Being A Human Cannonball Looks Completely Terrifying

Yes, it's not exactly a surprise that being launched out of a compressed-air cannon is a stressful way to earn a living. But that doesn't stop this GoPro footage of a woman being shot 40 feet into the air from being white-knuckle terrifying. » 3/07/15 2:08pm 3/07/15 2:08pm

Life feels pretty epic when you film it from 25 unusual places

Part of the fun of having a GoPro is being able to see from perspectives you've never seen before. So as cool as it is to strap that thing onto your head or throw it across your chest while you're doing extreme stunts, it's also really fun to see a GoPro in random spots like a doorknob or a blade of a ceiling fan. » 2/18/15 9:25pm 2/18/15 9:25pm

Sony 4K Action Cam Hands-On: Giving GoPro a Run for Its Money

It's been a hard fight for Sony (and everyone else) who is trying to get a slice of that action camera pie GoPro is so effectively hogging. Sony has had some solid cams that offered best-in-class audio, but they've always fallen just a bit short beating GoPro on image quality and ease of use. This week Sony brought me… » 2/09/15 1:45pm 2/09/15 1:45pm

A Behind-The-Scenes Look At The (Awesome) Life Of A Ski Photographer

Photographing backcountry skiing isn't the easiest of jobs — mess up the shot, and you've got a lot of hiking to do again (not to mention the wasted powder). But it also has its benefits, like skiing endless laps of perfect snow. » 2/07/15 6:00pm 2/07/15 6:00pm

Seeing a GoPro video of a roller coaster might be scarier than riding it

Somehow, it's almost scarier to watch a GoPro video of a roller coaster than to ride the roller coaster itself in real life. I don't know why that works but it's like you get none of the thrills and all of the fear when you see the first person point of view, it's just terrifying dizziness mixed with a constant… » 2/03/15 2:34am 2/03/15 2:34am

GoPro Hero4 Black and Silver Review: Still the Best Action Cams

You know how people call every kind of facial tissue "Kleenex," even if it's technically from another brand? These days, GoPro is practically synonymous with action cameras. I can't use any other action cam without someone asking me, "Is that a GoPro?" But there's a damn good reason why GoPro is on top of the world. » 2/02/15 1:20pm 2/02/15 1:20pm

Exclusive First Footage: GoPro's Buttery Smooth High-Def Slow Motion

The baddest action camera on the block is about to get even better. We just got an exclusive look at the first GoPro camera to capture silky smooth 240fps slow motion in glorious high definition. We've got the very first footage from a GoPro Hero4 equipped with a hot new firmware update that will bring that and much… » 1/28/15 3:30pm 1/28/15 3:30pm

I Was There When a GoPro Rig Completely Changed the X Games

If you're watching the X Games on ESPN this weekend you'll get to see the new GoPro POV system in action. I'm at the Games now and got a peek at the hardware, and it's clear that while it's early days yet, this represents a gigantic leap forward in live sports broadcasting. » 1/23/15 4:00pm 1/23/15 4:00pm

The NHL Will Use GoPros to Make Hockey Into Awesome Television

As the video above shows, hockey from the vantage point of a hockey players is nuts. The stick work! The speed! That's why the NHL and GoPro are teaming up to fill NHL broadcasts with hot, first-person action cam footage. It's going to be awesome. » 1/23/15 11:05am 1/23/15 11:05am

This RC Plane Crash Results In The Best Underwater Animal Shots

GoPros are pretty good at filming underwater. They are also excellent at capturing the sad demise of remote-controlled aircraft. So it makes sense that if you crash a RC plane into the sea, you're going to end up with some awesome footage. » 1/17/15 11:07am 1/17/15 11:07am

Crazy guy jumps off radio tower, opens parachute seconds before impact

I started to watch this video expecting a routine BASE jump, but no, it's nothing routine. "JT Holmes follows Mark Broderick as he pushes the limits of base jumping with nine front flips on a tower," says the description. Indeed. Broderick cut it so close that, for a moment there, I thought he was going to crash. » 1/09/15 7:30pm 1/09/15 7:30pm

Take In the Views Atop Britain's Tallest Spire

While repairing a weather meter on top of the Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire, conservators strapped on GoPros and captured the views at a stunning 404 feet up. » 12/28/14 2:00pm 12/28/14 2:00pm

This is the coolest view I've ever seen of a motorbike jump

Wow. Just when I thought I had seen all kinds of jumps photographed in every possible way, comes this guy and straps a GoPro in continuous shooting photo mode to take a new angle of a Superman jump (no hands or legs, just him floating above the bike, mid-jump.) Unbelievably cool. » 12/26/14 9:20pm 12/26/14 9:20pm

The Best Action Camera For Every Need

If I'm going to be doing stupid things that risk the health of my various important body parts—and I do, often—I want to make sure I capture those moments so I can relive them later. That's how I elbowed my way into the action camera beat more than three years ago, and I haven't looked back. » 12/17/14 10:24am 12/17/14 10:24am

Score a $50 Gift Card & Bonus Accessories with the GoPro Hero4 Black

The new GoPro Hero4 Black is a 4K-shooting beast of an action cam, and if you missed out on a few Black Friday bundle deals, you're in luck today. » 12/07/14 1:10pm 12/07/14 1:10pm

Amazon's GoPro Hero 4 Bundle Includes a $50 Gift Card and 32GB MicroSD

GoPro's brand new Hero4 Silver is the first GoPro with an integrated LCD touchscreen, and packs advanced features like 2.7K recording at 30FPS and Wi-Fi connectivity. Yesterday's L.L. Bean $40 cash discount was the first deal we'd seen on it, but Amazon just topped it with a bundle of their own. » 11/27/14 2:10pm 11/27/14 2:10pm

Several of the Best Black Friday Action Cam Deals are Live Right Now

No matter your budget, you have some great opportunities to score a new action cam this holiday season. » 11/26/14 6:55pm 11/26/14 6:55pm

WSJ: GoPro Is Going to Make Its Own Drones

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that GoPro is going to start making its own consumer drones. Specifically, the action camera company is going to market "multi-rotor helicopters with high-def camera lenses late next year." Makes sense! » 11/26/14 12:20pm 11/26/14 12:20pm

This is what happens when you bombard a GoPro with X-ray beams

Sploid reader Andrew Seltzman sent us these videos of his custom-made radiation-shielded GoPro camera going under an industrial irradiator and getting bombarded by X-rays. Reminder: Getting irradiated by a particle accelerator doesn't give you superpowers. I think. » 11/25/14 7:16pm 11/25/14 7:16pm