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Which Go Pro for Maldives?

Hi all,

Apologies for my naivety. I have been trying to do as much research as possible on all the different types of go pro - including second hand ones

I’m going on honeymoon in a few weeks to the Maldives. I would like a video camera to capture our memories but also with the ability to film underwater for when we are snorkelling round the islands.

Which model would you advise in this situation. I’m a photographer and a bit of a sucker for the latest technology but I’m trying to be sensible as I don’t do any active sports etc in everyday life so may not use it much after the honeymoon. I have been looking at the Hero 5 Black but don’t know if I am being more extravagant than I need to be.

Any advice or recommendations gratefully received.

Thank you

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Explorer
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Re: Which Go Pro for Maldives?

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You should get the Hero6 Black. Superior stabilization, auto color correction under water (you wont need a filter for snorkeling) ISO 100 with Auto Shutter (Hero5 can only do ISO 400 with Auto Shutter), Auto Burst mode (automatically calculates for the best Burst rate depending on light), Stabilized 4K/30, and just overall a better and more responsive camera.

This isn't to say the Hero5 isn't a good action camera, I own it as well, but if I was going on a trip where capturing the moment was important to me, I would want the best camera, which happens to be the Hero6 Black hands down.

Just be sure to use a recommended SD card (I personally use the v30 version of the SanDisk Extreme 32GB & 64GB, the larger 128GB+ have more tendency for failure) and run a manual update on your camera when you get it.
SD cards: https://gopro.com/help/articles/block/microSD-Card-Considerations
Manual Update: https://gopro.com/update/hero6

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Explorer
Posts: 12,207

Re: Which Go Pro for Maldives?

[ Edited ]

You should get the Hero6 Black. Superior stabilization, auto color correction under water (you wont need a filter for snorkeling) ISO 100 with Auto Shutter (Hero5 can only do ISO 400 with Auto Shutter), Auto Burst mode (automatically calculates for the best Burst rate depending on light), Stabilized 4K/30, and just overall a better and more responsive camera.

This isn't to say the Hero5 isn't a good action camera, I own it as well, but if I was going on a trip where capturing the moment was important to me, I would want the best camera, which happens to be the Hero6 Black hands down.

Just be sure to use a recommended SD card (I personally use the v30 version of the SanDisk Extreme 32GB & 64GB, the larger 128GB+ have more tendency for failure) and run a manual update on your camera when you get it.
SD cards: https://gopro.com/help/articles/block/microSD-Card-Considerations
Manual Update: https://gopro.com/update/hero6

Sightseer
Posts: 2

Re: Which Go Pro for Maldives?

Thank you for your advice. I wondered if maybe a lesser model would be just as good for the short amount of time it will be used. Tough decision!