Great Read on Growth of GoPro

gopro-thumbnail.jpgMashable has a great post about the empire of GoPro. Since GoPro is one of the most popular compact underwater video cameras on the market, we thought it was worth sharing. Some items we found interesting:

In its decade of existence, the GoPro doubled in sales every year to become the number one best-selling camera in the world. (Woodman is now a billionaire, with GoPro valued at $2.25 billion).

Not bad for something that started out as a single use 35mm camera.

“Customers make up new ways to innovate with the camera,” Shaikh explains. “People would buy the camera, use it for something we’d never even dreamt of, and we get ideas on how to innovate.”

Having seen quite a few DIY solutions in the scuba diving GoPro market, it’s really interesting to see how they tap the crowd mind. Especially considering the stock housings prior to the HERO3 line were terrible for underwater use, but now the flat port is standard.

Anyway, check out the original article for a bit more information about the multi-billion dollar company we strap to our heads and take underwater.

Cool DIY Underwater GoPro Rig for Under $10

Cool DIY Underwater GoPro Rig for Under $10

Check out this video for an insanely easy to build rig for your GoPro or other compact underwater video camera.

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GoPro HERO3 Black Edition in Casa Cenote near Tulum Mexico

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition in Casa Cenote near Tulum Mexico

Watch a first-timer shoot with a new GoPro HERO3 Black Edition while scuba diving Casa Cenote near Tulum Mexico

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GoPro HD Hero2 Red Filter Shootout: Snake River Prototyping Dome vs. Backscatter Flip

GoPro HD Hero2 Red Filter Shootout: Snake River Prototyping Dome vs. Backscatter Flip

See a comparison of the Snake River Prototyping Dome red filter vs the Backscatter Flip red filter to determine which is best for your GoPro Dive Housing.

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Snake River Prototyping Dome for GoPro Hero 2

Snake River Prototyping Dome for GoPro Hero 2

Snake River Prototyping Dome lens for GoPro Hero 2 available soon, watch a video demonstrating the improved color.

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First Official GoPro HERO3 Demo Video

First Official GoPro HERO3 Demo Video

Watch the first official GoPro HERO3 Black Edition demo video (with diving included!)

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GoPro HD Hero 3 Pre-Order Tonight

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The new GoPro HD Hero 3 camera line up was just announced with great improvements for your SCUBA videos, order tonight!

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Channel Islands GoPro Video

Channel Islands GoPro Video

Excellent video of a recent Channel Islands liveaboard trip shows off how well a GoPro setup performs outside the tropics.

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Win a GoPro HD Hero2 Outdoor Edition!

GoPro HD Hero2 Outdoor Edition

GoProScuba.net is having a raffle on our Facebook Page. Enter for a chance to win a free GoPro HD Hero2 Outdoor Edition!

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Snake River Prototyping “Announces” Red Filter for GoPro Dive Housing

Could this be it? Probably not.

Details are virtually nonexistent, but Snake River Prototyping shared on ScubaBoard that they will soon release a universal slip-over filter.

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