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GoPro Accessories

Want to discover which GoPro accessories are worth buying? These are my notes on buying, testing, and using various accessories for the GoPro Hero10 and GoPro Hero 9 in real-world scenarios.

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The GoPro Hero10 and some accessories

Testing Process

I buy each new GoPro within a month of it being released and spend time buying and testing various accessories in different scenarios, photo shoots, and adventures. It’s important not to be rough with your gear, but you also don’t need to be afraid to actually use it.

Gopro and camera excessive gear
Is it excessive to use both a DSLR and GoPro at the same time? Nah!

GoPro Hero 10

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The GoPro Hero10 Black with the accessory kit

After buying the GoPro HERO10 the day it was announced, I was pleased to learn many of the accessories I had already bought for the 9 would also work for the 10. However, I added a few new things to the mix.

GoPro HERO10 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with Front LCD and Touch Rear Screens, 5.3K60 Ultra HD Video, 23MP Photos, 1080p Live Streaming, Webcam, Stabilization
  • Revolutionary Processor: Faster. Smoother. Better. The powerful new GP2 engine changes the game—snappy performance, responsive touch controls and double the frame rate for amazingly smooth footage. Designed specifically for the demanding nature of the GoPro, the GP2 “system on a chip” is by far our fastest ever.
  • High-Res Photos plus Videos, High Frame Rate: Step up to the sharpest-shooting GoPro ever. Upgraded to incredible 23MP photos and 5.3K video resolution at 60fps, HERO10 offers double the frame rate for amazingly smooth motion. Plus, there’s 8x slo-mo at 2.7K and you can pause videos and grab 15.8MP still photos from 5.3K video that look amazing.

MicroSD Card

I’m currently rocking the Sandisk 400 GB Extreme. To find help narrowing down your own choices, check out my post on the best MicroSD cards. I ended up going with this card because I was in the middle of a trip and ran out of room on my 200 GB version. The 400 GB version was the only decent card the nearest retailer had in stock. I’ve been happy with its performance and ability to hold up in the heat, with a camera mounted behind a windshield and filming for extended periods in a desert.

The verdict: Worth it, however, I’d consider buying a 512 GB or 1 TB version to make sure I have enough storage space to take ample footage over a 2-week trip. This one cuts it a little close.

SanDisk 400GB Extreme MicroSDXC UHS-I Memory Card - C10, U3, V30, 4K, A2, Micro SD - SDSQXA1-400G-GN6MN
  • Up to 160MB/s read speeds to save time transferring high-res images and 4K UHD videos(2). Requires compatible devices capable of reaching such speeds.
  • U4K UHD and Full HD-ready(2) with UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) and Video Speed Class 30 (V30)(5). Rated A2 for faster loading and in-app performance(8)p to 90MB/s write speeds for fast shooting. Requires compatible devices capable of reaching such speeds.
SanDisk 1TB Extreme microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter - Up to 160MB/s, C10, U3, V30, 4K, A2, Micro SD - SDSQXA1-1T00-GN6MA
  • Up to 160MB/s read speeds to save time transferring high res images and 4K UHD videos; Requires compatible devices capable of reaching such speeds
  • Up to 90MB/s write speeds for fast shooting; Requires compatible devices capable of reaching such speeds

Battery Charger

The Dual Battery Charger is an essential accessory. I somehow ended up with 4 batteries for my GoPro, so being able to charge two at once makes for getting nonstop footage while on the go and not having to worry about a dead GoPro. As a bonus, it uses USB-C to charge, which means I am usually plugged into my vehicle’s charger or a battery pack while hiking.

The verdict: Absolutely – you might even consider picking up a few extra batteries to rotate.

Sale
Dual Battery Charger + Battery (HERO10 Black/HERO9 Black) - Official GoPro Accessory (ADDBD-001)
  • Conveniently charges 2 GoPro HERO10 Black/HERO9 Black batteries simultaneously
  • Optimizes charging so you’ll get a fully charged battery as quickly as possible

Enduro Battery

GoPro released this battery version in January 2022 – the Enduro Battery packs 1729mAh and performs down to 14°F, as well as a 13% faster recharging rate and up to 40% longer recording times.

The verdict: This is a must-have battery – better than the standard one it comes with.

Average Record Times for HERO10 + HERO9 via GoPro Website

14 °F / -10 °C (Battery temp, not ambient temp)
  • 5.3K60: 56 minutes
  • 4K120: 50 minutes
  • 4K60: 76 minutes
  • 1080p30: 115 minutes
77 °F / 25 °C
  • 5.3K60 video: 60 minutes (28% improvement)
  • 4K120 video: 51 minutes (40% improvement)
  • 4K60 video: 71 minutes (13% improvement)
  • 1080p30 video: 120 minutes

*Enduro powers HyperSmooth 3.0 video stabilization in HERO9 Black down to 24.8 °F (-4 °C).

GoPro Enduro Battery - Official GoPro Accessory
  • Advanced 1720mAh lithium-ion battery boosts camera performance over standard GoPro batteries across a wide temperature range
  • Increases recording time for HERO11 Black, HERO10 Black, and HERO9 Black with up to 40% improvement in HERO10 Black using high-performance settings [1]

ND Filters

I like to throw on an ND8 or ND16 filter when shooting in the middle of the day to help reduce blowing out my highlights and get a more cinematic experience. I’ve included a budget ND filter pack option that does the job, as well as a more expensive but higher-quality option from PolarPro.

The verdict:

Tiffen Camera Lens Filters for GoPro Hero 9 Filter Kit (ND8, ND16, ND32)+
  • Improve the quality of images by controlling light through neutral density filters
  • Create more professional content by having greater control in camera
PolarPro Shutter ND Filter 3-Pack for GoPro Hero10 / Hero9 Black
  • Engineered specifically for the HERO9 Black Camera
  • CinemaSeries Glass - 16 coating layers reduce flaring and help protect against fingerprints and oils.

Accessory Kit

I bought the accessory kit bundle for the GoPro Hero10. If you haven’t owned a GoPro before, it may be worth getting alongside a second accessories kit. However, if you already have the basics, I’d opt for the subscription deal or money off instead.

The verdict: Meh. Not something to be excited for.

Volta Tripod

Accessory Bag

2L Peak Design Tech Pouch

Gopro accessories peak design tech pouch
MATERIALS
  1. 100% recycled Weatherproof 400D nylon canvas shell
  2. Exterior shell fabric is Bluesign approved
  3. Black fabric is solution-dyed for significant reduction in water use
  4. Super-durable #8 UltraZip with abrasion-resistant UHMPE thread
  5. High-visibility grey nylon/polyester interior
  6. Thin high-density foam within outer shell for structure/protection
  7. Hypalon stress points and logo badge (Black). Sage, Midnight, Charcoal, & Bone have leather logo badge, Gold-Rated by Leather Working Group

The verdict:

Peak Design Tech Pouch (Charcoal) - The Original
  • Exterior fabric is weatherproof 200D Nylon. Nylon and polyester PC and TPU coated fabrics, Woven nylon webbing, EVA foam, Hypalon.
  • Origami-style internal pocket layouts for aesthetic and sleek organization.

GoPro Hero 9

Battery Charger

The Dual Battery Charger is an essential accessory. I somehow ended up with 4 batteries for my GoPro, so being able to charge two at once makes for getting nonstop footage while on the go and not having to worry about a dead GoPro. As a bonus, it uses USB-C to charge, which means I am usually plugged into my vehicle’s charger or a battery pack while hiking.

The verdict: Absolutely – you might even consider picking up a few extra batteries to rotate.

Sale
Dual Battery Charger + Battery (HERO10 Black/HERO9 Black) - Official GoPro Accessory (ADDBD-001)
  • Conveniently charges 2 GoPro HERO10 Black/HERO9 Black batteries simultaneously
  • Optimizes charging so you’ll get a fully charged battery as quickly as possible

Enduro Battery

GoPro released this battery version in January 2022 – the Enduro Battery packs 1729mAh and performs down to 14 °F, as well as a 13% faster recharging rate.

The verdict: Do recommend!

GoPro Enduro Battery - Official GoPro Accessory
  • Advanced 1720mAh lithium-ion battery boosts camera performance over standard GoPro batteries across a wide temperature range
  • Increases recording time for HERO11 Black, HERO10 Black, and HERO9 Black with up to 40% improvement in HERO10 Black using high-performance settings [1]

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Last update on 2022-09-23 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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