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How to use your Cambridge Public Library GoPro Hero 8 Black action camera

What is the CPL GoPro Hero 8 Black?

The GoPro Hero 8 Black is an "action camera," a digital video camera designed for recording action while being immersed in it. For example, for recording skiing while you are skiing, or scuba diving while you are scuba diving, or being a dog while being a dog. They are rugged, compact, waterproof to some degree, and attach well to myriad accessories for recording in all kinds of situations.

What does the kit contain?

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# Component Description/Notes Replacement Cost
1 GoPro Hero 8 Black The Camera itself $315
2 The Handler Floating Hand Grip - attaches to camera with mounting buckle (#11) and thumb screw (#10) $25
3 Battery Inside the camera $20
4 Lowepro Case Contains camera and accessories $20
5 microSD Card Inside the camera. Where video/photos are stored $10
6 microSD Adapter Used to transfer microSD card data to some devices $5
7 Head Strap attaches to camera with thumb screw (#10) $8
8 Charging Cable USB-C type $8
9 QuickClip Used to attach to items such as baseball cap - attaches to camera with thumb screw (#10) $5
10 Thumb Screw attaches camera to some accessories (e.g. handler, head strap, QuickClip) $2
11 Mounting Buckle attaches camera to some accessories (e.g. handler) $2
  Total:   $420

How do I use my GoPro?

You can find the instruction manual here. But you may find it more helpful to watch a video tutorial such as the one below.

More extensive video courses are available on LinkedIn Learning, free to Cambridge residents with a library card.

Checkout Terms & Conditions

  • Check out for 2 weeks, automatically renews 2 times if there is no waitlist.
  • Please return to the location from which it was checked out.
  • Please do not return in the book drop.
  • Patrons are responsible for loss or damage. See above table for replacement costs.
  • Please delete all photos/videos prior to returning the item.
  • Please return item fully charged.