What's better than a GoPro or a professional camera? | Comparison between sports and professional cameras

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If you are looking for a camera to capture those adventures or actions you want to do and still don't know if your best option is one GoPro camera or a professional one.

The camera GoPro has become an addiction for adventure lovers, while for a film professional his safety will always be his professional camera with all its accessories that make his photo a good quality to present.

 We have to consider what the environment in which you will use it, as well as the comfort or quality you are looking for, even if the finish will be provided by you by editing your photos like a pro.



Technology advances and we want to manipulate everything from our android like our camera and connect it to our pc to stream or broadcast.

A GoPro video camera or professional video camera of your choice

If you are looking for one cinematic quality I don't recommend a GoPro but rather invest in a professional camera, prices vary relative to those of a GoPro. A Gopro has access to wifi and you can also manipulate your camera from your Android while a professional camera cannot.

A professional camera has one variety of lenses and flashes to give more light to your photos. It also has a much larger sensor to capture much more light information, therefore, achieving superior light quality, it may not be 4k but the final quality will be much better.

If you are looking for image quality GoPro is not that choice. GoPro offers us the opportunity to take kinds of shots that you can't do with a professional camera due to weight, size, accessories, among other things.



GoPro gives us a spectacular shot but not of quality. We can take underwater photos or videos. GoPro has designed underwater vision over a professional camera, being able to take a camera up to 10 meters underwater and if you have an underwater housing even so much more.

GoPro also offers us pictures in actionthat is, jumping from a parachute, jumping into a pool, or even surfing. Also, moving photos using the Pixaloop App on Android that you can't take with a professional camera.

Sports cameras vs professional cameras

Sports cameras are so small and light while professional cameras are so heavy and even more so if you have to carry any kind of accessory like zoom with you.

Accessories for professional cameras are very expensive while accessories for a GoPro can be obtained at starting at $ 10, that is, extremely cheap.

The tricky thing about a sports camera is the illumination, if there is not enough light at the time of taking the photo, your photo will not turn out very well. While professional cameras have lighting accessories that will give excellent quality to your photography.

The quality given by a sports camera for the price they have is still low. In the case of professional cameras, the high prices of cameras and accessories they are worth for their quality.

Il take underwater photos it was the most innovative technology for sports cameras that launched on the market while a camera cannot take underwater pictures.


For professional cameras there are also cases on the market but these have a very high price. Also on the market, accessories for professional cameras are very expensive while accessories for a GoPro can be obtained for as little as $ 10.


If you want portability and creativity, sports cameras can offer it, but if you want quality, a professional camera will give it to you.


The stabilization of sports cameras is superior thanks to its haiger technology, thanks to this technology we can shoot many actions without the need for an additional stabilizer as in the case of professionals.

 In addition, a professional camera with the help of an additional microphone, the audio quality is much higher, that is, you can take pictures without noise filtering. In the case of sports cameras, their audio quality is good even without an external microphone.

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