After extensive use and testing, here are my practical recommendations on the best SD cards for GoPro cameras.
GoPro HERO5 Session
Released at the beginning of October 2016, the GoPro HERO5 Session keeps the small cube profile of the HERO4 Session but improves on its features and capabilities. It is GoPro's midlevel offering, falling between the GoPro HERO5 Black and the HERO Session (the new name of the HERO4 Session).
GoPro cameras have used three different USB charging cables. Which type of charging cable you need depends on which camera you’re using. Here’s a master list.
If you’re taking your GoPro out on the water, sometimes you need something that combines flotation with extended reach. Here are some of the best GoPro float pole options.
Here’s a detailed guide to connecting the GoPro HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session cameras with the GoPro Smart Remote and the Remo voice-command remote.
If you’re trying to reset your GoPro’s wifi password or just look up what it is so you can connect, here are the steps for recent GoPro models.
Controlling a single GoPro camera remotely is pretty straightforward. The most obvious way to do that is to use the GoPro mobile app. But what if you want to control more than one camera? For that, you’ll need to use a dedicated remote. Here’s an overview of how it works.
Turning on a GoPro is usually very simple. But sometimes you can run into situations where your GoPro won’t turn on. Here are some things to try.
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.
Here’s a detailed breakdown of how the GoPro HERO5 Session compares with the new HERO (2018), including video and photo capabilities.
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.
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.
Wondering if you can use a 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB microSD card in your GoPro? So long as you’re using one of these GoPro models and the card is fast enough, you can.
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 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.
You can’t use Linear FOV with GoPro RAW files, but here’s a workaround that lets you get something very close to it using Lightroom.
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.
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 what the GoPro spot meter does? Here’s an explanation what it does, how it works, and which GoPros have it.
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.
Wondering what the LRV and THM files are that appear when you shoot GoPro videos? Here’s what they do.
If you’d prefer your GoPro not to draw attention to itself while filming, there are several options for making it more discreet.
They look identical from the outside. And the similarity of their model names is unnecessarily confusing. But once you dig into the features and price, there are some significant differences. Here’s how the GoPro HERO5 Session and GoPro HERO Session compare.
There are advantages to using an Arca-style quick release plate with a GoPro, and yes, such plates do in fact exist.
These aren’t your everyday run-of-the-mill GoPro selfie sticks. Each offers something unique that sets it apart.
Here’s a rundown of the various video modes available on the GoPro HERO5 Session action camera.
The GoPro HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session look very different, but there are also important differences under the hood. Here’s a detailed comparison.
A headline feature of the new GoPro HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session is the addition of built-in video stabilization. So I’ve put it to the test. Here are the results.
Which microSD memory cards work best with the GoPro HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session? Here are some practical recommendations.
Some newer GoPros have a new in-camera feature for something you could only do in post-production before: correcting fisheye in photos and videos. It’s called Linear FOV.
Some GoPros, like the HERO7 Black, offer a choice between two color modes in the photo mode: GoPro and Flat. Here are some examples and when they’re best used.
Some GoPro models give you the option to choose between high, medium, and low levels of sharpening. Here are some examples to help demystify what these different settings do.
GoPro photos have that distinctive fisheye look. But that might not be what you want all the time. Here’s an effective and quick way to remove the fisheye look using Lightroom.
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.
If you’re wondering why your GoPro is breaking your videos up into smaller segments, it’s not an error and you’re not doing anything wrong. It’s normal–here’s why.