GoPro, one of the most favorable sports cameras among worldwide sports fans and shutterbugs, has its own advantages, one of which is that it’s waterproof. If you question whether all GoPros are waterproof, then the answer must be “Yes!”
Actually, the ability of waterproof is a basic requirement for sports cameras like GoPro, because the users of it can be skating lovers, diving lovers and surfing lovers who always stay in water area and even like to shoot pictures in the sea!
Now, let’s see how are GoPro cameras waterproof.
Hero and Hero+
As the most initiate generations of GoPro cameras, Hero and Hero+ have several qualities preferred by users, one of which is that they are able to work in the water of 131 feet depth. Such ability is supported by the protection box which is designed for dustproof and waterproof and is inseparable from the camera.
This type of GoPro is much about the same as Hero+, while it has an additional screen, it still remains the ability to work in the water of 131 feet depth, and the protection box is inseparable from the camera.
Hero4 Silver and Hero4 Black
This set of cameras is also able to work in the water of 131 feet depth with the application of inseparable protection box.
Hero Session is the first camera which is waterproof without wearing a protection box among all GoPro cameras. The depth it can best go is 33 feet.
Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session
This set of cameras is newly unveiled and is highly praised by users for their excellent performance. As is mentioned before, Hero Session is the first type of GoPro camera which is waterproof without wearing anything, then Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session must be the second and third one which are able to work in the water of 33 feet, naked.
Above are brief introductions about waterproof ability of different types of GoPro cameras. And you may have found that there are only two kinds of abilities—-for most cameras, it’s common to stand a depth of 131 feet with a protection box, while a few of them are impervious to water naked due to the special design. You may ask now:” Is that all for GoPro’s waterproof ability?” Actually, GoPro can go deeper if some special accessories are applied.
What’s more, the waterproof ability can even be strengthened by using accessories. Following are three examples.
Diving Protection Box
This is a box which is compatible with Hero3, Hero3+ and Hero4，with which a camera can go 197 feet deep.
Normal Protection Box
This is a box which services Hero3, Hero3+，and Hero4. With this box, cameras are able to go a depth of 131 feet.
Spire Lamella Protection Box
This is a box shaped just like a watch. It is compatible with Hero3, Hero3+, Hero4, Hero4 Silver. It enables cameras to work in a depth of 197 feet.
In sum, all the GoPro cameras are waterproof, so you can enjoy the fun of photographing no matter when you are surfing or snorkeling, this is also the fun what a sports camera like GoPro brings to you.