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GoPro Hero 5 Session

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of GoPro Hero 5 Session. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the water proof and size are on the whole positive. There are mixed comments on the battery and usability, and some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the GoPro Hero 5 Session is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for GoPro Hero 5 Session

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of GoPro Hero 5 Session from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GoPro HERO5 SessionGoPro HERO5 Session

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Matt Swider (techradar.com)

GoPro Hero5 Session review

 

The small, but still 4K-capable GoPro

Small, unobtrusive design ; Captures stabilized 4K video ; Several new field of view modes

No replaceable battery ; Simple controls can be confusing ; Can't match Hero5 Black's camera

The Hero5 Session is a major specs boost for GoPro's tiniest action camera. It now shoots stabilized 4K video and has a variety of new field of view modes. It's more expensive, but worth the upgrade if you're okay with no replaceable battery.

Oct, 2016

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

GoPro Hero 5 Session

 

The Hero 5 Session sees the return of the cubic form factor that GoPro debuted with last year's Hero Session (originally launched as the Hero 4 Session). But where the Hero Session initially struggled to find its footing, launching at the same price as...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Christopher Minasians (alphr.com)

GoPro Hero 5 Session review: Small but mighty

 

The GoPro Hero 5 Session has 4K recording, impressive battery life and is waterproof; we love it

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Raymond Wong (mashable.com)

The best thing about the new GoPros isn't the cameras -- it's the software

 

And don't forget the awesome voice controls and waterproof designs.

Full waterproof design ; Bright, easy to use touchscreen (Hero 5 Black) ; Electronic image stabilization ; Awesome voice controls

GoPro Plus limitations kinda suck ; Auto-upload has some big caveats ; Quik mobile app needs more polish ; Overheat when shooting in 4K

GoPro's latest Hero 5 action cameras up the ante with new waterproof designs, voice controls and software that'll help you create video memories easier and faster.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

GoPro's Hero5 Black and Session bring overdue improvements

 

The Hero5 Black adds some much-needed features that make it feel like the most mature action camera we've seen yet. That said, some of the additions, like GPS, don't bring too much to the table just yet. Overall, though, it's an improved experience...

Shoots 4K video ; Voice commands work well ; Includes electronic image stabilization

Moderate battery life ; Tiny display makes menu navigation difficult

The cameras are much simpler to use. Heck, more fun to use too -- and getting video and photos out of them is easier than ever. There are still a few areas for improvement, though. I'll never stop wanting more battery life from a GoPro, and I'd love...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com.au)

GoPro Hero5 Session shows the little cube camera has grown up

 

GoPro's Session camera got off to a rocky start.

Sep, 2016

Recommended

Expert review by: Amy Davies (photographyblog.com)

GoPro HERO5 Session Review

 

The GoPro HERO5 Session was announced at the same time as the HERO5 Black, and is intended as an entry-level action camera - or some people may want to consider it as a second camera for the more advanced HERO5 Black. Waterproof to 10 metres (33ft)...

Using the GoPro HERO5 Session takes a little bit of time to get used to - it can be a little fiddly changing between settings because the button setup is so simple.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Staff Writer (bit.com.au)

GoPro Hero 5 Session review: 4K action on a budget

 

As we explained in our review of the GoPro Hero 5 Black, the action camera is not only a worthy inclusion in our gift guide series, it can also be used for business too. But if the $569.95 flagship edition of the Hero is a bit rich for you, there's a...

While it has some limitations compared with the Hero 5 Black, the adorable Session packs one hell of a punch for such a tiny action camera. Its video quality is excellent, it’s waterproof and compact, and battery life is good. We also love the voice...

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y

Battery

Battery Capacity:1000
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Display

Built-in Display:N / No / Y / Yes
Flip-out screen:N / No

Features

Bluetooth:Y
Colour of product:Black
Near Field Communication (NFC):N
Night mode:Y
Wind filter:Y

Image sensor

Total MegaPixels:10

Lens System

Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Lens Type:Wide-angle

Networking

Wi-Fi:Y / Yes

Operational conditions

Protection features:Water Resistant
Waterproof:Y / Yes
Waterproof up to:10

Packaging Content

Basic mount:Y / Yes
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Manual:Y / Yes
Package Type:Blister
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB connector type:USB Type-C

Still image

Continuous shooting mode:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Photo mode:Y / Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / SD
Storage Media:Memory Card

Technical Details

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Colour of product:Black
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / No
Night mode:Y / Yes
Touchscreen: No
Wind filter:Y / Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Aspect Ratio:4:3, 16:9
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum frame rate:120
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:720p, 960p, 1080p, 1440p
Video formats supported:H.264
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,2560 x 1440,3840 x 2160