The GoPro HERO 7 is the latest action camera the long line of HERO models. This year, GoPro is moving back to tiered product categories with the HERO7 Black, HERO7 Silver and HERO7 White. [Read more…]
The GoPro HERO5 and HERO6 are the current flagship action cameras in the market. While there are many knockoffs in the market, GoPro continues to have a strong brand presence as the premier action cam.
For a quick overview of the similarities and differences, both cameras capture 4K and have nearly identical external construction. The devil is in the details though and the HERO6, of course, edges out the spec sheet of the HERO5.
Both cameras feature a 12MP sensor for capturing still images in JPG and RAW formats. The HERO6 adds a more capable HDR mode than the HERO5.
On the video side, the HERO6 gives you 4K/60p/50p capture in H.265 (HERO5 offers up to 4K/30p in H.264) and 1080/240p (compared to the HERO5 at 1080/120p).
While I use a GoPro for videos on occasion, I probably get more use out of the built-in timelapse functions – especially since GoPro started building the LCD into the cameras with the HERO4 Silver. Of course, both the HERO5 and HERO6 have a great touchscreen setup with more intuitive control.
I find the LCD to be critical for my use of setting up a timelapse shoot. For one, it’s on the camera and I don’t have to fiddle with connecting my phone wirelessly through the GoPro app. Additionally, I save battery life by being able to leave the WiFi turned off. The built-in LCD is a standard feature now and is even included on the most recent reissue of the basic GoPro HERO.
In-Camera Timelapse Options
There are a couple different ways to capture timelapse images with the GoPro HERO5 and HERO6: [Read more…]
B&H has the Joby Action Base Kit for $49.95 (reg. $99.95) right now. This kit includes GoPro and action cam accessories like a Gorillapod Action Tripod, Floating Action Grip and Gpod Mini Magnetic Tripod, along with GoPro mounts and an action camera bag that holds the accessories and a GoPro camera. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
This killer kit, which includes the GoPro HERO4 Black with LCD Touch BacPac and Dual Charger, is back for $329 (reg. $579). The last time B&H has this deal up, it only lasted for a day, so check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.
B&H has a solid deal on the GoPro HERO4 Black for $299 that includes the GoPro LCD Touch BacPac and the GoPro Dual Battery Charger with a spare battery. I’ve been a bigger fan of the HERO4 because of the built-in touchscreen but the inclusion of this LCD BacPac, along with the external charger and battery, makes this a very tempting deal. Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.
While drone prices continue to drop, they still aren’t exactly cheap and still come with plenty of restrictions. Birdie is a new GoPro accessory that borrows the name and physics of a badminton birdie to help you get aerial POV shots with your GoPro HERO3+ or HERO4 (and it should support the HERO5 by the end of the year). [Read more…]