Earlier this week, the tech behemoth GoPro announced its first new models for two years. And as was to be expected, they didn’t let us down.
The jewel in GoPro’s crown, the Hero has undergone a massive and much-needed overhaul. Gone are the black and silver models; the Hero5 combines the best of both worlds.
You can start recording in 4k or capture a 12MP photo by using simple voice commands, enabling you to strap your GoPro to your helmet and go truly hands-free. And to ensure you don’t miss those show-stopping moments, the Hero5 can now power on and start recording at a single button press.
The Hero5 is a rugged piece of kit, so there’s no need to worry about handling it with kid gloves. It also does away with the waterproof housing for shallow depths, as it’s waterproof to 10 metres (33 feet).
It records in crystal-clear 4K at 30FPS with advanced video stabilisation, and the 2 inch touch display enables you to preview and play back your shots, change the settings and even trim your footage, all on your GoPro (and without pressing any buttons!).
To top it all off, stereo audio and GPS are built in, and the Hero5 can capture photos in RAW format. This gives you complete control when editing, and on-screen exposure control gives you more power than ever over what you record.
Go Pro Hero5 Session
The Hero5 Session takes almost all of the top features of the Hero5 and shrinks them down into an even smaller package. Don’t let its mini size fool you, however – what it lacks in size it makes up for in might. It’s still capable of recording 4K video and also features advanced video stabilisation like its bigger brother. At 10MP, photos are slightly smaller but the difference between the two is barely noticeable.
The Hero5 Session also powers on and starts recording at the single press of the shutter button, and is again waterproof without housing up to 10 metres (33 feet).
And if you have a subscription to GoPro Plus, the Hero5 Session has the ability to automatically upload your photos and videos to the cloud for on the go viewing, editing and sharing.