A GoPro Hero 5 Setup for Travel
I’ve been a huge fan of the GoPro action cameras for a long time, so I was very excited when I decided to upgrade to the new Hero 5 Session. GoPro is undoubtedly the most popular name in action cameras and is synonymous with durability and quality. The first GoPro camera I had was the basic Hero model bought for $129 from Target and we beat the hell out of it. We took it everywhere: skiing, fishing, camping, vacations and it held up great but I wanted to upgrade. The GoPro Hero 5 Session had everything I was looking for: Bluetooth, Voice Control, Compact size and GPS.
The first time I had a chance to use the Hero 5 Session was on a trip to Varadero, Cuba. I was quite happy with the overall performance of the camera, the menu took awhile to navigate and setup but the pictures and video were superb. The Bluetooth option makes this unit worth the price. Once you pair the camera with your phone its easy to adjust the cameras view to get that “perfect shot”. The Hero 5 Session is waterproof right out of the box for up to 30ft so its perfect for snorkeling. If you plan to take it scuba diving then I would suggest purchasing a waterproof case available on Amazon.
Go Pro Hero 5 Session Specs:
Max Video Resolution
3840 x 2160
Hi Definition Video Support
up to 30ft
USB cable, curved adhesive mount, flat adhesive mount, frame, mounting adapter
Digital Image Rotation, Camera Orientation Detection, Time-Lapse recording, Loop recording, voice control, TimeLapse, Wind Noise Reduction, Stereo Microphone, Night Mode, Widescreen Video Capture, Focus Free Adjustment, Widescreen Video Capture
My GoPro Travel Setup
I have had people ask me what GoPro setup I use for traveling so I will now detail what I use when traveling. I am a frugal traveler so I wanted to save as much money as I could when I bought the GoPro unit. I found that Amazon had the best price and was determined to save money on the accessories.
I would suggest purchasing a GoPro remote to use with the Hero 5 Session as it makes taking pictures and video effortless. I thought the remote from GoPro was overpriced so I went with a different brand. I was quite surprised with the quality of the Suptig Waterproof GoPro Remote. The battery lasted most of my vacation and it kept working after being submerged in the ocean. This is a great alternative to save money on a GoPo Remote.
I chose the Amazon Basics GoPro stick not only for durability but it has a spot to hold the remote. The stick itself is durable and doesn’t rust after being in the ocean, I really like the weight of the stick and the quality is amazing for the price.
Camera Travel Case
The Smatree SmaCase was probably my best purchase. This case is incredibly durable and holds everything incluging: charging cords, memory cards, extra camera mounts and remote. The interior is lined with foam to protect your camera and the exterior has a hard shell in case you drop it.