GoPro Hero 5 Is Finally Here! - All You Need To Know
The much-awaited GoPro Hero 5 action camera is here and it comes along with some amazing new features. Since the camera’s release date wasn’t announced, it was a surprise from the company to release it along with the GoPro Karma Drone and many other compatible accessories.
Both the new action cameras are small and easy to mount and compact enough to carry around in your pocket. The Hero 5 Black is the high-end version and comes with a touchscreen on its back, which the Hero 5 Session doesn’t.
Both the cameras are capable of recording in 4K video at 30fps, but the Hero5 Black takes pictures in 12MP while the Hero5 Session in 10MP. They have image stabilization for capturing footage that is less shaky, and even feature a built-in GPS.
Physically, the Hero 5 Black looks the same as the previous GoPro models and features a rectangular shape, while the Session has a cube shape. They are waterproof till 30 feet underwater without any additional case.
A great new feature is the addition of easy voice commands. Just address the GoPro by its name and give a verbal command, like “GoPro start video” to start recording footage. The cameras will also come with a new cloud service called GoPro Plus, which allows users to store all their recordings automatically to the cloud and view, edit and share the media through its Quik and Splice apps.
The Hero5 Black is priced at $399.99, while the Hero5 Session at $299.99.
Apart from the two Hero5 cameras, the GoPro Karma Drone was also released along with a Karma Grip. Have a look at all the major product releases on the day.
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The GoPro Hero5 Black is the newest addition to the line of leading sports and action cameras offered by GoPro. The company has put the best of features in this new camera, which released along with a new GoPro Hero5 Session, and the new model is definitely a rank above the previous GoPro Hero4 Black and Hero4 Silver.
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Accessories In Box
Karma Controller, Karma Stabilizer, Karma Grip, and the Karma Case.
The GoPro Karma Drone has been one of the most anticipated aerial machines till date, and the leading action and sports camera company GoPro has finally launched the drone!
The GoPro Karma Grip makes using their action cameras much easier by providing stabilized and less shaky images and videos for even the wildest of your adventures! Making your ordinary shots look extraordinary, the Karma Grip is made up of the Karma Grip Handle and Karma Stabilizer, which are used together to produce smooth footage that looks professional.
This pro-quality stabilization can be used simply as a handheld device or can even be mounted on compatible GoPro mounts as well as worn on the body. It is compatible with the Hero5 Black, Hero5 Session, Hero Session, Hero4 Black and Hero4 Silver, and offers built-in camera controls to allow starting and stopping of recording, powering on and off of the device, changing between various modes and even adding HiLight Tags.
Another great thing is that the stabilizer used with the Grip is also compatible with the Karma Drone! So, since the Karma Grip Handle and Karma Stabilizer can be detached, owners of both the GoPro Karma Drone and Grip don’t need to purchase it twice. Users will also have the option to use it with an optional Karma Grip Extension Cable.
Using the Karma Grip is very convenient and simple and you can also offload the footage without having to remove your camera from the Grip first. It has an extra-long battery life of around 1 hour and 45 minutes, and thankfully you can also charge the GoPro camera and the Karma Grip at the same time, you even have the option of using the GoPro Supercharger that helps recharge the device up to 70% faster. The device also comes along with a carrying case for safe storage and travelling.
Keep in mind though, people using the Karma Grip with a Hero Session will not have the option of camera control, camera charging and content offload.