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GoPro HERO10 Black Sample Images

Here’s a selection of sample images taken with the GoPro HERO10 Black, a surprisingly capable stills camera.

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GoPro SD Card Recommendations

After extensive use and testing, here are my practical recommendations on the best SD cards for GoPro cameras.

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GoPro HERO10 Black SD Card Recommendations

Not all SD cards will work well in the GoPro HERO10 Black. Here are some practical recommendations for which microSD cards are fast enough to keep up with the HERO10’s high-bitrate 100Mbps video recording and burst photo modes.

GoPro HERO11 Black. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

GoPro HERO11 Black SD Card Recommendations

Not all SD cards will work well in the GoPro HERO11 Black. Here are some practical recommendations for which microSD cards are fast enough to keep up with the HERO11’s high-bitrate 120 Mbps video recording and burst photo modes.

GoPro HERO12 Black. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

The GoPro HERO12 Black is Waterproof Out of the Box

The GoPro HERO12 Black is waterproof out of the box without a separate waterproof housing or case. But there are still limits to how waterproof it is, and there are also ways to make it even more waterproof.

DJI Osmo Action 4 Action Camera. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

DJI Osmo Action 4 SD Card Recommendations

Not all SD cards will work well in the DJI Osmo Action 4. Here are some practical recommendations for which microSD cards are fast enough to keep up with the Osmo Action 4’s high-bitrate 130 Mbps video recording and burst photo modes.

GoPro HERO12 Black with microSD Cards. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

GoPro HERO12 SD Card Recommendations

Not all SD cards will work well in the GoPro HERO12 Black. Here are some practical recommendations for which microSD cards are fast enough to keep up with the HERO12’s high-bitrate 120 Mbps video recording and burst photo modes.

GoPro LRV File & THM Files Explained (& What Happens if You Delete Them)

Wondering what the LRV and THM files are that appear when you shoot GoPro videos? Here’s an explanation of what they do and what happens if you delete them.

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Is the GoPro HERO11 Black Waterproof?

The GoPro HERO11 Black is waterproof out of the box without a separate waterproof housing or case. But there are still limits to how waterproof it is, and there are also ways to make it even more waterproof.

GoPro HERO7 Black Wet

Tips for Using GoPros In & Around Water

One of the things I like most about shooting with GoPros is that they’re fearless around water. Some of my favorite shots I’ve taken with them have involved water. Here are some tips I’ve learned along the way for getting better results when shooting with GoPro cameras in and around the water.

GoPro HERO11 Black Mini. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

GoPro HERO11 Black Mini SD Card Recommendations

Not all SD cards will work well in the GoPro HERO11 Black Mini. Here are some practical recommendations for which microSD cards are fast enough to keep up with the HERO11 Black Mini’s high-bitrate 120 Mbps video recording.

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GoPro HERO10 Video Bitrate Chart

Here’s a master list of the bitrates used for the various video modes of the GoPro HERO10 Black. Updated for the new Video Performance Modes.

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DJI Osmo Action 4 Action Camera. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

How to Format an SD Card in a DJI Osmo Action 4

There are two methods for formatting an SD card in a DJI Osmo Action 4. Here’s a guide to both of them.

GoPro HERO12 Black with microSD Cards. Photo by David Coleman

How to Format an SD Card in the GoPro HERO12

Formatting an SD card in the camera frees up space on the card and prepares it for receiving data. Here’s how to do it on the GoPro HERO12 Black.

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GoPro HERO12 Black Protune Options

The GoPro HERO12 Black’s Protune options give you more control and flexibility when shooting video, time lapse, or photos. Here’s a rundown of the Protune options available.

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How to Switch Between NTSC & PAL on the GoPro HERO12 Black

There are good reasons to have the right NTSC or PAL setting before you shoot. It’s much easier than trying to fix it in post, and changes the framerates that are available to shoot with.

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How to Find a GoPro HERO12 Black’s Serial Number

There are at least three methods you can choose from to find the serial number of a HERO12 Black. Here’s a quick guide.

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How to Update Firmware on a GoPro HERO12 Black

Here’s how to check and update the firmware of the HERO12 Black to a new stable version or a beta firmware version.

GoPro HERO11 Black. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

GoPro HERO11 Black Protune Options

The GoPro HERO11 Black’s Protune options give you more control and flexibility when shooting video, time lapse, or photos. Here’s a rundown of the Protune options available.

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How to Format an SD Card in GoPro HERO11 Black

Formatting an SD card in the camera frees up space on the card and prepares it for receiving data. Here’s how to do it on the GoPro HERO11 Black.

GoPro HERO11 Black Mini. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

Is the GoPro HERO11 Black Mini Waterproof?

The GoPro HERO11 Black Mini is waterproof out of the box without a separate waterproof housing or case. But there are still limits to how waterproof it is.

GoPro HERO11 Black Mini. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

GoPro HERO11 Black Mini Voice Commands

The GoPro HERO11 Black Mini supports voice control, so you can control some basic camera functions hands-free. Here’s how it works and the list of available commands.

GoPro HERO11 Black Mini. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

GoPro HERO11 Black Mini Bitrate Charts

Here are video bitrate charts for the GoPro HERO11 Black Mini.

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GoPro HERO11 Bitrate Charts

Here are video bitrate charts for the GoPro HERO11 Black.

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How to Update GoPro HERO11 Black

Here’s a straightforward guide on how to check and update the firmware of the HERO11 Black to a new stable version or a beta firmware version.

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How to Find the Serial Number of a GoPro HERO11 Black

From time to time, you might need to find the serial number of your GoPro HERO11 Black. Here’s a guide to four methods for finding it.

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How to Switch Between NTSC & PAL on the GoPro HERO11 Black

If you need to switch between NTSC and PAL video shooting modes on the HERO11 Black, it’s not quite as obvious how to do that as it could be. Here’s how to do it.

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How to Maximize GoPro HERO11 Black Battery Life

Like all GoPros, the battery life of the HERO11 Black isn’t among the camera’s strong suits. But there are some things you can do to maximize your shooting time before the battery dies.