GoPro Hero 7 White Detailed Review

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The Hero 7 White was introduced by GoPro in September 2018. It belongs to the outdoor and action cams category.

GoPro is well-known and shouldn’t require further introduction, please see our manufacturer’s page for more digital cameras by GoPro.

Brand GoPro
Category Outdoor & Action
Date 09/2018

GoPro Hero 7 White has environmental sealing and different protection features. Let’s see in the list below:

Waterproof 10.00 meter
Drop from height 1.00 meter
Temp. range from -10.00 °C
Sensor Properties

The Hero 7 White’s image sensor has an effective resolution of around 10 megapixel. The resolution is somewhat below average but will be sufficient for most purposes. Photos with this resolution can easily be printed to A3 size.

The GoPro does not support recording RAW images. RAW images are stored as they come from the sensor, without any in-camera processing or sharpening. Converting to JPEG or other formats takes place on the computeand involves one extra processing step but will almost always result in superior image quality.

Format Compact
Resolution 10.00 Megapixel
Continuous 15 FPS
RAW support
Focal length 17mm
Aperture 2.8

The Hero 7 White’s shutter speed varies from 1/2000s to 30s.

The highest shutter speed of the GoPro is just 1/2000s. That’s no longer state of the art and may cause problems in challenging light conditions.

Max. shutter speed 1/2000s
Min. shutter speed 30s
Sensitivity Properties

The Hero 7 White’s usable sensitivity ranges from 100 ISO to only 1600 ISO.

Min. sensitivity 100 ISO
Max. sensitivity 1600 ISO
Exposure Modes

The Hero 7 White supports all general exposure modes.

Center weight
Flash Specs

The Hero 7 White doesn’t feature a built-in flash. That is not unsusual in this camera category.

A flash or a trigger for remote flashes can be attached to the GoPro’s hotshoe.

Hot shoe
Display Specs

The Hero 7 White features a monitor with a diagonal of 52.00mm (2.0 in.) and a resolution of c. 0.24 megapixel. That rather low resolution is no longer state of the art and will make it difficult to evaluate images on the display.

Unfortunately, the Hero 7 White’s monitor is not articulated. That can make it tricky to frame your subject in some situations, e.g. when taking selfies.

The Hero 7 White’s monitor can work as a touch screen, just like a smartphone. That can be very useful, for example to pick AF points, but keep in mind that touch screens usually don’t work when wearing gloves.

Display characteristics at a glance:

Type LCD
Size 52.00mm (diagonal)
(2.0 in.)
Resolution 0.24 megapixel
Touch screen
Video Specs

Hero 7 White video supported the resolution with 2560 x 1440 pixel.

ACamera is not equipped with an external microphone.

GoPro Hero 7 White Video parameters:

Max. resolution 2560 x 1440 pixel
…with frame rates 25 frames/second
30 frames/second
50 frames/second
60 frames/second
External microphone
Connectivity & Wireless Specs

The Hero 7 White has Wi-fi connection. You can transfer photos to a mobile or laptop using wi-fi.

For photo transferring users may use Bluetooth option.

USB 3.0 is already supported by the GoPro. USB 3.0 greatly speeds up transferring images and videos to the computer.

Connection parameters:

Remote (wired)
Remote (infrared)
HDMI (standard)
HDMI (mini)
HDMI (micro)
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
USB Micro
USB Mini

The Hero 7 White will only accept Micro SD cards. The GoPro does not support SD cards.

Memory cards characteristics:

Slots 1
Memory cards Micro SD

The GoPro Hero 7 White works with a GoPro Akku battery. The battery lifetime is a generous 1000 shots. Usually enough for a full day or more.

The battery can be charged over USB while in camera. Very useful, especially on vacation when most people bring a USB charger for their smartphone anyway.

The Hero 7 White’s battery battery parameters:

Type GoPro Akku
In-camera charging
Battery life 1000 photos

The GoPro Hero 7 White’s dimensions are 62 x 44.6 x 28.3mm³. (2.4″ x 1.8″ x 1.1″). This includes the lens. The camera’s weight is only 93 grams (3.0 oz.), lens included.

Here is front and top view of the Hero 7 White:

Dimensions Comparison

To put the size of the camera in context, here it is next to a typical ID card (c. 86mm x 55mm, about the size of a credit card).

The Hero 7 White is not much bigger:

Hero 7 White – FAQ

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