Are All GoPros Waterproof

GoPro is an action camera manufactured by eponymous company. Its founder, Nick Woodman, was motivated by a 2002 surfing trip Australia in which he was hoping to capture quality action photos, but could not because amateur photographers could not get close enough or buy quality equipment at reasonable price. Its target customers are those people who like extreme sports and travel. Therefore, all GoPros are waterproof.

However, before the release of HERO4 Session, GoPro can only proof water when cased in waterproof camera housing. The newest GoPros, HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session, can proof water within the depth of 10 meters without any extra accessory. Therefore, there are 3 models GoPro which have waterproof enclosures on the market, HERO5 Black, HERO5 Session and HERO Session.Waterproof Test Footage-GoPro Hero5


HERO5 Black

Price: $399.99

You can hands-free control your HERO5 Session by voice commands. It owns 2-inch touch display so that you can preview and play back your shots, change settings and trim your footage, all on your GoPro. This time you can record a video by viewing it rather than blind shoot. With durable design, HERO Session is waterproof to 33ft (10m) without a housing. A single press of the shutter button powers the camera on and starts recording automatically.


HERO5 Session

Price: $399.99

As HERO5 Black, HERO5 Session can be controlled by voice commands. You can place it at anywhere you want and capture amazing new perspectives. HERO5 Session can be used to record stunning 4K video, take 10MP photos in single, burst, and time lapse modes. It can be handheld, mounted to your favorite gear and more. Like HERO5 Black, it is waterproof to 33ft (10m) without a housing.


HERO Session

Price: $179.99

HERO Session’s high resolution of 1440 pixels per inch delivers sharp, professional video. Its frame rates up to 100 frames per second creates smooth slow-motion playback. It can capture amazing photos from new perspectives. You can set time lapse at intervals from 0.5 to 60 seconds. HERO Session can also take a burst of photos up to 10 frames per seconds. Equipped with Bluetooth and WI-FI, make it easy to stay connected with apps, accessories and so on. With durable design, HERO Session is waterproof to 33ft (10m) without a housing.


If you want to carry GoPro when diving over 10-meter-depth underwater, you need buy accessories for waterproof.

Standard Housing – 131′ (40m)

Compatibility: HERO4 Black, HERO4 Silver, HERO3+, HERO3

This slim, lightweight housing will be your best choice as a spare or replacement for your HERO4, HERO3+ or HERO3 camera. This housing is designed to work well even underwater. It can perfectly replace the old one. It can also protect your GoPro camera from being damaged by shockproof material construction.


Dive Housing – 197′ (60m)

Compatibility: HERO4 Black, HERO4 Silver, HERO3+, HERO3

The diving housing is designed for deep sea diving and extreme activities. It is ultra-durable and waterproof to 197’ (60m). Its flat glass lens delivers maximum image sharpness above and below water. You can use your GoPro HERO4 Black 60 meters underwater without any worries. But it couldn’t meet the needs of the newest HERO5.


Super Suit (Über Protection + Dive Housing for HERO5 Black)

Compatibility: HERO5 Black

Super Suit is only designed for HERO5 Black. You can suit up your HERO5 Black with this Super Suit, and then bring it with you during extreme outdoor activities or deep-water diving. The included Waterproof Backdoors provide protection to depths of 196ft (60m) and also safeguard against flying debris, gravel, dirt and small rocks. And its flat glass lens delivers maximum image sharpness even under water.


Waterproof Test Footage-GoPro Hero5

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