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Using The GoPro Hero (2018) With The Karma Grip



According to GoPro documentation the Karma Grip and Karma drone are not compatible with the new budget GoPro Hero 2018, I can confirm this to be true. However I decided to test and see what happens when you mount a Hero (2018) in the Karma Grip. After all they also stated the GoPro microphone adapter will not work with the 2018 GoPro Hero which turned out to be false and does indeed work.

The results of my test confirmed that the new 2018 GoPro Hero will not work with the Karma Grip. The camera will power on when you press the power button on the Karma Grip, however all you can see on the GoPro screen is a message that says “USB Connected. I am confident that this is a firmware limitation and I really hope that GoPro reverses its decision on this due to the fact that other Gimbals such as the FeiyuTech G5 is 100% compatible with the new GoPro Hero (2018). For the life of me I can not figure out why GoPro would make its own hardware incompatible while 3rd party gimbals are compatible. I get that GoPro wants to have limitations on this budget GoPro in hopes that new costumers will upgrade to a more powerful feature rich model. This however is one limitation that I think will have a more negative on what they are trying to achieve. Not to mention the FeiyuTech G5 gimbal is $100 cheaper, will costumers spend money to upgrade a camera so it will be compatible with a gimbal that is $100 more that a gimbal that is already compatible and cheaper?

GoPro Hero 2018 (USA)
GoPro Hero 2018 (CAN)

If you are looking for a gimbal that is compatible with the new GoPro Hero 2018 I would recommend the FeiyuTech G5. This is my personal favorite gimbal for using with all GoPro models.

FeiyuTech G5 Gimbal (USA)
FeiyuTech G5 Gimbal (CAN)


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The Complete Beginners Guide for the GoPro Hero (2018) | How To Get Started



If you are a brand new owner of the new GoPro Hero 2018 or plan on getting one soon. Perhaps this is your very first GoPro and you are finding yourself a little overwhelmed on how to get started as GoPro includes very little documentation in the box. I have put together this very detail beginners guide for the GoPro Hero 2018 to help those who are new to get up and running quickly. This easy to follow beginners guide will help you understand the menu system and the different shooting modes. The new Hero 2018 is a great camera for beginners as it has a simplified menu with basic shooting modes. Watch our beginners guide for the new GoPro Hero (2018) on our YouTube Channel or below in our embedded video.

Our GoPro Hero Beginners Guide covers the following topics:

  • Unpacking the camera.
  • Installing the battery and memory card.
  • How to charge your GoPro Hero 2018.
  • Understanding the mounting system for GoPro’s.
  • Powering on for the first time and initial setup.
  • A look at the menu system and various shooting modes.
  • Basic settings for shooting video.
  • How to record video.
  • How to take pictures.
  • How to shoot bursts.
  • How to record a time-Lapse.
  • How to use the GoPro voice commands.
  • How to use quick capture.
  • GoPro gear for beginners.

Best Memory Card for the new GoPro Hero 2018

There are many types and sizes of memory cards on the market that will work with the new GoPro Hero 2018 but to keep things simple I recommend the Lexar 633x it is a great memory card at a decent price and I have always had good luck with them.  You can choose how much storage you would like the most common is 32 GB or 64 GB. This determines how many photos and videos can be stored on the camera.

Lexar 32 GB Memory Card (USA)
Lexar 32 GB Memory Card (CAN)

Lexar 64 GB Memory Card (USA)
Lexar 64 GB Memory Card (CAN)

If you are a first time GoPro owner I have put together a list of GoPro gear that I think every first time GoPro owner should have in their camera kit.

GoPro Hero 2018 (USA)
GoPro Hero 2018 (CAN)

GoPro Camera Case (USA)
GoPro Camera Case (CAN)

GoPro Shorty (USA)
GoPro Shorty (CAN)

GoPro Floating Handle (USA)
GoPro Floating Handle (CAN)

GoPro Dual Charger (USA)
GoPro Dual Charger (CAN)

Manfrotto Extension Pole (USA)
Manfrotto Extension Pole (CAN)

RAVPower Power Bank (USA)
RAVPower Power Bank (CAN)

GoPro Handlebar Mount (USA)
GoPro Handlebar Mount (CAN)

Don’t hesitate to ask question via any of my social media channels or right here on my blog!

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Must Have $10 Upgrade For Your GoPro



If you own a GoPro this is a very inexpensive must have upgrade that everyone needs. One annoyance that I have had with my GoPro is having to remove it from the frame every time I want to charge it or plug in a microphone. With this 3rd party GoPro frame you can open and remove the charging door on your GoPro without having to remove it from the frame, saving a lot of time and aggravation. This frame also seems to be a better build quality than the stock frames, it has a nice rubberized coating. This is such a simple little fix, I wonder why GoPro has not implemented it yet on their official frames. Because they all have the same form factor this 3rd party frame is compatible with the Hero 5 Black, Hero 6 Black and the new GoPro Hero (2018).

GoPro Upgraded Frame:


This 3rd Party frame allows easy access to the GoPro charging door.


You can see the difference in the cutout. Stock GoPro frame on the right and 3rd party frame on the left.


Charging door can easily be opened and removed without having to remove the camera from the frame.


Allows you to easily charge your GoPro or plug in a microphone.

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