“GoPro take a photo” was one of the phrases that I used a lot during my vacation. I went skiing with my family in Whistler BC and I took my GoPro Hero 7 Black. I loaded this up with a 200GB memory card so I wouldn’t have to change cards during the trip. I had it powered on most of the time and since there was so much awesome scenery, I kept on saying “GoPro, take a photo” as I skied down trails, went zip lining, snowmobiling, and dog sledding. The GoPro has an excellent camera and I was able to capture some excellent pictures just by using that phrase.
There is another phrase “GoPro, start recording” that I used a lot too. This would start a video recording hands free. This gave me the ability to start and stop recording with out even touch the camera most of the time. The only thing that I really had to manage was the power for the camera. Every once in a while if I left the camera on for too long it would turn off on its own, there is a setting to wake up the camera with your voice but it drained the battery a lot faster so I kept this option off.
The GoPro Hero 7 Black is definitely a step up from my other GoPro, the Hero 4 Session. The image stabilization, the video quality, and the photo quality are all improved. The Hero 4 Session was great because of its very small size but since it didn’t have image stabilization, the video wasn’t the best unless I kept the camera completely still.
I’m adding some of the pictures that I took from my vacation just to show off how awesome the GoPro Hero 7 Black is just for taking still pictures. I did set it up to take linear pictures rather than wide angle to try and avoid that fish eye effect.