GoPro's New Camera Is a Girl's Best Travel Companion
Early this year I finally "got" the GoPro thing, and that it isn't just for adrenaline-lovers who want to record themselves jumping off cliffs. As someone who spent her gap-year lugging around a giant SLR kit (that took up a fifth of my backpack), I got the appeal of an action cam (the size of two matchboxes) that could do everything I was doing with two kilos of Canon. However, when talking to some of my pals about this revelation, they weren't as convinced, and the "weird fish-eye lens" was always a sticking point for them.
The wide-angle lens is GoPro's trademark. It's what set them apart and made them so popular in the action world to begin with, but GoPro isn't a small-minded company. It's all for making products better, smarter, easier, and giving the people what they want! So its newest model, Hero 5 Black, has the ability to switch between Wide mode and Linear mode, so you can shoot with the same straight angle on every other camera. Problem solved.
I feel like that's enough for all the nay-sayers to jump over to the GoPro train instantly, but here are five other new features of the Hero 5 Black (which is basically a "best of" amalgamation of all the GoPro cameras) that make it the GoPro to get.