GoPro Hero 5 black is the latest addition to the GoPro family that has some serious additions to its predecessor GoPro 4.
For those who don’t know anything about GoPro’s then I would suggest them to read on.
What is a Go Pro?
GoPro is a company that was formerly known as Woodman Labs Inc. It produces cameras that are branded as action cameras. These cameras are often used in a extreme-action sequences like playing sports, running, cycling, jumping off cliffs and much more.
In 2016, GoPro has grabbed all the market by its action cameras. With companies like Gramin, Panasonic, Sony and Nikon, GoPro has certainly made their competetiors sweat.
How much is a Go Pro?
Currently GoPro action cameras has three major versions: the Hero5 Black, Hero5 Session and Hero Session. The price range is from $199.99 for the basic Hero to $399.99 for the top end model named as GoPro Hero 5 Black.
What is the latest GoPro?
The latest GoPro is the Hero 5 Black which has Voice Controls for hands free controlling, 2 inch display with Touch, Waterproof design upto 33ft (10m), Advance video stabilizations with and without accessories. The 4k video capture, 12MP Photo from previous version is also great to use.
GoPro Hero 5 Session
GoPro Hero 5 Session is smaller version of GoPro Hero 5 Black that has the new Voice control feature, compact mounting capabilities, 4k video with 10MP photo capture in single and burst modes.
The video stabilization of HERO5 Session is again superb and with one-button control you can quickly start recording automatically. All of this and waterproof design which can withstand without any housing for 33ft or 10m. With the new auto upload feature, HERO5 Session can safely transfer your photos automatically to the cloud where you can edit, video and share while on the move.
The major difference between GoPro Hero 5 Black and GoPro Hero 5 Session is the touch display and capability of clicking RAW+WDR photos.
GoPro Hero 5 Release Date - Oct. 2, 2016
GoPro Hero 5 Review – Buy Now
Priced at $399.99, this action packed camera was on the waiting list for many enthusiasts. If somebody ask me, is this most desirable gadgets right now? Then my answer would be a resounding yes!
The new touchscreen (improved from previous version of Hero 4 silver) and waterproof body is the biggest improvements which has made it a top notch camera in extreme conditions. The touchscreen display now show you some advanced options like the entire menu with intuitive approach and the bottom screen showing your current mode such as frame rate and resolution. By tapping on that, you will be able to change the specification values.
With the new design and body, waterproofing has been improved significantly, now you can take your GoPro Hero 5 Black up to 33 feet (10m) without any water-housing. The lens cover which was messed-up can now also be replaced whenever you like it.
Still many Hero 4 users will think that why should you upgrade? Then there is another gem of a feature that’s been added and which is pretty amazing, that is the voice control feature. Just use your voice to start the recording, navigate between modes, take photos and even mark the highlights.
Now, would you like to buy it. I certainly do.
GoPro Hero 5 Specs
- 12MP Camera
- 2 -inch touchscreen display
- 4k video recording at 30FPS
- 144grams of total weight (including frame case)
- Waterproof upto 33 feet (10m)
- Voice controls to start recordings, click photos, change modes and more.
- GoPro Plus + video editing with auto uploading to the cloud.
- GPS with location tracking.
- RAW + WDR photo capture.
GoPro Hero 5 Accessories
There are number accessories for GoPro Hero 5, but the most impressive accessory is the long awaited Karma. Karma is just like a bundle of joy that contains the solid drone with a stick that’s called the Karma Grip. By far the most interesting and the most important aspect of shooting action videos is by doing it fully automated with a drone and controlling it at a height that you can control with a joystick device.
This Karma drone and grip is surely worth if you can spend $799 for both.
GoPro Hero 5 battery
GoPro Hero 4 battery life is about 1 hour 45 minutes of 1080p video at 30fps. All the functions like Wi-Fi connection, GPS and EIS all turned on, if you switch off these functions that you can see a considerable rise the batter life.
You can download the GoPro Hero 5 manual from here.