Can you use a GoPro as a travel camera? Absolutely. But before you rely exclusively on your GoPro for that once-in-a-lifetime trip, here’s a rundown of what I see as the main pros and cons.
While there aren’t a lot of options for external batteries for the GoPro HERO6 Black and HERO5 Black, there are some. Here are the best options I’ve come across for powering your GoPro for more than a couple of hours at a time.
If you’re after an extended battery for the GoPro HERO6 Black or HERO5 Black that’s waterproof, the new Oumers Side Power is one of the few options available.
Wondering whether you can run the GoPro HERO6 Black with external power without having the internal battery installed? Yes, you can.
GoPros are best known for video, but yes they most certainly can take still photos. All GoPros can take still photos as JPGs. Some of the newest models can shoot RAW as well.
Wondering if you can use a 128GB microSD card in your GoPro? So long as you’re using one of these models, you can.
If you’re looking for a GoPro alternative at a lower price, the Akaso EK7000 is worth a look. It doesn’t have the same bells and whistles as a GoPro, but it’s a surprisingly good action cam.
If you’re getting an error message on your computer when you try to open a video shot on the GoPro HERO6 Black, it might be because it isn’t compatible with the HEVC (H.265) codec used in some of the HERO6 Black’s video modes. Here are some workarounds.
Here’s a rundown of which GoPro remote to use when as well as some other options for controlling your GoPro remotely.
GoPro carved out the action camera niche and turned it into a multibillion dollar industry. But they’re no longer the only game in town. Here are some others 4K action cameras worth a look.
A rundown of the various video modes and options available on the GoPro HERO Session.
If you’re wondering why your image is suddenly cropped when you turn on the stabilization feature, here’s why it happens.
One of the headline features of the GoPro HERO6 Black is better in-camera video stabilization to smooth out shaky footage. Here are some side-by-side examples to illustrate its effectiveness.
The GoPro HERO6 Black promises better results from its in-camera stabilization. So I’ve been putting it to the test side-by-side with the HERO5 Black.
The GoPro HERO6 Black has built-in video stabilization. Here are some side-by-side examples of how it compares with the stabilization in Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro CC’s War Stabilizer.
Not every SD card will work well in the new GoPro HERO6 Black with its 4K and fast 1080p video modes. Here are some recommendations.
There are three different GoPro-branded remote controls available for their cameras, but they don’t all charge the same way or use the same cable.
Here’s a rundown of the options for charging your GoPro depending on the model of camera you’re using.
Ugly water drops on the GoPro lens can really ruin the shot. The XClear Hydrophobic Lens Protectors are designed to solve this problem. Here’s my take on how well they work.
Wasabi Power has come out with a new extended battery for the GoPro HERO5 Black that they claim gives you up to 4 hours of recording time. I’ve been putting it to the test.
Here’s a rundown of the field of view options available in the GoPro HERO6 Black. Some FOV settings have been removed and replaced by the new zoom. Others are only available in some shooting modes.
Here’s a rundown of the various Protune options that are available on the HERO6 Black and what each of them does.
If you’re trying to decide whether to get the HERO6 Black or HERO5 Black, here’s a detailed side-by-side comparison of the core features.
The GoPro HERO6 Black has new headline features of 4K60 and 1080p240 video modes. While there’s a lot of overlap with the HERO5 Black, there are also some new options and some that have gone away.
The HERO6 has a new processor and promises improved image quality over its predecessor, the HERO5 Black. Here are some side-by-side comparisons.
Among the GoPro HERO6 Black’s Burst Mode options is a new Auto setting. Here’s what it does.
A rundown of the photo modes available on the HERO6 Black.
If you need to reset the wifi password of your GoPro HERO5 Black or Session for some reason, it’s easy enough to do. But there’s a bit of a catch.
Here’s a workaround that lets you apply linear FOV, or something very close to it, to GoPro’s RAW photo format.
If you’re looking to get split photos of above and below the water line, a dome port is what you want. Here’s a rundown of how they work with GoPros.
A timelapse video clip I shot recently in the Arctic with a GoPro HERO5 Black while our ship was crunching through the Arctic sea ice north of Svalbard.
Confused by the blue flashing light on your GoPro? There’s a simple explanation, and it’s easy to fix.
You might have noticed your camera getting very hot to the touch. In general, that’s normal, but there can be some consequences.
It’s always a good idea to format the SD card in the camera. Here’s a rundown of how to do it with recent GoPro models.
GoPros have a couple of different ways of setting the date and time, each with its advantages.
Wondering if you can control your GoPro remotely by wifi underwater? An explanation of what’s possible and what isn’t to remotely control GoPros underwater.
Wondering if the touchscreen on the back of GoPro HERO5 Black or HERO4 Silver works underwater?
Wondering what the GoPro spot meter does? Here’s an explanation.
If you find that your GoPro’s battery is draining quickly even when the camera is switched off, here’s a troubleshooting checklist of things to try.
Wondering what the LRV and THM files are that appear when you shoot GoPro videos? Here’s what they do.