Which SD Card to Use For GoPro ?

One of the disadvantages of a GoPro action cam is the lack of a built-in memory. 

We order our GoPro, waiting for it to be shipped. 

I know how exciting it is to hold your first GoPro in your hands you always dreamed. 

You push the button to turn it on. 

But WTH?

It gives an error that doesn’t let you to take a photo / record a video just even for a test shot. 

Your GoPro tells you that you need an SD-Card. 

At this point, what you should know is that NOT every SD-Card is working properly with our Go-Pros. 

After trying couple of SD-Cards that didn’t really work with my own GoPros, I decided to help you with this to help you have a joyful GoPro experience. 

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GoPro Diving Light Suggestion

I am writing GoPro reviews since 2014.

Since I am a scuba diver, I generally try to help divewithseaman.com readers about the underwater performance of each GoPro as much as I can.

On the land, we always have daylight during the day.

When it is rainy and/or cloudy, we use some lights to illuminate the object we are focused.

Generally speaking, when it is sunny and we are in an open environment, we don’t have to use a light.

However, this is not as simple as this (not talking about the pro shots, for sure) underwater.

Why We Need a Diving Light Underwater?

When you are at 10 meters, there is no more red color.

At 20 meters, there is no more orange.

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Underwater Camera or Action Cam?

Scuba divers only had underwater cameras with housings and o-rings back in 90’s. 

 

The only discussion was about the brand; we were asking our friends which underwater camera to purchase…

It was already hard to choose eventhough there weren’t hundreds of options we had at those times. 

Now, our decision making process is even more complicated. 

At the beginning of 2000’s, we met with GoPro and this changed everything. 

Before brands, now we have to decide which one should we buy: an underwater camera or an action cam?

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Nikon Coolpix S33 Review

Each of us love holidays, right? 

Staying out of crowded cities, stressful job, annoying co-workers and even from our neighbors next door.

Sea, beach and lots of beautiful, unforgettable memories

Scuba diving? For sure for me and all the other scuba-lovers out there. 

For others, at least swimming in a pool or in the ocean, maybe?

I guess you know which point I want to come. 

I want to talk about Nikon Coolpix S33, not an action-cam like a GoPro or a fully-sealed camera like Nikon SeaLife Micro HD, but a really cool and handy “memory keeper

I used to have a Nikon Coolpix S32 and I was using it in my dives as well as my GoPros. 

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Why You Should And Should Not Buy a GoPro Hero 6?

If you are a GoPro fan, I am sure this is not the first time you visited divewithseaman.com

GoPro Hero 6 Black Edition

GoPro Hero 6 Black Edition

That’s because when a new GoPro product is launched, I order one immediately, wait for the new baby to come home, try it both on land and underwater, then write my objective and honest review for people who are willing to, but not sure about purchasing that brand-new GoPro. 

What I want you to do is to take a cup of coffee, read my “real user post” below slowly and do not hesitate to ask your questions from the comment section at the end of this GoPro Hero 6 review. Me and other experienced users may answer your questions as soon as possible.  [Read more…]

GoPro Hero 5 Black Detailed Review

When I came home from work last week, I saw a note on my door, saying that bla bla bla cargo company weren’t able to find me home, so I must go to their office to take the package! 

GoPro Hero 5 Black BoxI turned back to my car and drove to the cargo office.

When I showed my ID to the cargo officer, she brought me my new baby; GoPro Hero 5 Black

After waiting for it for a very long time, there it was!! 

I grabbed it and came back home to see this new GoPro family member and test it asap for my readers here. 

What I did this week was to test the new GoPro Hero 5 Black, note all the pros and cons, features, tips for using and etc. to be able to write you a helpful GoPro Hero 5 Black review. 

 

Let’s start…

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Suunto D6i Novo Review and Comparison

Hello all,

For couple of months, I have been trying the new Suunto D6i Novo to be able to write a detailed review about it for you. I hope you find this review helpful and it can serve you deciding on which dive computer to buy this season.

Suunto D6i Novo StoneFirst of all, if you are interested in purchasing a Suunto dive computer and you stopped by my blog, I advise you to read my “Suunto D6i Review” first, to be able to get an idea about this beautiful dive computer. What I’ll be telling you about in this review will most likely be the cont’d edition of my previous review about Suunto D6i. That because, ammmm… they are almost the same dive computer with “small” changes.

Okay, here we go.

3 months ago, I got my cargo.

I knew it was my brand new Suunto D6i Novo Stone and opened it really fast to see how it look like. [Read more…]

Best Underwater Cameras of 2015 Voted

Hello all DiveWithSeaman.com fans,

In December 2014, we voted the “Best Underwater Camera of 2015.

A total of 6.742 DiveWithSeaman.com readers have voted in this valuable contest.

The question was:

Which underwater camera/action cam was your favorite in 2015?

Of course this is a general question, we didn’t define any parameters, but what I am thinking is that the results will give us an idea, though.

Nobody would say “Hey! This one is my favorite” for any camera that has known handicaps.

I want to thank every Dive With Seaman reader who voted for this contest.

Okay, I don’t want to make you wait :))

Here is the list of Best Underwater Cameras of 2015 according to 6.742 readers just like you. [Read more…]

GoPro Hero4 Session Review

My pro skateboarder friend, Onur was skateboarding while I was writing the GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition review in October, 2015. He was recording his tricks via his cell-phone. This was not easy. Finding a place for his cell phone for a better shot, trying to locate himself in front of his cell-phone and etc.

I asked him: “Why don’t you use GoPro instead?

Okay, I am a scuba diver and use my cameras underwater, but as a review writer, I know how handy the GoPro is for skateboarders, too.

Onur told me that his cell phone is doing well enough for wide angle video shots.

But I need a smaller camera that has the GoPro quality to be able to mount it under my skateboard” he replied.

All GoPro cameras were “big” for him. [Read more…]

GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition Review

You can take high quality photos and videos with this model of GoPro.

GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition is good for photographers/videographers (and/or who wants to be one) who likes to see what they get.

As you know, none of the GoPro action cams come with an LCD screen.

According to me, built-in LCD touch screen is the #1 feature of GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition.

GoPro Hero 4 SilverAs a GoPro fan, I was always complaining about an LCD screen that comes with our GoPro. Some others say that this is an action cam and it doesn’t have to have one.

What I am thinking is that the new GoPro family members offer its users more than an action cam. With ProTune, you can customize some of the important settings like the white balance, exposure value and such.

GoPro Hero 4 versions are beyond single action cams. [Read more…]