With its high-quality action cameras, GoPro boasts the most versatile camera in the world. But which model is right for you? Whether you are looking into video camera rental or buying your own camera, there are several GoPro models to choose from. Naturally, each model shares many of the same qualities, such as the ability to be mounted on a variety of surfaces, and they are all waterproof up to 40 meters. However, the newer the model, the more video footage it can take, and the more photos it can store. With both photo and video abilities, the GoPro cameras can be worn or mounted, even on vehicles or eyeglasses. They can also be set to automatic or be remotely controlled.
The GoPro HERO is the most basic model, and the simplest for anyone to use. With the ability to take 1080p30 and 720p60 video, and its waterproof housing, it can be mounted on a surfboard or skateboard for cool angles on a video. The Burst Photo quality can capture 5 frames per second, allows one to capture fast-action sequences. It is also a small and lightweight camera, weighing less than 4 ounces. Anyone who feels like they miss a lot of great photo opportunities can use the camera’s Quick Capture mode, which allows the user to press just one button to start recording a video, and then press and hold the same button to capture photos.
The GoPro HERO 3 comes with new features, such as 1080p30 video, the ability to capture 5MP single photos, Time Lapse photos or Burst photos at 3 frames per second, and built-in Wi-Fi. With the built-in Wi-Fi feature, the user can not only control the camera remotely, but also preview, play back and share photos with the GoPro app. That may not seem practical, but it can be useful in a variety of situations, such as when the camera is taking great footage from on top of a moving car or someone else’s bike.
The GoPro HERO 3+ has many of the same features as the HERO 3, but better photo and video quality. With 1080p60 video and 10MP photos up to 10 frames per second, this camera is ideal for people who like the built-in Wi-Fi and multiple photo options but want even better quality photos and videos. It also has high-performance audio, and can film great in dimly lit environments.
The GoPro Hero 4 is the newest GoPro model, and also the most advanced. With 4K30 and 2.7K50 video and high frame rate 1080p120 video, the HERO 4 takes the best quality photos and videos of any GoPro Camera yet. There are already two different HERO 4 cameras: HERO 4 Black and HERO 4 Silver, and the difference is not simply in color of the camera.
The HERO 4 Black has the best quality images yet. With a processor that is twice as powerful, this camera also takes photos twice as fast. 12MP photos at speeds up to 30 fps, and especially 2.7K50 and 1080p120 video, makes this model stand out from the rest. Though all of the GoPro cameras take professional-quality photos, the photos taken by the HERO 4 Black are of the highest resolution and the best quality.
The HERO 4 Silver is the first and only GoPro camera to have a built-in touch display for convenience and for framing the perfect shot. And the slow-motion playback on this camera would be a great tool for any videographer. It takes 12MP photos at speeds up to 30 fps, and 1080p60 and 720p120 video. Like its different-colored counterpart, it also has the built-in Wi-Fi that the HERO 3 and HERO 3+ also come with. With an enhanced sensor, the HERO 4 Silver produces sharper and more lifelike photos than any of the previous models.