Which is the go-to GoPro you should buy?

In a world full of Instagram likes and live videos, there is something to be said for the types of visuals that make you feel like you are right there with them. There are a number of different types of cameras out there for different uses and users. By reviewing types of video cameras you can understand that different cameras will produce a special result for you.  There are cameras that are built perfectly for the novice photographer, to the more serious professional studio cameras, to the ones who want to film and shoot on-the-go and on their wildest adventures. Enter- the GoPro camera. GoPro came onto the market with a reputation as the “world’s most versatile camera.” At one point, they had more options and versions on the market than iOS versions. Since then, GoPro has scaled back on some of its cheaper and older models to leave way for the more cutting-edge versions of their cameras. Don’t worry. There is still a great stock of quality cameras to choose from. Not to mention, you could probably still purchase some of the discontinued models from retailers or through personal sellers. Let’s take a look at some of the options GoPro has on the market right now. We’ll dissect what options are best for their price, capabilities, and versatility.

GoPro Hero 5 Black

$399.00 (USD)

This is one of the best options on the market right now. It is a big step up from the Hero 4 as it can record at higher frame rates at lower resolutions (which is a dream for most videographers and editors) and has a new form of video stabilization to produce a more even action shot. The quality production is definitely an upgrade from its older counterparts. One of the better improvements of this model is the new waterproof design. So far gone are the days that one would have to apply a waterproof shell or casing before submerging yourself for an underwater shoot. The new body also comes with a touchscreen that allows you to see what the camera is capturing without having to add on an attachment. Why is this the greatest GoPro camera people have seen? Well, it might have to do with a few other new features. This camera comes with a built-in GPS, which is perfect for the traveler and explorer. Additionally, the camera contains a new software that allows for voice-controlled, similar to software items like Siri, Cortana, and Echo.

GoPro Hero Session

$199.00 (USD)


Shrink down in size and you will find the current model that is cheapest in the range of GoPro camera prices. This is the first GoPro camera that was released that was not rectangularly shaped. This small mini-version of the GoPro here is actually in the shape of a cube and is much lighter than its big brother version. This doesn’t produce the same type of quality shots that some of the other ones do, but it can take 8Mp photos which is more than some of the other Heros. The frame that is provided is compatible with all of the other GoPro mounts and it has the most versatile of rotations and mount orientations.

GoPro Hero 5 Session

$299.00 (USD)

This one has most of the favorite qualities of the Hero 5 Black mixed in with our favorite pieces of the original Session. It has the ability to record in 4K, just like the Black, and also is the same built in stabilization. It even comes with the cool voice command features and time lapse video functions as it’s OG camera. Unfortunately, this one does not come with the build in GPS and does not have a removable battery. Aside from the steeper price than its predecessor, this camera is a steal for those seeking a little bit of everything in a more compact piece of equipment.