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Hiker
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GoPro 7 major fail - poor quality video & hypersmooth

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I've owned every GoPro to come out and I've been so disappointed by the GoPro 7 black. The low light capability is horrendous. Washed out, blurry and unsharp footage. Combine that with the new hypersmooth stabilisation (in low light conditions) and the footage is basically unuseable unless you want something that looks like it's been shot in 720p. The new hypersmooth stabilisation also often suffers a jerky effect in low light.

 

I understand that low light conditions causes the camera to lower the shutter speed which can result in a blurred effect and I also understand that this effect can be increased with the EIS (electronic image stabilisation).

 

If your answer is "just turn off the hypersmooth EIS in low light," I don't find that acceptable. The GoPro 6 could manage low light and video stabilisation far better with much greater results than the GoPro 7. What's up with that?!

 

GoPro, you have failed miserably. I'm wishing I hadn't sold my GoPro 6 to upgrade to the new 7.

 

Is there anyone else out there wishing they had their GoPro 6 back instead of the new GoPro 7?

Hiker
Posts: 146

Re: GoPro 7 major fail - poor quality video & hypersmooth

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GoPro Hero 7 is an action camera, it perform better with decent light...

EIS is a software stabilization and need to work with high constrast sharp images to work as you aspect

 

you need a gimbal with protune set to low iso values to record something better..

 

 

Hiker
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Re: GoPro 7 major fail - poor quality video & hypersmooth

@andregixxer 

 

The GoPro 6 is also an action camera.... The GoPro 6 also performs better with decent light. BUT the GoPro 6 also manages to perform reasonably well in low light conditions.

 

I didn't have to use Protune for the GoPro 6 in low light. Why should I need to use Protune for GoPro 7 in low light?

 

I didn't need a gimbal for the GoPro 6 in low light. Why should I need a gimbal for the GoPro 7 in low light.

 

You get it?

 

My point is the the GoPro 7 is supposed to be the newer, better version. But if fails big time in low light conditions. The GoPro 6 did a better job in low light.

Hiker
Posts: 146

Re: GoPro 7 major fail - poor quality video & hypersmooth

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i use both hero 6 and 7, the quality is the same...the sensor is the same ...no low light improvments in Hero 7, only a better EIS due to memory improvement.
Protune in Low light prevent auto ISO...this means low noise and a controlled light conditions

 

my hero 6 with protune ON in very low light conditions : EIS off to prevent blur

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za-99OJUpjk

 

some story with Hero 7

 

"Why should I need a gimbal for the GoPro 7 in low light." 

 

becouse low ISO -> better performance...

with a Gimbal you don't need to reach high iso level to make the EIS work...and you can record without any kind uf blur

 

Uploaded by Andrea Meneghel on 2018-02-07.
Hiker
Posts: 19

Re: GoPro 7 major fail - poor quality video & hypersmooth

That's great... Except the "improved EIS" on the GoPro 7 actually sucks in low light compared to the GoPro 6 EIS in low light.

 

There is a big difference between the low light capabilities of the GoPro 6 and the GoPro 7. The GoPro 6 was good in low light. The GoPro 7 sucks in low light. I don't know how much more simply I can put it.

 

Do some research. There are heaps of people complaining about how much the GoPro 7 sucks in low light. Never had this problem with the GoPro 6. So if the reason is because of the "improved EIS", then GoPro needs to fix it.

Hiker
Posts: 146

Re: GoPro 7 major fail - poor quality video & hypersmooth

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i don't need to search online anything becouse i already use both the camera in fotography/drone sessions .. i use my gopro (Session 5, Hero 6 and Hero 7 ) for timelapses and videos... Hero 6 and 7 give me the same results..with last firmware in low lights conditions Hero 7 stop to use the last EIS features to prevent blur effect..Hero 6 do the same but without the Hypersmooth feature

Hiker
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Re: GoPro 7 major fail - poor quality video & hypersmooth

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There was no issue with the GoPro 6 in low light conditions.... nothing needed fixing....

 

So again, it sounds like the hypersmooth EIS is the issue with the GoPro 7. Which would mean GoPro needs to fix it so it isn't so crap in low light conditions, because I've done the latest firmware update and the blur effect is still there and the low light capabilities of the GoPro 7 is still crap.

 

Haha you just sound like a GoPro employee pretending like everything is okay with their product when it isn't.

Hiker
Posts: 146

Re: GoPro 7 major fail - poor quality video & hypersmooth

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no dear friend...i'm angry with gopro due to last FW bug in 1.70 with battery drain...i'm not happy with my gopro actually

 

but my Hero 7 with low light stop automatically EIS...it turn if off

 

with good light Hypersmoot work very fine...with low light it turn to Hero6 older EIS .... with very bad light EIS is Off...

 

this is how Hero 7 work...

 

we can't give miracles from EIS...it's based on multiple frames computing and accelerometers...gimbal is the only thing that make the result better in low lights