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The GoPro Hero 5 Camera is among the best action cameras out there and has got several first’s to its credit. Its the first-ever GoPro to feature a built-in touch display, its the only action cam that can shoot 120 frame-per-second 1080p video, and it’s the only one that can shoot 4K. Its available in GoPro Hero5 Silver and black finishes.
Its perfect for amateur athletes, adventurers and those who love water sports. Buy as a kit and you can save more. The 360 degree rotating pole gives you the freedom and flexibility to capture a variety of previous moments when doing outdoor activities, even in wet, muddy or snowy conditions. The Naked Frame is compatible with all mounts and accessories.
- Pros: Good Video & Photo Quality, Waterproof case, Touch screen, shoots 4k
- Cons: Battery redesign means you can’t use your old batteries
Who Is It For?
The GoPro cameras were always considered to be among the best helmet cams around, and now the Hero5 Camera is even better. Its perfect for amateur athletes, adventurers and those who love water sports.
Professional video quality
Featuring an enhanced sensor, HERO 5 captures stunning 1080p60 video that’s sharper and more lifelike than ever before. High-resolution, high frame rate 720p120 and 960p100 video delivers exceptionally smooth slow-motion playback of all your highlights. 4K and 2.7K video offers ultra high-resolution, cinema-quality capture.
Fast, powerful photo capture
With 12 MP Burst photos at a blistering 30 frames per second, you can use HERO5 to capture single photos, or capture Time Lapsed pictures. Use the ‘Time Lapse’ mode to shoot photos automatically at set time intervals from 0.5 to 60 seconds—great for gear-mounted shots when the shutter button is out of reach. Night Photo and Night Lapse offer customizable exposure settings of up to 30 seconds for breathtaking images of the night sky and more.
Built-in touch display
You can use the integrated touch display to easily navigate camera menus and adjust settings. Use the screen preview photos and videos and to frame your perfect shot.
The QuikCapture mode turns your GoPro Hero5 Camera into a one-button camera, allowing you to power on and start recording automatically with the press of a single button. Press once to record video, press and hold for two seconds to capture Time Lapse photos.
Protune, now for photo + video
Protune delivers lightweight, compressed, cinema-caliber videos optimized for professional productions, and comes with advanced manual controls for photos and video. Now you can manually control settings for Color, ISO Limit, White Balance, Sharpness and Exposure.
Improved camera control
HERO 5 features a new dedicated button that allows you to quickly access and adjust camera settings. Simplified menus make navigating settings more intuitive than ever.
GoPro App + software
The free GoPro App and GoPro Studio software allows you to control your GoPro Hero camera remotely using your phone or tablet. Now you can easily view and share your content and watch ‘best of’ videos on the GoPro Channel. Use GoPro Studio to create your own engaging GoPro-style videos to share with the world.
The Hero 5 screen is easier to navigate and provides lot for information. It also comes with more mounting hardware than the original hdhero. The beeping is much more audible, which is especially useful with the waterproof housing on it.
The slow motion function is also improved. You can now shoot at standard definition at 120 frames a second, and play back at incredibly slow motion.
Here are the key features:
- Built-In Touch Display: Frame your shots. Easily adjust settings. Play back videos and photos. Controlling the camera, framing shots and playing back content is now ultra convenient—just view, tap and swipe the screen.
- Available in black and silver finishes
- Improved Camera Control: New dedicated button enables quick access to camera settings. Simplified menus make navigating settings easier than ever.
- Fast, Powerful Photo Capture: Captures high-quality 12MP photos at speeds of up to 30 fps.
- Built-In WiFi + Bluetooth: Delivers enhanced connectivity to the GoPro App, Smart Remote
- Protune – Now for Video + Photos: Cinema-quality capture and manual control of color, ISO limit, exposure and more.
- Night Photo Lapse: Customizable exposure settings up to 30 seconds for single and Time Lapse Photos.
- Auto Low Light: Automatically adjusts frame rates for optimal low-light performance.
- High-Performance Audio: New Audio System captures clean, high fidelity sound and nearly 2x the dynamic range.
- Ultra Wide-Angle Glass Lens: Enables engaging, immersive footage of you and your world. Selecable FOV: Three FOV settings – Ultra-Wide, Medium and Narrow – allow for a broad range of perspectives.
- HiLight Tag: Mark key moments while recording for easy playback, editing, and sharing.
- QuikCapture: Power on and record automatically with the press of a single button. SuperView: Captures the world’s most immersive wide-angle field of view.
- Durable + Waterproof to 131′ (40m): Designed to withstand extreme environments and conditions.
- Wearable + Mountable: Enables immersive self-capture during your favorite activities.
- Compatible with all GoPro Mounts: 60+ mounts and accessories – and counting – for capturing a wide variety of perspective and activities.
- GoPro App + Software: Control your camera remotely. View and share your content. Easily create gorgeous GoPro-style videos.
GoPro Hero performs better in low light conditions, compared to the earlier model, and that is one of the reasons that you pay more for this version. Though it takes still photos, for best results you need lots of light and a steady mount. Its very useful for athletes and adventurers.
All around the world GoPro users are capturing some incredible experiences with the new GoPro Hero 5, this action camera is GoPro’s most advanced camera that allows you to beautifully and authentically capture video and images, and easily share your experiences with the world.
For few bucks more, you can buy the GoPro bundle that also includes, in addition to the camera, GoPro Headstrap and Quickclip Mount, Memory Card, Battery, 3-Way Grip/Arm/Tripod.