Here's Why a GoPro is the Small Camera You Should Take Everywhere

GoPro 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.

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 158g—less than top-of-the-line smartphones. In fact, the GoPro MAX captures up to an incredible 6K video!

Sitting at a tiny 2.8 x 2.2 x 1.3in (71 x 55 x 33.6mm), HERO9 Black fits easily into your bag or jacket pocket so it can go everywhere you can (and even some places you can't).

GoPro can be used anywhere

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, GoPro cameras don't limit when or where you can capture a moment.

HERO9 Black is rugged and waterproof to 33ft (10m) right out of the box. Or add the HERO9 Black Protective Housing + Waterproof Case, and it's protected even more from dirt and flying debris. Plus, it makes HERO9 Black waterproof to 196ft (60m).

3. GoPro Cameras are Super Easy to Use

In addition to their small frame, GoPro cameras are among the easiest compact cameras to use.

GoPro cameras feature large rear LCD touch screens that makes navigating the menu super easy and shoots in all the familiar capture modes you expect—photo, video, time lapse and more. You can set up to 10 shortcuts, called capture presets, to match your favorite settings, and smart-capture modes, called Power Tools, are built straight into the camera’s UI to make capturing professional-looking content super simple.

And the newest GoPro has a front display that is perfect for framing selfies.

PRO TIP: For even easier camera control and setting adjustments, download the GoPro Quik app on your phone to view, edit and share your photos and videos. It even creates auto-generated highlight videos of your favorite shots—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 and phone storage
  • Small drops result in catostrophic damage
  • Ruined phone = lost contacts, text messages, apps and more
  • Can be challenging to find quality mounts

Use HERO9 Black as your everyday small camera, and you don't have to worry about those things. It can shoot 5K video AND it slides easily into your bage, pocket or purse. And with so many available mounts, you can attach it just about anywhere in any situation.

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 (featured above) 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 accessories like The Remote, 3-Way 2.0, Protective Housing, 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.