Go Pro Camera Review

GoPro Hero 3 and GoPro Hero 3+

In this day and age, there are tons of different helmet cameras on the market for skiers and snowboarders.  With updates and upgraded models, it can be overwhelming to select which camera fits your needs and most importantly your budget.  For me, that changed recently, after trying out a GoPro Hero camera.  Put simply – these cameras are pretty awesome no matter what model you select.  Take a look and I think you will agree with me. 

Overview:

GoPro has a few different models, but the best and most current is the GoPro Hero 3+.  It’s a stylish camera that took all you could want from the GoPro Hero 3 and added features.    GoProHero3+

The GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition offers all the bells and whistles:

  • 30% longer battery life
  • Super View Mode
  • Auto Light Mode
  • Faster built in Wi-Fi
  • Wi Fi Remote
  • 20% smaller
  • Lighter housing
  • Waterproof
  • 33% improved image sharpness and reduced distortion
  • 12 MP

All of these Black Edition features can be handy on the mountain.   After doing research it seems that all of the available GoPro editions are top notch cameras for skiing and snowboarding, but you may get a more professional and polished look from the GoPro Hero 3+ Black edition if it fits your budget.

These cameras are truly designed with the skier in mind.

  • Big buttons – no longer will you have to fumble around with teeny-tiny buttons with your gloves on!
  • They come with a one-pop hinge that is easy to remove and similarly easy to secure.
  • GoPro Hero 3 and the GoPro Hero 3+ models are so light you barely notice them so you can focus on carving your turns rather than being fixated on the camera wobbling around on your head.

Another great feature, especially when you’re on the slopes, is GoPro’s App that connects with your smartphone or tablet and allows you to control your camera remotely.  That means you can kick back during après happy hour and watch the sweet videos of you shredding on the mountain.  This app also ensures that you can share photos and videos with people instantly on your favorite social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

As an added bonus, there are many GoPro Hero 3 accessories that guarantee ease of use on the slopes.

  • GoPro Hero’s easy to use mounting system enables you to hit the slopes in no time.
  • The choice between a chest, helmet or pole mount, so you can select what works best for you.
  •  Long-lasting battery packs and portable rechargeable batteries that mean you don’t have to worry about losing power on those sweet powder days.
  • The option of purchasing a lens replacement kit, too, just in case you run into trouble with your lens after a gnarly day of tree-skiing.

I think Go Pro Hero has really thought of everything a skier needs.  Do you have a GoPro camera?  If you do, how often do you use it?  What mounting system do you use?  Do you find it offers the all the features for capturing your time on the mountain?  Are you considering a camera purchase? What features will help you make your buying decision?