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Choosing a GoPro

I am guessing by now everybody has heard of a GoPro? If you haven't, where have you been!?

As an adventure loving family we are seriously looking into buying ourselves a GoPro - it's arguably one of the best action cameras out there. I love photography, I am by no means a professional, but I enjoy taking photographs. A GoPro would add that extra slice of action - especially as we are hoping to climb a mountain this year.

The GoPro is an awesome action camera which is used to capture video and photographs in extreme conditions. The camera was originally designed as a compact means to capture photos and videos whilst surfing.

These days people use them for all sorts of things - from sports to even strapping them onto their dogs to get that all important doggy-eye-view. It would be great to use whilst cycling, skate-boarding or even just hiking.

These cameras are pretty indestructible, nice and compact and waterproof too, so kayaking with a GoPro would create an awesome video for you to share. Inside the GoPro is an image sensor, processor, ultra wide-angle lens, and up to three microphones for recording audio in different conditions.

GoPros can be used as standalone cameras, but they can also pair up with your Android and iOS devices they also use built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. They really vary in price range from around £100 upwards.

For beginners the GoPro Hero Session is a good choice. It has an unobtrusive small design, it's water resistant and sturdy, captures 8mp images and is a good entry level GoPro.

The GoPro Hero 4 captures 120fps at 1080p and 30fps 4K video. It has a very effective and fast Wi-Fi connectivity and captures 12mp images. It has a durable mou.nting system and offers one of the best image quality and a powerful processor allowing for a super slow motion at 240fps.Its high-res 4K30 and 2.7K601 video is combined with 1080p and 720p slow motion for immersive footages.

The GoPro Hero 6 captures 4K video at super smooth 60fps.Image stabilization. Takes 12mp images. Water resistant even without a housing.It has a built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.1080p recording has been improved up to 240fps.

Things to look out for:

  • Video resolution: GoPro cameras record in HD and some in cinema quality. You have crisper and sharper footage if you will opt for a higher resolution. But if you want to fully enjoy your video’s high-quality, make sure to play it back on a compatible scree.

  • Photo resolution: This tiny camera are also capable of capturing high-res images and some models even have a burst mode, continues photo and time lapse built-in.

  • Frame rates: Your images will be smoother the more your device has frames per second or fps.

  • Audio: All GoPro have microphones built-in to them allowing you to capture audio with the video. You also have an option to get an external mic adapter that you can use with any 3.5mm mic if you want to enhance the audio being captured.

  • Connectivity: You can connect all GoPro to your PC, Mac or laptop to download and playback images and videos on high-quality screens. GoPro cameras also comes with built-in Wi-Fi so you can wirelessly connect your devices such as your tablets and smartphones using the GoPro app. If you want to expand your GoPro, there are a great number of cables available for it.

  • Memory: It is very important to buy the right amount of memory. GoPro uses Micro SD because of their size and large capacity storage.

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