What You Need To Know About GoPro’s New Hero 5 Cameras


GoPro, an outdoor sport-friendly cameras, announced its next-to-be flagship action cameras. These are the Hero 5 Black ($400) and Hero 5 Session ($300). So, how and what these cameras function? Do these new gadget helpful to you? Well, you will answer that after reading this article.

Hero 5 Black and Hero 5 Session are waterproof gadget.

camerasBoth of these two cameras have water-resistance rating when submerge up to 10 meters equivalent to 33 feet without using separate housing case. Unlike the previous Hero 4 Black that you have to use protective case to prevent the camera from water exposure.


Hero 5 Black and Hero 5 Session can shoot 4k footage in 30 frames per second.

Both cameras have the same video recording capabilities using their stereo microphones. Since GoPro dropped micro USB ports, the Hero 5 Black has a micro HDMI port. The two cameras have a single button for recording and they are compatible with GoPro’s drone which is commonly known as Karma. The drone can actually fly up to 400 feet high and 1000 feet away. It costs $799 only.


Hero 5 Black has a two-inch touchscreen and advanced photo/video capabilities while Hero 5 Session enhanced and improve better from the original Hero Session.

Hero 5 Black has a lot of features display like settings, footage and reviews of stills and clips. It includes GPS for location capture and has the ability to take photos in RAW and WDR mode. In contrast, Hero 5 Session is screen-less with a button for recording and is controlled by the GoPro mobile app.


Hero 5 Black and Hero 5 Session has different photo and video capabilities.

The Hero 5 Black can capture 12 megapixels for stills, 40K at 30fps, 1440p video at 80 frames per second and 1080 video at 120 frames per second. In contrast, Hero 5 Session can capture 10 megapixel photos, 1440p at 60fps, 1080 at 90fps and has 40K video.


GoPro provides voice control and digital image stabilization.

Voice control serves as the hands-free control of cameras. You will learn how to use it as you become more familiar with some functions of voice control. Surely, you will appreciate it at the end of the day. On the other hand, for the first time in the history that these cameras have video stabilization producing smoother video capture than the old models.

These two cameras came out on October 2, 2016. Hopefully, these will be helpful to our society nowadays. You might need one of these cameras for luxuries or for intended purposes.