Founded by Nick Woodman in 2002, GoPro develops and manufactures a series of high-definition personal cameras, often used in extreme action video photography. GoPros are known for being compact, lightweight, rugged, and wearable or mountable in unusual places. The cameras capture still photos and/or video in HD through wide-angle lens and can be configured to work remotely or automatically with minimum intervention.
GoPro sold its first camera system — a 35 mm film version — in 2004. Since then, the cameras have evolved going from 35 mm to digital. In 2006, GoPro introduced its first Digital HERO camera, which garnered great interest and helped the company generate $800,000 in revenue. The following year, GoPro saw sales quadruple to $3.4 million. It’s also possible shoot 3D video with a GoPro by pairing two cameras together.