GoPros don't float by themselves. So if you let it go or it gets knocked loose unintentionally, you'll need to add something to prevent it from sinking straight to the bottom.
GoPro HERO (2018)
Released in the spring of 2018, the GoPro HERO (2018) is a simplified entry-level camera that shares many similarities (although with fewer features) with the HERO5 Black. It's formally known as the GoPro HERO, but to avoid confusion with previous cameras that have also been called the HERO, it's often referred to as the HERO (2018).
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's a detailed breakdown of how the GoPro HERO5 Session compares with the new HERO (2018), including video and photo capabilities.
Although the GoPro HERO (2018) isn't compatible with the Remo or Smart Remotes, there are still a couple of ways to control the camera remotely out of the box.
Here's a rundown of the relevant modes and settings of the photo mode on the GoPro HERO (2018), including file types, fields of view, and enhanced dynamic range.
GoPro's QuickCapture feature is designed as a one-press way to power the camera up and start shooting immediately. There are a few tricks to using it, though.
Here's a detailed side-by-side comparison of the GoPro HERO (2018) and the HERO5 Black.
The new HERO (2018) and the HERO6 Black look the same, but there are lots of differences in features and capabilities. Here’s a detailed breakdown of how they compare.
Here's a rundown of the video resolution, framerates, fields of view, and modes that are available on the GoPro HERO (2018).
Here are some SD card recommendations for the GoPro HERO (2018).
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.
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.
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.
Wondering if the touchscreen on the back of GoPro HERO5 Black or HERO4 Silver works underwater?
GoPros have never had particularly good battery life. So having spare batteries on hand, along with an external charger, can help you keep shooting.
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.