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GoPro Hero5 Black the ultimate action camera

GoPro Hero 5 Black with voice control and GPS tag

GoPro just announced among their Karma drone two new action cameras, the Hero5 Black and the HERO5 Session. Both new sports cameras will be available for order starting on October 2nd.

Generally, many GoPro users think that if it is not a GoPro it is not a true action camera. Frankly, I tested and reviewed many sports cameras but none convinced me in terms of image quality. Every model has its own drawback.

Unlike the Hero5 Session, the Hero5 Black features GPS tagging, which means that geolocation is automatically added to the photos.

Definitely, those who are planning to capture still photos with their action camera will appreciate that this GoPro Hero5 Black is capable to store photos in uncompressed RAW format.

Honestly, the voice control sounds pretty nice but I’m curious how many of you will truly use this feature.

Compared to the older GoPro models the new Hero5 Black has a more rugged design. It can be immersed under the water of depths up to 10 meters without additional housing (case).

GoPro Hero 5 Black features and specs

Imaging unit Unknown
Image sensor Unknown
Sensor size 12MP
FOV SuperView, Wide, Medium, Linear, Narrow
Display Live-view display with touch and secondary status LCD
Video formats 4K30/1440p80/ 1080p120
Audio format built-in stereo microphone
Photo resolution 12MP (RAW and JPG)
Working modes WDR, Single, Burst, and Time Lapse modes
Battery 1220 mAh
Storage micro SD with at least a Class 10 or UHS-I rating
Connectivity WIFI 802.11 b/g/n
Connectors USB-C and micro HDMI
Waterproof Native 10 meters
Other GPS Tag, voice control, and electronic video stabilization
Camera size Not specified yet
Weight Not specified yet
Colors Black
Included with the GoPro 5 black camera
  • Frame mount;
  • Helmet fixed mount;
  • USB data and charging cable;
  • User manual.

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