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GoPro Hero5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 903 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 image quality and size are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the memory. Many are critical about the zoom and battery.

usability, size, image quality, durability, portability

price, 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

 

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 is pretty much the last round of deals on sports tech devices, including solid offerings from GoPro, Garmin, Fitbit, Suunto, Velocomp, Tacx and more! Pretty much all those brands are offering deals on their latest devices. I've consolidated them...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

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

 

This is pretty much the last round of deals on sports tech devices, including solid offerings from GoPro, Garmin, Fitbit, Suunto, Velocomp, Tacx and more! Pretty much all those brands are offering deals on their latest devices. I've consolidated them...

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 (t3.com)

GoPro Hero5 Black review and sample videos. And we're also taking a look at the GoPro Karma Drone!

 

The ultimate action cam and an easy to fly drone with independently moving GoPro camera mount

Voice activated camera control ; Improved video and stills ; Brilliant optional drone

Fiddly rear touchscreen ; Caseless waterproofing suspect ; Package can get expensive

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Wind filter:Y

Battery

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

Design

Product color:Black
Protection features:Water resistant, Waterproof
Waterproof up to:393.7

Display

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

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

Bluetooth:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Near Field Communication (NFC):N
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

Packaging Data

Package type:Blister

Picture Quality

Continuous shooting mode:Y
Image formats supported:JPG,RAW
Photo mode:Y
Total megapixels:12

Ports & interfaces

Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
USB connector type:USB Type-C

Power

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

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