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GoPro Hero5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 709 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 are impressed by the design and durability. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the zoom and battery. Reviews about the reliability and price are different.

usability, image quality, portability, durability, design

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 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Josh 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

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

 

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.

Jan, 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

 

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

Product Specifications

Display

Flip-out screen: No

Packaging Content

Basic mount: Yes

Video

HD type:4K Ultra HD