The GoPro camera has revolutionized video capture by enabling people to obtain footage that was never before possible. GoPro cameras are lightweight, waterproof and easy to use for both the novice and professional. No need for another person to shoot photos or videos of you performing that death-defying stunt, because the GoPro camera can be worn or positioned to capture the action during a solo shoot. The GoPro camera shoots high quality photos and video, and even the standard camera-only packages ship with a variety of mounting devices. We have discovered the top 10 best GoPro cameras and kits.
1. GoPro HERO
The GoPro HERO takes first place on our list of the best GoPro cameras of 2015. This action camera records high quality 1080p30 and 720p60 video with time lapse and bursts up to five frames per second. The HERO also records audio with the built-in microphone. The GoPro software allows you to share your videos right from the camera. Purchase the camera only or spend a few dollars more for the GoPro HERO bundle, which includes a head strap with a camera mount, a 32GB SD card and an extended life battery. The free GoPro software is available as a free download.
2. GoPro HERO4 Silver
The GoPro HERO4 Silver is the second most popular GoPro camera on our list for 2015. You can purchase the camera only, or spend a little extra for one of the bundles. The durable, waterproof GoPro HERO4 captures 12 MP photos at speeds up to 30 frames per second. Share content as you shoot with the GoPro app and built-in WiFi with Bluetooth. The Protune feature for video and photos allows you to manually control ISO limit, color and exposure.
3. GoPro HERO+
The GoPro HERO+ is waterproof and built to withstand extreme conditions. This camera captures single eight MP photos, with bursts and time lapses captured at five frames per second. Connect wirelessly to the included Smart Remote or the GoPro app to control the camera, adjust settings and modes and share content. The GoPro HERO+ records stunning, clear 1080p60 and 720p60 video. Starter bundle, which includes the head band mount, 32 GB SD card and extended life battery, is available for the HERO+.
4. GoPro HERO4 Session
The rugged GoPro HERO4 Session is the smallest and lightest GoPro model available for 2015. No housing is necessary. The waterproof HERO4 Session shoots 8MP photos with bursts of up to 10 frames per second. Shoot 1440p30 to 720p100 video with just one touch of a button. The camera ships with curved and flat mounts, mounting hardware and a USB cable. The Smart Remote may be purchased separately.
5. GoPro Camera HERO3+ Silver
The GoPro Camera HERO3+ Silver is housed, yet small and lightweight. The HERO 3+ is waterproof up to 131 ft. submersion. This camera is perfect to capture professional photos and video in low light environments with a faster image processor that operates at twice the speed as the standard GoPro. Shoot longer with 30 percent more battery life, too. Purchase the HERO3+ alone or with the Battery Bundle, which includes an extra battery and a dual charger.
6. WiFi-Enabled GoPro HERO+ LCD
The rugged, waterproof HERO+ LCD includes a built-in LCD touch display and the GoPro Quick Capture feature. The camera automatically tags images and video with high light and low light tags. The built-in wireless feature enables you to connect to the Smart Remote or the GoPro app to control the camera, view photos and video, and to share your content from another location. The HERO+ LCD captures 8MP photos and 1080p60 video.
7. 4K Action GoPro HERO4 BLACK
GoPro HERO4 is the most feature-packed, advanced GoPro of 2015. Shoot super slow motion video with the HERO4. Edit photos and videos right from the camera with the ProTune software, and enjoy high quality audio with your recordings. The camera is compatible with over 60 GoPro accessories and mounts. The Smart Remote is available separately. You can purchase the camera only or choose one of the bundles to get the 32 GB or 64 GB SD card, head strap, carrying case, extended life batteries and extra mounts.
8. GoPro HERO4 Session Starter Bundle
The GoPro HERO4 Session Starter Bundle includes the waterproof, durable HERO4 GoPro camera and several useful extras, including a 32 GB SD memory card and the head band mount. Standard accessories shipped wit the GoPro HERO4 include one curved and one flat mount, the ball joint buckle, the standard frame and the low profile frame. Control the HERO4 from a distance with the Smart Remote and the free GoPro app.
9. GoPro HERO4 Silver Holiday Bundle
Hit the jackpot with the GoPro HERO4 SILVER Holiday Bundle. This bundle includes the high performance HERO4 Silver, the GoPro Jaws clamp, the head strap mount, a 32 GB SD card, a carrying case, an extra extended life battery and a dual charger. Quickly frame your shots with the built-in touch screen. The dedicated Quick Access button provides instant access to the camera’s settings menu. The GoPro HERO4 captures 12MP shots at speeds of up to 30 frames per second.
10. GoPro HERO3+ Silver
The lightweight Silver edition GoPro HERO3+ ships with a high capacity lithium-ion battery that provides 30 percent more battery life and maanges image processing twice as fast as the standard HERO3. The three-way pivoting arm enables you to capture photos and videos from nearly any position. Shoot professional video while on the move with the world’s most popular camera.