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GoPro Comparison Guide: 25 Models / 28 Differences Compared

Which GoPro camera has the features you need? With so many models, it can be hard to compare and sort out the differences. In this GoPro comparison guide, you’ll learn about the differences between all the models. We cover the newest Hero11 Black back to Hero3 cameras.

And of course, we use lots of charts and lists. Want to dive into a specific feature set? Nice! We have articles and guides on all of the top GoPro features so you can learn more about voice control, webcams, battery life, audio, etc.

GoPro Comparison Guide

I know, it can be confusing to sort out all the models. I bought my first GoPro back in 2012. And I’ve been using (and writing about) them ever since. And the models and specs still confuse me.

Since 2012, GoPro has released between 2 and 4 new camera models every year.

GoPro Naming Confusion

And while GoPro knows how to make a great camera, they aren’t very good at naming them. For example, they have two cameras named Hero (released 4 years apart). Plus two more named Hero+. And two Hero3 Black and two Hero3 Silver models.

Of course, if you look closely, you can tell them apart. Sometimes they add a “+” or the release year in brackets. Silly, but I guess it works.

To help, I created this guide. In part, to help myself keep things straight. I hope this will also help you to sort out the differences and make the right choice for your adventure.

In this post, you’ll learn about the basic differences between the three types of GoPro cameras. Then I compare all 25 models with their 28 unique features. And then I cover each model in detail so you can see what you’re getting with a specific camera.

But first, which is the best GoPro camera?

gopro hero11 black on tripod
GoPro Hero11 Black

Best GoPro Camera? Hero11 Black

It’s good to compare different models and features. But if you’re just here to get the best GoPro camera, I might be able to save you some time.

If you’re wondering which GoPro is the best camera, you should get the Hero11 Black.

Get your GoPro Hero11 Black on Amazon, B&H Photo, or Best Buy.

The Hero11 Black is my favorite GoPro so far. Here’s why.

  1. Shoots 5.3K video at 60 frames per second (and 4K at 120 fps).
  2. Shoots a range of photo bursts from 3 images in 1 second to 30 images in 10 seconds
  3. Has super-smooth image stabilization technology with Hypersmooth 5.0
  4. Other features include TimeWarp 3.0, 8X Slo-Mo, waterproof to 33 ft, and better low-light capabilities. 
  5. Can be used as a webcam – no mods required.
  6. Optional Media Mod adds directional mic with wind suppression, additional mic input, micro HMDI output, and 2 cold shoe mounts (for lights, mics or stands). It also comes with 2 onboard mics, voice control, GPS, and super slow motion video in HD (1080p at 240fps).

When it comes to technology, I’m a big fan of buying the best I can afford.

Okay, now on to the full detail of the post:


Basic GoPro Differences: 3 Types of Cameras

To begin, let’s compare the three different styles of GoPro cameras. I’ve ordered them from most to least popular.

  • Hero: This is the most popular, and most recognizable, GoPro camera. It is a small rectangular camera. It is the mid-range for cost and size. All the newer models come with LCD touch screen.
  • Session: This is the entry-level GoPro type. It has limited function, is lightweight, and lower cost. The Session is shaped like a cube and comes with just two buttons. No screen.
  • 360 Degree Cameras: The Max, and older Fusion, are the largest, heaviest, and most expensive GoPro camera category. These cameras are unique because they shoot 360-degree video footage. While it can produce some crazy immersive footage, it requires more skill when shooting and editing.

GoPro Ranking: Best to Basic

To help you make some sense out of all these models, here are our rankings of the best GoPro models.

Flagship GoPro Models

Here are the flagship models, at the time of release.

  • Hero11 Black (September 2022) Includes the Creator Edition
  • Hero10 Black (September 2021)
  • Hero9 Black (September 2020)
  • Hero8 Black (October 2019)
  • GoPro Max (October 2019)
  • Hero7 Black (September 2018)
  • Hero6 Black (September 2017)
  • GoPro Fusion (November 2017)
  • Hero5 Black (September 2016)
  • Hero4 Black (September 2014)
  • Hero3 Black (October 2012)

Mid Range GoPro Models

  • Hero11 Black Mini (November 2022)
  • Hero7 Silver and White (September 2018)
  • Hero5 Session (September 2016)
  • Hero4 Silver (September 2014)
  • Hero4 Session (September 2014)
  • Hero3+ Black (October 2013)
  • Hero3 Silver (October 2012)

Basic GoPro Models

These are pretty basic models that are intentionally lacking in common features.

  • Hero (2018) (March 2018)
  • Hero+ (October 2015)
  • Hero+ LCD (October 2015)
  • Hero (September 2014)
  • Hero3+ Silver (October 2013)
  • Hero3 White (October 2012)

As you can tell from above, typically the Black model is the flagship camera for GoPro. The unnumbered Hero series are typically very basic.

Ranking cameras can be pretty subjective. Disagree with something on the list? Let me know in the comments.

GoPro Comparison Chart: 4 Newest Models

Here is the full breakdown of every GoPro model. Looking for more detail on a specific model? See individual model spec comparison below the chart.

If you want to see every model since the Hero3, see the charts at the end of the post. In the following chart, I include just the newest models.

Or maybe you want to view these comparison charts on a larger page? Check out our GoPro Comparison Chart.

Get your GoPro Hero11 Black on Amazon, B&H Photo, or Best Buy.

Note: These four models all have voice control, touch screen (except the Mini), Protune, and WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.

Hero11 BlackHero11 Black MiniHero10 BlackHero9 Black
Video5.3K60 / 4K1205.3K60 / 4K1205.3K60 / 4K1205K30 / 4K60
Photo27MPShoots video only23MP20MP
Image StabilizationHyperSmooth 5.0HyperSmooth 5.0HyperSmooth 4.0HyperSmooth 3.0
GPSYesNoYesYes
Weight (ounces)5.5 oz4.7 oz5.4 oz5.2 oz
Weight (grams)155 g133 g154 g147 g
Size (inches)2.8 x 2 x 1.3″ 2 x 2 x 1.5″2.8 x 2.2 x 1.3"2.8 x 2.2 x 1.3"
Size (mm)72 x 51 x 34 mm52 x 51 x 38 mm 71 x 55 x 33.6 mm71 x 55 x 33.6 mm
BatteryRemovableBuilt inRemovableRemovable
Battery Life73 minutes70 minutes90 minutes90 minutes
Same Battery1720mAh (SPBL1B)1500mAh Enduro1720mAh (SPBL1B)1720mAh (SPBL1B)
Audio (Mic)2 (Front and top)1 (Front)2 (Front and top)2 (Front and top)
Accepts External MicYes, with Media Mod. Or Pro 3.5 Mic AdapterNoYes, with Media Mod. Or Pro 3.5 Mic AdapterYes, with Media Mod. Or Pro 3.5 Mic Adapter
Wind Noise ReductionYesYesYesYes
Release DateSeptember 14, 2022November 18, 2022September 16, 2021September 16, 2020
Release Year2022202220212020
Serial Number Begins WithC347C349C346C344
Sensor Size1/1.9″1/1.9″1/2.3″1/2.3″
Aperturef/2.5f/2.5f/2.5f/2.8
micro HDMIYes, if using Media ModNoYes, if using Media ModYes, if using Media Mod
Webcam FunctionYes NoYesYes
ZoomDigital zoomNoDigital zoomDigital zoom

Interested to learn more about a specific GoPro feature? Check out these guides:


Detailed GoPro Comparision (By Model)

Here is a full breakdown of every GoPro camera model since 2012 with the Hero3.


Hero11 Black

To begin, let’s start with the Hero11 Black. This is the newest GoPro Hero camera. And it’s my favorite.

Get your GoPro Hero11 Black on Amazon, B&H Photo, or Best Buy.

  • Video: 5.3K60 / 4K120
  • Photo: 27MP
  • Image Stabilization: HyperSmooth 5.0
  • Protune: Yes
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
  • Webcam Function: Yes
  • GPS: Yes
  • Voice Commands: Yes
  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Zoom: Digital zoom
  • Battery: Removable
  • Battery Life: 70 minutes
  • Same Battery: 1720mAh (SPBL1B)
  • Audio (Mic): 2 (Front and top)
  • Accepts External Mic: Yes, with Media Mod. Or Pro 3.5 Mic Adapter
  • Wind Noise Reduction: Yes

Here are some other features to consider when comparing GoPro models.

  • Weight (ounces): 5.5 oz
  • Weight (grams): 155 g
  • Size (inches): 2.8 x 2 x 1.3″
  • Size (mm): 72 x 51 x 34 mm
  • Release Date: September 14, 2022
  • Release Year: 2022
  • Serial Number Begins With: C347
  • Sensor Size: 1/1.9″
  • Aperture: f/2.5
  • micro HDMI: No (Yes, if using Media Mod)
  • Default Password: n/a

Here are the specs on the rest of the GoPro cameras.

Hero11 Black Mini

The Hero11 Black Mini is the lighter, stripped-down version of the Hero11 Black.

  • Video: 5.3K60 / 4K120
  • Photo: Doesn’t shoot video. Image screen grab can capture up to 24MP stills from video.
  • Image Stabilization: HyperSmooth 5.0
  • Protune: Yes
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
  • Webcam Function: No
  • GPS: No
  • Voice Commands: Yes
  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Zoom: No
  • Battery: Embedded
  • Battery Life: 70 minutes
  • Same Battery: 1500 mAh
  • Audio (Mic): 1 (Front)
  • Accepts External Mic: No
  • Wind Noise Reduction: Yes

Here are some other features to consider when comparing GoPro models.

  • Weight (ounces): 4.7 oz
  • Weight (grams): 133 g
  • Size (inches): 2 x 2 x 1.5″
  • Size (mm): 52 x 51 x 38 mm
  • Release Date: November 18, 2022
  • Release Year: 2022
  • Serial Number Begins With: C349
  • Sensor Size: 1/1.9″
  • Aperture: f/2.5
  • micro HDMI: No
  • Default Password: n/a

Here are the specs on the rest of the GoPro cameras.

Hero10 Black

The Hero10 is very similar to the Hero11. There really is no need to upgrade to the new Hero11, if you have the Hero10.

See current price for Hero10 Black.

  • Video: 5.3K60 / 4K120
  • Photo: 23MP
  • Photo Burst (Photos/Second): Live Burst / Auto, 30/10, 30/6, 30/3, 25/1, 10/3, 10/1, 5/1, 3/1 Intervals
  • Image Stabilization: HyperSmooth 4.0
  • Protune: Yes
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
  • Webcam Function: Yes
  • GPS: Yes
  • Voice Commands: Yes
  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Zoom: Digital zoom
  • Battery: Removable
  • Battery Life: 70 minutes
  • Same Battery: 1720mAh (SPBL1B)
  • Audio (Mic): 2 (Front and top)
  • Accepts External Mic: Yes, with Media Mod. Or Pro 3.5 Mic Adapter
  • Wind Noise Reduction: Yes

Here are some other features to consider when comparing GoPro models.

  • Weight (ounces): 5.4 oz
  • Weight (grams): 154 g
  • Size (inches): 2.8 x 2.2 x 1.3″
  • Size (mm): 71 x 55 x 33.6 mm
  • Release Date: September 16, 2021
  • Release Year: 2021
  • Serial Number Begins With: C346
  • Sensor Size: 1/2.3″
  • Aperture: f/2.5
  • micro HDMI: No (Yes, if using Media Mod)
  • Default Password: n/a

Hero9 Black

Here are the details on the Hero9 Black. This is the newest GoPro Hero camera. 

  • Video: 5K30 / 4K60
  • Photo: 20MP
  • Photo Burst (Photos/Second): Live Burst / Auto, 30/10, 30/6, 30/3, 25/1, 10/3, 10/1, 5/1, 3/1 Intervals
  • Image Stabilization: HyperSmooth 3.0
  • Protune: Yes
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
  • Webcam Function: Yes
  • GPS: Yes
  • Voice Commands: Yes
  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Zoom: Digital zoom
  • Battery: Removable
  • Battery Life: 70 minutes
  • Same Battery: 1720mAh (SPBL1B)
  • Audio (Mic): 2 (Front and top)
  • Accepts External Mic: Yes, with Media Mod. Or Pro 3.5 Mic Adapter
  • Wind Noise Reduction: Yes

Here are some other features to consider when comparing GoPro models.

  • Weight (ounces): 5.2 oz
  • Weight (grams): 147 g
  • Size (inches): 2.8 x 2.2 x 1.3″
  • Size (mm): 71 x 55 x 33.6 mm
  • Release Date: September 16, 2020
  • Release Year: 2020
  • Serial Number Begins With: C344
  • Sensor Size: 1/2.3″
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • micro HDMI: No (Yes, if using Media Mod)
  • Default Password: n/a

Hero8 Black

Now, let’s check out the Hero8 Black.  The Hero8 is an outstanding camera.

Here are some of its best features.

  1. Shoots 4K video at 60 frames per second
  2. Shoots photo burst of 30 images in one second
  3. Has super-smooth image stabilization technology with Hypersmooth 2.0
  4. Can be used as a webcam
  5. Comes with 3 onboard mics, voice control, GPS, and super slow-motion video in HD (1080p at 240fps).
  • Video: 4K60
  • Photo: 12MP
  • Photo Burst (Photos/Second): Live Burst / 30/1
  • Image Stabilization: HyperSmooth 2.0
  • Protune: Yes
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
  • Webcam Function: Yes
  • GPS: Yes
  • Voice Commands: Yes
  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Zoom: Digital zoom
  • Battery: Removable
  • Battery Life: 70 minutes
  • Same Battery: 1220mAh (AJBAT-001)
  • Audio (Mic): 3 (Front, side, and bottom)
  • Accepts External Mic: Yes, with Media Mod
  • Wind Noise Reduction: Yes

Here are some other features to consider when comparing GoPro models.

  • Weight (ounces): 4.4 oz
  • Weight (grams): 126 g
  • Size (inches): 2.6 x 1.9 x 1.1″
  • Size (mm): 66 x 48 x 28 mm
  • Release Date: October 1, 2019
  • Release Year: 2019
  • Serial Number Begins With: C333…
  • Sensor Size: 1/2.3″
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • micro HDMI: No (Yes, if using Media Mod)
  • Default Password: n/a
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GoPro Hero8 Black camera specs

GoPro Max (360)

Let’s check out the GoPro Max. This is the latest 360-degree camera by GoPro. While it produces outstanding footage, it isn’t for everyone. It certainly as easy to shoot and share video as with the Hero series cameras.

  • Video: 360 Video: 6K Source / 5.6K Stitched. Hero Mode: 1440p60
  • Photo: 16MP
  • Photo Burst (Photos/Second): No
  • Image Stabilization: Max HyperSmooth
  • Protune: Yes
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
  • Webcam Function: No
  • GPS: Yes
  • Voice Commands: Yes
  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Zoom: No
  • Battery: Removable. Learn more about the Max Battery
  • Battery Life: 108 minutes
  • Same Battery: 1600mAh (ACBAT-001)
  • Audio (Mic): 2 (Front and back)
  • Accepts External Mic: No
  • Wind Noise Reduction: Yes

Here are some other features to consider when comparing GoPro models.

  • Weight (ounces): 5.2 oz
  • Weight (grams): 154 g
  • Size (inches): 2.5 x 2.7 x 1″
  • Size (mm): 64 x 69 x 25 mm
  • Release Date: October 1, 2019
  • Release Year: 2019
  • Serial Number Begins With: C13…
  • Sensor Size: 1/2.3″ (Dual)
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • micro HDMI: No
  • Default Password: n/a

Hero7 Black

Now, let’s check out the Hero7 Black. This model is similar to the Hero8 Black. It is a little lighter on some features, but also comes with micro HDMI where the Hero8 Black is missing this (at least without the Media Mod).

  • Video: 4K60
  • Photo: 12MP
  • Photo Burst (Photos/Second): Auto / 30/1
  • Image Stabilization: HyperSmooth
  • Protune: Yes
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
  • Webcam Function: Yes
  • GPS: Yes
  • Voice Commands: Yes
  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Zoom: Digital zoom
  • Battery: Removable
  • Battery Life: 90 minutes
  • Same Battery: 1220mAh (AJBAT-001)
  • Audio (Mic): 3 (Top and both sides)
  • Accepts External Mic: Yes
  • Wind Noise Reduction: Yes

Here are some other features to consider when comparing GoPro models.

  • Weight (ounces): 4.1 oz
  • Weight (grams): 116 g
  • Size (inches): 2.6 x 1.8 x 1.4″
  • Size (mm): 62 x 45 x 33 mm
  • Release Date: September 2018
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Serial Number Begins With: C328…
  • Sensor Size: 1/2.3″
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • micro HDMI: Yes
  • Default Password: n/a

Hero7 Silver

Onward to the Hero7 Silver. This camera features a solid set of options and is just a step down from the Hero7 Black. Most notably, it doesn’t have image stabilization, Protune, a removable battery, or the ability to be used as a webcam.

  • Video: 4K30
  • Photo: 10MP
  • Photo Burst (Photos/Second): 15/1
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Protune: No
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
  • Webcam Function: No
  • GPS: Yes
  • Voice Commands: Yes
  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Zoom: Digital zoom
  • Battery: Built in
  • Battery Life: 146 minutes
  • Same Battery: n/a
  • Audio (Mic): 2 (Both sides)
  • Accepts External Mic: No
  • Wind Noise Reduction: No

Here are some other features to consider when comparing GoPro models.

  • Weight (ounces): 3.32 oz
  • Weight (grams): 94.4 g
  • Size (inches): 2.4 x 1.8 x 1.1″
  • Size (mm): 62 x 45 x 28 mm
  • Release Date: September 2018
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Serial Number Begins With: C330…
  • Sensor Size: 1/2.3″
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • micro HDMI: No
  • Default Password: n/a

Hero7 White

And here is the final Hero7 camera, the Hero7 White. Like the Silver model, the White lacks much of the function of the Hero7 Black. It has even reduced video resolution than the Silver model.

If you want to capture your adventure, and aren’t so worried about shooting video in 4K this might do the trick for you.

  • Video: 1440p60
  • Photo: 10MP
  • Photo Burst (Photos/Second): 15/1
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Protune: No
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
  • Webcam Function: No
  • GPS: Yes
  • Voice Commands: Yes
  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Zoom: Digital zoom
  • Battery: Built in
  • Battery Life: 146 minutes
  • Same Battery: n/a
  • Audio (Mic): 2 (Both sides)
  • Accepts External Mic: No
  • Wind Noise Reduction: No

Here are some other features to consider when comparing GoPro models.

  • Weight (ounces): 3.26 oz
  • Weight (grams): 92.4 g
  • Size (inches): 2.4 x 1.8 x 1.1″
  • Size (mm): 62 x 45 x 28 mm
  • Release Date: September 2018
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Serial Number Begins With: C331…
  • Sensor Size: 1/2.3″
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • micro HDMI: No
  • Default Password: n/a

GoPro Hero (2018)

This is the second GoPro camera simply named Hero. To differentiate, they tagged it with the release year. Not a big hit – it comes with fairly basic set of specs.

  • Video: 1080p60
  • Photo: 10MP
  • Photo Burst (Photos/Second): 10/1
  • Image Stabilization: In-Camera Stabilization
  • Protune: No
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
  • Webcam Function: No
  • GPS: Yes
  • Voice Commands: Yes
  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Zoom: No
  • Battery: Removable
  • Battery Life: 90 minutes
  • Same Battery: 1220mAh (AJBAT-001)
  • Audio (Mic): 1 (By side door)
  • Accepts External Mic: No
  • Wind Noise Reduction: No

Here are some other features to consider when comparing GoPro models.

  • Weight (ounces): 4.13 oz
  • Weight (grams): 117 g
  • Size (inches): 2.6 x 1.8 x 1.4″
  • Size (mm): 62 x 45 x 35 mm
  • Release Date: March 29, 2018
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Serial Number Begins With: C328…
  • Sensor Size: 1/2.3″
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • micro HDMI: No
  • Default Password: n/a

GoPro Fusion (360)

This is the original 360-degree camera by GoPro. This camera features the ability to shoot photo bursts – something that the newer Max camera can’t do.

  • Video: 360 Video: 5.2K30
  • Photo: 18MP
  • Photo Burst (Photos/Second): 30/1
  • Image Stabilization: Anti-Shake / Full Stabilization
  • Protune: Yes
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
  • Webcam Function: No
  • GPS: Yes
  • Voice Commands: Yes
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Zoom: No
  • Battery: Removable
  • Battery Life: 80 minutes
  • Same Battery: 2620mAh (ASBBA-001)
  • Audio (Mic): 3 (All on top)
  • Accepts External Mic: No
  • Wind Noise Reduction: No

Here are some other features to consider when comparing GoPro models.

  • Weight (ounces): 7.8 oz
  • Weight (grams): 220 g
  • Size (inches): 2.9 x 3 x 1.6″
  • Size (mm): 74 x 75 x 40 mm
  • Release Date: Novemgber 24, 2017
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Serial Number Begins With: C320…
  • Sensor Size: 1/2.3″ (Dual)
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • micro HDMI: No
  • Default Password: n/a

Hero6 Black

  • Video: 4K60
  • Photo: 12MP
  • Photo Burst (Photos/Second): Auto / 30/1
  • Image Stabilization: In-Camera Stabilization
  • Protune: Yes
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
  • Webcam Function: Yes
  • GPS: Yes
  • Voice Commands: Yes
  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Zoom: Digital zoom
  • Battery: Removable
  • Battery Life: 70 minutes
  • Same Battery: 1220mAh (AJBAT-001)
  • Audio (Mic): 4 (Top, bottom, and both sides)
  • Accepts External Mic: Yes
  • Wind Noise Reduction: Yes

Here are some other features to consider when comparing GoPro models.

  • Weight (ounces): 4.1 oz
  • Weight (grams): 116 g
  • Size (inches): 2.6 x 1.8 x 1.4″
  • Size (mm): 62 x 45 x 33 mm
  • Release Date: September 28, 2017
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Serial Number Begins With: C322…
  • Sensor Size: 1/2.3″
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • micro HDMI: Yes
  • Default Password: n/a

Hero5 Black

This model was the first in the new body style Hero camera. The same body style has been used on the Hero5, Hero6, Hero7, and Hero8.

  • Video: 4K30
  • Photo: 12MP
  • Photo Burst (Photos/Second): 30/1
  • Image Stabilization: In-Camera Stabilization
  • Protune: Yes
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
  • Webcam Function: Yes
  • GPS: Yes
  • Voice Commands: Yes
  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Zoom: No
  • Battery: Removable
  • Battery Life: 120 minutes
  • Same Battery: 1220mAh (AJBAT-001)
  • Audio (Mic): 3 (Top and both sides)
  • Accepts External Mic: Yes
  • Wind Noise Reduction: Yes

Here are some other features to consider when comparing GoPro models.

  • Weight (ounces): 4.16 oz
  • Weight (grams): 118 g
  • Size (inches): 2.6 x 1.8 x 1.4″
  • Size (mm): 62 x 45 x 33 mm
  • Release Date: September 2016
  • Release Year: 2016
  • Serial Number Begins With: C316…
  • Sensor Size: 1/2.3″
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • micro HDMI: Yes
  • Default Password: n/a

Hero5 Session

  • Video: 4K30
  • Photo: 10MP
  • Photo Burst (Photos/Second): 10/1
  • Image Stabilization: In-Camera Stabilization
  • Protune: No
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
  • Webcam Function: No
  • GPS: No
  • Voice Commands: Yes
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Zoom: No
  • Battery: Built in
  • Battery Life: 95 minutes
  • Same Battery: n/a
  • Audio (Mic): 2 (Front and back)
  • Accepts External Mic: Yes
  • Wind Noise Reduction: No

Here are some other features to consider when comparing GoPro models.

  • Weight (ounces): 2.6 oz
  • Weight (grams): 74 g
  • Size (inches): 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.4″
  • Size (mm): 38 x 38 x 36 mm
  • Release Date: September 2016
  • Release Year: 2016
  • Serial Number Begins With: C321…
  • Sensor Size: 1/2.3″
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • micro HDMI: No
  • Default Password: n/a

GoPro Hero+ (Hero Plus)

  • Video: 1080p60
  • Photo: 8MP
  • Photo Burst (Photos/Second): 10/2
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Protune: No
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
  • Webcam Function: No
  • GPS: No
  • Voice Commands: No
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Zoom: No
  • Battery: Built in
  • Battery Life: 150 minutes
  • Same Battery: n/a
  • Audio (Mic): 1
  • Accepts External Mic: No
  • Wind Noise Reduction: No

Here are some other features to consider when comparing GoPro models.

  • Weight (ounces): 4.48 oz
  • Weight (grams): 127 g
  • Size (inches): 2.8 x 2.1 x 1.5″
  • Size (mm): 70 x 54 x 37mm
  • Release Date: October 2015
  • Release Year: 2015
  • Serial Number Begins With: C31…
  • Sensor Size: 1/2.3″
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • micro HDMI: No
  • Default Password: n/a

GoPro Hero+ LCD

  • Video: 1080p60
  • Photo: 12MP
  • Photo Burst (Photos/Second): 10/2
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Protune: No
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
  • Webcam Function: No
  • GPS: No
  • Voice Commands: No
  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Zoom: No
  • Battery: Built in
  • Battery Life: 150 minutes
  • Same Battery: n/a
  • Audio (Mic): 1
  • Accepts External Mic: No
  • Wind Noise Reduction: No

Here are some other features to consider when comparing GoPro models.

  • Weight (ounces): 4.48 oz
  • Weight (grams): 127 g
  • Size (inches): 2.8 x 2.1 x 1.5″
  • Size (mm): 70 x 54 x 37 mm
  • Release Date: June 2015
  • Release Year: 2015
  • Serial Number Begins With: C31…
  • Sensor Size: 1/2.3″
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • micro HDMI: No
  • Default Password: n/a

Hero4 Black

  • Video: 4K30
  • Photo: 12MP
  • Photo Burst (Photos/Second): 30/1
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Protune: Yes
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
  • Webcam Function: Yes
  • GPS: No
  • Voice Commands: No
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Zoom: No
  • Battery: Removable
  • Battery Life: 80 minutes
  • Same Battery: 1160mAh (AHBBP-401)
  • Audio (Mic): 1 (Top)
  • Accepts External Mic: Yes
  • Wind Noise Reduction: No

Here are some other features to consider when comparing GoPro models.

  • Weight (ounces): 3.1 oz
  • Weight (grams): 88 g
  • Size (inches): 2.3 x 1.6 x 1.2″
  • Size (mm): 59 x 41 x 30 mm
  • Release Date: September 2014
  • Release Year: 2014
  • Serial Number Begins With: C312…
  • Sensor Size: 1/2.3″
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • micro HDMI: Yes
  • Default Password: n/a
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GoPro Hero4 Black specs

Hero4 Silver

The Hero4 Silver has the first built-in touch display. Different than the newer models, this one isn’t waterproof without a housing, making it challenging to use the touch display underwater.

  • Video: 4K15
  • Photo: 12MP
  • Photo Burst (Photos/Second): 30/1
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Protune: Yes
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
  • Webcam Function: No
  • GPS: No
  • Voice Commands: No
  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Zoom: No
  • Battery: Removable
  • Battery Life: 100 minutes
  • Same Battery: 1160mAh (AHBBP-401)
  • Audio (Mic): 1 (Top)
  • Accepts External Mic: Yes
  • Wind Noise Reduction: No

Here are some other features to consider when comparing GoPro models.

  • Weight (ounces): 2.9 oz
  • Weight (grams): 83 g
  • Size (inches): 2.3 x 1.6 x 1.2″
  • Size (mm): 59 x 41 x 30 mm
  • Release Date: September 2014
  • Release Year: 2014
  • Serial Number Begins With: C313…
  • Sensor Size: 1/2.3″
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • micro HDMI: No
  • Default Password: n/a

Hero4 Session

  • Video: 1440p30
  • Photo: 8MP
  • Photo Burst (Photos/Second): 10/1
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Protune: Yes
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
  • Webcam Function: No
  • GPS: No
  • Voice Commands: No
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Zoom: No
  • Battery: Built in
  • Battery Life: 105 minutes
  • Same Battery: n/a
  • Audio (Mic): 2 (Front and back)
  • Accepts External Mic: No
  • Wind Noise Reduction: No

Here are some other features to consider when comparing GoPro models.

  • Weight (ounces): 2.6 oz
  • Weight (grams): 74 g
  • Size (inches): 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.5″
  • Size (mm): 38 x 38 x 38 mm
  • Release Date: September 2014
  • Release Year: 2014
  • Serial Number Begins With: C314…
  • Sensor Size: 1/2.3″
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • micro HDMI: No
  • Default Password: n/a

GoPro Hero (2014)

  • Video: 1080p30
  • Photo: 5MP
  • Photo Burst (Photos/Second): 10/2
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Protune: No
  • Connectivity: No
  • Webcam Function: No
  • GPS: No
  • Voice Commands: No
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Zoom: No
  • Battery: Built in
  • Battery Life: 120 minutes
  • Same Battery: n/a
  • Audio (Mic): 1
  • Accepts External Mic: No
  • Wind Noise Reduction: No

Here are some other features to consider when comparing GoPro models.

  • Weight (ounces): 3.91 oz
  • Weight (grams): 111 g
  • Size (inches): 2.3 x 1.6 x 1.2″
  • Size (mm): 59 x 41 x 30 mm
  • Release Date: September 2014
  • Release Year: 2014
  • Serial Number Begins With: CHDHA-301
  • Sensor Size: 1/2.3″
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • micro HDMI: No
  • Default Password: n/a

Hero3+ Black

  • Video: 1080p30
  • Photo: 12MP
  • Photo Burst (Photos/Second): 30/1
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Protune: Yes, for video only
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi
  • Webcam Function: No
  • GPS: No
  • Voice Commands: No
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Zoom: No
  • Battery: Removable
  • Battery Life: 120 minutes
  • Same Battery: 1050mAh (AHDBT-301, AHDBT-302)
  • Audio (Mic): 1 (Top)
  • Accepts External Mic: Yes
  • Wind Noise Reduction: No

Here are some other features to consider when comparing GoPro models.

  • Weight (ounces): 2.61 oz
  • Weight (grams): 74 g
  • Size (inches): 2.3 x 1.6 x 1.2″
  • Size (mm): 59 x 41 x 30 mm
  • Release Date: October 2013
  • Release Year: 2013
  • Serial Number Begins With: H3…
  • Sensor Size: 1/2.3″
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • micro HDMI: Yes
  • Default Password: goprohero

Hero3+ Silver

  • Video: 1080p30
  • Photo: 12MP
  • Photo Burst (Photos/Second): 10/1
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Protune: Yes, for video only
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi
  • Webcam Function: No
  • GPS: No
  • Voice Commands: No
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Zoom: No
  • Battery: Removable
  • Battery Life: 120 minutes
  • Same Battery: 1050mAh (AHDBT-301, AHDBT-302)
  • Audio (Mic): 1 (Top)
  • Accepts External Mic: Yes
  • Wind Noise Reduction: No

Here are some other features to consider when comparing GoPro models.

  • Weight (ounces): 2.61 oz
  • Weight (grams): 74 g
  • Size (inches): 2.3 x 1.6 x 1.2″
  • Size (mm): 59 x 41 x 30 mm
  • Release Date: October 2013
  • Release Year: 2013
  • Serial Number Begins With: H3…
  • Sensor Size: 1/2.3″
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • micro HDMI: Yes
  • Default Password: goprohero

Hero3 Black

  • Video: 1080p60
  • Photo: 12MP
  • Photo Burst (Photos/Second): 30/1
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Protune: Yes, for video only
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi
  • Webcam Function: No
  • GPS: No
  • Voice Commands: No
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Zoom: No
  • Battery: Removable
  • Battery Life: 95 minutes
  • Same Battery: 1050mAh (AHDBT-301, AHDBT-302)
  • Audio (Mic): 2 (Both sides)
  • Accepts External Mic: Yes
  • Wind Noise Reduction: No

Here are some other features to consider when comparing GoPro models.

  • Weight (ounces): 2.6 oz
  • Weight (grams): 74 g
  • Size (inches): 2.3 x 1.6 x 1.2″
  • Size (mm): 58 x 41 x 30 mm
  • Release Date: October 2012
  • Release Year: 2012
  • Serial Number Begins With: H3…
  • Sensor Size: 1/2.3″
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • micro HDMI: Yes
  • Default Password: goprohero

Hero3 Silver

  • Video: 1080p30
  • Photo: 11MP
  • Photo Burst (Photos/Second): 10/1
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Protune: Yes, for video only
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi
  • Webcam Function: No
  • GPS: No
  • Voice Commands: No
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Zoom: No
  • Battery: Removable
  • Battery Life: 120 minutes
  • Same Battery: 1050mAh (AHDBT-301, AHDBT-302)
  • Audio (Mic): 1 (Top)
  • Accepts External Mic: Yes
  • Wind Noise Reduction: No

Here are some other features to consider when comparing GoPro models.

  • Weight (ounces): 2.6 oz
  • Weight (grams): 74 g
  • Size (inches): 2.3 x 1.6 x 1.2″
  • Size (mm): 58 x 41 x 30 mm
  • Release Date: October 2012
  • Release Year: 2012
  • Serial Number Begins With: HD3…
  • Sensor Size: 1/2.3″
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • micro HDMI: Yes
  • Default Password: goprohero

Hero3 White

  • Video: 1080p30
  • Photo: 5MP
  • Photo Burst (Photos/Second): 3/1
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Protune: No
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi
  • Webcam Function: No
  • GPS: No
  • Voice Commands: No
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Zoom: No
  • Battery: Removable
  • Battery Life: 120 minutes
  • Same Battery: 1050mAh (AHDBT-301, AHDBT-302)
  • Audio (Mic): 1 (Top)
  • Accepts External Mic: Yes
  • Wind Noise Reduction: No

Here are some other features to consider when comparing GoPro models.

  • Weight (ounces): 2.6 oz
  • Weight (grams): 74 g
  • Size (inches): 2.3 x 1.6 x 1.2″
  • Size (mm): 58 x 41 x 30 mm
  • Release Date: October 2012
  • Release Year: 2012
  • Serial Number Begins With: HD3…
  • Sensor Size: 1/2.3″
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • micro HDMI: Yes
  • Default Password: goprohero

Two GoPro Comparison Charts

Here are both comparison charts we created. Need more space to see all the details? Check out these same charts in full screen.

GoPro Release Dates

Here is the breakdown of when each model was released.

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Your turn

Have a question about the differences between GoPro camera models? Is there another feature that you would like compared? Let me know in the comments!

Francis Dawson

Thursday 4th of March 2021

is there any way of making a hardwired connection to a utility socket so that the camera can be operational all the time? if i mount the camera within 5 feet of an electrical socket it would be more convenient to have it plugged in. security cameras have this feature but their resolution is not so good. if i want to temporarily move a camera then i can use the battery.

thanks