• Field Of View
Sports cameras like the GoPro comes with wide angle lens, which allows you to capture some brilliant details in the frame. It offers you 180-degree field of view and you also have an option to tone down the field of view if you want to capture narrow shots.
Unlike your other point and shoot cameras, the GoPro is not going to offer you settings that can be further used to enhance the images. The images are clicked in a format that is decided by the camera on its own and it means you get the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO all from the camera’s automatic setting. However, it is actually not a downside as the camera is pretty much accurate when it comes to choosing a right compensation and exposure and churns out some amazing looking photos.
As the image format that the camera supports is JPEG, you could expect some real quick results off the camera. The newer models also have the capability to click images at 30 frames per second at full resolution. This is really helpful for those people who are looking forward to get a camera that can be specifically used for action photography. There is also an interval mode which allows you to shoot every half second, second, 2 seconds, 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 30 seconds, or 60 seconds. No wonder why this camera is also used in most of the photography events.
• Waterproof Housing and Accessories
Another benefit you have with the camera is its waterproof ability. This means that using the company supplied housing; you could use the camera to shoot videos and photos underwater. This keeps the camera clean, dry and protected in wet conditions or underwater. There are various other accessories on offer that allows you to mount the camera on various surfaces and this means that you could capture some crazy looking videos and images. For example, there is a suction cup, a surfboard mount, a helmet strap, chest harness, sticky mounts, and even a plain tripod mount.