Is GoPro Hero7 good for MTB? Is there anything cheaper?

It's dizzying how many action cameras are now available, from the newest costliest models, to relics of a simpler time. Also, these cameras all have their strengths and weaknesses, making some better than others for mountain biking.
Today, we'll take a look at a few price ranges and determine which cameras suit mountain bikers best.
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Hero7 Black
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Hero5 Session


  1. bigearedmouse17

    bigearedmouse17Пре дан

    The 7 Black on a Headmount, Your Head becomes the Gimble !

  2. Joseph Kavanagh

    Joseph KavanaghПре 6 дана

    i shoot with a hero7 black but i used to use a hero2

  3. Sir Kay

    Sir KayПре 7 дана

    does the hero 5 session shoot flat video profile? and can it mount on chest, car side mirrors, car panels etc or it can only be mounted on helmets?

  4. Outback mob

    Outback mobПре 8 дана

    Thanks so much this has helped me so much!! :)

  5. Marin Marušić

    Marin MarušićПре 10 дана

    i had a hero 5 and i liked it ALOT

  6. Old Age Pedallers

    Old Age PedallersПре 14 дана

    Great video. Cheers mate 👍

  7. Larson O'Callaghan

    Larson O'CallaghanПре 17 дана

    try a osmo action

  8. Th3DESTROYER 777

    Th3DESTROYER 777Пре 23 дана

    I can get the hero 7 for 250 to 300 now

  9. FlipperLachy

    FlipperLachyПре 26 дана

    I have hero 7 white is it the same as black?

  10. Kaden Walsh

    Kaden WalshПре месец

    I have a Hero 7 white. You crushed me when you said it doesn't shoot in 4k. 😢

  11. plz dont check my youtube channel!

    plz dont check my youtube channel!Пре месец

    My default video viewing quality Is 480p *IM BETTER THAN ALL OF YOU* !

  12. Dragon Ball ZSHM

    Dragon Ball ZSHMПре месец

    7:25 I think I will

  13. nicholas hood-daniel

    nicholas hood-danielПре месец

    In my opinion I would run a RED Digital Cinema 710-0322 RED RANGER with MONSTRO 8K VV Kit with a Cinema Devices AntigravityCam Stabilization System kit for stabilization. It’s pretty budget friendly for beginners too only running you about $96,000

  14. Abang Amir

    Abang AmirПре месец

    Sometime I think these cameras are for downhill, not uphill..

  15. moin Meisters

    moin MeistersПре месец

    I hope hero 9 Came session mega hyper super smooth and an God audio

  16. Swapnil Sudhir Kashikar

    Swapnil Sudhir KashikarПре месец

    I use my nokia 8.1 with a selfie stick to record videos 😁. Super smooth!

  17. matthew griffin

    matthew griffinПре месец

    Can you make a vid on the new hero 8 black

  18. OS Media

    OS MediaПре месец

    try side mounting the sony cam

  19. Jo Bursch

    Jo BurschПре месец


  20. Mohamed Nedal

    Mohamed NedalПре месец

    So now which one is better for MTB, GoPro 8 Black or GoPro 7 Black? Currently the price of 8 is almost double the price of 7, so it's crucial for me to know if it's worth the price difference.

  21. Mohamed Nedal

    Mohamed NedalПре месец

    @bananas stuff Absolutely :)

  22. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре месец

    @Mohamed Nedal please just do what you want though, this is just what I would do. I don't think it makes sense to pay double if you just want to film some riding.

  23. Mohamed Nedal

    Mohamed NedalПре месец

    @bananas stuff Thank you for your note

  24. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре месец

    @Mohamed Nedal I would buy the cheaper one. To be fair I bought a used hero 4, so maybe I don't know.

  25. Mohamed Nedal

    Mohamed NedalПре месец

    @bananas stuff I want to use it for documenting my rides on MTB and hicking

  26. Joseph Kavanagh

    Joseph KavanaghПре месец

    i run one hero 7 black on my helmet

  27. Lane Johanningmeier

    Lane JohanningmeierПре 2 месеца

    I personally think that the 5 dollar sports cam is FAR superior to any gopro. 😉

  28. AJ Gamer 11

    AJ Gamer 11Пре 2 месеца

    Who doesn’t love the good old ride ruined 5000

  29. jakep preston132

    jakep preston132Пре 2 месеца

    In the future theres a hero 8 black wowwwww

  30. Chriz Montero

    Chriz MonteroПре 2 месеца

    what is godd camera between hero 7 8 which one to pick

  31. MTB Tanner

    MTB TannerПре 2 месеца

    Wow thanks Seth this taught me some stuff about camera setups.

  32. Tom p

    Tom pПре 2 месеца

    I love Seth at the end 😂

  33. Ivan Nikolov

    Ivan NikolovПре 2 месеца

    I am 14 years old and I don't have very much money and I think buy hiro 7 silver. What do you think for that. Sorry for bad English

  34. Venpx33

    Venpx33Пре 2 месеца

    The hero 7 silver can film in 4K..

  35. AVI8R

    AVI8RПре 2 месеца

    Crosstour make some cheap and decent action cameras. Their 4K camera cost £95

  36. SA MTB

    SA MTBПре 2 месеца

    Does the hero 5 session have a touch screen

  37. Mi pasión el MTB.

    Mi pasión el MTB.Пре 2 месеца

    There is also a DJI osmo Action

  38. Aiden Cotroneo

    Aiden CotroneoПре 2 месеца

    What type of gimble is that?

  39. olga mora

    olga moraПре 2 месеца

    Aiden Cotroneo I'm wondering that to

  40. Vancouver Island MTB

    Vancouver Island MTBПре 2 месеца

    I use the hero 7 black to film my POV mountain bike videos and the stabilization is fantastic!

  41. Kimberly Rampersad

    Kimberly RampersadПре 3 месеца

    Thanks for making your videos. I want to start recording my rides. What gimbal do you use for a chest mount? I have a GoPro hero 5 black.

  42. George Dawson

    George DawsonПре 3 месеца

    Acaso ek 7000

  43. Pablo Titanium

    Pablo TitaniumПре 3 месеца

    Garmin has great cameras with more sensors...

  44. Brycen Teeter

    Brycen TeeterПре 3 месеца

    I use a hero 3+

  45. greed fox

    greed foxПре 3 месеца

    BLACK CAMERAS MATTER... >:/ I just bought a hero 8 beans, I want to take a few videos of the Asheville trails to keep RSclub up to date on how bad they have gotten because of the rain and heavy traffic. especially kitsuma after it got popular its got significantly more dangerous.

  46. artistjoh

    artistjohПре 3 месеца

    I love my Session 5. Such a brilliant camera. Its size and shape means it can do things other action cameras are just too big for. Sure, there is the Foxeer Box 2, but the Session footage is superior. Considering how popular the Session 5 remains, I do not understand why GoPro does not make a Session 8. Especially now that the Hero 8 Black has gotten bigger.

  47. Ian Hale

    Ian HaleПре 3 месеца

    0:10 look at the "Yi" trippy huh

  48. xWood4000

    xWood4000Пре 3 месеца

    According to Gopro the session was merging into the normal gopro and that was why they stopped making two lines

  49. Freezy Cold

    Freezy ColdПре 3 месеца

    I own a session 4, and I’m pretty happy with it. I do wish I had the 7 or 8 though :/

  50. Luke Risser

    Luke RisserПре 3 месеца

    The Akaso v50x shoots in 4K, with amazing stabilization, all for 99 bucks. If you are a mountain biker looking for an action camera and don’t want to spend the money on a GoPro hero 6 or 7 black, BUY THE AKASO V50X. It is nearly as good as the top GoPro for 99 bucks. I promise you won’t be disappointed. It also comes with a ton of accessories. I use it to film me riding mtb and it works like a dream

  51. Fernando Miralles Delgado

    Fernando Miralles DelgadoПре 4 месеца

    Can You update this to 2020

  52. Mi pasión el MTB.

    Mi pasión el MTB.Пре 4 месеца

    you can buy the dji Osmo action

  53. chrisycee

    chrisyceeПре 4 месеца

    wtf? there is no way those huge controllers are actually a real thing

  54. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре месец

    yes, yes there is, because they are.

  55. The Singletrack Slacker

    The Singletrack SlackerПре 4 месеца

    Filming with a borrowed gopro hero5 black. It's the first action cam I've ever touched. I mean...its better than my phone zip ties to my backpack strap .. Thanks for the tips!

  56. bfitnessjoe

    bfitnessjoeПре 4 месеца

    I bought the 7 black for 229.00 dollars with included chest mount from Target new last week

  57. ManilaChillRide

    ManilaChillRideПре 4 месеца

    i need those camera for my vlog but i dont have money

  58. Luke Van Ginkel

    Luke Van GinkelПре 4 месеца

    I use a Dragontouch vision 3, and its not bad!

  59. Adeeb Abassi

    Adeeb AbassiПре 4 месеца

    Refurbished Hero 6 black is best imo. On amazon it’s $180. Totally worth it!

  60. Alexander Bowden

    Alexander BowdenПре 4 месеца

    Seth: This camera has good quality footage People who watches it on 180p: Sorry, your wrong.

  61. Tony

    TonyПре 4 месеца

    Whats the gimbal model that your friend was wearing on his chest, do you know?

  62. De Gamende Mennekes

    De Gamende MennekesПре 5 месеци

    I have the Sony i have got it nog for biking then i started biking and nog iam not happy anymore with it

  63. i love mtb

    i love mtbПре 5 месеци

    Im broke so i use a hero 3+ thats like 7 years old

  64. Tony Van Oort

    Tony Van OortПре 5 месеци

    I’m using a hero 3 my brother gave me it takes video’s I’m happy. I’m not going to post any videos with it though the sound is terrible but the quality is pretty good I’ve been watching all your videos to see how to make the sound better but there is no hope with such an old camera. thanks for all the great videos .

  65. Hassanain Garawi

    Hassanain GarawiПре 5 месеци

    Can I use a hero 7 silver because that's what I have and I'm not going to break the bank so is that fine for mountain biking.

  66. Husky Gaming

    Husky GamingПре 5 месеци

    I have a GoPro 3 silver

  67. Sydney Robinson

    Sydney RobinsonПре 5 месеци

    what about v50 pro

  68. Sebbs Mtb and Mx

    Sebbs Mtb and MxПре 5 месеци

    Hey Seth do You think a hero7 silver is ok for a beginer try to become a mtb youtuber like you but on a buget

  69. Kevin Reeder

    Kevin ReederПре 5 месеци

    Seth you are so good, you could host a mtb show on a cable network I love your shit

  70. Jerry Landrum Photography

    Jerry Landrum PhotographyПре 5 месеци

    Fast fwd to 2020, those gimbals for the chesty are now smaller and cheaper under $100. Easily attached and nothing like those older oversized setups.

  71. SpleeGaming

    SpleeGamingПре 5 месеци

    i have the 7 silver

  72. Simon Music

    Simon MusicПре 5 месеци

    Sjcam sj8 pro?

  73. Casey Hardman

    Casey HardmanПре 5 месеци

    Just bought the Hero7 Black for $229 to upgrade from my Hero3+ Silver. Getting back into biking and the 3+ Silver just was not cutting it at all. I'm excited!

  74. Gaming Ninja271

    Gaming Ninja271Пре 5 месеци

    Hey Seth, you can buy a soocoo 4k action camera for just $50 on amazon

  75. Its Turbo Time Timbo Slice

    Its Turbo Time Timbo SliceПре 6 месеци

    local bike store had a session 5 and i nabbed it up!

  76. Hecken Bamboozeled

    Hecken BamboozeledПре 6 месеци

    The hero 7 white does shoot in 4k but it is only in a smaller aspect ratio which makes is suitable for viewing on a phone rather than on youtube

  77. junky joey

    junky joeyПре 6 месеци

    Who else is watching this wen to hero 8 is out

  78. Owen McDougal

    Owen McDougalПре 5 месеци

    Yes I just bought a hero 8 black today👍 super stoked

  79. North Star Productions

    North Star ProductionsПре 6 месеци

    Is a hero 7 silver still ok? 😬😬


    DEATH RACERПре 6 месеци

    is there a helmet mount for a ipad 6 lol

  81. Clement Frost

    Clement FrostПре 6 месеци

    Hero 3 white is where it’s at

  82. Jean-Pierre du Plessis

    Jean-Pierre du PlessisПре 6 месеци

    Who else has a Hero 5 Session and was looking to upgrade, but decided against it after watching this video?

  83. Marek Novak

    Marek NovakПре 6 месеци

    I use a hero 4 session for my youtube channel

  84. Mandan

    MandanПре 6 месеци

    I know this is an old video! I picked up a DJI Osmo Action! I'm really impressed with it and think it's a better value than a GoPro!

  85. Sebastiananima

    SebastiananimaПре 6 месеци

    What about Hero 3

  86. ESG Speedy

    ESG SpeedyПре 6 месеци

    What about a phone

  87. Ádám Horváth

    Ádám HorváthПре 6 месеци

    test rollei

  88. Finn Ryan

    Finn RyanПре 6 месеци

    try the dji osmo acion

  89. lisa Baker

    lisa BakerПре 6 месеци

    why do seth’s gopro shots always glitch out

  90. Darragh

    DarraghПре 6 месеци

    My action cam footage does the same when I use a Google photos

  91. skate4life

    skate4lifeПре 6 месеци

    buy the gopro 8 best buy iv ever made


    BIKERS PHПре 6 месеци

    How about gopro hero 4 session?

  93. italianrelic

    italianrelicПре 7 месеци

    Honestly it was more chatting about others than what the video was about

  94. Eoin Fergus

    Eoin FergusПре 7 месеци

    Would the hero 7 silver not be better then the hero 6 black since it's newer

  95. Gertrude Czapla

    Gertrude CzaplaПре 7 месеци

    Why is black better then white?

  96. Gertrude Czapla

    Gertrude CzaplaПре 7 месеци

    What about the hero 7 white

  97. Marker Memer

    Marker MemerПре 7 месеци

    How about hero seven with gimble?

  98. SAMTB

    SAMTBПре 7 месеци

    Hey Seth, I know this post is a year + old. Just wondering if you've tried the new DJI OSMO? I'm currently using the hero 7 black but I've seen some good footage from the DJI. The stabilization I get from my DJI drone is like some kind of black magic, so I'm wondering how amazing the stabilization is from this action camera they offer. Thanks always for the awesome content.

  99. Chris De Guzman

    Chris De GuzmanПре 7 месеци

    October 2018 7:11 As far as I am concerned, chest mounted gimbals are now legacy products. September 2019 Bought gimbal September 2019 Crashed gimbal October 2019 Bought another gimbal January 2020 Gimbal returned to the store for warranty repair. March 2020 Watched this video only to learn October 2018 7:11 As far as I am concerned, chest mounted gimbals are now legacy products.

  100. John Brunette

    John BrunetteПре 7 месеци

    Does anyone else have problems with the GoPro session? My battery life is so minimal after an entire nights charge. I’ve only used it a handful of times within the past few years, and with a full charge the battery life will deplete after just 3 short clips

  101. arttu94_

    arttu94_Пре 8 месеци

    I have the Hero 7 Black and its awesome, but Gopro should start making new series, The Session. Every camera they make should be like GoPro Hero 9 Black/Silver/White And GoPro Session Black/Silver/White. Thats my opinion.

  102. Cine Zone

    Cine ZoneПре 8 месеци

    And now for the superior hero 8. great mic, camera quality, and stabilization.

  103. Film Tips

    Film TipsПре 8 месеци

    He sounds like a younger version of Jimmy Kimmle

  104. Before Mortgage

    Before MortgageПре 8 месеци

    Well, GoPro5 + Stab is great too. 7th and 8th are good for slow motion and time wraps and for 4K-60

  105. skiROCKET MUSIC

    skiROCKET MUSICПре 8 месеци

    Seth, is the hero 4 hand, wrist and chest mountable? Also is the hero4 good for filming?

  106. Evan A

    Evan AПре 8 месеци

    Hero 8 with media mod

  107. sembang kemas

    sembang kemasПре 8 месеци

    what i need for motorcycle

  108. IO Clan!!!

    IO Clan!!!Пре 8 месеци

    I use a hero 7 silver on a handlebar mount it works

  109. ohmyafy

    ohmyafyПре 8 месеци

    Underwatched episode