Gear Reviews

GoPro HERO Video Camera

This lightweight helmet cam brings quality POV filming to the masses.

Brand: GoPro

Model: HERO Video Camera





For amateur filmers, this simple action cam is a game-changer. It shoots 1080p video at 30 frames per second—that’s great quality for recreational use. Battery life allows for a little more than two hours of recording time at that resolution. An Auto Low Light mode changes frame rates based on outside lighting, allowing us to move between bright (summit) and dim (treed) environments without fiddling. Gripe: It only shoots 5-megapixel still images (lower quality than your smartphone).

Ease of use

There are just two buttons, so it’s easy to master.


Because the camera and housing is one integrated unit, this is the lightest POV camera on the market for the price.