A Comprehensive Review Of The Best GoPro Mods

by | Action Cameras, Reviews

If you’re like most people, you probably use your GoPro camera to capture all your most extreme and adventurous moments.

But did you know that there are a number of different mods you can buy to make your GoPro even more versatile?

In this blog post, we’ll be taking a look at the best GoPro mods on the market, including the GoPro Max Lens Mod, GoPro Media Mod, GoPro Display Mod Front Facing Camera Screen, and GoPro Light Mod.

Read on to learn more about each one!

GoPro Max Lens Mod


HERO cameras are known for their durability and stability, but the Max Lens Mod upgrades your device with features that will make it even easier to capture top-quality footage. With this simple accessory, you can get all of those stabilized 2K60 videos without worrying about horizon lines or rotational shots coming off-camera!

Key Features

  • Easily attaches by screwing it into place.
  • Horizon lock is one of the coolest features offered by any GoPro mod — allowing your videos to stay perfectly still on the horizontal or vertical axis, even if the camera is mounted off-center or rotates 360 degrees.
  • This mod offers an “ultra-wide” angle 155-degree field-of-view. According to GoPro, this provides an “enhanced perspective and improved depth of field.”
  • The Max HyperSmooth feature offers video stabilization of up to 2.7K60
  • The Max Timewarp feature claims to offer GoPro’s “smoothest TimeWarp video yet.”
  • This mod is waterproof to 5M (when installed on a HERO camera)

Is It Worth It?

This GoPro mod won’t be of interest to all action camera users. If you enjoy the fixed perspective of a standard GoPro and have no need for a wider field of view, then this upgrade probably isn’t worth it.

However, for action sports enthusiasts such as skateboarders and paragliders, the horizon lock and increased lens width could be a game changer. These interesting features could also appeal to casual GoPro hobbyists just looking to spice up their footage.

So, the bottom line is that the GoPro Max Lens Mod is definitely worth it — if these key features sound useful to you.

Check out the GoPro Max Lens Mod here!

GoPro Media Mod


The next mod on our list is the GoPro Media Mod. This mod is designed for use with the HERO11 Black & HERO10 Black and includes a built-in microphone. This directional mic in this device is designed to enhance your voice, allowing you to speak with greater clarity. It also features an HDMI output for displaying the captured footage on external monitors or playing back during ceremonies without any interference from background noise – perfect if there are always people talking over each other! The removable foam cover prevents wind gusts up to 20 mph (32 kph) which makes it ideal not only outdoors but even when filming indoors where ventilation can become a problem

Key Features

  • Multiple cold shoe attachments for adding accessories such as lights and other gadgets to your GoPro
  • Includes a built-in directional microphone that improves audio recording quality
  • HDMI-out for monitoring or playing back your footage on a screen
  • 3.5mm mic port for adding an external mic to your GoPro

Is It Worth It?

While the ability to attach your GoPro to an external screen may sound like an interesting concept, this feature will likely only be used in very niche circumstances. And while cold shoe attachments are handy, there are far cheaper ways to mount things to your GoPro.

Instead, it’s really the audio features that make this mod appealing. The built-in microphones a nice feature for on-the-go shooting but serious videographers will likely purchase this mod for it’s microphone input.

So, the bottom line is that this gadget will be ideal for vloggers or anyone who wants to improve the audio quality of their videos.

Check out the GoPro Media Mod here!

GoPro Display Mod Front Facing Camera Screen


The GoPro Display Mod offers users a flip-up screen that lets them see themselves in action and connects to your HERO11 Black or other cameras via Media mod. This small accessory is aimed at vloggers who want an easy way of recording their adventures on video without having anything blocking what’s going on.

Key Features

  • Includes a 2-inch screen that flips up to face forward
  • Has a built-in rechargeable battery with a micro-HDMI plug
  • Compact design for travel
  • Integrates with the GoPro Media Mod

Is It Worth It?

First of all, this mod can only be used with the GoPro Media Mod. So, this mod will only be of interest to those who already own the GoPro Media Mod.

In combination with the GoPro Media Mod, these two mods are clearly aimed at the vlogging community. It is unlikely that anyone capturing action footage will have the time to check themselves out in this flip-up screen.

That said, if you are a vlogger who owns the GoPro Media Mod, this addition will turn your setup into an all-in-one vlogging machine. So, it could be well worth the purchase!

Check out the GoPro Media Mod here!

GoPro Light Mod


The GoPro Light Mod allows you to light up your adventures with a built-in LED light. With Light Mod, you can capture high-quality videos and photos even in dark places without relying on-camera flash or other lights that may disturb what is happening nearby! This compact device attaches securely onto Black versions of GoPro cameras such as HERO11and HERO10. It also works great when used by itself – just attach it where ever there’s an open spot available for mounting accessories like tripods, microphones etc…

Key Features

  • Features four levels of brightness that go up to 200 lumens
  • Rugged design and waterproof
  • Built-in rechargeable battery
  • Compact design
  • Intense brightness for thirty seconds with “Overdrive Mode”
  • Includes a strobe mode
  • Integrates with the GoPro Media Mod

Is It Worth It?

Like the GoPro Display Mod, this mod can only be used with the GoPro Media Mod. So again, this mod will only be of interest to those who already own the GoPro Media Mod.

If you own the GoPro media mod and are looking to add an external light, this is NOT your only option.

Many cold-shoe mount LED lights exist from third-party companies — this is just GoPro’s version of an LED light.

That said, this light does offer some interesting features such as a high level of brightness, rugged design, and “Overdrive Mode.”

So, if these specific features are appealing to you and you like the GoPro brand, this may be the right LED light for you.

Check out the GoPro Media Mod here!

Final Thoughts

There are a number of great GoPro mods on the market that can help you get even more out of your camera.

Whether you’re looking for better audio quality, improved low-light performance, or just want to add some extra light to your shots, there’s a mod out there that can help you get the job done.

But just because these mods exist, doesn’t mean they’re suited to your specific filmmaking needs.

Hopefully, this article has helped you narrow down which GoPro mods are right for you…

Happy shooting!

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