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GoPro Hero5

We have collected and analyzed 37 expert reviews and 317 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 87/100 and users rate it 92/100. The average review date is May 17, 2016. We have compared these reviews to 357969 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 100/100 = Excellent. Last update: May 29, 2017.

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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

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

Expert review by: DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

Best Action Cam 2017: GoPro Hero5 Black vs Garmin VIRB Ultra 30

 

In virtually every post or video I make where I use an action cam, I'm asked which camera I'm using and why. And even more commonly since this past fall I'm asked whether to go with the or . I don't go a few days between folks asking which action came...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Ben Keough (thewirecutter.com)

The Best Action Camera

 

We put in 20 more hours of testing (after hundreds spent over the past three years), and the GoPro Hero5 Black is the best action camera for most people.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

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: DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

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

 

Today GoPro announced three new action cameras, a drone, and a rather interesting flotilla of accessories. These include a handheld gimbal, external microphone/remote combos, and even a nifty $19 adapter to quickly sync your videos to your phone...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

GoPro HERO5 Leaks Out

 

It looks like the GoPro HERO5 has leaked out ahead of the official announcement (usually in the Sept./Oct. timeframe). Based on a video that surfaced on Reddit and later on The Verge, the HERO5 appears to feature a touchscreen display and a new...

I have yet to try them, but the reviews are good.

Aug, 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

Product Specifications

Display

Flip-out screen: No

Packaging Content

Basic mount: Yes

Video

HD type:4K Ultra HD