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GoPro Hero5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 978 reviews of GoPro Hero5. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the portability and durability. The size and image quality also get good feedback. There are some less positive reviews about the zoom and battery, while views are divided on the price.

usability, image quality, size, durability, portability

battery, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the GoPro Hero5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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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.

Rugged and waterproof without housing ; Great photo and video quality ; Responsive touchscreen ; Three stereo mics, with noise canceling ; Voice control

Battery life remains the same ; Requires some new accessories

Despite being dethroned by the Hero6 Black as the flagship, the GoPro Hero5 Black is still a very capable camera. It has become what GoPro would have called the Silver model, if Silver was still around. Importantly, it is simple to operate out of the...

Oct, 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

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

GoPro Hero5 Black

 

The tiny Hero5 Black packs a touch screen, a waterproof design, and support for 4K and high-speed recording, making it GoPro's best action camera yet.

Waterproof without a case. Built-in touch screen. Tons of shooting modes. Excellent video quality.

Battery can drain quickly, especially with the touch screen running. No external mic support without an adapter.

Conclusions The GoPro Hero5 Black is an across-the-board improvement over the Hero4 Black. Its built-in touch screen and waterproofing make it easier to use than ever, its video and audio quality are both excellent, and at $400, it costs a full hundred...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Ben Keough (thewirecutter.com)

The Best Action Camera

 

Wirecutter staffers have spent hundreds of hours testing action cameras over the past three years, the GoPro Hero5 Black is our pick for most people.

Sep, 2017

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

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Sean Captain (tomsguide.com)

GoPro Hero5 Black Review: Problems Solved

 

The Hero5 Black continues GoPro's reputation for great quality in both photos and video. It now, finally, adds great usability with a clear touch-screen interface and pretty reliable voice control. The Garmin Virb Ultra 30 is an equally strong...

Sharp video and photos ; Excellent digital image stabilization ; Tough, waterproof design ; Extensive voice control system ; Logical, helpful interface

Onscreen menus get complex ; Images often appear overly warm

The Hero5 Black is the most usable GoPro yet, thanks to a waterproof design, voice controls and a much-improved onscreen interface.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

GoPro Hero5 Black In-Depth Review

 

I've consolidated all of the Holidays deals I can find into . Massive savings on: Garmin, Fitbit, Suunto, CycleOps, TomTom, Apple, GoPro, DJI, and more! Cycling, running, swimming, action cams, drones and beyond! This year has topped all past years for...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

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

 

I've consolidated all of the Holidays deals I can find into . Massive savings on: Garmin, Fitbit, Suunto, CycleOps, TomTom, Apple, GoPro, DJI, and more! Cycling, running, swimming, action cams, drones and beyond! This year has topped all past years for...

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: Leon Poultney (techradar.com)

GoPro Hero5 Black review

 

An awesomely powerful piece of kit, but not without its flaws

Voice-activated camera controls ; Improved video and image quality ; Easy-to-use range of editing apps ; Waterproof to 10m/33ft without a case ; Refined design

Doesn't feel as sturdy as previous gen ; Touchscreen fiddly to use in the wet ; Editing on desktop still clunky

Buttery-smooth 4K video comes as standard with the Hero5 Black, while a touchscreen interface and voice activation makes it the most user-friendly GoPro to date. However, it doesn't feel as robust without its plastic casing, and that touchscreen can be...

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1220
Battery performance:1220
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Display

Built-in display:Y / Yes
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2
Flip-out screen:N

Features

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Color of product:Black
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / No / Y
Night mode:Y / Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y
Voice control:Y
Wind filter:Y / Yes

GPS Performance

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y

Image Sensor

Total megapixels:12

Lens System

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

Networking

Wi-Fi:Y / Yes

Operational Conditions

Protection features:Water Resistant / Water resistant, Waterproof
Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof up to:393.7

Packaging Content

Basic mount:Y
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Manual: Yes
Package type:Blister
Packaging 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:Y / Yes

Storage

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

Technical Details

Bluetooth: Yes
Color of product:Black
Near Field Communication (NFC):No / Yes
Night mode: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL / 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 / 480p,720p,960p,1080p,1440p,2160p
Video compression format:H.264
Video formats supported:H.264
Video Resolutions:800 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,2560 x 1440,3840 x 2160