GoPro Camera Still Photo Modes

By John Carucci

Besides banging out the occasional still frame and capturing a time-lapse sequence, your GoPro offers more options for capturing still images. You’ll notice them when you’re scrolling capture modes.

Here are a couple of other photo modes that you may want to check out:

  • Continuous: This mode allows the GoPro to work like a motor drive on a DSLR by capturing 3, 5, or 10 fps for as long as you hold down the Shutter/Select button. Continuous mode is great for capturing action scenes.

  • Photo Burst: This mode acts something like Continuous mode, but it shoots a burst of frames that you set ahead of time. It’s great when you want to have a choice of frames in an action sequence. The first figure shows a few of the frames that were in the capture using the burst mode; the second figure shows the perfect one.

    Photo Burst mode. The burst was set to capture 30 frames in 3 seconds. This illustration shows five

    Photo Burst mode. The burst was set to capture 30 frames in 3 seconds. This illustration shows five frames.

    You can use one of the following settings:

    • 3 photos in 1 second

    • 5 photos in 1 second

    • 10 photos in 1 second

    • 10 photos in 2 seconds

    • 30 photos in 1 second

    • 30 photos in 2 seconds

    • 30 photos in 3 seconds

      There’s a monster at the castle door! This frame shows the dog just noticing the carrot befor

      There’s a monster at the castle door! This frame shows the dog just noticing the carrot before devouring it.