Insta360 smashes the GoPro.... They are being left behind.... Are we seeing another Nokia
The mounts with the screws are fine - chest mounts, head mounts, etc - all okay otherwise people would’ve been moaning a lot. It’s a system that has worked well for many years and god knows how many mounts there are out there. Whether it’s a 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 the mounts are still compatible. However, anything like diving cases, domes, vlogging housings, silicone covers, etc will not be compatible because the GoPro Hero 8’s dimension/shape is a bit bigger than the 7 and that’s annoying for someone like me because I have a diving case and GoPro dome that I would have to sell if I was to upgrade from my Hero 7. The Hero 5, 6 and 7 share the same camera body, but then with the 8 they just had to go and make it a tad bit bigger.
If the budget allows I would go for the 8. Being able to record 120fps with Hypersmooth is a feature which I would love. Of course it depends on what deal you can find on the GPH7B vs deals on the GPH8B. All in all though the 7 is a brilliant piece of kit and I will be keeping mine when the 9 comes out. Will use my GPH7B for time lapses and long recording and the GPH9B for on the go cinematic stuff.
If you have GoPro 7, it’s not worth it in my view. For example: The lens cover is not replaceable in 8 and any scratch usually is not serviceable. I have installed glass screen protectors for my GoPro 8
Good to know, thanks!