Compare the GoPro HERO 4 Black to the HERO 5 Black and the HERO 7 Black
|HERO 4 Black||HERO 5 Black||HERO 7 Black|
|Number of fps in 4K||30||30||60|
|Number fps in Full HD||120||120||240|
|Image stabilization||No||Yes||Yes, advanced|
HERO 4 Black: 4K 30 fps
With the HERO 4 Black, you can record videos in 4K quality. The images are recorded at 30 frames per second. This way, you can make smooth recordings. In Full HD, you can film at 120 frames per second. You can delay these images up to 4 times. This way, you can turn them into slow-motion images. In 4K, it's not possible to create slow-motion images with the HERO 4 Black.
HERO 5 Black: 4K 30 fps
In terms of image quality, the HERO 5 Black is the same as the HERO 4 Black. With the HERO 5 Black, you can also capture video images in 4K quality. You can film at 30 frames per second, allowing you to record smooth images. It's not possible to turn these 4K images into slow-motion videos. You can make slow motion recordings of Full HD images. You can record videos in Full HD at 120 frames per second. You can delay these images 4 times.
HERO 7 Black: 4K 60 fps
The HERO 7 Black records images of the highest quality. You can record in 4K at 60 frames per second. In Full HD, you can record images at 240 frames per second. This produces smooth video images. You can turn the 4K and Full HD recordings into clear slow-motion videos. You can delay the Full HD recording up to 8 times. With the HDR function of this GoPro, different exposures of 3 photos are balanced and combined into 1 well-exposed image.
HERO 4 Black: no image stabilization
Because the HERO 4 Black has no video stabilization, any vibrations of the camera are visible in your videos. This is, for example, the case when you attach the action camera to your mountain bike or skiing helmet. If you still want to record stable images while exercising, use a stabilizing gimbal.
HERO 5 Black: standard image stabilization
In contrast to the HERO 4 Black, the HERO 5 Black does have image stabilization. Thanks to this video stabilization, any vibrations of the camera are corrected. This allows you to record more stable images without gimbal than with the HERO 4 Black. This makes the HERO 5 suitable for recording action sports such as skiing, surfing, and skateboarding.
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. This makes the HERO 7 Black suitable for capturing extreme sports without the use of a gimbal.
HERO 4 Black: not waterproof
The HERO 4 Black is not waterproof. If you want to take the GoPro with you while surfing or snorkeling, you need a waterproof case. You can control the HERO 4 Black with the touchscreen. By tapping and swiping the screen, you can adjust various settings. It's not possible to operate the GoPro with voice control.
HERO 5 Black: waterproof up to 10 meters
To use the HERO 5 Black underwater, you don;t need a waterproof casing. This action camera is waterproof up to 10 meters. Thanks to the touchscreen and the voice control, you can easily operate the HERO 5 Black. If you don't have your hands free during your activity, you can easily take a photo or video with the voice control.
HERO 7 Black: waterproof up to 10 meters
Just like the HERO 5 Black, the HERO 7 Black is waterproof up to 10 meters. This allows you to take the GoPro with you during various water sports. You can control the action camera both with the touchscreen and with voice control. This allows you to operate the HERO 7 Black, even when your hands aren't free during exercise. Thanks to the live stream option, you can share your recordings directly via social media.
You can take the HERO 4 Black with you on your active holiday. To record stable images you need a gimbal for this GoPro. The camera is not waterproof. If you want to record water sports, choose the HERO 5 or 7 Black. Both have image stabilization. This allows you to record stable images during action and underwater sports. The HERO 7 Black features HyperSmooth, making it look like you're filming with a gimbal. This way you can even record extreme sports.
GoPro HERO 5 Black
- The camera is waterproof up to 10 meters without an external waterproof casing.
- Thanks to image stabilization, your videos are recorded without shaking and vibrations.
- With voice control, the camera can be operated without the need to use your hands.
- To upload files to your cloud, you need a paid GoPro plus account.
- Due to its limited sound quality, this action camera is not suitable for making vlogs.
GoPro HERO 7 Black
- The HyperSmooth image stabilization allows you to record very stable video images.
- Record videos in Full HD at 240 fps, that you can slow down up to 8 times to create slow-motion recordings.
- Thanks to the HDR function, different exposures of 3 photos are balanced and combined until you have 1 well-lit recording.
- A memory card isn't included.