Since 2014, with the release of the Hero4, we have awaited the latest release of GoPro’s flagship camera and it’s finally here. The GoPro Hero5, and its smaller brother, the Hero5 Session, was announced yesterday!
Needless to say, we have waited quite a while for this release but it has been so worth it! Simply put, both the Hero5 and Hero5 Session are the best cameras that GoPro has ever released.
The first feature that stood out to us the most, was that both of these cameras are finally waterproof, without the need for a casing! Of course, this is only the start of its capabilities.
Both the Hero5 and Hero5 Session are waterproof without the need for a casing up to a depth of 33 feet. It’s been a while, but finally GoPro has made it. Check out the video below.
Another interesting feature is the fact that both of these cameras can be voice controlled. For instance, simply say “GoPro, Start Recording” and it will capture all of your moments without the need to be manually started. To improve it even further, both of these cameras also come with built-in GPS for location tagging.
In addition to these qualities, both cameras can record in ultra-HD 4K resolution at 30 frames per second. However, they can also record 1920 x 1080 at 120 frames per second.
Of course, these cameras also come with Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS). This helps to smooth out your video when going on bumpy rides.
The major difference between the Hero5 and the Hero5 Session lays in two attributes. The Session is smaller and can only shoot 10 megapixel photos. On the other hand, the Hero5 can shoot 12 megapixel photos. The Hero5 also comes with a 2” touch display so that you can see exactly what you are recording.
Interestingly enough, both of these cameras are compatible with GoPro’s Karma drone which was also announced yesterday. Both of these cameras will be available on the 2nd of October. (via)
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