I first heard about GoPro action cameras this spring. A friend of my Mom was telling us about a cool video she had seen that had been made with a GoPro. Later on I looked them up on the internet, and found the GoPro website.
If you have not heard of GoPros, here is a quick intro:
GoPro action cameras are small lightweight cameras that have three modes: multi-shot, video, and single photo, with many settings and options for each. You can use them to capture top quality video and photo footage, in a variety of different settings. GoPros come with a protective housing that protects them from dirt, dust, snow, water, and other conditions that might damage the camera. The housing also allows you to attach the camera to all the compatible mounts and harnesses so you can film from your head, chest, wrist, bicycle (or unicycle), surfboard, or even your dog! Click here to see all the different mounts and accessories.
After using a friend’s GoPro to make a video – that I posted here called Off-Road Unicycling – and researching a little more, I decided it would be a good investment to make. I just needed to decide which one to get! At the time I was looking there were three available: the Hero4 Black, the Hero4 Silver, and the Hero Session. I decided to get the Hero4 Silver because, even though the Hero4 Black has a few better video quality features, the Hero4 Silver has some things I liked more, such as a built-in touch screen. I got it in the mail a couple weeks after ordering.
I am very happy with the GoPro I bought, and definitely recommend it. The video above is my first video made with it, and hopefully there will be lots more to come!
Here is a photo of my GoPro attached to a floating handle.