GoPro Comparison: Which Action Cam Should I Buy?

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A comparison of the GoPro cameras can help you with the purchase decision. If you want to buy an action cam from the manufacturer and are wondering which Go Pro camera is best for you, then take a look at our overview.

Which GoPro models are currently on the market?

The following GoPro models are currently commercially available (as of April 2021):

  • GoPro Hero 9 Black
  • GoPro Hero 8 Black
  • GoPro Hero 7 Black
  • GoPro Max


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The technical data in comparison

GoPro Max

  • Video: 1440p 60fps or 1080p 60fps
  • Photo: 16.6 MP (360 degrees) or 5.5 MP
  • Display: Touch screens at the back
  • Slow motion: 2x
  • HDR: No
  • Stabilization: Max Hypersmooth
  • Waterproof: 5 meters
  • Battery: 1600mAh
  • Weight: 154 grams

GoPro Hero 9 Black

  • Video: 4K 60fps / 5K 30fps
  • Photo: 20MP
  • Display: 1.4 inch front LCD with live preview, rear touch screen
  • Slow motion: 8x
  • HDR: Yes
  • Stabilization: Hypersmooth 3.0
  • Water resistance: 10 meters
  • Battery: 1720mAh
  • Weight: 158 grams

GoPro Hero 8 Black

  • Video: 4K 60fps
  • Photo: 12MP
  • Display: Status screen at the front, touchscreen at the back
  • Slow motion: 8x
  • HDR: Yes
  • Stabilization: Hypersmooth 2.0
  • Water resistance: 10 meters
  • Battery: 1220mAh
  • Weight: 126 grams

GoPro Hero 7 Black

  • Video: 4K 60fps
  • Photo: 12MP
  • Display: Status screen at the front, touchscreen at the back
  • Slow motion: 8x
  • HDR: No
  • Stabilization: Hypersmooth
  • Water resistance: 10 meters
  • Battery: 1220mAh
  • Weight: 116 grams

Which GoPro is the best (for me)?

GoPro Hero 9 Black


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GoPro Hero 9 Black

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The latest GoPro has been presented in September 2020 and is the most versatile action cam that the manufacturer has ever offered. The GoPro Hero 9 Black offers various improvements compared to its predecessor, such as a 30 percent longer runtime and, above all, a 1.4-inch color display on the front. Also new is the 20-megapixel sensor inside, which can handle 4K videos at up to 60 frames per second (FPS) and 5K clips at up to 30 FPS. Image stabilization has also been further improved with HyperSmooth 3.0.

  • Why to buy: Very good image stabilization, great 5K footage, built-in accessory mount
  • Why not buy: Bigger and heavier than its predecessors, not compatible with old batteries


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GoPro Hero 8 Black

GoPro Hero 8 Black with mount
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GoPro Hero 8 Black

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The previous model of the current GoPro was presented in October 2019. If you can do without the front display and the 5K support of the Hero 9 Black, you will definitely get a great action cam with the GoPro Hero 8 Black, which is also a good 170 euros cheaper than the current flagship. Like the Hero 9, the Hero 8 also records 4K videos at 60 fps, and the image stabilization via HyperSmooth is also hardly worse than the current action cam. Compared to its predecessor Hero 7 Black, the Hero 8 no longer requires a mounting frame, for example to attach it to a tripod. There are two tabs that can be folded out on the bottom.

  • Why to buy: Very good image stabilization, good 4K recording, wide range of frame rate options, built-in attachment for accessories
  • Why not buy: Screen smaller than some competing devices


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GoPro Hero 7 Black

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GoPro Hero 7 Black

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The GoPro Hero 7 Black was introduced in September 2018 and is therefore already two and a half years old. Nevertheless, the action cam remains one of the best devices on the market – especially for the current price of around 279 euros. If you can do without the mods introduced with the Hero 8, you can get practically the same technology for less money with the Hero 7.

  • Why buy: good 4K recordings, good image stabilization, comparatively cheap
  • Why not buy: voice control needs improvement, screen sometimes responds slowly


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GoPro Max

GoPro Max 360 degree camera
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GoPro Max 360 degree camera

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Along with the Hero 8 Black, GoPro also introduced the GoPro Max in autumn 2019. The camera is the successor to the 360-degree camera GoPro Fusion. The recordings of the two integrated cameras are combined internally into a 360-degree clip and the end result is stored on a memory card. Thanks to the 1.7-inch touch display, the Hero Max is primarily aimed at users who want to switch back and forth between taking pictures of themselves and the surroundings, or who want to take a complete scene and not just a specific view.

  • Why to buy: Stabilized 360-degree footage, fully customizable video quality
  • Why not buy: No 4K recordings, comparatively expensive


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