GoPro HERO5 Session

  • 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

May 16, 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

April 6, 2020
  • 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
  • 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

Formating 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
  • Comparison Reviews

GoPro HERO5 Session vs HERO (2018)

Here's a detailed breakdown of how the GoPro HERO5 Session compares with the new HERO (2018), including video and photo… Read More

May 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 10, 2019
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

March 16, 2020
  • 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
  • Comparison Reviews

GoPro HERO5 Session vs HERO Session

They look identical from the outside. And the similarity of their model names is unnecessarily confusing. But once you dig… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • 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
  • 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
  • Video

Video Modes Available on the GoPro HERO5 Session

Here's a rundown of the various video modes available on the GoPro HERO5 Session action camera. Read More

October 16, 2019
  • 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 10, 2019
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

April 30, 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