Earlier this year, GoPro launched GoPro Hero, a $220 simplified action camera. But according to some reports, it’s actually nothing else but a Hero 5 with crippled firmware. And allegedly, you can tweak the cheap GoPro Hero to load the Hero 5’s firmware.
I remember having a rather extensive range of Hot Wheels cars when I was a kid. It would’ve been great to be able to strap a camera to them and get their view of the world. Unfortunately, at the time, video cameras were kinda big. The smallest weren’t that far off a mid-sized family vehicle. Ok, maybe they were a bit smaller than that but certainly too big to strap to a tiny hot wheels car.
Thanks to modern technology, we have other options. With the GoPro Hero Session or Hero5 Session being so small, the new “Zoom In” car from Hot Wheels can easily manage to hold it. It’s set to go on sale this month for only $1.09, making it the cheapest GoPro mount out there of just about any type. And this one has wheels!
Starting 31 January, GoPro’s Plus subscription service has been improved. From now on, if your GoPro camera gets smashed, the company will replace it for you, no questions asked. Also, they’ve added a few more benefits for the Plus subscribers which will be launched soon.
The GoPro Hero 6 is here. It’s new, it’s shiny, and it’s $100 more expensive than the old one. But is it worth the upgrade? The GoPro Hero 5 was something of a disappointment for many. Sure, it had built in waterproofing and touchscreen. But beyond those, it did really seem to offer all that much over the GoPro Hero 4 Black.
So how does the GoPro Hero 6 compare? This video, from the folks over at Vistek, puts the new Hero 6 head-to-head with its predecessor, the GoPro Hero 5 to see if it’s really worth upgrading.
Yi 4K camera was announced as “GoPro killer.” Since then, they have issued a new and improved version, Yi 4K+, which is another model threatening to shadow GoPro with its price-quality ratio. YouTuber iPhonedo has released a video where he compared this action camera with its two rivals: GoPro Hero 5 Black and Sony FDR X3000. He attached all three of them side by side and went out for a couple of test shots. Let’s take a look which one has the best performance in different categories like image quality, stabilization, battery life and more.
YI camera (which we love) just rocked the boat, shifting from a GoPro wanna be to a technology leader. Yesterday the company showed off their new YI 4K+ which is capable not only of shooting 4K (everyone does that now), but shooting 4K at 60 frames per second. Now this is a first. And it’s not just a first in the race vs. GoPro, it’s a first in the industry.
Corridor Digital are known for their viral cinematic short videos, with plenty of awesome effects. But when they’re not busy creating these, they like to get a bit goofy on their sister channel Sam and Niko. This is where they recently published a video of shooting a GoPro 5 out of a custom made air cannon. After stabilizing the footage, they got some quite interesting results.
As we all know, GoPro cameras are made to endure all sorts of extreme conditions. Among other things, they can work on temperatures below zero. But a YouTuber Grant Thompson, aka “The King of Random”, took coldness to another level. He submerged GoPro Hero 5 Session and GoPro Hero 5 into a vat of liquid nitrogen to see how long they would record.
This year has been tough on GoPro. Shortly after they had to recall their Karma drones, GoPro is shrinking. They recently announced that they are about to cut 15% of their overall workforce in order to cut operational costs. The company’s been operating at a loss and they decided to take radical measures to get back on track. A few days after this announcement, GoPro launched a new product for HERO5 and HERO4 users.