2016 wasn’t exactly a stellar year for GoPro. But the company still makes damn good cameras, and their brand is still synonymous with the action camera market. Here’s a sampling of the shots made possible by GoPro from this year alone.
While it’s not likely to produce the kind of smooth and controlled video of a pricy drone, the AER looks like a fun way to capture short snippets of aerial footage and overhead stills on the cheap. It’s made from sturdy foam, and protects your camera from impact and water.
The Black Edition of the handy multi-angle stand is compatible with GoPro cameras that are in their protective housing, so you can take photos or videos in a wider variety of situations. It’s also compatible with LEGO and can be used to take 360º pictures.
We’re not sure what it is with animals and action cameras, what with seagulls, octopi, and lions taking a liking to the gadgets. Recently, Viva Frei set the diminutive GoPro Session camera on the ground in a park, and a squirrel decided to take it for a trip into the trees.
A simple but much-needed accessory for GoPro cameras. The Switchback has a quick-release mechanism that stays attached to your camera, while its base is compatible with practically all GoPro mounts. It also lets you rotate the camera in 90º increments while it’s mounted.
GoPro celebrates Endangered Species Day with this documentary about naturalist Casey Anderson. About 13 years ago, Casey rescued a grizzly bear, who’s now one of his closest pals and inspired him to create a grizzly sanctuary. Quite a contrast from The Revenant.
A brief, but cool demonstration of GoPro’s upcoming drone, the 4K-capable Karma, as freestyle skier Bobby Brown appears to toss the flying contraption into the air, and it follows his ride downhill at Aspen Snowmass. Sign up at GoPro for a chance to win one of 100 drones.
Originally seen as the Aétho, this gyroscopic handheld video stabilizer is now raising funds on Indiegogo. It provides buttery smooth motion shots, and has a built-in LCD viewfinder. The sample videos shot with the prototype are truly impressive. Early birds save $50.