This is a highly portable video recording device that comes with a 5MP photos camera capability. It can shoot videos in thirty to sixty frames a second, at the same time allowing the user to adjust their quality so as to manage their size, or in simple terms to manage the file size as to suit the immediate requirement. There is a wide range of different these sorts of cameras in the market that can be opted depending on the nature of extreme sporting action you are engaged in.
Here’s a list of them:
- HD Naked a camera that can be used to capture and recording daily activities as deemed necessary by the user.
- HD Helmet a camera that is quite appropriate for capturing sporting events such as biking, skiing, hiking and the likes
- HD Motorsports for capturing motorsport action
- HD Surf suitable for wakeboarding, surfing and the likes
All the above GoPro cameras have a battery life of between two to three hours after a recharge, meaning that a user is enabled to engage him or herself in a respectable length of sporting adventure before the need for a recharge. When it comes to the capturing time, this type of video recording devices can accommodate up to nine hours of recording using a standard 32GB SD card, through which has to be bought separately. In essence, when buying these GoPro cameras, you have separately purchase the wanted SD card, depending on the required storage size as to suit your individual recording requirements. The default one or the one that they originally come with has a limited recording capability; therefore, it is only in order that you purchase some extra ones to suit your specific requirements.
A very interesting characteristic in regard to these picture and video capturing devices (the 960 model excluded) is their capability to automatically film or shoot five MP photographs or more at varied intervals. These intervals are such as two, five, ten, thirty and sixty seconds. In essence, this is an perfect feature when it comes to capturing shoot time lapse types of photography in regard to your escapade or for capturing or shooting periodic photographs, for instance during a family gathering event, or even a party. As mentioned above, these cameras have the capability to continuously take photographs for durations of up to two and half hours unmanned.
When it comes to the required accessories, you won’t have to worry as there are quite a number in the market to suit your requirements and those of your model of a GoPro HD camera. To say the truth, getting the right accessories is a vital part of your GoPro HD camera experience; therefore, the right ones have to be acquired in one way or another. The question is normally on how far you want to or dare to go. For instance, if you are into extreme sports like mountain biking, hiking in difficult terrains and the likes, then there is an upper body mount strap up that can be harnessed onto a bike’s bodywork or onto your chest, for the efficient and convenient capturing of what the happenings.