GoPro is an action camera which comes in a small size, it can easily fit into small cracks and crevices allowing you to capture footage your regular cameras can’t do it. These cameras are way more rugged than we give them credit for as Erik Storm, a Hawaii volcano guide experienced first hand.
Erik’s GoPro survived the 1,100+ degrees Fahrenheit lava flow. He placed the tiny camera in a volcano crack to capture what approaching lava flow looks like and forgot about it as he started interacting with tourists. The lava caught up to the camera and did what it does to anything in its path. It consumed it. This caused the camera to burst into flames. However, after the melted mass had cooled down, Erik found the camera still functional and that the SD card still had the footage of the lava encounter. This is simply amazing! Check out the video below.