A photograph is the best way to go down memory lane. But when those lanes have first been visited on a motorbike – it is a little difficult to imagine that there’ll be a photo album to go back to. One either rides or click pics, right? Unless, you’ve been initiated into the wonderful world of the GoPro cameras!
These cameras go where regular cameras cannot and were built for men (and women) of action! Durable, water-resistant and made for capturing action on-the-go, the Hero cameras from GoPro have become a hot favourite with people who are into action and sports.
Today you can choose from six of their offerings – the Hero, Hero+, Hero+ LCD, Hero4 Silver, Hero4 Black and the Hero4 Session. Pick up one of these babies, they might look all the same with the exception of the Session, but each has something different to offer.
Hero, the entry point for GoPro cams, captures videos at 1080p at 30 frames per second and 720p at 60fps, and takes 5 megapixel stills. It is ideal if you’re looking for a simple, waterproof, inexpensive toughie of a camera.
Hero+ is the next upgrade which does not cost too much more than the Hero, but does record videos in Full-HD resolution. At 8 megapixels, stills also start looking better as compared to those taken with the Hero. You can leave this one on auto pilot mode to capture a shot every 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 and 60 seconds. Built-in WiFi capabilities allow you to view and share media much more conveniently.
Hero4 Session is the lightest and smallest GoPro available. Videos can be recorded at 1920×1440 at 30fps, though you will literally find yourself using its 1080p at 60fps or 720p at 100fps settings. Pick the session when you want to stay unworried about housings, settings or weather, or when you need to mount the camera in precarious places. Good thing is that the Session costs just as much as the Hero+ but also has on-board buttons and a screen to change settings without connecting to a mobile device.
Hero+LCD is the Hero+ equipped with a touchscreen for preview and playback. You can also choose, change settings and straightaway trim clips on the camera. Camera features remain pretty much the same as Hero+ and while stills are captured at 8 megapixels, videos can be shot at 1080p at 60fps.
Hero4 Silver records video at up to 4000p at 15fps, 2700p resolution at 30fps, and even 1080p at 60fps as well as 720p at 120fps. With a brilliant image sensor and processor, this camera is power-packed with features and performance. The built-in touchscreen makes previewing and reviewing and changing settings a breeze. It is ideal for the Pro looking for the right GoPro.
Hero4 Black sits top-of-the-line in the entire range. This is the camera to go for if you are looking for a no-compromise camera to capture yourself in action. It offers the best video recording resolutions at ideal frame rates and makes space for controlling the end result so you get pictures and movies that you’re proud to show off! The one downside to the Black is the absence of the review and preview screen of the Hero4 Silver, but it more than makes up for it in the performance department!
All GoPro cameras come in a pre-fitted waterproof housing; have an in-built microphone and are compatible with a variety of mounts. So, there you have it! And then again, if you don’t actually own one, it’s time to get your hands on one.