GoPro Camera Versus 1,100-Degree Lava Flow

November 10, 2017

Seen here looking suspiciously like a thinly veiled GoPro commercial, this is a video of Hawaii volcano guide Erik Storm's GoPro playing chicken with a slowly approaching 1,100-degree lava flow. The lava eventually reaches the camera (which Erik forgot he'd placed there while dropping some volcanic knowledge on tourists), causing it to burst into flames. Amazingly, Erik was able to retrieve the GoPro when he remembered about twenty seconds later, and it still functions. "Whatever, I lasted longer." Haha, no you sure as hell didn't, Gollum.

Keep going for the whole video.

Thanks to blackbox, who's not convinced lava isn't just a government hoax to keep us from playing in volcanos, which actually house top secret research facilities. Admittedly, you're making sense to me.

  • shashi

    "Hey hot stuff. Wanna come all over me?"

    GoPro (R.I.P. 2017 - 2017)

  • GeneralDisorder

    I'm really damn impressed by how durable GoPro cameras are. And they've got impressive image quality as well.

    In my suggested videos I found Grant Thompson (The King of Random) putting three different GoPros into liquid nitrogen. They all managed to record about 60 seconds in liquid nitrogen. The SD cards didn't survive those temps though.

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