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GoPro Hero7 Vs Kodak PixPro SP1 Review

Do you wish to have a mountable, easy to use, top action camera for exciting outdoor adventures with no idea of which one to buy? Here is good news for you. We would be reviewing two of the best waterproof cameras with remarkable image quality, high-resolution video and better battery life. GoPro Hero 7 and Kodak PixPro SP1 are affordable cameras specially made for all-round camera experiences that will fit the needs of every camera lover.


GoPro Hero 7 is of the Go pro-family; small, handheld and mountable cameras that you to get spectacular shots and film ultra-high videos. It came in three different models; white, silver and black with little variations with the black being the best option. Hero 7 has a touch screen, rubberised finish and features a distinctive virtual lens with reduced fisheye distortion. Kodak PixPro SP1 is designed with black and yellow colour. It weighs in at 5.4 ounces, which made it heavier than GoPro Hero 7. It has the ability to withstand drops and hits because of its strong and solid structure. They are both waterproofs down to 10m or about 33 ft, making it the best for underwater photography.

Battery Life

The GoPro Hero 7 has a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that is rated at 1,220 MAh, 4.40V. It allows for about one hour 1.5 hours of continuous video at 1080p/30 frame per second. The battery life depends on usage and performance. To get the best out of Hero 7 camera, there will be a need for spare fully charged battery especially for the model with a removable battery. Kodak Pixpro also has a removable 1250 mAh, 3.6 volts battery, it is very durable and could last long at a full charge, up to three (3) hours of a video recording which is quite the opposite of what the Hero 7 offers.

Video and Image Quality

With the Hero 7’s 1/2.3-inch sensor cameras, be sure to get a superb video quality especially during outdoor shooting. It features hyper smooth video stabilization and shoots 4k ultra HD video at 60 frames per second, unlike the Kodak PixPro SP1 which features less, only 1080 HD videos. With a new intelligent photo mode, Hero 7 black produces the most stunning images. The SP1 also supports improved video stabilization and has 14mp and a cutting-edge CMOS sensor with which you can get clearer and more detailed pictures.

Other Features and Performance

The Kodak PixPro SP1 features built-in wireless connectivity that enables you to share your files easily. The included PIXPRO App enables you to connect effortlessly to a device running on iOS or Android phone. Its unusual shape means that it is not possible for it to work with all action mounting hardware like other action cameras. Meanwhile, the GoPro Hero 7 has a wide and linear field of view as well as a preview mode but doesn’t have optical zooms especially during 4k shoots. It also enables you to stream live video directly to other platforms like Facebook using an RTMP and URL. This live streaming is only available in 1080p.


GoPro Hero 7
12 MP CMOS 1/2.3 inch sensor
SuperPhoto mode
Rugged + Waterproof to 33ft (10m)
TimeWarp Video
8x Slo-Mo
Voice Control With Wake on Voice
GPS Performance Stickers
Touch Zoom
Photo Timer
Short Clips
Exposure Control
Video Resolution: 4K Video @ 60/50/30/24fps, 2.7K Video @ 120/60/50/30/24fps, 1440p Video @ 120/60/30/24fps, 1080p Video @ 240/120/60/30/24fps, 720p Video @ 60fps etc.

Kodak PixPro SP 1
LENS: Focal Length 3.0 mm [35mm film equivalent] [16.8 mm]
FIELD OF VIEW (FOV): Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow, Water Ring, Approx. 160º (Still), Approx. 123º (Movie)
NUMBER OF RECORDING PIXELS, Still Image :(4:3) 14MP: 4320×3240, 5MP: 2592×1944, (16:9) 10MP: 4320×2432. Movie: 1920×1080 (30fps), 1280×960 (50/30fps), 1280×720 (60/30fps), 848×480 (60fps), High Speed Movie 848×480 (120fps)
USB: Type 2.0, 480 MB
FPS: 1080p Frame rate : 30720p Frame rate : 30 etc


Choosing the best action camera can be quite confusing because of what they all have to offer but as the day goes by, more cameras with better features are being produced. Therefore, it all depends on how much you have to spend and the period you want it. If what you are looking for now is the best waterproof camera, then you have any of the above reviewed to choose from.

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