New GoPro HERO5 cameras unveiled

Highlights include 2-inch touch display and simplified controls

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GoPro HERO5 Black and Session have stepped up their game in a several areas.

GoPro HERO5 Black and Session have improved in a several key areas.

GoPro has pulled out all the stops in this long-awaited sequel its HERO4 camera. Instead of developing a mere successor to the line, GoPro has developed an entire ecosystem which includes a drone, a cloud-based storage solution, gimbals, and more.

After the riding the seemingly endless wave generated by its brand and POV category creation, GoPro now faces stiff competition and a core customer base that is somewhat saturated. Gone are the days of releasing more resolution at $500 price points. Customers are now looking for new solutions for shooting, editing, and sharing videos.

HERO5 Black is the most powerful, easy-to-use GoPro. Features include:

  • 2-inch touch display + simplified controls
  • Video resolutions up to 4K at 30 frames per second
  • Professional Quality 12MP Photos
  • Auto-Upload of Photos and Video to Cloud when Camera is Charging
  • Voice Control with Support for 7 Languages with more coming
  • Simple 1-Button Control
  • Waterproof Without a Housing to 33 Feet
  • Compatible with Existing GoPro Mounts, Including Karma
  • Stereo Audio Recording and Advanced Wind Noise Reduction
  • Professional-Grade Electronic Video Stabilization
  • Distortion-Free Wide Angle Video and Photos with New Linear-View Setting
  • RAW and WDR Photo Modes
  • GPS

HERO5 Black will be available October 2. MSRP is $400.

HERO5 Session shares the same small design and convenience of the original HERO Session camera, but benefits from several performance upgrades:

  • Video Resolutions up to 4K at 30 frames per second
  • Professional Quality 10MP Photos
  • Auto-Upload of Photos and Video to Cloud when Camera is Charging
  • Voice Control with Support for 7 Languages with more coming
  • Simple 1-Button Control
  • Waterproof Without a Housing to 33 Feet (10m)
  • Compatible with Existing GoPro, Mounts Including Karma
  • Professional-Grade Electronic Video Stabilization
  • Distortion-Free Wide Angle Video and Photos with new Linear-View Setting

HERO5 Session will be available October 2. MSRP is $300.

About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.


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