In the last few years, more people have taken to recording and documenting their horse rides with GoPro cameras. The reason is simple, they are extremely easy to use and very rugged. Because of this, almost anyone can use one. All you need is a good stable mount, a way to attach the camera to your helmet, horse’s head, or to a nearby fence or post, and you’re good to go.
GoPro makes a wide variety of different models that are designed specifically for different uses. Some of them are waterproof, some are not. Some of them are made for extreme conditions, some of them are not. Some of them are small and light, some of them are large and heavy.
It’s easy to get confused when you’re first faced with many choices, so let’s compare the best options available.
As it is recorded in high definition, you will have something which is both exciting to watch and will serve as an excellent memory aid for your next horse riding adventure.
GoPro Hero 9 Black Waterproof Action Camera
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The GoPro Hero9 Black is designed to capture immersive footage of your favorite horseriding activities. With 1080p60 video recording and 12MP photos, you’ll get breathtaking imagery even from a distance. The Hero9 also includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to remotely control the camera and transfer your footage to your smartphone or tablet.
This bundle also comes with a rugged protective case and a premium E-Mount Lens, which is perfect for attaching to your horseriding helmet. It can also be used on a bike, surfboard, car, or just about anything else you can think of.
The waterproof action camera from GoPro is perfect for anyone who wants to record their adventures on their horse.
Whether you’re exploring a new country or going on a family vacation, this waterproof camera will ensure you never miss a moment.
With a wide-angle lens and powerful 10MP photo and video recorder, you’ll be able to capture high-quality footage even in the most extreme conditions. The built-in touchscreen will let you easily navigate through your videos and photos, while the 2-way speaker and microphone allow you to talk to others (or get a clearer audio recording) while you are in the middle of your adventure.
This is the perfect camera to capture and relive the most exciting moments of your life with your horse.
GoPro Hero 8 Black Waterproof Action Camera
The GoPro Hero 8 Black is often referred to as the world’s most compact and lightest waterproof action camera. With its high-performance 24MP image sensor and the ability to shoot 10-bit 4K video, you get the most detail possible when capturing fast action sequences, even in low light.
Its wide dynamic range ensures your videos are clear and bright no matter what the situation and a Bionz X processor gives you the power to capture more than enough footage to create your own superhighway for sharing.
The GoPro Hero 8 Black has all of the same mounting options as the larger models. It also features Wi-Fi, so you can remotely control the camera using the free GoPro Remote App, or use it as a web camera to live stream on Facebook.
Not many other cameras come close to having the combination of image quality, mounting options, and affordability. The GoPro Hero 8 can be used in any environment, attached to anything, and still produce crystal clear images and videos.
It’s the first GoPro with two 1080p 60fps video outputs, so you can capture two simultaneous videos at 1080p or still photos at 12MP. The Hero8 Black has dual microphones, which allow it to detect and cancel out surrounding noise. This eliminates distortion, allowing you to clearly hear what you want while capturing crisp clear audio.
One downside to the Hero 8 is that its battery is not interchangeable with other GoPro cameras asides from the Hero7.
For more flexibility, the touchscreen LCD has been removed from the top of the camera and is now located on the back of the camera. This gives you control over most of the camera functions, even when you are wearing horseriding gloves. You can access all the controls and features with the press of a button by using the new touch screen control dials on the back of the camera.
GoPro Max Waterproof 360 Camera
With a 4K video, you can capture ultra-high-definition footage with ease, whether you’re a novice to horseriding or a pro. It also shoots still photos at a frequency of up to 7 per second, so you’ll have no trouble capturing fast action shots, whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend warrior.
You also get a 10-hour battery life which lets you record for days without having to worry about running out of power. You can record to an SD card (sold separately) or the included microSDHC memory card.
A built-in LCD screen gives you clear footage even in low light conditions, and there’s an easy-to-use control pad on the back that lets you zoom in and out, and activates the camera’s self-timer.
The flexible neck strap makes it easy to capture shots from almost any angle, and the waterproof casing (up to 33 feet underwater for 30 minutes) lets you capture footage in almost any environment.