GoPro HERO5 Black

  • Mounts & Grips

The GoPro Magnetic Swivel Clip

The GoPro Magnetic Swivel Clip combines several different options for easily attaching your GoPro to a variety of places on… Read More

September 8, 2020
  • Tips

How to Reset a GoPro HERO4 Black

There are a few different types of reset on the HERO4 Black. Here's what they are and how to access… Read More

August 7, 2020
  • Tips

How to Reset a GoPro HERO5 Black

There are a few different types of reset on the HERO5 Black. There's a factory reset that wipes everything, but… Read More

August 7, 2020
  • Photos
  • Video

Protune Options of the GoPro HERO5 Black

Here are master lists of the Protune options available when shooting video and photos with the HERO5 Black. Read More

August 6, 2020
  • Video

How to Use a GoPro HERO6 & HERO5 Black as a Webcam

You can use a GoPro HERO6 and HERO5 Black as a webcam or for real-time capture to a computer. But… Read More

June 12, 2020
  • Memory Cards

Best SD Card for GoPro Cameras

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

September 9, 2020
  • Batteries & Charging

GoPro Charging Cable Guide

GoPro cameras have used three different USB charging cables. Which type of charging cable you need depends on which camera… Read More

September 17, 2020
  • Mounts & Grips

My Pick for the Best GoPro Trigger Grip

Using a pistol trigger with a GoPro provides a comfortable grip and a more precise way to operate the shutter.… Read More

October 15, 2019
  • Mounts & Grips

My Pick for Best GoPro Float Pole

If you're taking your GoPro out on the water, sometimes you need something that combines flotation with extended reach. Here… Read More

March 25, 2020
  • Filters

Backscatter Flip7 Underwater Filters for GoPro Cameras

If your underwater photos are coming out blue and with washed-out colors, a good option is to add an underwater… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Photo

Photos Taken with a GoPro HERO5 Black

GoPros are best known for shooting video, but cameras like the HERO5 Black can produce some fun and unique stills… Read More

October 1, 2019
  • Housings & Cases

How and When to Use a GoPro Super Suit Dive Housing

The GoPro Super Suit adds extra protection and lets you take your GoPro much deeper than the built-in waterproof protection.… Read More

September 12, 2020
  • Accessories
  • Tips

Tips for Using GoPros In and Around Water

One of the great things about GoPros is that they're fearless around water. Here are some tips for getting better… Read More

July 14, 2020
  • Remote Control

How to Connect Remotes to the HERO5 Black & HERO5 Session

Here's a detailed guide to connecting the GoPro HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session cameras with the GoPro Smart Remote and… Read More

April 26, 2020
  • Remote Control
  • Tips

How to Reset and Find a GoPro’s Wifi Password and Network ID

If you're trying to reset your GoPro's wifi password or just look up what it is so you can connect,… Read More

April 2, 2020
  • Remote Control

How to Control Multiple GoPros with One Remote

Controlling a single GoPro camera remotely is pretty straightforward. The most obvious way to do that is to use the… Read More

December 30, 2019
  • Troubleshooting

How to Turn On a GoPro that Won’t Turn On

Turning on a GoPro is usually very simple. But sometimes you can run into situations where your GoPro won't turn… Read More

July 19, 2019
  • Memory Cards

How to Format an SD Card for GoPro

Formatting the GoPro's SD card gets the card ready for use and keeps the filesystem healthy and minimizes the risk… Read More

April 8, 2020
  • Photos

GoPro Burst Mode vs Continuous Photo

The Burst Mode and Continuous Photo functions on GoPros are useful ways to capture fast-moving action. Here's a rundown of… Read More

May 19, 2020
  • Comparison Reviews

GoPro HERO 5 Black vs HERO 7 Black

Here's an in-depth, hands-on comparison of how the GoPro HERO 5 Black compares with the newer HERO 7 Black in… Read More

March 17, 2020
  • Accessories

DigiPower Refuel ActionPack Extended Battery for GoPro HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, & HERO (2018)

The ReFuel ActionPack is a waterproof extended battery for the GoPro HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, and HERO (2018). Read More

July 1, 2020
  • Photos

How to Open GoPro RAW (.gpr) Image Files Without Lightroom or Photoshop

How can you work with GoPro RAW format .gpr image files without using Lightroom or Photoshop? Here's a quick guide… Read More

November 20, 2019
  • Tips

Putting Your GoPro in a Life Vest with a Bodhi Floaty Case

GoPros don't float by themselves. So if you let it go or it gets knocked loose unintentionally, you'll need to… Read More

July 19, 2019
  • Housings & Cases
  • Tips

How to Replace the Lens Cover on a GoPro HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, and HERO (2018)

A step-by-step guide to removing and replacing the lens cover on the GoPro HERO5 Black for replacing a scratched cover… Read More

April 8, 2020
  • Batteries & Charging

How to Charge GoPro HERO5 Black & HERO5 Session Cameras

A comprehensive guide on how to charge the GoPro HERO5 Black & HERO5 Session cameras, including options for USB charging… Read More

July 1, 2020
  • Photos
  • Tips

JPG vs RAW on the GoPro HERO7, HERO6, and HERO5 Black

On the GoPro HERO8 Black, HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, and HERO5 Black, you can choose between two image formats for… Read More

May 8, 2020
  • Tips

How to Use GoPro’s QuikCapture to Power On and Start Filming with a Single Press

GoPro's QuickCapture feature is designed as a one-press way to power the camera up and start shooting immediately. There are… Read More

April 7, 2020
  • Comparison Reviews

GoPro HERO5 Black vs HERO (2018)

Here's a detailed side-by-side comparison of the GoPro HERO (2018) and the HERO5 Black in features, capabilities, and performance. Read More

April 8, 2020
  • Filters

How to Add Polarizer and ND Filters to the GoPros with the PolarPro Venture Filter 3-Pack

If you're looking to add polarizing or ND filters to the GoPro HERO7 cameras, the HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, or… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Batteries & Charging

Best Extended Batteries for GoPro HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, and HERO (2018)

While there aren't a lot of options for external batteries for the GoPro HERO6 Black and HERO5 Black, there are… Read More

July 14, 2020
  • Batteries & Charging

An Extended Battery in a Waterproof Housing for the GoPro HERO7, HERO6, and HERO5 Black

If you're after an extended battery for the GoPro HERO6 Black or HERO5 Black that's waterproof, the new Oumers Side… Read More

April 8, 2020
  • Batteries & Charging

Can You Run a GoPro HERO9, HERO8, HERO7, or HERO6 with External Power but Without an Internal Battery?

Wondering whether you can run the GoPro HERO9, HERO8, HERO7, HERO6, and HERO5 Black with external power without having the… Read More

September 22, 2020
  • Memory Cards

Can I Use 128GB, 256GB, 400GB, or 512GB Cards in GoPro Cameras?

Wondering if you can use a 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB microSD card in your GoPro? So long as you're using… Read More

May 12, 2020
  • Stabilizers
  • Video

Why Is the Video Being Cropped When Using GoPro’s Video Stabilization?

If you're wondering why your image is suddenly cropped when you turn on the video stabilization feature, here's an explanation. Read More

April 26, 2020
  • Comparison Reviews
  • Stabilizers
  • Video

GoPro HERO6 Black vs HERO5 Black Stabilization Compared

The GoPro HERO6 Black promises better results from its in-camera stabilization. So I've been putting it to the test side-by-side… Read More

April 8, 2020
  • Examples
  • Timelapse

GoPro Timelapse Video: Crashing Through the Arctic Sea Ice

A timelapse video clip I shot recently in the Arctic with a GoPro HERO5 Black while our ship was crunching… Read More

March 20, 2020
  • Comparison Reviews

GoPro HERO6 Black vs HERO5 Black

A detailed comparison of how the GoPro HERO 5 Black compares with the HERO 6 Black in terms of specs,… Read More

May 8, 2020
  • Comparison Reviews
  • Photos

GoPro HERO6 Black vs HERO5 Black: Photo Modes

The HERO6 has a new processor and promises improved image quality over its predecessor, the HERO5 Black. Here are some… Read More

October 1, 2019
  • Tips
  • Troubleshooting

How to Reset a GoPro HERO5 & HERO6 Wifi Password

If you need to reset the wifi password of your GoPro HERO5 Black or Session for some reason, it's easy… Read More

October 15, 2019
  • Batteries & Charging

How to Charge GoPro Cameras & Batteries

Here's a rundown of the options for charging your GoPro depending on the model of camera you're using. Read More

April 8, 2020
  • Accessories

Adding a Water Repellent Film to Reduce Water Drops on a GoPro Lens

Ugly water drops on the GoPro lens can really ruin the shot. The XClear Hydrophobic Lens Protectors are designed to… Read More

April 23, 2020
  • Apps
  • Photo

Using GoPro Linear FOV with .gpr RAW Images

You can't use Linear FOV with GoPro RAW files, but here's a workaround that lets you get something very close… Read More

September 6, 2019
  • Batteries & Charging

Wasabi Power Extended Battery for the GoPro HER07, HERO6, and HERO5 Black | Review

Wasabi Power has come out with a new extended battery for the GoPro HERO5 Black that they claim gives you… Read More

September 4, 2019
  • Housings & Cases

Using Dome Ports with GoPros for Over/Under Water Split Photos

If you're looking to get split photos of above and below the water line, a dome port is what you… Read More

April 1, 2020
  • Batteries & Charging

NiteCore UGP5 Charger for GoPro HERO5 Black Batteries

NiteCore is releasing a new charger for GoPro HERO5 Black batteries. It adds a few little nice tweaks to make… Read More

July 30, 2019
  • Troubleshooting

Is it Normal for a GoPro to Get Hot?

You might have noticed your camera getting very hot to the touch. In general, that's normal, but there can be… Read More

July 30, 2019
  • Memory Cards
  • Tips

How to Format SD Cards in a GoPro

It's always a good idea to format the SD card in the camera. Here's a rundown of how to do… Read More

September 5, 2019
  • Batteries & Charging
  • Mounts & Grips

Hands-on Review of the Wasabi Power Clutch for GoPro Cameras

The Wasabi Power Hand Grip is an external USB battery and hand grip in one. It's a convenient way to… Read More

March 20, 2020
  • Tips
  • Troubleshooting

Do GoPro Touchscreens Work Underwater?

Wondering if the touchscreen on the back of your GoPro camera works underwater? Read More

July 14, 2020
  • Photos
  • Timelapse
  • Video

What the GoPro Spot Meter Does

Wondering what the GoPro spot meter does? Here's an explanation what it does, how it works, and which GoPros have… Read More

March 20, 2020
  • Batteries & Charging
  • Troubleshooting

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… Read More

December 30, 2019
  • Video

What are GoPro LRV and THM Files For? GoPro’s Video File Formats Explained

Wondering what the LRV and THM files are that appear when you shoot GoPro videos? Here's what they do. Read More

September 13, 2020
  • Batteries & Charging

Updated Third-Party Batteries for the GoPro HERO5 Black

With a recent firmware update, GoPro killed compatibility with third-party batteries. Wasabi Power are out with a new version of… Read More

December 30, 2019
  • Photos
  • Timelapse
  • Video

GoPro Stealth Modes

If you'd prefer your GoPro not to draw attention to itself while filming, there are several options for making it… Read More

March 27, 2020
  • Accessories

Arca-Style Quick Release Plates for GoPro Cameras

There are advantages to using an Arca-style quick release plate with a GoPro, and yes, such plates do in fact… Read More

April 8, 2020
  • Comparison Reviews

Nikon KeyMission 170 vs GoPro HERO5 Black

Nikon has launched a new action cam, the KeyMission 170. Here's how it stacks up against the new GoPro HERO5… Read More

March 20, 2020
  • Batteries & Charging

Batteries and Chargers for the HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, and HERO (2018)

GoPros have never had particularly good battery life. So having spare batteries on hand, along with an external charger, can… Read More

September 9, 2020
  • Comparison Reviews

GoPro HERO5 Black vs HERO4 Silver

If you're trying to decide whether to upgrade to the HERO5 Black, or have found a good deal on the… Read More

September 4, 2019
  • Mounts & Grips

GoPro Sticks with a Difference

These aren't your everyday run-of-the-mill GoPro selfie sticks. Each offers something unique that sets it apart. Read More

March 25, 2020
  • Comparison Reviews

GoPro HERO5 Black vs HERO5 Session

The GoPro HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session look very different, but there are also important differences under the hood. Here's… Read More

July 1, 2020
  • Video

Practical Examples of the GoPro HERO5’s In-Camera Stabilization

A headline feature of the new GoPro HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session is the addition of built-in video stabilization. So… Read More

May 5, 2020
  • Memory Cards

GoPro SD Card Recommendations for the GoPro HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session

Which microSD memory cards work best with the GoPro HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session? Here are some practical recommendations. Read More

May 12, 2020
  • Comparison Reviews

GoPro HERO5 Black vs HERO4 Black

If you're trying to decide whether to upgrade to the new GoPro HERO5 Black or trying to choose between the… Read More

September 4, 2019
  • Video

GoPro HERO5 Black Video Sizes, Framerates, Modes, and Options

A rundown of the various video modes, resolutions, framerates, fields of view, formats, bitrates, and stabilization options available on the… Read More

April 1, 2020
  • Photos
  • Video

GoPro Linear FOV: Pros, Cons, and Examples

Some newer GoPros have a new in-camera feature for something you could only do in post-production before: correcting fisheye in… Read More

March 20, 2020
  • Accessories

Which GoPro HERO4 Accessories Will Work with the GoPro HERO6 Black and HERO5 Black?

Wondering which of your HERO4 accessories will work on the new GoPro HERO5 Black? Here's a rundown of what will… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Photos
  • Timelapse
  • Video

GoPro Protune Photo Color: GoPro Color vs Flat

Some GoPros, like the HERO7 Black, offer a choice between two color modes in the photo mode: GoPro and Flat.… Read More

December 30, 2019
  • Photos
  • Timelapse
  • Video

GoPro Protune Photo Sharpening: High vs Medium vs Low

Some GoPro models give you the option to choose between high, medium, and low levels of sharpening. Here are some… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Apps
  • Photos

How to Remove the GoPro Fisheye Effect from Photos

GoPro photos have that distinctive fisheye look. But that might not be what you want all the time. Here's an… Read More

September 12, 2019
  • Photos
  • Timelapse
  • Video

Pros and Cons of Using a GoPro as an Everyday or Travel Camera

Can you use a GoPro as a travel camera? Absolutely. But before you rely exclusively on your GoPro for that… Read More

April 8, 2020
  • Sound

External Microphones for the GoPro HERO8, HERO7, HERO6, HERO5, & HERO4

If you're looking to improve the sound quality of your GoPro videos, using an external mic will make a big… Read More

July 31, 2020
  • Video

Why Do GoPros Split Videos into Segments?

If you're wondering why your GoPro is breaking your videos up into smaller segments, it's not an error and you're… Read More

March 16, 2020