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The Best GoPro For Vlogging, A Vloggers Dream Camera

By March 30, 2020 No Comments

GoPro Cameras are some of the most versatile cameras on the planet. Vloggers love them because of their excellent sound, something traditional cameras often struggles to achieve. Vloggers tend to place a high place on 4K resolution, an area many GoPro cameras never disappoints.

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  • Immersive 360 audio with up to 6 onboard mics
  • Max focal length of 8.9
  • Hero Mode 1440P60 / 1080p60 video capture resolution

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  • HyperSmooth 2.0
  • Streamlined design
  • LIveBurst support (lets you record videos 1.5 before they start)

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  • Rugged+Waterproof
  • HyperSmooth Video Stabilization
  • 4K60 Video + 12MP photos

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  • 4K 30 Videos
  • Rugged + Waterproof design
  • Voice Control

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The most significant advantage of GoPro cameras over traditional cameras is the former’s size – they are tiny enough to fit in your pocket. With GoPro cameras, you point and shoot – no hustle. Their responsiveness is higher compared to traditional cameras. They also support wider angles and have longer battery life.

1. GoPro Max with Waterproof Technology and 360 Capabilities for Professional Vlogging

GoPro MAX — Waterproof 360 + Traditional...
  • Three Cameras in One: Maximize your creative freedom. With MAX you can...
  • Max HyperSmooth: MAX gives you unbreakable stabilization by using...
  • Live Streaming in 1080p: Shoot in HERO mode and share while you’re...
Features
  • Immersive 360 audio with up to 6 onboard mics
  • Max focal length of 8.9
  • Hero Mode 1440P60 / 1080p60 video capture resolution

If you are looking for a GoPro camera that supports 1080p live streaming stabilization, you might want to try out this camera. It also supports Hero Mode 1440P60 / 1080p60 video capture resolution. With this camera, you can capture shoot traditional GoPro photos and video as well as capture 360 footage of all subjects around you. You no longer need to pan the scene to snap panoramic shots – just point to the scene and click.

2. GoPro HERO8 Black Camera with GoPro Adventure Kit for Extreme Vlogging

GoPro HERO8 Black Camera with Official GoPro...
  • Includes the GoPro Hero 8 Black Camera and GoPro Official Adventure...
  • Adventure Kit includes a compact carrying case, headstrap, Quickclip,...
  • SanDisk 64GB Extreme microSD 
Features
  • HyperSmooth 2.0
  • Streamlined design
  • LIveBurst support (lets you record videos 1.5 before they start)
  • 4k UHD 2160p Video Capture Resolution
  • SuperPhoto + HDR (lets you capture sizzling 12-MP videos with much reduced bluer whether you are in motion or stationary)
  • TimeWarp 2.0 (for capturing time-lapse videos as you move through a given activity)
  • Expandable Mods System
  • 1080p Live Streaming

This camera comes with GoPro’s official adventure kit that includes a compact case, head strap, floaty handgrip, and QuickClip feature) to ensure that embark on your adventure without requiring to buy other auxiliary support gear. You stand to benefit from its three levels of stabilization – Boost, High, and On – which lets you pick the appropriate option for whatever you are doing, get the widest views possible and boost it to the smoothest video quality ever provided by any HERO camera. The Expandable Mods System that gives vloggers and filmmakers the much-needed shotgun-mic performance is sold separately, and that’s a major downside of this system.

3. GoPro HERO 7 Black

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GoPro HERO7 Black — Waterproof Action...
  • HyperSmooth: Get gimbal‑like stabilization—without the gimbal....
  • TimeWarp: Capture super stabilized time lapse videos while you move...
  • Live Streaming in 720p: Share while you’re there. Live stream in...
Features
  • Rugged+Waterproof
  • HyperSmooth Video Stabilization
  • 4K60 Video + 12MP photos
  • Live Streaming
  • Voice control
  • SuperPhoto (lets you capture photos automatically)
  • Time Warp Video Capture

GoPro HERO 7 Black is just the perfect camera to have if your shooting assignments call for a rugged and waterproof camera with superb voice control, excellent live streaming capabilities and ability to capture stunning pictures at the same time. With its HyperSmooth stabilization, the user will get gimbal-like videos – without the gimbal. An intelligent photo-mode is onboard to deliver brilliant images automatically. If you want to share your pictures far and wide, a handy GoPro app is onboard to help you broadcast your live feed. You can stream directly to your Facebook Live and an array of other platforms via an RTMP URL.

4. GoPro Hero 7 Silver

GoPro Hero 7 Silver
  • 4K30 Video: get stunning 4K video that's as amazing as the moment...
  • Rugged + Waterproof: Share experiences you can't capture with your...
  • Intuitive: Touch screen with a touch screen and simple, streamlined...
Features
  • 4K 30 Videos
  • Rugged + Waterproof design
  • Voice Control
  • Intuitive Touch Screen
  • Vertical shooting trough portrait orientation
  • Video stabilization (lets you avoid capturing shaky footages)
  • 10MP photos support
  • Photo timer jump
  • GPS Performance Stickers

GoPro Hero 7 Silver is a typical GoPro camera with few interesting features. It is remarkably small compared to most GoPro cameras you are used to. It is built waterproof and tough. Perhaps the most plausible feature on this camera is its ability to capture WDR photos and vibrant 4K videos. An onboard GPS lets you track how high, far, and fast you went. Users will find its intuitive touch screen simple and fun to use as it is easy to use and excellent for those of us who like to jump into action quickly without adjusting anything. You must activate the GPS feature if you want to add a GPS on your performance sticker on the videos you feed to the GoPro app. Only burst videos can be transferred manually. All other videos require you to connect your camera to the GoPro app which is even better because the transfer is automated.

GoPro Accessories For Vlogging

1. GoPro Smart Remote

GoPro Smart Remote (GoPro Official Accessory)
  • Delivers full remote control of all camera functions, including...
  • Add HiLight Tags to mark key moments while recording, or access the...
  • Up to 600ft (180m) range in optimal conditions
Features
  • HILIght tags support
  • Up to 600ft usage range
  • Rugged and Wearable Design
  • Waterproof to 33ft (or 10m) depth
  • Full remote-control experience
  • Supports up to 50 GoPro cameras

This removes the best accessory you need have if your adventures often keep all your hands engaged in such a way that you can’t make the necessary controls on your camera. GoPro Smart Remote gives you complete control over your camera – shutter, contrast, on/off settings, etc. It lets you add HILIght tags that lets you mark key moments as you record a video. In optimal conditions, you can use this remote from up to 600ft (or 180m) range. Better yet, you can use it control up to 50 GoPro cameras simultaneously. An inbuilt LCD mirrors the status screen of your camera’s status screen so that you can easily make settings and confirm camera functions.

2. GoPro Head Strap with QuickClip For “How To” Vlogs

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GoPro Head Strap + QuickClip (All GoPro...
  • Head Strap is fully adjustable to fit all sizes
  • Head Strap can be worn over a helmet or directly on your head in a...
  • QuickClip allows you to attach your GoPro to a backwards baseball cap...
Features
  • Adjustable head strap
  • QuickClip attachment assistant
  • Compatible with over 8 GoPro Cameras

If your assignments would be better if you took immersive footages right from your head, this is one of the best accessories designed for that task. It comes with straps that let you tie it on your head or helmet in a headlamp-like position. The straps are adjustable to fit in several head sizes. The QuickClip comes handy if you want to attach it on your baseball cap, belt, back of your snapback hat, or chest – whichever works best for you. It is compatible with most of the popular GoPro cameras including HERO, HERO5 Session, HERO5 Black, HERO6 Black, HERO7 White, HERO7 Silver, HERO7 Black, HERO8 Black, and MAX.

3. GoPro Performance Chest Mount (Extreme Action Vlogging)

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GoPro Performance Chest Mount (All GoPro...
  • Lightweight, flexible construction balances comfort and performance
  • ​Padded and breathable materials stay comfortable during any...
  • ​Fully adjustable to fit a wide range of body types and over heavy...
Features
  • 1-year GoPro Warranty
  • Fully adjustable straps
  • Padded and breathable material of Construction
  • Lightweight and flexible design

Users fall in love with the design of this GoPro accessory. It is a chesty combination of four straps designed to be worn very much like a vest. A docking station for your camera is attached to its front part. The lightweight construction gives it the comfort and balance you need for high performance. Vloggers have had enough of those rigid camera holders that leave their shoulders and waist sore red after a day out vlogging. This accessory was made with extreme vlogging in mind – padded and breathable material of construction, lightweight and flexible joints. The quick-release buckle lets you in and out easily, even with gloves on your hands. The fact that the straps can be adjusted over a long-range means it supports users with a variety of body sizes. If you have a soft spot for extreme biking, hiking, and skiing and you want to put every encounter on tape, this is a must-have accessory.

4. GoPro Floating Hand Grip

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GoPro The Handler Floating Hand Grip (All...
  • Keeps Your GoPro afloat Better than ever before so you can Shoot in...
  • Easy to switch between mounts with a quick release base
  • Enables more stable footage than Holding the Camera by hand Makes it...
Features
  • Quick-release base
  • Non-slip, comfortable design
  • Bright orange cap (which is easy to spot in water)
  • Lightweight (4 ounces)

One of the biggest challenges that water-based vloggers face is keeping their GoPro cameras afloat. Another is keeping your hand stable as you move in the water. This accessory solves these problems quite easily. Footages taken by a GoPro camera mounted on this holder are stable. The quick-release base lets you switch between mounts quickly without fumbling. Its non-slip construction ensures that you remain comfortable during long shooting periods; it also reduces the chances of the handle slipping from your hand. If you are a kayaker, surfer, waterboarding enthusiast, or you’re involved in any other water-based sports, you might want to carry this holder along with your GoPro camera.

5. GoPro Shorty Mini Extension Pole Tripod (Close Up Vlogging)

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GoPro Shorty Mini Extension Pole Tripod (All...
  • The pocket-size shorty (4. 6in, 11. 7cm) is the perfect partner for...
  • Extend shorty up to 8. 9in (22. 7cm) for group shots, selfies and...
  • Prop shorty up on any level surface with its built-in tripod
Features
  • 1-year warranty
  • Multi-surface support
  • Up to 8.9 “(22.7cm) length of extension
  • At least 4.6” (11.7cm) when shortened

Close up vlogging requires you to have a special tripod that can hold your GoPro camera close to the action and without compromising the quality of your footage. GoPro Shorty Mini Extension lets you achieve just that. Users also like the fact that it can extend to about 8.9 inches (or 22.7cm) for group selfies, shots, and other hard-to-reach angles – maybe it is time to say adios to selfie sticks and smartphones! When it is not in use, it can be shortened to a mere 4.6 inches (or 11.7 cm) which is small enough to fit in your pocket.

6. GoPro Dual Battery Charger

GoPro Dual Battery Charger + Battery (HERO8...
  • Conveniently charges two GoPro batteries simultaneously
  • Charges via USB port for faster charging, or via the optional GoPro...
  • Dual LED lights display charging status of both batteries
Features
  • Dual charging options (GoPro Supercharger and USP fast charger port)
  • Included 1220mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery
  • Dual-battery recharging support

There are things you can’t get enough when capturing your adventure on tape, one of those things is the battery life. If you have been having a hard time vlogging or capturing your activity to the fullest, the GoPro Dual Battery Charger might be just the right solution for you. Not only can it charge two GoPro batteries at the same time, but it also comes with a spare 1220mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery to keep you in action as you charge your other two batteries. There are two charging options: via a fast-charging USB port and GoPro Supercharger. Dual LED lights are included to show you the charging status.

7. GoPro Quik Key – Mobile microSD Card Reader

GoPro Quik Key (Micro-USB) Mobile microSD...
  • Fast and easy plug-and-play use on Android phones and tablets with a...
  • Access GoPro footage on your microSD card
  • Carabiner-style clip and weather-resistant cover make it easy to take...
Features
  • Compatible with every GoPro camera on the planet
  • Pairs with Capture, GoPro’s mobile app
  • Plug-and-play on android devices
  • Weather-resistant cover

GoPro Quik Key Reader is a mobile microSD card reader that lets you expand your GoPro camera’s memory by adding an external SD card. You can connect it to your android tablet or smartphone via a USB Connector and transfer your footages with ease, thanks to the easy and fast plug-and-play feature. There is no single GoPro camera that isn’t supported by GoPro Quik Key. The weather-resistant cover and carabiner-style clips make it far easier to take Quik Key with you. You can pair it with Capture, GoPro’s mobile app, and easily access your content. But the plausible thing about it is what it was designed to accomplish – let you access your footages on an SD card which you can insert in almost any device of your liking.

8. Jaws Flex Clamp GoPro Mount with Adjustable Gooseneck by Wealpe

Wealpe Jaws Flex Clamp Mount with Adjustable...
  • ✔️ Clamp your Go Pro to objects ranging in size from 0.25" to 2"...
  • ✔️ Flexible gooseneck design makes it easy to achieve any shooting...
  • ✔️ Jaws clamps your camera firmly on most Desk, Table, Pipes or...
Features
  • Clamps on anything with a diameter between 0.6cm and 5cm (0.25” and 2”)
  • Flexible gooseneck design
  • Compatible with most GoPro action cameras

This clamp lets you attach your GoPro on rails, table, trees, and any other unorthodox surface so that you can capture any activity without holding the camera in your hands. Alternatively, you choose to hold it by its adjustable gooseneck and embark on the recording. It is compatible with GoPro Hero 7, 8, Max, Fusion, Hero (2018 model), 4, 5, 6, Session, 3+, 3, 2, 1, and Xiaomi Yi Cameras.

9. Hohem GoPro Vlogging Gimbal Stabilizer

Hohem GoPro Gimbal Stabilizer, iSteady Pro 2,...
  • ►【Hohem iSteady Pro 2 Action Camera Gimbal Stabilizer, IPX4...
  • ►【MUST KNOW, can not support gopro 8】Mount and Balance your...
  • ►【Fantasy 3D Inception Mode, Sports Mode】Pro2 gimbal's pan motor...
Features
  • Motion lapse support
  • New Hohem Gimbal app
  • Fantasy 3D Inception Mode
  • Sports Mode

How about a GoPro gimbal stabilizer with IPX4 splash-proof function? That would be fantastic, right? It also comes with iSteady Pro 2 (an upgrade of iSteady Pro which didn’t disappoint) that supports GoPro Action, DJI Osmo Action, and an array of other action cameras that would produce impressive performance with accessories that enable the creation of smooth HD videos in both sunny and rainy conditions and during nighttime and daytime. However, it is important to note that this stabilizer does not support GoPro 8. The 3600mAh rechargeable battery lasts for about 12 hours.

How to create amazing vlogs using a GoPro

One of the advantages of GoPro cameras and accessories is their waterproof features. If you are a diver, it is prudent to choose a GoPro camera or accessories that can withstand great depths besides being waterproof. Because you will be frogging underwater using your diving shoes, it only makes sense to use the GoPro Head Strap or similar accessories that can attach your camera on your head – you can capture great footage from there. If you are involved in activities above the water, you can use GoPro Performance Chest Mount or similar accessories to capture footages from your chest area.

The problem with vlogging as you walk is that your shaky hands get in the way of producing stable videos – the end product is a shaky video that irritates the viewer. Some GoPro cameras come with a stabilizing feature that reduces the effects of your shaking hands. To capture the best footage while on the move, consider investing in an accessory with stabilizing abilities which will boost what your camera already has. For example, Hohem GoPro Vlogging Gimbal Stabilizer provides superb stabilizing that vloggers need.

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Zach

Hi there, I'm Zach and I am main writer and editor here at Looxcie. I put in lots of hours researching YouTube as a platform, from how to start your channel to how to grow it to millions of subscribers. Now I want to share all my knowledge to content creators, vloggers and YouTubers.

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