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GoPro Accessories

Want to discover which GoPro accessories are worth buying? These are my notes in 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, spending the next year buying and testing various accessories as I encounter new scenarios for different photo shoots and adventures.

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

I don’t baby my gear, but I’m also not overly rough with it.

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.

MicroSD Card

I’m currently rocking the Sandisk 400GB Extreme. To find help narrow 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 200GB version. The 400GB 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 camera mounted behind a windshield and filming for extended periods in a desert.

The Verdict? Worth it, however, I’d consider buying a 512GB or 1TB 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.

Cost: $80 or $180 for 1TB.

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.

Cost: $50 plus $20 per extra battery.

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.

Average Record Times for HERO10 + HERO9 via GoPro Website

14°F / -10°C (Battery temp, not ambiant 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

Result based on testing with HERO10 Black recording 4K120 video at a temperature of 77°F (25°C).

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

Cost: $25/battery

ND Filters

I like to throw on a 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.

Accessory Kit

I bought the accessory kit bundle for offered 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.

Cost:

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.

Cost: $50 plus $20 per extra battery.

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.

Cost: $25/battery

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