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The GoPro Hero Black series cameras created and defined the concept of action camera. It's been the best action camera around and a WIRED reviewer favorite for years now. The latest model, the Hero 8 Black (8/10, WIRED Recommends), brings some great new features, but the Hero 7 Black is still a great camera and it's on sale right now.
The Hero 7 has been my go-to waterproof camera. My family loves the water—oceans, lakes, rivers, pools, ponds, mud puddles. So long as my kids can jump in it and splash, they're happy. My main camera, a Sony A7II, does not love the water, but the Hero 7 doesn't care what environment you throw at it. Well, maybe don't try putting in lava, but otherwise you should be good.
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The Hero 7 Black brought remarkable in-camera image stabilization (GoPro calls it HyperSmooth), and while the Hero 8 black makes some improvements to it, they're not earth shattering. The image stabilization in the Hero 7 is still going to produce great footage. Just a week ago it was the best image stabilization you could get in a GoPro and now you can get it for less.
B&H Photo and Best Buy also have the discount.
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The Hero 7 Black got an 8/10 score and WIRED Recommends award in our review last year, but here are some of the highlights, along with some notes on what the Hero 8 Black offers if you want to spend the extra money.
WIRED: The biggest reason to stick with the Hero 7 instead of opting for a pricier Hero 8 is the removable lens cover. There a lot of third party filters out there that can improve your shots (neutral density filters, which are like sunglasses for your lens,...
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