• The best GoPro Camera ever! Hero 5 Black• Waterproof up to 10m without extra housing• New: Voice commands for hands-free shooting
With the highest amount of content on the YouTube servers, over 3 years worth of footage, GoPro have really taken the action camera market's pole position. Over the last two years, since the release of their last big hit, GoPro have put every effort into Research and Development, with the intent of bringing you the best action camera that they possibly could. What they came up with is actually a life capture solution called the Hero 5 Black.
Lights, camera, more than action! The brand new GoPro Hero 5 Black is more than an action camera, which is exactly the outcome GoPro wanted. The Hero 5 Black is for everybody who wants to capture memories, still or moving, in super high quality. The new features make it even easier to capture without even using your hands, perfect for when you are holding something precious, like your baby.
Fret not adrenaline seekers, the GoPro Hero 5 Black is perfect for you too. With the new digital image stabilisation, the Hero 5 Black makes footage from a rocky road look like gliding on ice. The fact that it is now waterproof up to 10 metres without any additional housing means that you can drop it in the ocean, not just a puddle, and with the separately sold GoPro Super Suit, you can dive to 60 metres and record what you see but couldn't possibly describe.
Let's get technical. One of the main aspects that might sway your decision about an action camera is the battery life. Most manufacturers, and even consumers, just face the fact that you can't record hours upon hours of footage on one charge. Not GoPro though. The Hero 5 Black now has a better battery and uses a USB C connection for quicker charging, 5 times quicker than the previous GoPro Session and up to 10 times faster than the Hero 4 models. More importantly, it works on a one button operation, meaning that the power button is the record button and shutter button, the camera turns on, does its job, then turns off, so the battery is at optimum charge for longer and uses its power in the most efficient way. This GoPro allows you to shoot in 4K Ultra HD for brilliant clarity and in 1080P HD at 120 frames per second, so when you make a slow motion video, there is no skipping frames or jumping around, just smooth slow motion footage of you pulling your 'chute. The Hero 5 Black can also take 12MP photos, amazing for a video camera, 30 frames per second burst mode and both time lapse and night lapse. The three built in microphones automatically detect which one is picking up the clearest sound and record mainly through that one, that and the advanced wind noise reduction technology make for excellent audio quality on your videos. Not only do the mics record your video's audio, they are also the main component of the new voice command feature. Simply tell your GoPro Hero 5 Black to do something, and it does it. The voice recognition has quite specific commands, so consult your user manual for exact phrases, plus, there is one super secret voice command that will mark a point in the video as you record it, making it easier to find that hair-raising moment when you come to edit the video, without giving too much away, think about what you might say when something unexpected happens on your motorcycle ride.
Now even easier to use. As well as the voice commands that give you hands-free control, the Hero 5 Black features the one-button control and a touch screen display, which allows you to flick through settings with ease with swipes and taps. It is also Bluetooth enabled and has Wireless 2.0 technology, connecting to your smart phone has never been easier, an issue that GoPro took on board from consumer comments, then fixed! The built in GPS means that you can capture your exact location as your film.
Accessories to look out for. The release of the GoPro Hero 5 Black brings with it some new, exciting accessories, some specific to the Hero 5 Black, some not. The Remo, for example, is an independent remote, which features one button to mimic the one button control, and an extra microphone, which will accept the same voice commands as the camera itself. This is particularly helpful, and cool, when you don't want to shout commands into the camera mounted on top of your ski pole half way down the slope, like a teenage girl screeching into a hairbrush. Simply clip the Remo to your collar and tell your Hero 5 what to do. The Remo's microphone also acts as a fourth mic for capturing your audio, tuck it inside your clothing to almost completely eliminate wind noise.
Editing and Apps. GoPro want to be with you every step of the way. From capture, to edit, to share. They achieve this by allowing you to set up automatic upload, use Quik, a recently acquired and updated app that automatically cuts, filters and adds audio to your footage. With the help of Quik, you can go from capture to share in as little as 60 seconds! The automatic upload works by connecting the camera to your home WiFi as soon as it is in range and then uploading to the server without you having to touch a button! The GoPro Capture app has been massively updated, so connecting and controlling your GoPro is now more simple than it ever has been.
If you love to share memories, you absolutely need the new GoPro Hero 5 Black.
• 4K Ultra HD (30 frames per second)
• 2.7k (60 fps)
• Full HD 1920 x 1080p (120 frames per second)
• MP4 video & audio format
• Now waterproof up to 10 metres without housing
• Standard 12MP photo mode
• Digital image stabilisation
• 0.5 - 60 second time lapse mode
• 4 - 30 second & 1 - 60 minute Night Lapse mode
• 12MP Burst photo mode
• LCD touchscreen interface
• Voice commands
• Auto Cloud upload
• Advanced wind noise reduction
• Longer life Lithium-Ion battery
Compatibility & Connectivity:
• Compatible with GoPro Studio, the GoPro app, Quik & Splice
• Compatible with Windows & Mac
• USB C for faster data transfer & charging
• Micro HDMI
• Integrated GPS
• 1 x microSD memory card slot
In the box:
• GoPro Hero 5 Black action camera
• Rechargeable battery (Hero 5 Black specific)
• Curved adhesive mount
• USB-C cable
• Flat adhesive mount
• The Frame for Hero 5 Black
• Mounting buckle
Dimensions (H x W x Dmm):
• 32 x 62 x 44.5
• Only 117g
• 1 year Manufacturer's Guarantee