GoPro Hero5 – What`s NEW?

The wait is finally over! GoPro Hero5 is out and in stores – let`s see what cool new features this long awaited camera brings.

In September 2014 GoPro launched Hero4 Black and Hero4 Silver that came with awesome 2x the Performance of the Previous Black Edition GoPro, featuring 4K30, 2.7K50 and Ultra High Speed 1080p120 Frames per Second Video Capture and Built-in Touch Display for Hero4 Silver. GoPro also introduced the HERO – The perfect entry-level GoPro that only costs around 130 USD that made it affordable but still delivered the GoPro quality we all expect.

Today, GoPro unveiled the new lineup with some very exciting and completely NEW products: Meet GoPro Hero5! The team here at GoProEssentials.com are very excited to try out the new beast!

 

GoPro Hero5 Black LCD
GoPro Hero5 Black LCD

HERO5 Black is the most powerful and easy to use GoPro ever, thanks to its 4K video, voice control, one-button simplicity, touch display and waterproof design that sells around €429.99

 

This beast packs a punch! You get 30fps 4K video which now is practically a standard when it comes to decent action cameras. If you are after those ultra slow motion clips then GoPro has you covered. At 1080p you can get up to 120fps and at 720p you can get as high as 240fpm.

The Hero 5 Black shoots 12-megapixel photos, comes with a 2-inch LCD touchscreen has built-in GPS and can capture RAW photos and Wide Dynamic Range video. This is something all hardcore GoPro users have been waiting for a long time now.

GoPro Hero5 Black
GoPro Hero5 Black

The new Hero5 now also features a built-in waterproof housing that can endure pressure up to 10 m without needing an external casing and the touchscreen at the back is now as big as 2 inches. The interface got more rugged by featuring only one single button.

 

For hands-free control you can now give your GoPro voice commands like “GoPro take a picture” It`s still to be tested to see if that really works in real life noisy situations, but as a feature it looks promising. No need to connect your smartphone or spend your dollars on a remote control.

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Editing now becomes more streamlined since you can auto upload your footage to cloud while charging your GoPro.

 

Other new features include Location Capture, Video Stabilization and Advanced Wind Noise Reduction.

See it in action:

GoPro Hero5 Black specifications:

FIELD OF VIEW (FOV)
SuperView, Wide, Medium, Linear, Narrow

OPTICS + LENS
Ultra-sharp image quality /
Ultra-wide angle all-glass lens with reduced distortion

VIDEO FEATURES

4K
30, 25 fps Wide FOV
24 fps SuperView, Wide FOV

4K SUPERVIEW
Yes

2.7K
60, 50, 48, 24 fps Wide, Medium, Linear FOV
30, 25 fps SuperView, Wide, Medium, Linear FOV

2.7K SUPERVIEW
Yes

2.7K 4:3
30, 25 fps Wide FOV
1440P
80, 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 fps Wide FOV

1080P
120 fps Wide, Narrow FOV
90 fps Wide FOV
80 fps SuperView FOV
60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 fps SuperView, Wide, Medium, Linear, Narrow FOV

1080P SUPERVIEW
Yes

960P
120, 60, 50 fps Wide FOV

720P
240 fps Narrow FOV
120, 60, 50 fps SuperView, Wide, Medium, Narrow FOV
100 fps SuperView FOV
30, 25 fps Wide, Medium, Narrow FOV

720P SUPERVIEW
Yes

WVGA
240 fps Wide FOV

PHOTO FEATURES

12MP

BURST RATES (FRAMES/SEC)
30/1, 30/2, 30/3, 30/6, 10/1, 10/2, 10/3, 5/1, 3/1

TIME LAPSE INTERVALS
0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds

ADVANCED FEATURES

BUILT-IN WIRELESS
Wi-Fi + Bluetooth®

PROTUNE™ (PHOTO + VIDEO)
Yes

SUPERVIEW™
Yes

AUTO LOW LIGHT
Yes

NIGHT PHOTO + NIGHT LAPSE
Yes

HILIGHT TAG
Yes

QUIKCAPTURE / AUTO ONE-BUTTON
Yes

TIME LAPSE VIDEO
Yes

SIMULTANEOUS VIDEO + PHOTO
Yes

LOOPING VIDEO
Yes

AUTO IMAGE ROTATION
Yes

HIGH BITRATE VIDEO (H.264)
60Mb/s

AUDIO FEATURES

MONO, 48KHZ, AAC COMPRESSION WITH ADVANCED MULTI-BAND AGC (AUTOMATIC GAIN CONTROL)
Yes
STUDIO QUALITY EXTERNAL MICROPHONE SUPPORT
Yes

INCREASED AUDIO RANGE BY APPROX. 10DB (COMPARED TO HERO3+ BLACK EDITION)
Yes

HANDLES APPROX. 2X GREATER DYNAMIC RANGE (COMPARED TO HERO3+ BLACK EDITION)
SUPPORTS 3.5MM STEREO MICROPHONE VIA OPTIONAL ADAPTER (SOLD SEPARATELY)
Yes

USABILITY FEATURES

GOPRO APP COMPATIBILITY
Yes

GOPRO STUDIO COMPATIBILITY
Yes

BUILT-IN TOUCH DISPLAY
Yes

BATTERY

1220mAh lithium-ion rechargeable
PORTS
USB-C, micro HDMI
STORAGE (MEMORY)
microSD with at least a Class 10 or UHS-I rating (sold separately)

 

You can get the new GoPro Hero5 from Gopro.com

 

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