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GoPro Hero5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 228 reviews of GoPro Hero5. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the color and size. The design and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the durability and battery. Comments about the reliability and price are different.

usability, image quality, design, size, color

battery, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the GoPro Hero5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Matt Swider (techradar.com)

GoPro Hero5 Black review

 

The best GoPro camera in years

Captures 4K video with stabilization ; Touchscreen for easy controls ; Water-resistant without housing

Controls still have a learning curve ; Mobile apps have limitations ; Discipline needed to edit like a pro

GoPro Hero5 is the 4K action camera that we wanted, with more straightforward menus on a two-inch touchscreen and out-of-the-box water resistance. It still takes commitment to edit and master its controls to be worth the price.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

GoPro Hero5 Black review: A new breed of super Hero

 

A new GoPro flagship action camera has finally arrived, two years after its predecessor. The Hero5 Black - which was announced alongside the Hero5 Session and the long-awaited Karma drone - and brings a host of new features with it.

Fantastic image and video quality, waterproofing up to 10m without additional housing, great voice control functionality, video image stabilisation, stereo sound, built-in touchscreen

Connection to app still fiddly, mounting system not simple until you know how, battery life could always be better

The GoPro Hero5 Black is the GoPro we have all been waiting for. The company's previous offerings deliver great results, but the new device adds more than enough to warrant an upgrade - and not just because of the great image and video quality.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (t3.com)

GoPro Hero5 Black review and sample videos. And we're also taking a look at the GoPro Karma Drone!

 

The ultimate action cam and an easy to fly drone with independently moving GoPro camera mount

Voice activated camera control ; Improved video and stills ; Brilliant optional drone

Fiddly rear touchscreen ; Caseless waterproofing suspect ; Package can get expensive

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

GoPro Hero 5 Black

 

Going on holiday is always the perfect time to test out an action camera such as the GoPro Hero 5 Black. So when I booked in two weeks in Vietnam, I figured it would be opportune to break out what I initially described as GoPro's "best camera to date"...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

GoPro HERO5 Black hands-on review

 

The original action cam learns a few new tricks - like how to survive underwater

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Amy Davies (trustedreviews.com)

GoPro Hero5

 

GoPro's recently announced Hero5 camera marks quite a significant upgrade over the previous flagship model. I managed to battle past the crowds gathered around the GoPro stand at Photokina to take a closer look at the new action camera.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

GoPro Hero 5 action cameras

 

The Hero 5 Black is the most powerful, easy-to-use GoPro ever. Exciting features include a 2-inch touch display with simplified controls. And the ability to shoot professional quality photos at 12 megapixel resolution in RAW and WDR format. The Hero 5...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

GoPro Hero 5 Black review: The best action camera in the business

 

Small improvements and additions abound in the GoPro Hero 5 Black — it's the best action camera money can buy

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

GoPro Hero5 Session review

 

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

The GoPro Hero5 Session is a big improvement in video and photo quality from the original Hero Session. Additions like voice control, electronic video stabilization and USB-C help justify the $100 price difference.

You'll have to connect to a phone or tablet to see what you're shooting. The built-in battery means that once the battery is drained, you'll have to stop to charge or connect to a power source to keep recording.

The GoPro Hero5 Session brings top-notch features to an already great design.

Mar, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

GoPro Hero5 Black review

 

With the Hero5 Black, GoPro is selling more than a camera. It's a solution for shooting, editing and sharing video nearly anywhere. Whether that's done at the beach, on a mountain or in your backyard is up to you.

The GoPro Hero5 Black is a true flagship camera with all the shooting options from its predecessor plus raw and wide dynamic range photo capture and linear field of view video, a touchscreen, a waterproof body, GPS, electronic image stabilization,...

Battery life, especially with GPS, Wi-Fi and EIS on, is predictably short and the camera is not compatible with older batteries. Auto upload feature only works with GoPro's $5/month Plus service. Linear field of view and electronic image stabilization...

Combining everything great about the Hero4 cameras and then some, the GoPro Hero5 Black is a no-compromise capture device for the ordinary and extraordinary.

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1220
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:5.08
Flip-out screen: No

Features

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

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): Yes

Image sensor

Total MegaPixels:12

Lens System

Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Type:Wide-angle

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational conditions

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

Packaging Content

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

Ports & interfaces

Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
USB connector type:USB Type-C

Still image

Continuous shooting mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG, RAW / Raw
Photo mode: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Storage Media:Memory Card

Technical Details

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

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Aspect Ratio:4:3, 16:9
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum frame rate:240
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:480p, 720p, 960p, 1080p, 1440p, 2160p
Video formats supported:H.264
Video Resolutions:800 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,2560 x 1440,3840 x 2160