The best GoPro cameras in 2022: from the new Hero10 Black
The best GoPro cameras offer high-res photos and videos that make capturing all your adventures really easy
While the best GoPro camera is without a double the latest, GoPro Hero 10 Black, it might not be the best one for you. Depending on what you need it for, some of the featured on the Hero 10 might be too advanced and you could actually save yourself a lot of money by investing in one of the earlier releases. GoPro now have a huge range of cameras to suit every need from basic actions cams to 6K 360-degrees cameras for when you want to be a little more creative.
Unless you shoot professionally, chances are you won’t need the 5.3K resolution offered by the Hero 10. If you can settle for 4K, you’ll still get excellent image quality and you can spend the excess money on some of the best GoPro accessories.
One of the main reasons people buy GoPro’s is because of how tough they are. If you’re planning to use it for action and adventure sports it’s a no-brainer. You’ll need something shockproof and waterproof and GoPro’s HyperSmooth stabilization means your footage will be ultra-smooth too.
GoPro’s are among some of the best waterproof and underwater cameras you can buy and the latest models are waterproof down to an impressive 10 meters. Of course, GoPro’s don’t have to be used solely for sports and actions, they make great cameras for vloggers, content creators and YouTubers which is why they appear in our best YouTube cameras guide.
A few of GoPro’s older models have now been discontinued so if you want to get your hands on one earlier than a 7, eBay will be your best bet. The advantage of investing in an older model such as the Hero8 Black is that as new models are released, the previous ones get cheaper. This means you can spend any spare cash on the best GoPro accessories and there are so many to choose from including selfie poles, body mounts and grip handles.
Of course, in terms of specs, the GoPro Hero 10 really is the best GoPro you can buy at the moment with the GoPro Hero 9 coming in a close second. The Hero 10 is capable of 5.3K video, it has a front-facing screen and HyperSmooth 4.0 image stabilization for super-steady shooting but at nearly $450/£480 it’s a hefty investment. If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to GoPro entirely, it would be worth checking out our guide on the best accessories which includes a few models for less than $100!