The latest line of GoPro action cameras are certainly destined to live up to their hype. All of them are lightweight, built to be mounted or attached literally anywhere, and all of them have speeds that most digital cameras cannot achieve outside of the sport photography world. The line of GoPro Hero 3 accessories that is currently being released was also designed with action in mind, and it shows especially well in the series of mounting accessories that we will outline for you here.
GoPro The Frame For Hero 3
The current version of the classic frame mount that has been included in the latest GoPro Hero 3 accessories is one of the smallest, lightest weight frames currently available on the market for any decent line of sports or action cameras. Unlike most of the accessories that are currently being released¸ the frame mount is one of the few that is limited for use with the Hero 3 cameras only. It has a sleek design for low profile mounting, and is engineered for picking up optimal sound at speed. The design also makes it very compatible for use with the GoPro LCD Touch BacPac, and the second gen Battery BacPac.
The frame mount from this year’s GoPro Hero 3 accessories list comes with the standard frame included, as well as the frame that will work with the BacPac accessories. The lens cap that is included with the kit is designed to protect the camera lens from most things, and an assortment of standard mounting options is available with the starting kit. The mounting assortment includes both flat and curved adhesive mounts, and the entire unit comes with a one year warranty. It should be noted that the frame mount is not waterproof, and is not optimized for use under extreme conditions. That is warranty speak for “use at your own risk”.
GoPro Surf Expansion For Hero 2 and 3
Included within the long line of GoPro Hero 3 accessories meant for use with the latest releases in their action and sport camera lines is an expansion kit made for those who love the surf, and the action shots that can be brought to life while riding the waves. This kit includes all of the mounting accessories that you will need, with the exception of any water or dive housings and the camera. There are even quick release mountings included for a helmet cam and for mounting a camera on your surfboard.
The GoPro Hero 3 accessories kit includes a stick-on base plate, and a FCS compatible plug in system that will allow you to screw the camera directly to the board using Allen screws. The accompanying fin plug allows for quick release of the camera from its mount should it be needed in an emergency. The best part is that this kit is compatible for use with all previously released cameras except for the Hero 5 wrist camera.