I might have missed the option in the plethora of settings, but it seems that there's no self-timer mode on the GoPro 3+. If there isn't, how do you take a "selfie" group shot with monopod?

  • "selfie" group shot with monopod sound like quite a feat. but since you later talk about scuba diving I guess you'll be holding it at the other end of the pod. Apr 15 '14 at 6:48
  • @MichaelNielsen That is correct. The GoPro3+ loses quite a bit of its wide angle range under water so a longer monopod is needed for a good underwater group selfie.
    – radj
    Apr 15 '14 at 11:24

No, the GoPro Hero 3+ does not have a self-timer mode.

But there are several ways of taking 'selfie' photos:

  • You could set the Hero to timelapse mode, ie taking a photo every 0.5, 1 or 2 seconds. Press the shutter, and it will start taking a series of photos. So you can then get in position for the selfie, and it will get a number of photos of you.
  • You can do a similar thing in video mode. ie just record a video clip. Then you can get a still photo by taking a snapshot from the video (VLC media player is useful for this). This image won't be as high quality as the photo mode, videos are a bit lower resolution. But probably still good enough for sharing online.
  • You could use the camera in standard single photo or burst mode, using a remote control to press the shutter. Either the GoPro Wifi Remote, or the GoPro app on a phone or tablet. Though this means you need to have a suitable remote control, and be holding it while you take the selfie.
  • This is sad. A self timer is pretty useful. But yeah, there's the remote. However, the remote isn't very useful when scuba diving.
    – radj
    Mar 27 '14 at 1:05
  • +1 for the scuba. still looking for a dive pole with a dive casing for the remote.
    – ides
    Apr 30 '15 at 3:43

Yes there is:

Changing Modes: Once camera is on, quickly pressing the POWER/MODE button will change modes from video mode to self-timer, to photo mode, etc.


  • That source is the manual for the original HD Hero. The Hero 3+ is a much newer model, and is quite different. It seems the Hero 3+ does not have a self-timer mode.
    – vclaw
    Mar 26 '14 at 20:15
  • Yeah, I saw this, too. It is for an older model.
    – radj
    Mar 27 '14 at 1:03

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