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5 Reasons GoPro Is Your Best Everyday Small Camera

Apr 07, 2023


GoPro action cameras are compact enough to fit anywhere and rugged enough to go everywhere. So why not carry your GoPro with you all the time?

Whether you're exploring the bazaars of Marrakech or the local playground with your kids, here are a few reasons GoPro is the best small camera to add to your everyday carry.

Why Is GoPro The Best Small Camera You Should Take Everywhere?

1. GoPro Cameras are Really Small—Unlike Your Sense of Adventure

When it comes to compact cameras, few can beat GoPro’s current lineup of cameras weighing no more than 133g—less than top-of-the-line smartphones.

Sitting at a tiny 52.4 W x 51.2 H x 38 D (mm), the flagship HERO11 Black Mini camera fits easily into your bag or jacket pocket so it can go everywhere you can (and even some places you can't).

2. It’s Tough and Ready for Action

A camera you take everywhere should be ready for whatever your day brings. Don't miss an epic shot just because your compact point-and-shoot isn't as fearless as you are. Fortunately, HERO11 Black Mini doesn't limit when or where you can capture a moment. 

HERO11 Black Mini is rugged and waterproof to 33ft (10m) right out of the box. Add the HERO11 Black Mini Dive Camera Housing (Waterproof Case) and it's protected even more from dirt and flying debris. Plus, it makes HERO11 Black Mini waterproof to 196ft (60m).

3. GoPro Cameras Are Super Easy to Use

Despite their small frame, GoPro action cameras are among the easiest compact cameras to use. 

HERO11 Black Mini has the same incredible video performance as our flagship camera, but it’s even easier to use with one-button simplicity. Just point and shoot, and you’ll record stunning 5.3K video—our highest resolution. Simply hit record and stay present in the moment while capturing your most amazing shots.

PRO TIP: For even easier camera control and setting adjustments, download GoPro Quik on your phone. View, edit and share your photos. Get highlight videos sent to your phone automatically. You can also change your camera settings through the app – simply download Quik on the App Store and Google Play.

4. A GoPro is a Better Compact Camera than Your Phone – Period

While many people use their phones as an everyday compact camera, there are some drawbacks:

  • Drain on battery life
  • Small drops result in catastrophic damage
  • Ruined phone = lost contacts, text messages, apps and more
  • Can be challenging to find quality mounts

Use HERO11 Black Mini as your everyday small camera, and you don't have to worry about those things. It can shoot cinematic 5.3K60 + 2.7K240 video with 24.7 megapixel stills from video. It's got Emmy® Award-winning HyperSmooth 5.0 video stabilization with Horizon Lock built-in. Dual-mounting fingers on the bottom and rear of the camera give you more options for the perfect low-profile setup. And with so many available camera mounts, you can put it just about anywhere.

5. A GoPro is the Perfect Mini Camera for Travel

Traditional camera gear is bulky and needs a lot of extra padding to survive being packed for vacation. But GoPro cameras and accessories are small, lightweight and can take a beating. And when done right, they barely take up any space in your luggage.

The packable size of GoPro-compatible mounts also makes them perfect for travel photography. Stick with a GoPro on a compact mount, like 3-Way 2.0 (tripod / arm / grip), and you'll be able to enjoy your mountain hike or riverside stroll while capturing more authentic photos.

PRO TIP: Get the Casey Semi Hard Camera Case for your next vacation. Casey will hold your GoPro in addition to other camera accessories like The Remote, 3-Way 2.0 Grip, extra batteries and more.

Want to learn more about how versatile a GoPro can be? Check out the article 19 Things You Didn't Know Your GoPro Can Do.


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