As well as being compared against other compacts, the GoPro Hero (2018) is also often compared to mirrorless, waterproofs, digicams and super zooms. The GoPro Hero (2018)'s top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) and the EOS M100) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix W100 and the Coolpix W300)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Hero (2018) compared to other compact competitors include: it is significantly smaller (super compact (65×45×35 mm) vs compact (112×66×29 mm)), has a touch screen, is newer (march 2018 vs april 2012) and is significantly lighter (117 g vs 231 g).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, has a significantly smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has worse image stabilization (digital vs sensor shift), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (10 fps vs 20 fps) and doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED).

Fujifilm FinePix XP130

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similar age
$130 - $162

Significant advantages of the FinePix XP130 (vs the Hero (2018))

  • Built-in flash
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the FinePix XP130 (vs the Hero (2018))

  • Much larger: Compact (110×71×28 mm) vs Super compact (65×45×35 mm)
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly heavier: 207 g vs 117 g

common strengths of the FinePix XP130 and Hero (2018)

  • Inexpensive: $129.95 vs $259.16

Olympus Tough TG-5

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10 months older
$399

Significant advantages of the Tough TG-5 (vs the Hero (2018))

  • Built-in flash
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the Tough TG-5 (vs the Hero (2018))

  • Much larger: Compact (113×66×32 mm) vs Super compact (65×45×35 mm)
  • No touch screen
  • Much heavier: 250 g vs 117 g

common strengths of the Tough TG-5 and Hero (2018)

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix W300

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10 months older
$339 - $387

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W300 (vs the Hero (2018))

  • Built-in flash
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W300 (vs the Hero (2018))

  • Significantly larger: Compact (112×66×29 mm) vs Super compact (65×45×35 mm)
  • No touch screen
  • Much heavier: 231 g vs 117 g

common strengths of the Coolpix W300 and Hero (2018)

  • None found

GoPro Hero6 Black

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6 months older
$498

Significant advantages of the Hero6 Black (vs the Hero (2018))

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Shoots much faster: 30 fps vs 10 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Hero6 Black (vs the Hero (2018))

  • None found

common strengths of the Hero6 Black and Hero (2018)

  • Very small: Super compact (65×45×35 mm) vs Super compact (65×45×35 mm)
  • Have touch screens

Olympus TG-1 iHS

Olympus TG-1 iHS
6 years older

Significant advantages of the TG-1 iHS (vs the Hero (2018))

  • Built-in flash
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the TG-1 iHS (vs the Hero (2018))

  • No touch screen
  • Larger: Compact (99×64×25 mm) vs Super compact (65×45×35 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 221 g vs 117 g

common strengths of the TG-1 iHS and Hero (2018)

  • Fairly small: Compact (99×64×25 mm) vs Super compact (65×45×35 mm)

GoPro Fusion

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1 year older
$591

Significant advantages of the Fusion (vs the Hero (2018))

  • Shoots much faster: 30 fps vs 10 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Fusion (vs the Hero (2018))

  • Much larger: Compact (74×75×40 mm) vs Super compact (65×45×35 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 220 g vs 117 g
  • Thicker: 1.6" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the Fusion and Hero (2018)

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Hero (2018) compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a touch screen, is newer (march 2018 vs february 2016), is slightly smaller (super compact (65×45×35 mm) vs standard size (120×67×60 mm)), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS) and is thinner (1.4" vs 1.9").

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), has worse image stabilization (digital vs sensor shift), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)

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similar age

Significant advantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the Hero (2018))

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the Hero (2018))

  • Significantly larger: Standard size (116×88×59 mm) vs Super compact (65×45×35 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 390 g vs 117 g
  • Significantly thicker: 2.3" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) and Hero (2018)

  • Light weight: 390 g vs 117 g

Canon EOS M100

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7 months older
$379 (body only)
$449 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M100 (vs the Hero (2018))

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M100 (vs the Hero (2018))

  • Heavier: 302 g vs 117 g

common strengths of the EOS M100 and Hero (2018)

  • Fairly small: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Super compact (65×45×35 mm)
  • Light weight: 302 g vs 117 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.4"

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5
5 years older
$499 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-PL5 (vs the Hero (2018))

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the E-PL5 (vs the Hero (2018))

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs CMOS
  • Heavier: 325 g vs 117 g

common strengths of the E-PL5 and Hero (2018)

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×64×38 mm) vs Super compact (65×45×35 mm)
  • Light weight: 325 g vs 117 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.4"

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
2 years older

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the Hero (2018))

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the Hero (2018))

  • No touch screen
  • Significantly heavier: 404 g vs 117 g

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and Hero (2018)

  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×49 mm) vs Super compact (65×45×35 mm)
  • Light weight: 404 g vs 117 g
  • Thin: 1.9" vs 1.4"

Sony a6400

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9 months newer
$898 (body only)
$971 - $998 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the a6400 (vs the Hero (2018))

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the a6400 (vs the Hero (2018))

  • Larger: Standard size (120×67×60 mm) vs Super compact (65×45×35 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 403 g vs 117 g
  • Significantly thicker: 2.4" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the a6400 and Hero (2018)

  • Light weight: 403 g vs 117 g
  • Inexpensive: $898.00 vs $259.16

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Hero (2018) compared to waterproof competitors include: it has better image stabilization (digital vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 6 MP), has a touch screen, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is newer (march 2018 vs october 2012).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, has a much smaller screen (2" vs 2.7"), lacks and external mic jack and is not waterproof.

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition
5 years older

Significant advantages of the Black Edition (vs the Hero (2018))

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Black Edition (vs the Hero (2018))

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition and Hero (2018)

  • None found

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
4 years older
$429

Significant advantages of the Black Edition (vs the Hero (2018))

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Black Edition (vs the Hero (2018))

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition and Hero (2018)

  • None found

GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition
4 years older
$283

Significant advantages of the Silver Edition (vs the Hero (2018))

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Silver Edition (vs the Hero (2018))

  • None found

common strengths of the Silver Edition and Hero (2018)

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S30

Nikon Coolpix S30
6 years older
$125

Significant advantages of the S30 (vs the Hero (2018))

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S30 (vs the Hero (2018))

  • None found

common strengths of the S30 and Hero (2018)

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Hero (2018) compared to digicam competitors include: it has a touch screen, is newer (march 2018 vs april 2017) and is slightly lighter (117 g vs 300 g).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), doesn't have a screen which flips out and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Nikon Coolpix W100

Nikon Coolpix W100
1 year older
$99 - $157

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the Hero (2018))

  • Built-in flash
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the Hero (2018))

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the Coolpix W100 and Hero (2018)

  • Light weight: 177 g vs 117 g
  • Inexpensive: $99.00 vs $259.16

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7)

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similar age

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) (vs the Hero (2018))

  • Built-in flash
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) (vs the Hero (2018))

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) and Hero (2018)

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

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1 year older
$319 - $379

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the Hero (2018))

  • Built-in flash
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the Hero (2018))

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the PowerShot SX730 HS and Hero (2018)

  • Inexpensive: $319.00 vs $259.16

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200)

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similar age

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) (vs the Hero (2018))

  • Built-in flash
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) (vs the Hero (2018))

  • None found

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) and Hero (2018)

  • Have touch screens

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
2 years older
$199 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the Hero (2018))

  • Built-in flash
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the Hero (2018))

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and Hero (2018)

  • Inexpensive: $199.00 vs $259.16

Nikon Coolpix A1000

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9 months newer
$477

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the Hero (2018))

  • Built-in flash
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the Hero (2018))

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix A1000 and Hero (2018)

  • Have touch screens

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Hero (2018) compared to super zoom competitors include: it is much smaller (super compact (65×45×35 mm) vs 146×119×181 mm), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1.6 fps), is newer (march 2018 vs march 2015) and is thinner (1.4" vs 5.4").

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3.2"), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), doesn't have a screen which flips out and lacks and external mic jack.

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
3 years older
$458 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the Hero (2018))

  • Built-in flash
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the Hero (2018))

  • Much larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Super compact (65×45×35 mm)
  • No touch screen
  • Much heavier: 899 g vs 117 g

common strengths of the P900 and Hero (2018)

  • Inexpensive: $458.00 vs $259.16

Nikon Coolpix P1000

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3 months newer
$849 - $997

Significant advantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the Hero (2018))

  • Built-in flash
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the Hero (2018))

  • Much larger: 146×119×181 mm vs Super compact (65×45×35 mm)
  • Much heavier: 1,415 g vs 117 g
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the Coolpix P1000 and Hero (2018)

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
3 years older
$249 - $255

Significant advantages of the SX530 HS (vs the Hero (2018))

  • Built-in flash
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the SX530 HS (vs the Hero (2018))

  • Larger: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Super compact (65×45×35 mm)
  • No touch screen
  • Shoots significantly slower: 1.6 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the SX530 HS and Hero (2018)

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Super compact (65×45×35 mm)
  • Very light: 442 g vs 117 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.4"