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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. Comments about the portability and durability are on the whole positive. The size and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the zoom and battery, while there are some mixed comments about 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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Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

GoPro HERO5 Black hands-on review

 

It's waterproof out of the box, shoots slick videos in 4K, supports voice commands, and more

2016-10

Techradar Recommended 2017

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...

2017-11

Expert review by: Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

GoPro Hero5 Black review: A new breed of super Hero

 

A new GoPro flagship action camera has finally arrived, two years after its predecessor. The Hero5 Black - which was announced alongside the Hero5 Session and the long-awaited Karma drone - and brings a host of new features with it. The GoPro Hero5...

Fantastic image and video quality, waterproofing up to 10m without additional housing, great voice control functionality, video image stabilisation, stereo sound, built-in touchscreen

Connection to app still fiddly, mounting system not simple until you know how, battery life could always be better

The GoPro Hero5 Black is the GoPro we have all been waiting for. The company's previous offerings deliver great results, but the new device adds more than enough to warrant an upgrade - and not just because of the great image and video quality.

2016-09

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

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...

2017-10

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"...

2017-03

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

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.

2016-12

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.

2016-12

Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

GoPro Hero 5 Black review: Now free if you bought a Karma

 

GoPro's Hero 5 Black takes all that's great about its predecessors and crams it into the best package yet and its now free for Karma owners

Waterproof up to 10m ; Image stablisation ; Vastly improved audio

Finicky touchscreen

That said, when you can now pick up a new Hero 4 for around £300 these days, the biggest question is whether you think the added waterproofing, electronic image stabilisation, RAW capture and touchscreen features are really worth the added £50. If...

2016-12

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by: Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

GoPro Hero 5 Black review

 

It's been a long while since GoPro launched the Hero 4 Black, but has the Hero 5 been worth the wait? Well it certainly has. Read our GoPro Hero 5 Black review to find out why.

The Hero 5 Black is the best action camera we’ve tested and the fact it’s cheaper than the outgoing Hero 4 Black sweetens the deal even further. With GPS, water resistance and video stabilisation, the Hero 5 is a fantastic upgrade from a Hero 4 Black.

2016-11

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1220
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Display

Built-in Display:Y / Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:5.08
Flip-out screen:N / No

Features

Bluetooth:Y
Colour of product:Black
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / Y
Night mode:Y
Touchscreen:Y
Voice Control:Y
Wind filter:Y

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):Y / Yes

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:10

Packaging Content

Basic mount:Y / Yes
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Manual: Yes
Package 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
Colour of product:Black
Near Field Communication (NFC):No / Yes
Night mode: Yes
Touchscreen: 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 formats supported:H.264
Video Resolutions:800 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,2560 x 1440,3840 x 2160