GoPro Hero10 - Honest Review & Test 2024

By Julius
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The GoPro Hero10 is a super compact action camera that is the defacto standard for sports videos around the world.
As such, it is no wonder that it comes up as a top contender for the choice of best underwater action cameras.

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GoPro Hero10 Review - Table of Contents
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Of course, we also read other opinions online but in the end, nothing beats real world experience. So we took the time for a thorough GoPro Hero10 test and review! Below you find everything you need to know, including features, specs and what we like, and don't like about it.

Review Summary

Social Diving Editor's Choice

The GoPro Hero10 is the best action camera for scuba divers on the market. Astoundingly inexpensive for what it offers will it be a trusty undercamera camera for beginners and experienced divers alike.

Our Rating

4.9 / 5.0

What We Like

  • Small lightweight and compact
  • Superb video quality
  • 4k resolution
  • Almost on par with mid-range DSLRs
  • Great price
  • Lots of extra accessories
  • Easy to use and no setup time
  • Best image stabilization of all action cameras

Reasons to Avoid

  • Focus purely on video
  • Some reports of overheating

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First Impression

In a hurry and looking for the gist of things? Here is our review in short. Keep reading for the entire version.

The GoPro action camera line needs no introduction and the Hero10 is its latest version. They are synonymous with sports videos and the lightweight, compact design is perfect for divers.

It takes absolutely superb videos that are on par with many mid-range to higher-end mirrorless cameras out there at a mere fraction of the price.

I’d even go as far as to say if video is the only focus, you could get by easily with just a GoPro, a housing, and some filters.

Completely foolproof to use, it’s good to go right after unpacking and charging it. No fancy settings, no learning the shutter speeds or lense options.

Just turn it on and capture your best underwater moments in an instant.

Here are some super cool examples from around the world:

If I had to find anything wrong with it, it would be the fact that photos are not its strong suit. But then again…you don’t buy hiking boots for scuba diving or scuba fins for skiing.

The GoPro Hero10 is the best action camera on the market and the perfect entry into the world of underwater videography.

Specs & Features

TypeAction Camera
Weight0.3kg (1 lb)
Resolution5k (video)
Good forVideos
Media TypeMicro SD
Other Features
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Where to Buy

GoPro on Trident
MSRP: $429
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About the author

Hey! I'm Julius, professional scuba instructor, diver, outdoor lover, entrepreneur and CEO and founder of Social Diving. I write about scuba diving (including tech, cave, sidemount, and freediving), travel, and love what I do. If you have any questions, send me a message. :-)

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