the retina of the eye. The larger the imager, the better the quality of the video and better low light performance. High end camcorders generally have a larger imager. Larger is better. A 1/2.6-inch imager is double the size of a 1/5.2-inch imager. GoPro uses a 1/2.3-inch Imager, which is excellent for low light.
H.264 and HEVC Capture = All recent Black Edition support a high bitrate capture (H.264 compression). The Hero9 and Hero10 Black now support HEVC, which allows for high quality compression, but with much smaller file sizes than H.264 compression.
Wide Angle 170° = This refers to the field of view in degrees. The 170 means a 170 degree field of view which is extremely wide and will get most of the action in front of you recorded onto the video. This is accomplished with a wide angle lens. You can change the angle of view.
F2.8 Lens = Larger and faster lenses allow more light in for greater low light sensitivity. Lenses with low f stop specifications are considered fast lenses. The camcorders on this page all have fast low light lenses with an f stop of f2.8
Megapixels = This refers to the camera function in the camcorder. This is the amount of megapixels available to take a snapshot picture while using the camcorder.
4K, 2.7K, 1080p 720p 30fps 60fps video = camcorders can record video at various resolutions. Many can record at several different rates. 4K and 2.7K are resolutions higher than Full HD. 1080p is blu-ray quality and is Full HD. 720p has about half the resolution of 1080p. Also keep in mind the frame rate of the video. Normal video is shot at 30fps (frames per second). Some camcorders can shoot at 48fps, 60fps, 120fps, and even 240fps which will make the movie action much smoother and later can be used for slow motion as well. 60 fps is also expressed as 60p or 60 progressive frames/second.
External Mic Jack = This means that this camcorder is equipped with an external microphone jack or terminal to input an external microphone. It bypasses the built in microphones.


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