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GoPro Hero5 Black (2016)

GoPro Hero5 Black (2016)
alaScore 95

828 reviews

Nov, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 828 reviews of GoPro Hero5 Black (2016). 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. Reviewers really like the portability and durability. The image quality and size also get good feedback, whereas the battery and price get mixed opinions.

usability, size, image quality, durability, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the GoPro Hero5 Black (2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Les Shu (digitaltrends.com)

GoPro Hero5 Black review

 

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...

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 : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

GoPro Hero 5 action cameras

 

The Hero 5 Black is the most powerful, easy-to-use GoPro ever. Exciting features include a 2-inch touch display with simplified controls. And the ability to shoot professional quality photos at 12 megapixel resolution in RAW and WDR format. The Hero 5...

Sep, 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

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

 

This includes 20% off virtually all smart trainers (including the latest Wahoo KICKR), $200-$250 off the Garmin Fenix 6 Series, as well as 20% off the Garmin Rally power meter pedals, Plus deals on tons more including the GoPro Hero 10 Black, Garmin...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

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

 

This includes 20% off virtually all smart trainers (including the latest Wahoo KICKR), $200-$250 off the Garmin Fenix 6 Series, as well as 20% off the Garmin Rally power meter pedals, Plus deals on tons more including the GoPro Hero 10 Black, Garmin...

Sep, 2016

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

GoPro Hero 5 Black

 

Going on holiday is always the perfect time to test out an action camera such as the GoPro Hero 5 Black. So when I booked in two weeks in Vietnam, I figured it would be opportune to break out what I initially described as GoPro's "best camera to date"...

Mar, 2017

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

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...

Oct, 2018

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