With action cameras going from strength to strength, the GoPro still reigns supreme.


Weight: 118g
Waterproof: 10m
4K video: 60fps
1080: 240fps
720: up to 240fps
Stills resolution: 12MP
Battery life: 1-3hrs
+Great image quality and stabilisation+Waterproof without housing
ExpensiveOverkill for some

Right now the Hero7 Black is the best action camera available bar none, and it’s the best GoPro in the entire GoPro camera range.

Waterproof down to 10 metres on its own, you can expand that to an impressive 30 metres with an optional GoPro waterproof housing. Plus, there’s a bigger slew of compatible mounts and extras that work with a GoPro.

One of our favourite features is the ability to record video at frame rates all the way up to 60fps, while image stabilisation has been improved to make the need for a gimbal non-existent.

There’s a touchscreen on the rear of the Hero7 Black, which has also been improved for smoother gestures. But – and this is where it gets exciting – you can also use your voice to control the action cam. This is handy in situations where you can’t physically reach the Hero7 easily, such as when surfing, climbing or snowboarding.

Connecting to a smartphone app, the new GoPro QuikStories app condenses all your videos and shots into one shareable nugget, ready to delight your social media fans (and your proud mum, of course).

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