What Is A Gopro?
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What is A Gopro?

If the question what is a Gopro? means nothing to you, then you are obviously not a sports person, or you’ve been living in a cave.

Gopro camera’s have revolutionised the way sports people and adrenalin junkies have videoed their exploits. There has been a real surge in sports and adventure photography, making for millions of videos of people doing extreme things, up loaded to Youtube.

These extremely small, robust, high definition little cameras can be attached or mounted to virtually any piece of sports equipment, via an array of flexible mounting devices, including a pole which you attach the camera too, then you hold the pole out in front of you, so you can video yourself doing whatever it is you’re doing. The ultimate selfie. In fact, you don’t need to limit yourself to the supplied mounts, get creative with some duct tape and well, the sky’s the limit.

And with that you’re set to get some amazing video action, limited only by your imagination.. Be it mountain biking, skiing, kayaking, parachuting, surfing even scuba diving, and any other sport you care to name.

The camera comes with a polycarbonate housing with a glass lens to shoot through.

This is shockproof and waterproof to around 130feet/40metres, so it’s no wonder they call it the worlds most versatile camera.

Without getting too technical, the Gopro has a wide angle fixed lens so you capture a large area of whatever you’re shooting. This is good, because it means you don’t have to be too fussy in pointing the camera, just point it in the general direction you want, and you’re bound to capture what you intended.

The same applies when shooting still photos, so sometimes for example, the person you were photographing might appear as a small dot in the middle of the picture. However the GoPro image quality is so good at up to 12 mega pixels, you can easily crop the image to get the desired result, and still end up with a high quality image.

Because of there small size and light weight, you hardly notice it when attached, and once you hit the start button, you just forget it’s even there, leaving you to concentrate on having fun.

Then when you get home, just download your precious footage to your computer via wi fi on some models, or through USB.

As I mentioned before you can edit your still shots easily enough with any freely available software, but to edit video will require some specialist editing software.

So to answer the original question, what is GoPro?

Well it’s an amazingly versatile little camera that everybody should own.

Get yourself, or a sports mad family member, one for Christmas, they’ll love you for it.


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Kael  

Nice article.. and the GoPro's are amazing :)

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  about 5 years ago

Aren't they, what I like is people find ever more amazing ways of using them.

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  about 5 years ago
Anna27  

These look great, so small but so many applications. i want one.

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  about 5 years ago

So you should Anna, every sports person should get one.

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  about 5 years ago
RC Stude  

Very nice lookin' unit Mike! Definitely something to put on the wishlist!

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  about 6 years ago

Absolutely, they are fantastic, and so versatile.

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  about 5 years ago

The Go Pro is high on my list to buy

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  about 6 years ago

Well Christmas just around the corner John, you never know. Start dropping a few hints to your family.

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  about 6 years ago

Good information for professional in the field.

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  about 6 years ago

Yep correct Vimal.

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  about 5 years ago
Anna27  

I can see how these would be great for sports people.

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  about 6 years ago

They certainly are, great fun for catching all the action.

Reply
  about 5 years ago
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