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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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Best Micro SD Memory Card For the GoPro 4

The new GoPro 4 (released Oct 2014)and Hero 4 Session (released July 2015) are the latest incarnations of the GoPro Hero action POV camera.

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The GoPro 4 POV action camera appears in a number of different guises including the Session, Silver edition (with built in LCD screen) and the industry leading 4K capable Black edition. No matter which GoPro you choose you need the best Micro SD card possible. At the end of the day it isn’t all about size, it’s all about speed.

The Hero 4 (including the Session), 3+ and 3 series will accept Micro SD cards up to a 64GB capacity. The new grey Hero camera will accept a card with a capacity up to 32GB.

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Contour Roam 3

Contour have recently announced the release of the new Contour Roam 3.

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On the face of it little has changed. The major difference is what is going on inside. Roam have improved the level of seal protection, so the Contour Roam 3 is Roam’s first camera that doesn’t require an additional housing.

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Lexar 64GB 633x Micro SDXC Memory Card

Over the last few months I have been testing out the latest Micro SD card from Lexar. The latest one is the Lexar 64GB 633x which has been living in my GoPro.

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GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition Review – 6 Months On

I have had the GoPro Hero 3 plus Black Edition since October 2013 and it has been used on almost a weekly basis along side my Hero 3 Black Edition.

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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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Lexar Have Stepped Up The Game – GoPro Micro SD Card

I’ve been running a 600x Class 10 Lexar Micro SD for the last 8 months with great success. They are now offering improved read/write speeds in the new 633x models with up to 95mb/sec.

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Micro SD Card Recommendations

It’s important to use one of the recommended Micro SD cards in your camera, or you may experience freeze-up or video corruption issues. If your camera has had an issue it is probably down to the Micro SD card being used. This applies whether you are using a GoPro, Contour, Drift, Sony or indeed any other type of action/POV camera. Buying a good quality fast Micro SD card can make the difference between getting the video or not.

GoPro Hero Micro SD Card Recommendation

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Peak Design Camera Mount System – First Look

Peak Design LTD is a Kickstarter success who create innovative camera mount systems for cameras ranging from DSLRs to GoPro.

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I picked up the P.O.V pack a couple of weeks ago, which consists of the two elements shown above in one package deal.

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