One thing is for sure – if you’re out there putting your life and reputation on the line, you should be documenting the “crash and burn” of your rise to stardom. Today, we’ll be looking specifically at the GoPro HERO range of cameras and how these amazing little pieces of trickery can be used for whatever senseless idea you’re able to think of.

GoPro originated in 2001 after a surfer named Nick Woodman decided to duck tape a camera to his hand in order to capture footage closer to the action. Since strapping a 35mm to your paw has its obvious limits, Nick headed back to his mom’s garage where he was staying at the time to find a more practical solution. Fast-forward a couple of years and you now have one of the handiest, must-have action cameras – the GoPro. It’s tough, durable, versatile and it works.

The GoPro HERO camera range

The current GoPro range

GoPro HERO10

You’ve probably heard of the Emmy Award winner for HyberSmooth video stabilisation action camera – the GoPro HERO10. It takes speed and quality to the next level.

It features a revolutionary new GP2 chip that captures 5.3K video with double the frame rate, 23MP photos and enhanced low-light performance in all modes. The moment you charge the device, it automatically uploads your footage to the cloud at 100% quality. 

The HERO10 excels in livestreaming with features like HyperSmooth 4.0 stabilisation and sharp resolution that makes your vlogs stand out. You can also add the optionally Media Mod featuring a built-in directional mic to reduce wind and ambient noise.

Unlike its predecessors, it features higher photo and video quality, improved HyberSmooth 4.0 Image Stabilisation, and a new GP2 processor that gives you twice the performance. 

  • 23MP, SuperPhoto & HDR
  • 5.3K60 / 4K120 + 1080p Livestreaming
  • GP2 Processor
  • Webcam Mode + Scheduled Capture
  • Hindsight + Horizon Levelling
  • HyberSmooth 4.0 Image Stabilisation + TimeWrap 3.0
  • 8x Slow-Motion + Liveburst
  • 10m Waterproof + Built-in Mounting

GoPro HERO9:

If you’re looking for high quality video to shoot your adventures, the GoPro HERO9’s 5K delivers extraordinary quality. With the added HyperSmooth 3.0, 20MP photos, Hindsight and duration capture, you’ll be ready for any action you take on.

To avoid recording too late, the GoPro HERO9 and HERO10 has a built-in feature called Hindsight that records continuously without making the memory card full. Allowing you to include 30 seconds of recording into your footage even before pushing the record button!

The built-in mount lets you attach over 45 compatible mounts and accessories to expand your capabilities.

  • 20MP, SuperPhoto & HDR
  • 5K30 / 4K60 + 1080p Livestreaming
  • Webcam Mode + Scheduled Capture
  • Hindsight + Horizon Levelling
  • HyberSmooth 3.0 Image Stabilisation + TimeWrap 3.0
  • 8x Slow-Motion + Liveburst
  • 10m Waterproof + Built-in Mounting

GoPro HERO8 Black Action Camera

The enhanced HyperSmooth 2.0, together with in-app horizon levelling, makes it almost impossible to shoot shaky footage as the GoPro HERO8 continues to impress with 12MP photos and 4K60 and 1080p240 video. You can also livestream in 1080p, shoot RAW in all photo modes, and crank up the contrast with SuperPhoto and HDR. 

LiveBurst mode captures 1.5 seconds before and after you hit the shutter – so you can pick the perfect shot from 90 still images, or share a 3-second 4K video clip. At night, harness the magic in 4K, 2.7K, 1440p or 1080p and watch the time-lapse scene come alive with epic detail. 

The Media Mod features a built-in directional mic and a 3.5mm mic port for your favourite external mics. Use the HDMI-out port for easy playback on your TV and two cold-shoe mounts to attach lights, mics or LCD screens.

  • 12MP, SuperPhoto & HDR
  • 4K60 / 1080p240 + 1080p Livestreaming
  • HyberSmooth 2.0 Image Stabilisation + TimeWrap 2.0
  • 8x Slow-Motion + Liveburst
  • 10m Waterproof + Built-in Mounting

GoPro MAX 360 Action Camera

The versatile GoPro MAX 360 Action Camera gives you the freedom to experience every adventure you go on in 360 degrees. This GoPro MAX has the ultimate triple threat: Go HERE-style, vlog to the max with 1080p livestreaming, or shoot 360 footage in incredible 6K. It includes MAX HyberSmooth that helps you with that shaking hand since it offers maximum stability and horizon levelling.

Experience premium 360 and stereo audio from 6 mics with video footage captured in Max TimeWarp to create that ultra-smooth time-laps in a stunning 360 + HERO mode. The 4 Digital lenses nails any and every shot with a PowerPano that delivers a 270 panoramic shot with the touch of a finger. 

The GoPro MAX 360 Action is small but jaw-dropping in quality, video and style. 

  • 6K + 1080p Live Streaming
  • Horizon Levelling
  • MAX HyberSmooth + Max TimeWarp
  • 10m Waterproof + Built-in Mounting
  • Premium 360 + Stereo Audio from 6 Mics
  • 4 Digital Lenses

Whether you are looking for an upgrade to your current GoPro action camera or getting into the thrill of recording your adventures, one thing is for sure; you can’t go wrong with a GoPro HERO by your side.