Top Accessories for your GoPro this Holiday Season

Do you know someone who owns a GoPro and looking for gifts to get the small action camera user? Know someone who is getting a GoPro for a Holiday gift and want to make sure they get set up with the best accessories for their new camera? We have the perfect holiday list for the best accessories for GoPro you can buy. We list our top choices for both the GoPro HERO4 and the brand new GoPro HERO5!

#1 Gimbal

Most Camera enthusiasts and the serious movie makers know what a Gimbal is but others will not. This handy device is out favorite accessory for the any GoPro user. The device normally has a stick for the camera user to hold and a mount to the camera. Depending on the Gimbal you buy from there, it varies, but the whole concept is the same some swivels keep your camera at a set angle to help your camera shot from bouncing. The GoPro is such a small camera, and even some of the most steady hands have difficulty shooting video without a few hiccups during the shoot. Some of the better gimbals also come with buttons on the stick that allow you to change angles of the camera and pan around for panoramic shots.

Our Pick for Best GoPro Gimbal

You can't go wrong with the EVO Gimbal EVO SS. This mount does not come with a stick but rather a remote. It also has a female connection that will allow most tripod and sticks to attach to the actual gimbal. The quality of this product along with the flexibility to use it with any smaller sized camera including all GoPro models makes it surprisingly versitle. At first, we did not like that it did not come with a stick that included the controls on the stick but the remote opens up a lot of new and fun possibilities. With the female connection getting to add your favorite selfie stick or wand is an bonus.

#2 Filters for your GoPro's Lens 

For those who snorkel or scuba dive, a filter is a must. As light travels under water, certain colors start to fade or disappear completely. Red and warm hues begin to fade first followed by purple, green and finally vibrate blue. The image below shows a visual of what happens to cameras with no filters at 91 feet of depth.

For those who snorkel or scuba dive, a filter is a must. As light travels under water, certain colors start to fade or disappear completely. Red and warm hues begin to fade first followed by purple, green and finally vibrate blue. The image below shows a visual of what happens to cameras with no filters at 91 feet of depth. A GoPro's settings are designed and set to include the color red so when you go snorkeling and diving you might see a very colorful world only to come back to land and notice your GoPro did not capture the same beautiful scenery that you just saw it would have a duller blue hue to it. That is why you should have a filter on your GoPro for snorkeling and diving. A GoPro's settings are designed and set to include the color red so when you go snorkeling and diving you might see a very colorful world only to come back to land and notice your GoPro did not capture the same beautiful scenery that you just saw it would have a duller blue hue to it. That is why you should have a filter on your GoPro for snorkeling and diving. Getting more than just one filter color is critical as well and is even more crucial for scuba divers because different depths require different filters to adjust for the lack of colors. 

Our Pick for Best GoPro Filters

PolarPro Aqua Filter 3-Pack is a great start to your filter collection and even includes a filter specific for snorkeling. Be sure when on the Amazon page that you click the correct model and housing for the filters as different models and houses require different size filters.

#3 Selfie Stick

A good selfie stick does more than just take selfies for you. A good stick can also set up into a tripod and provide different angles for a killer action clip. There are also different types of selfie sticks as well. There are floating selfie sticks for those around water but not wanting to get in the water to take videos. Selfie Stick claws these have a mechanism to touch a button at the base of the stick, and it clicks a button on the camera. Finally, there is a telescope selfie stick which is just a fancy way of saying a very long selfie stick.

Our Pick for the Best GoPro Selfie Stick

While most peripherals made by GoPro come with a price tag that is a bit steep this one investment worth getting the brand name. The 3-way Grip, Arm, and Tripod by GoPro is sturdy and provides a broad range of tripod angles and setups that give you a great diversity of angles that allows you to get the right viewpoint. The grip arm also folds down into a light, compact stick for the perfect selfie accessory.