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I love GoPro but I'd skip this entry-level model.
October 25, 2018
This GoPro is currently selling for about $200. You can buy the older GoPro HERO5 BLACK new for about $220, and that shoots much better looking 4K video, and it has a removable battery so you can carry multiple batteries and shoot for a lot longer than with this GoPro HERO 7 White. The HERO5 Black does everything this camera does and more, so I'd highly recommend getting that camera instead.
This biggest problem I have with this HERO 7 White is the non-removable battery. You can only shoot for a little over an hour, and then the battery is dead and you can't shoot any more until you recharge the camera for a couple of hours. This really limits the use of this GoPro, and for this reason alone I can't recommend this model.
I'd like to clarify something about this GoPro HERO7 White that seems to be confusing some people. It shoots 1440p, which means 1920x1440 pixels. A few years back there was a not-very-good video format also called 1440, but that was 1440x1080 pixels, with each pixel having a non-square aspect ratio. This GoPro is NOT that format. Standard HD is 1920x1080 pixels, so this GoPro has extra pixels on the top and bottom compared to HD. The footage from the GoPro has a 4:3 aspect ratio as opposed to the 16:9 ratio of HD. But because it has a full width of 1920 pixels, you can use this footage in an HD project by cropping off the top and bottom without losing any quality. Some video editing software might put black bars on the sides when you import this footage, but that's because it's shrinking it down so you can see all the pixels. You can safely blow the footage back up to 100% to fill the frame, and because there are extra pixels on the top and bottom then you can move the footage up or down to get the best framing.
Setting up this GoPro was fairly easy using the GoPro app on my iPhone. I had to wait about 5 minutes for a firmware upgrade to install, but after that it was good to go. There's no microSD card included so you have to provide your own.