GoPro Hero 5 Is Finally Here! - All You Need To Know

October, 20, 16

GoPro Hero 5 Is Finally Here! - All You Need To Know

  • GoPro Hero 5 Is Finally Here! - All You Need To Know
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.

A bigger surprise has been the release of not one, but two GoPro Hero 5 cameras – the Hero5 Black and the Hero5 Session.

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.

Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

4K 30 fps
1080P 120/60/30 fps

Waterproof (Meters) : 

10

Camera Features

Camera Type: 

Action Camera

LCD Display Size: 

5 inch
Wireless Connectivity
LCD Disply

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.

The Hero5 Black can record videos in amazing 4K at 30fps, 2K at 60fps and 1080p at 120fps. It also features a 2-inch touch screen on the back of the camera that allows users to view the angle and settings for their shot, as well as replay the footage later on for...Read full review

Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

4K 30 fps

Camera Features

Camera Type: 

Action Camera
Wireless Connectivity
LCD Disply

GoPro released their newest action camera the Hero5 as a surprise along with its much awaited GoPro Karma Drone , but the bigger surprise was the fact that the leading action camera manufacturer released 2 versions of the Hero5 instead of one!

The GoPro Hero5 Session has been launched along with the GoPro Hero5 Black , and is the upgraded version of GoPro’s Session camera that didn’t do too well when released. But this time, with the new Hero5 Session, GoPro has upped its game and now offers the small cube shaped action camera along with 4k recording capabilities and a low price...Read full review

Drone Features

Accessories In Box: 

Karma Controller, Karma Stabilizer, Karma Grip, and the Karma Case.

Body Size: 

Opened - Length: 12in (303mm), Width: 16.2in (411mm), Height: 4.6in (117mm)

Battery Flight Time: 

Up to 20 minutes

Range: 

3000m

Remote Frequency: 

2.4GHz

Battery Charge Time: 

1 hour

Weight (KG): 

1.01

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Released along with the new GoPro Hero5 Black and GoPro Hero5 Session , the drone has been described by company CEO Nick Woodman as “more than a drone,” which has the capability of recording footage in the air, handheld or mounted.

GoPro Karma Drone Design

The drone has been created keeping the needs of consumers in mind, and features a very portable design that can be folded and kept in a bag...

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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...Read full review

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Arshiya

I am a freelance writer who is always on the hunt for cool new gadgets and products on the internet. With never ending love for animals and a new found interest in drones, I enjoy writing about all things Apple, quadcopters and the newest tech accessories.