Planning to escape the daily grind of your routine lifestyle to somewhere exciting? Going on a fast-paced adventure into the outdoors or travelling the world? Wouldn't you love to record all these adrenaline-charged experiences to reminisce their awesomeness? Well, now you can! GoPro Hong Kong is proud to bring you gadgets that will revolutionize the way you document your happenings. Here are reasons why you should get a GoPro camera.
GoPro Cameras Can Withstand Extreme Conditions
“I wish you could see what I can see! Sometimes, you have to be really high to see how small you are”. Those were the legendary words said by Felix Baumgartner just moments before he made the highest jump recorded in history, as he stood looking down miles above the earth. Baumgartner made the jump from 24 miles above ground (Stratosphere) from a giant helium balloon, breaking the sound barrier at 834 miles per hour (approximately 1342 km/h). A total of 7 GoPro Hero cameras strapped to his suit recorded this awesome feat. The action cameras withstood the immense change in pressure in the atmosphere as he crossed from the Stratosphere into the Troposphere. Thanks to the advanced technology of the cameras, the rest of the world can witness the amazing stunt with amazing clarity.
Can Be Used to Photograph Drift Racing
Ken Block is currently the world’s most famous drifter. For those who may not know what it is, the art of drifting involves throttling a car to breakneck speeds then pulling the handbrake whilst turning the steering. Generally, this type stunt driving swings the car’s rear to one side in a sliding motion. Drifting is done by experienced professionals in controlled environments. As part of recording his Gymkhana videos, Ken’s team uses state of the art GoPro Hero 3 cameras to film every angle of the stunts performed. GoPro's Youtube channel has many exciting, adrenaline-pumping videos of his performances, often involving a series of challenges the driver has to attempt. Wide angle lenses enable a 180-degree view without having to turn the camera or shift its position.
Popular with Wingsuit Jumpers
GoPro cameras are the ultimate video recording gadget for wingsuit jumpers and base jumpers. Wingsuit jumpers are daredevils who strap on a jumpsuit with flaps located between the hands and legs giving it a winged look. With a parachute on their back, and a GoPro mounted on their head, hands or stomach area, they leap off cliffs or aeroplanes or buildings and soar like a bird. The GoPro records all the stunning scenery at dizzying altitudes and can withstand the maximum speed of 100 miles per hour. Some point-of-view videos of wingsuit dives will make your palms sweaty due to the clarity and depth of the photography. Much like wingsuit jumpers, GoPro is the preferred choice of recording equipment among other adrenaline junkies too. Skiers, Parkour athletes, dirt-bikers and surfers particularly love their GoPro cams to capture footage of their skills in action.
Nowadays, anyone can carry along a little GoPro camera mounted to their monopod or strapped to their chest. They may not even remember it’s there. Much like the case of Alex Hennessy, who, along with his friend Mike Graziano spent 5 years travelling to 195 countries. One day, while cycling in Buenos Aires, a guy with a motorbike rudely stopped in front of Alex and demanded that he hand over his backpack. As the event transpired, Alex managed to run away from the mugger but caught the whole incident on his GoPro. Looking back on it, he is thankful that even though he was in danger, yet he came out of it safely. Posting on his Youtube page, he received over 7.3 million views.