Ralph Arwood Photography

GoPro 7 vs GoPro 8

Friday, November 1, 2019 3:57 AM

The first two videos below are split screen views of the GoPro 7 vs the GoPro 8.  Because of slightly different angle of views between the two cameras and the way they handle the image stabilization, it is not possible to get an exact match in the combined view.

While the new mount built into the GoPro 8 is very handy, it is not as stiff as the GoPro 7 mount. Even with the mount tight, it is still possible for the horizon to shift.

For further comparison, the videos below show the same Splash and Dash on the Caloosahatchee recorded by the GoPro 7, GoPro 8 and the Garmin VIRB 360.

GoPro 7

GoPro 8

Garmin VIRB 360 Front view

Garmin VIRB 360 Back view

The Garmin VIRB 360 records a full 360 degrees. Here is the same video as above, but looking backwards.

The GoPro 8 also has a time lapse mode. The video below is a two hour IFR currency flight condensed into less than four minutes.