If there’s any one single piece of kit that has changed the face of action sports in the last ten years, chances are a GoPro would make it pretty high on the list. So prolific is this micro movie miracle, the GoPro has become the de facto medium through which the world of snowboarding is shared and experienced beyond our own two feet.
Originally an obscure, waterproof, awkwardly wrist-mounted 35mm camera designed for the surf market, the aptly named GoPro range of HD video cameras is lauded by professionals and amateurs alike as unique in its prudent and versatile design, unmatched in sheer ruggedness. Whether you’re surfing monstrous barrels, hurtling into wingsuited oblivion, or carving fresh lines, a GoPro camera allows you to share the personal and describe the indescribable.
The latest model, the GoPro HERO 6 Black Edition, boasts a 12 megapixel camera, 4k video shooting, remote WIFI and Bluetooth connectivity, touch screen, voice control, advanced stabilisation and studio-worthy slow motion capture at 240fps (1080p) – not bad for an action cam built to last the apocalypse.
On top of all this, GoPro have recently launched their first 360 camera, the Go Pro Fusion, which is capable of capturing an entire scene that can be panned around or cropped in during post. Clever stuff.
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