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Which SD Memory Card For My GoPro?

(Updated: 16/10/18)

One of the biggest areas that is overlooked when getting a video/camera setup for trips out is the speed of the your SD or Micro SD card. Now this doesn’t matter if your camera is a GoPro, DJI, Contour, Garmin, Sony , Nikon or whatever because without a good memory card you may struggle to capture the video footage you want.

Which SD Memory Card For My GoPro?
Which SD Memory Card For My GoPro?

The Speed Class Rating is the official unit of speed measurement for all SD cards, including both full and micro sized versions. Speed Class is a minimum speed based on a worst case scenario test and represents the minimum transfer rate of data that the card is capable of.

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GoPro Lens Caps

Replacement parts are available for all of the GoPro range but I prefer to try and prevent any damage particularly when the camera and case are in my bag. One of easiest parts to damage is the lens of both the camera itself and the lens area on waterproof case. Damage to either of these will ruin footage.

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GoPro Hero 4 Vs 3+ Vs 3 Comparison

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The new GoPro Hero 4 was released on the 5th October 2014.

[UPDATE: GoPro have released the Hero 7 Black Edition.  You can find more about it here.]

The new Hero 4 is available in two varieties the Black Edition and Silver Edition. The Hero 3+ Silver and Hero 3 White editions still form part of the range. A new lower spec Hero is also available.

The form factor of the Hero 4 remains the same as the 3 and 3+ with some slight alterations. This includes a change to the front LCD information screen that now houses the status and connection LEDs. The battery has also changed in both spec and shape!

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Must have GoPro Accessories

I’ve been looking at the range of GoPro accessories I currently have to assess whether or not I would buy them again. Here is a very quick run down of the “Keepers” and the “Binned”. There has been fair bit of trial and error over the last few years but I think that I have narrowed things down to kit that works and is actually worth getting.

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Most accessories will work with the entire GoPro range.

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GoPro In The Dark – Knog qudos Action

How about a light that complements your GoPro Hero 3 or 3+ and is waterproof up to 40m? Check out the GoPro In The Dark – Knog qudos Action from Knog.

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GoPro Grenade Grip By GoPole

A couple of years ago I knocked up my own GoPro grip system using a cut off from a kayak paddle shaft. It worked really well and I managed to get some good/steady shots whilst using it. Recently I was sent a GoPro Grenade Grip to try out.

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GoPro Grenade Grip

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GoPro Hero 3 Plus (3+) – Black Vs Silver Vs White

[UPDATE: GoPro have released the Hero6 black edition, find out more here.]

Picking the right GoPro for your needs is forever getting a little more challenging. The range is expanding/changing on an annual basis. At the moment GoPro have three slightly different spec’d cameras based on the GoPro Hero 3 and GoPro Hero 3 Plus platform.

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At the top of the range is the GoPro Black 3+, closey followed by the Silver 3+ and then finally the White 3 which has been carried over from last years range. There is no GoPro Hero 3 Plus White edition at this moment in time.

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Current GoPro Setup – April 2014

I receive a couple of emails each day asking about my current GoPro setup so here is an update.

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I use both a GoPro Hero 3 Black and 3+ Black editions. Both have there firmware updated every time there is a new release.

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GoPro Hero 3 Plus Silver Edition Bargain

Now and again you can find a GoPro Hero 3 Plus Silver edition bargain.

GoPro Hero 3 Plus Silver Edition Bargain

I have just spotted that Amazon have GoPro Hero 3 Plus Silver editions for £200. This is less than the price of the older 3 Silver edition.

Click here.

GoPro Blackout

GoPro have launched a new matt black special OPs type housing for the GoPro 3 and 3+. The idea is that it gives the camera a more covert look and won’t grab the attention of those who may be caught while you are out filming.

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SD Card Recommendations – GoPro, Drift, Contour

One of the biggest areas that is overlooked when getting a video/camera setup for trips out is the speed of the your SD or Micro SD card. Now this doesn’t matter if your camera is a GoPro, Contour, Garmin, Sony or whatever because without a good memory card you may struggle to capture the video footage you want.

Which SD Memory Card For My GoPro?

The Speed Class Rating is the official unit of speed measurement for all SD cards, including both full and micro sized versions. Speed Class is a minimum speed based on a worst case scenario test and represents the minimum transfer rate of data that the card is capable of.

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GoPro Hero 3 And 3 Plus Micro SD Card

One of the biggest areas that is overlooked when getting a video/camera setup for trips out is the speed of the your SD card. Many ask what is the best SD card for my GoPro camera? The GoPro HD Hero3 and 3 Plus series of cameras support Micro SD cards up to 64GB.

The choices of GoPro Hero 3 And 3 Plus micro SD cards is huge. Hopefully my trial and error over the last few years will point you in the right direction.

I have updated this post to ensure that the best cards possible are identified. This post also now contains references to the Hero 4 range of cameras.

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The GoPro Hero 3 – white, silver, black and the even newer newer GoPro 3+ range use Micro SD Cards. Micro SD cards are roughly the size of a mobile phone sim card and are often supplied with an adaptor to allow them to be used within tech that uses full size SD cards.

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