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GoPro Hero 5 Session

GoPro Hero 5 Session
alaScore 100

85 reviews

Feb, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 reviews of GoPro Hero 5 Session. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and image quality. The water proof and durability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the battery and usability. Many are critical about the design and price.

durability, water proof, image quality, portability

price, design

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 100/100 = 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

Feb, 2017

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

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Les Shu (digitaltrends.com)

GoPro Hero5 Black review

 

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

Oct, 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: Ray Maker (dcrainmaker.com)

GoPro Hero5 Black In-Depth Review

 

There's a boatload of sales going on right now for Garmin, Fitbit, GoPro, Scosche, and TomTom. These are definitely worth a glance if you're in the market for an activity tracker (Garmin/Fitbit/TomTom), or a GPS watch (Garmin, TomTom with music options...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Ray Maker (dcrainmaker.com)

Everything you need to know: GoPro’s New Hero5 Cameras & Karma Drone

 

There's a boatload of sales going on right now for Garmin, Fitbit, GoPro, Scosche, and TomTom. These are definitely worth a glance if you're in the market for an activity tracker (Garmin/Fitbit/TomTom), or a GPS watch (Garmin, TomTom with music options...

Sep, 2016

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

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

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

GoPro Hero 5 Black

 

The Hero 5 Black is the GoPro camera option for those who want the best action cam available right out of the box. You can almost think of the Hero 5 Black as GoPro's "Greatest Hits" compilation. It takes the best features from previous generation...

Nov, 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

Product Specifications

Display

Flip-out screen: No

Packaging Content

Basic mount: Yes

Video

HD type:4K Ultra HD