GoPro Media Mod review

Vloggers after better audio clarity should look no further than the GoPro Media Mod

GoPro Media Mod review
(Image: © Jamie Carter/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Adding two choices for better audio as well as more ins and outs, the GoPro Media Mod turns any newer GoPro into a better vlogging platform, though it’s best used with GoPro’s Light Mod and Display Mod.

Pros

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    Great for vloggers

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    Excellent built-in mic

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    Enables external mic

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    Two cold shoe mounts

Cons

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    Voice lacks depth

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    Expensive

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    Overkill for most

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You need better audio. All movies are mixed to be heard on a movie theatre’s powerful surround system, and yet most are happy to vlog and film their adventures without anything even resembling decent audio. Worse, the flagship GoPro cameras in recent years can’t be used with an external mic. Cue the GoPro Media Mod, an accessory aimed at vloggers, filmmakers and anyone else after an audio boost. However, there’s more to Media Mod that meets the ears. 

Specifications

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 


As the editor for www.WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.


He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.