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GoPro HERO5 Black Edition

GoPro HERO5 Black Edition
alaScore 98

10 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of GoPro HERO5 Black Edition. 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 are impressed by the durability and image quality. Many are critical about the battery and usability.

image quality, durability

usability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the GoPro HERO5 Black Edition is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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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

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Expert review by: Les Shu (

GoPro Hero5 Black review


The Hero5 Black is a proper successor to the Hero4, and it's worth the upgrade.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: DC Rainmaker (

GoPro Hero5 Black In-Depth Review


It's been two years since the last major GoPro Hero launch. No, I don't count the Session last year. I'm talking about a multi-camera launch like GoPro has typically done each fall for the majority of its history. Back in September GoPro launched three...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Matt Swider (

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 (

GoPro Hero5 Black review: A new breed of super Hero - Pocket-lint


A new GoPro flagship action camera has finally arrived, two years after its predecessor. The Hero5 Black - which was announced alongside the Hero5 Session

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: Raymond Wong (

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

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:Unknown
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Smartphone Remote Control: No


Near Field Communication: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :microSD Card (Transflash)
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Product Type:Action camera


Face Detection Mode: No
Recording Format:4:3