Formating the GoPro's SD card gets the card ready for use and keeps the filesystem healthy and minimizes the risk of errors. Here are the various ways to do it on different GoPro models.
My hands-on reviews of GoPro accessories, including memory cards, mounts, microphones, batteries & chargers, sticks, housings, and advanced controllers.
If you want to use the older GoPro WiFi Remote with your HERO7 Black or HERO6 Black, you can. But there is a trick to look out for. So here's a quick guide.
The ReFuel ActionPack is a waterproof extended battery for the GoPro HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, and HERO (2018).
Here are some practical recommendations on which SD cards to get for the GoPro HERO7 Black, Silver, and White action cameras.
There are some shooting situations where you might want to get the files off a GoPro's memory card without touching the camera. Here are some good options.
While charging GoPro batteries isn't complicated, the specific options vary from camera to camera. Here's a rundown of the charging and battery options for the GoPro Fusion.
A step-by-step guide to removing and replacing the lens cover on the GoPro HERO5 Black for replacing a scratched cover or using a SuperSuit diving housing.
Here are some recommendations for which SD cards to get for the GoPro Fusion 360° camera. And you'll need two of them.
A comprehensive guide on how to charge the GoPro HERO5 Black & HERO5 Session cameras, including options for USB charging and using an AC or wall charger.
Here are some SD card recommendations for the GoPro HERO (2018) camera.
If you're looking to add polarizing or ND filters to the GoPro HERO7 cameras, the HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, or HERO (2018), PolarPro has a 3-pack kit of snap-on filters specifically for these camera models. Here's my hands-on review.
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.
Wondering if you can use a 128GB or 256GB microSD card in your GoPro? So long as you're using one of these models, you can.
Here's a rundown of which GoPro remote to use when as well as some other options for controlling your GoPro remotely.
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.
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.
NiteCore is releasing a new charger for GoPro HERO5 Black batteries. It adds a few little nice tweaks to make it stand out from the competition.
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.
The Wasabi Power Hand Grip is an external USB battery and hand grip in one. It's a convenient way to add extra battery power to extend your GoPro filming.
Sennheiser has released a new microphone for the GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver, the MKE 2 Elements. It attaches directly to the camera and is waterproof.
A Troubleshooting Checklist if your GoPro's Battery is Draining even when the Camera is Switched Off
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.
With a recent firmware update, GoPro killed compatibility with third-party batteries. Wasabi Power are out with a new version of their battery that fixes that and promises to be compatible with all future GoPro firmware updates.
There are advantages to using an Arca-style quick release plate with a GoPro, and yes, such plates do in fact exist.
If you're looking to add a neutral density, polarizer, or macro filter to your GoPro HERO4 Black or Silver, PolarPro has a 3-pack that's worth a look.
GoPros have never had particularly good battery life. So having spare batteries on hand, along with an external charger, can help you keep shooting.
If you're looking for something a bit out of the ordinary run-of-the-mill GoPro stick, here are some that offer something more.
Which microSD memory cards work best with the GoPro HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session? Here are some practical recommendations.
Wondering which of your HERO4 accessories will work on the new GoPro HERO5 Black? Here's a rundown of what will and won't work.
Trying to work out which type of GoPro housing is best for what you want to use it for? Here's a rundown of the different types.
The GVB 3-Axis Action Gimbal smoothes out the jerkiness that comes naturally with handheld video footage shot with GoPro cameras.
Joby has some new action camera mounts. I've been testing out the suction cup and clamp with the new locking arms.
There are multiple options for doing long-term timelapse with a GoPro HERO4 Silver or Black. Here's a rundown of the options--each has its own pros and cons.
There are a lot of GoPro cases available. GoCase is shooting for the premium end of the market. Here's my hands-on review of their smallest, compact case for the HERO4 Silver and Black.
Battery life is a weak point of GoPros. The new Brunton All Day battery pack for the GoPro HERO4 series aims to do something about that. Here's my hands-on review.
Motion can make time lapse more compelling. Here's a roundup of some of the better options for adding panning and rotation to your time lapse captures taken with GoPro cameras.
GoPros are tough little things. They end up in places that no camera should go. But even GoPros can do with some TLC.
The Unifun 10400mAh USB External Travel Battery is built to withstand bumps and dust and be water resistant, making it handy for taking outdoors.
If you're looking to improve the sound quality of your GoPro videos, using an external mic will make a big difference. Here's a rundown of what mics will work with which GoPro.
Nitecore's chargers for GoPro HERO4 or HERO3/3+ batteries can charge two batteries directly and a third indirectly. It also has an LCD screen with percentage progress and integrated USB cable.
The Gekkopod is a new product that's designed as a go-anywhere, attach-to-just-about-anything mount for GoPros, smartphones, and compact cameras.
Not every memory card will work or work well in a GoPro HERO (2014 model). Here are some recommendations for ones that will.
A roundup of some of the best GoPro cases out there.
GoPros love the water. But they don't float. The CamKix Premium Bobber is a good option for keeping your GoPro afloat and visible.
Wondering how much video footage or how many photos you can fit on a memory card with the new GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver cameras? Here are some guides.
Here's a roundup of some options for spare batteries and battery chargers for the GoPro HERO 4 Silver and Black editions.
While GoPro's Jaws clamp works well in many situations, there are times a broader spring-loaded clamp comes in handy in mounting your GoPro.
If you need to make sure your waterproof camera stays on the top of the water and doesn't sink to the depths below, here's a handy option.
Here are some practical recommendations for SD cards for the GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver. Not every microSD card you can find will work--you'll need a card that's fast enough to keep up with the high-bitrate recording that these cameras are capable of.
If you need to run your GoPro with external power or to access the memory card easily, a minimalist frame might be just what you need.
Here are some of the best options for replacement and extra batteries for the GoPro HERO3 and HERO3+ Black, along with chargers.
Not every memory card will work well in the GoPro HERO3 and HERO3+ Black editions. They need ones with fast write speeds. Here are some recommendations.
If you're looking to mount your GoPro to a flat surface like a car windscreen, surfboard, jet ski, or kayak, there are several different options for suction cup mounts depending on your needs. Here are some of the best.
Adding a Polarizer Filter or Neutral Density Filter to a GoPro HERO3+ Black, HERO4 Silver, and HERO4 Black
Review of the Fotodiox Pro WonderPana Go H3+ Standard Kit for installing a polarizer filter or neutral density filter to the GoPro HERO3+, HERO4 Silver, and HERO4 Black.
A polarizing filter on a GoPro HERO3 can reduce glare and saturate colors. They work especially well above water, with snow, or with bright sunshine.