Which GoPro Camera is Right for Me?

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GoPro is a name that’s synonymous with adventure. Whether you’re on land, in the air, or under the sea, there’s a GoPro for that. But with so many quality products to choose from, selecting the right camera can be tough. To help you decide which GoPro camera is right for you, we’ve broken them down by their strengths and best-use cases.

GoPro HERO7 White

Best Features: 1080p60 Video, 10MP Photos, Waterproof

In many ways, the HERO7 White is the standard bearer for what an action cam should be: It captures hi-res photo and video, it’s easy to mount on a person or vehicle, and it’s rugged enough to take just about anywhere. Add to that its incredibly easy setup and use, and you pretty much have an ideal introductory machine—which makes sense, considering the White is the baseline of the HERO7 lineup. Beyond its main highlights, the HERO7 also features plenty of nice-to-haves, including voice control, various shooting modes, easy-to-use editing tools, and a sharp 2-inch touchscreen display with Touch Zoom shot framing. If you’re interested in capturing great-looking action footage, the HERO7 White is a great place to start.

GoPro HERO7 White
GoPro HERO7 White

GoPro HERO7 Silver

Best Features: 4K30 Video, 10MP Photos, GPS Support, Waterproof

Next up the chain is the HERO7 Silver, which incorporates the same basic form factor, use cases, and many of the same specs as the HERO7 White. Where the Silver sets itself apart is in overall image quality, which tops out at 4K30, and its added GPS support, which allows you to track GPS-backed performance data accurately (e.g., speed and distance) and post it to your videos. These enhancements, along with its intuitive software editing tools and sharp touchscreen display, elevate the HERO7 Silver to a tier above the White. If you’re serious about capturing great-looking action footage and you want capabilities that go beyond an introductory device, the HERO7 White is the camera for you.

GoPro HERO7 Silver
GoPro HERO7 Silver

GoPro HERO7 Black

Best Features: 4K60 Video, 12MP, HyperSmooth Video Stabilization, HDR Mode

The crown jewel of GoPro’s prestigious collection is the recently released HERO7 Black, which incorporates and bolsters the best of previous generations and adds new modes and features, to boot (HyperSmooth, for example). These new and improved features make the HERO7 Black feel less like an upgrade and more like an ascension into a league all its own. Capable of shooting stabilized UHD 4K60 video and 12MP stills with selectable HDR and offering user-friendly features like scene detection and voice command, the HERO7 Black stands apart as the most sophisticated action camera available today.

GoPro HERO7 Black
GoPro HERO7 Black

GoPro Fusion

Best Features: 5.2K Spherical Video, 18MP Spherical Stills, 1080p Video with OverCapture Mode, Waterproof

As the only camera on our list that shoots spherical video, the GoPro Fusion is the obvious choice if you’re looking to capture immersive 360-degree content. However, just because the Fusion is our de facto spherical shooter, that doesn’t mean it’s light on specs or features. Capable of shooting up to 5.2K30 spherical video and 18MP stills, and using a staggered-lens setup that minimizes the stitch lines dramatically, the Fusion is one of the top stand-alone spherical shooters on the market. It’s not limited to just 360-degree photos and video, either. Thanks to its innovative OverCapture mode, you can “punch out” traditional 1080p video from your spherical content, essentially giving you full HD video quality.

GoPro Fusion
GoPro Fusion

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