You might be wondering which Go Pro to buy for your drone. This assumes your drone is compatible with a GoPro. Otherwise, you might be wondering which is the best drone for GoPro action. The following helps in both cases. It includes some of the most frequently asked questions about GoPros.
Best GoPro for Drone
Below we include three of the best drones that are compatible with GoPros. Not all have the option to choose the latest GoPro, the Hero6 Black. GoPro has made low light improvements in the Hero6 and probably not the Fusion. Hero6 Back has twice the performance of Hero5 Black and delivers much better image quality than its early versions. Read reviews of the Read reviews of the Hero6 Black here.
The GoPro Karma
You can purchase the latest Karma with Hero6 Black included through Amazon see here. The Karma is a good long range drone with up to 3-km transmission distance. It’s the more expensive of those listed here. You can purchase the GoPro Karma with a harness for camera (no camera included)
DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter with Gimbal for GoPro
This has a GoPro-compatible gimbal that is included in the package and will need to be installed. Package does not include the GoPro camera. The drone has a smaller transmission range of 300 m and flight time of 25 mins. Compatible with the GoPro Hero3, Hero3+ and Hero4 cameras.
3DR Solo Quadcopter
This one is also GoPro compatible. The 3-axis gimbal, Solo, is not included. The manufacturer claims this is the only gimbal to offer exclusive in-flight GoPro control, charging and wireless HD streaming from your GoPro direct to mobile. Its transmission range is 300 m and flight time 20 min. The GoPro-compatible camera mount is available for purchase separately.
Flight time is 20-25 mins. It is compatible with Hero3+ and 4.
What does the Go Pro do?
It takes photos on the move. Attach the GoPro to your drone and you can capture and share your world from a birdseye view.
Which is the best Go Pro?
Which is the best Go Pro camera?
That can depend on what you want and your budget. The Hero4 Black records at a usable frame rate (30fps). Hero6 Black offers the best video quality in this Hero range with the most expansive shooting options.
But, you can choose between Fusion, Hero6 Black, Hero5 Black/Session, or the Hero Session. Though an official compatible drone for Fusion is yet to be declared.
Hero6 Back has twice the performance of Hero5 Black and delivers much better image quality than its early versions. Read reviews of the Hero6 Black here.
GoPro Fusion is a new edition to the action camera family. It has video resolutions of 5.2K and 3K, and 30fps. It sports a 5GHz Wi-Fi for offload to phone. Photo megapixels of 18MP. It has advanced video stabilization, 360 audio, and GPS. It would be a great camera for your drone with the right mount. More to come on that we are sure.
How much does it cost to buy a GoPro?
GoPros range from around $200 to $400 for the unit itself. Set extra dollars aside for the accessories that you’ll need.
The following are some of the most frequently asked questions about GoPros.
What are the best accessories for GoPro?
What accessories do I need for my GoPro?
Choices include suction cup mounts, chest harnesses, a GorrillaPod action tripod with mount, an aluminum handlebar bike mount, an incase pro pack and GoPro surfboard mounts.
Accessory kits for GoPro are typically the cheapest way to buy the extras. Click to see the Black Pro Basic Common Outdoor Sports Kit for GoPro Hero models
For use of the GoPro with a drone, you may need to buy a gimbal and a mount as extras.
Do Gopros take good pictures?
There are different models of GoPro and not all have the same shooting mode or options available. The Hero4 allows you to shoot high definition video and take digital photos at the same time. With each updated model, the capturing capabilities have improved.
Are all GoPros waterproof?
Yes, most are with proper housing. The latest, the Hero6 Black is waterproof to 33ft (10m) without a housing.
What is the best gimbal for GoPro?
There are a few to choose from. There’s the EVO GP-PRO 3 Axis GoPro gimbal for Hero4 with a 3.5mm AV output.
For the Hero5 Black, there’s the GoPro Karma Grip.
How long is the battery life on a GoPro?
As an average…Plan for just over two hours if you are recording at 30fps (1080p resolution) but under two hours if using 60fps or a higher resolution.
What is the largest SD card for GoPro?
The largest SD may not be the best. Consider using 64GB cards and have at least two of these. Then if one fails or is lost it’s not as big a loss as if you were depending on a larger 128 or 256GB card. Make sure you have a card reader also.
But at the end of the day…Always check the manufacturers requirements that you have the right capacity micro SD card (meeting the minimum performance requirements) to avoid issues with camera stalling, shutting down, not recording, or re-starting.
Which GoPros have a screen?
They just about all do. The latest Hero+LCD is a touch screen camera.
Can you zoom in on a GoPro?
There is no standard zoom feature but the focal lengths on the camera of wide, narrow and medium allow you some flexibility. A lens that enables zooming is and out is another option.
What is burst mode in GoPro?
This enables you to take up to 30 shots per second.