History of the GoPro range

nick_woodmanThe concept for GoPro cameras came from Nick Woodman, who in 2002 wanted to capture high quality footage of his surfing after a trip to Australia.

After raising money by selling bead and shell belts at $20 each from his Volkswagen van and through venture financing, the company sold its first camera in 2004, a 35mm film GoPro.  With a quick release strap and water resistant to 15 feet, it was described as a “reusable wrist camera”.  The package included a roll of Kodak 400 ISO colour film.


Film was quickly ditched for digital, and the Heros that were released regularly quickly increased resolution, along with different mounts.

The most modern cameras now include wi-fi connections, better batteries and improved audio through wind rejection technology.

The latest Hero 3+ Black model films up to 4k resolution!

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