The Hero 6 Black is dead! Long live the Hero 7 Black! That’s right. There’s a new range of action cameras which have replaced their predecessors: all you’ll find on GoPro’s website is the Hero 7 Black, Silver and White models, along with the 360-degree Fusion – the only older model staying on sale.

Hero 7 release date

You can pre-order all three new models immediately, with delivery expected on 2 October.

That isn’t the fastest way to get hold of one, though. They’ll go on sale in bricks-and-mortar stores on 27 September (internationally) and in the US on 30 September, which is a Sunday.

Hero 7 price

The Hero 7 Black is the flagship model and costs £379.99, or US$399.

In the middle is the Silver which costs £279.99 or US$299.

The entry-level model is – you guessed it - £179.99 or US$199.

A simple range with simple pricing. You can buy the Hero 7 from GoPro and you’ll get a free 32GB microSD card.

Hero 7 Black vs Silver vs White

So what’s the difference between the models? This table shows at a glance how they compare.

Hero 7 Black

Hero 7 Silver

Hero 7 White

Max video resolution

4K60

4K30

1080p60

Photo resolution

12Mp (Super Photo)

10Mp (HDR)

10Mp

Battery

Removable

Non-removable

Non-removable

Touchscreen

Yes

Yes

Yes

Status screen

Yes

No

No

Stabilisation

HyperSmooth

Standard

Standard

Voice control

Yes

Yes

Yes

Slo-mo

8x

2x

2x

GPS

Yes

Yes

No

Live streaming

Yes

No

No

TimeWarp video

Yes

No

No

Protune

Yes

No

No

Wind-noise reduction

3-mic

2-mic

2-mic

Stereo audio

Yes

No

No

Dimensions

62.3 x 44.9 x 28.3 mm

62.3 x 44.9 x 28.3 mm

62.3 x 44.9 x 28.3 mm

Weight

116g

96.4g

92.4g

So what you get for the extra £100 / $100 over the Silver model is that the Black is the only one with the GP1 processor that can handle the new HyperSmooth video stabilisation.

You can see how effective this is in our Hero 7 Black review.

Hero 7 Black release date price specs

It records 4K video at 60 frames per second; the Silver is limited to 30fps. It also has all the ‘pro’ features that the cheaper models lack: raw photos, an optional external mic, the Protune mode and the status screen on the front.

It also has a new TimeWarp video mode which GoPro says is like a ‘magic carpet ride’ and speeds up footage up to 30x.

For the first time since the Hero Session, the Silver and White models have non-removable batteries. That will be a deal-breaker for some since you can’t just swap out a dead battery for a fully-charged one: another reason to go for the Black version.

Hero 7 Silver release date price specs

Note that the Silver and White aren’t compatible with GoPro’s Karma drone, and the White model actually records 1440p video which has to be cropped if you want 1080p video at 60fps.

All three models have an updated interface which is easier to use and allows you to scrub through videos easily when reviewing them. They can also shoot video in portrait mode, and the interface rotates automatically to portrait.

Hero 7 White release date price specs