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GoPro Cameras For Dummies, 2nd Edition by John Carucci

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Introduction

Compared with traditional camcorders, the GoPro is a superhero, able to leap tall buildings in a single … er, smartphone click. Your first inclination when hearing about such a unique camera is to think it costs a lot of money, but that’s not the case. The GoPro is cheap. Very cheap.

The GoPro challenges conventional notions of where you can put a camcorder and continually challenges users to find new and exciting places to capture movies and photographs. You can control the camera from a distance through an app on your smartphone, thus keeping you out of harm’s way. It’s waterproof too, so you can capture video footage under the wettest of circumstances, submerging the camera to record stunning underwater sequences right out of the box.

The capability to work in weird places would go only so far if the GoPro’s image quality were subpar. In fact, the GoPro can capture 4K video at a rate of up to 30 frames per second (fps), depending on the model, so you can capture unique high-quality video at an affordable price. High-definition (HD) offers even higher frame rates, up to 240 fps.

This rugged little camera can go anyplace and produce exciting new perspectives. It works for everyone from amateurs to pros. Families use it to document their daily lives; students experiment with it; photographers use it to supplement camcorder footage. GoPro has even spread to the professional arena, with an increasing presence in broadcast news programs, movies, and television shows. ...

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