Getting into the action: GoPro unveils Hero 5

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A hero’s welcome

Months of speculations about what GoPro’s latest flagship devices would be like ended on September 19th when founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman, officially announced the birth of the new “Heros”, the Hero 5 Session and Hero 5 Black.

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Hero 5 Black
International shipping weight -0.5 kg

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Hero 5 Session
International shipping weight – 0.5 kg


Setting the standards

What makes Hero 5 the best GoPro ever? Let the specs speak for themselves.

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1. Camera – Hero 5 Black is equipped with a 12-megapixel camera and Hero 5 Session has a 10-megapixel shooter. Despite the slight difference, both can take 4K videos at 30 frames per second. Let us also not forget about the electronic image stabilization upgrade that saves everyone from the pain of getting blurry shots of their extreme adventures.

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2. Screen – The 2-inch touchscreen display at the back of Hero 5 Black allows you to trim your footage on the spot. The screen also serves as a navigation panel to access the other functions and settings of the device. This feature, however, is not present in Hero 5 Session.

3. Multilingual – Nope. Hero 5 does not speak in tongues — although it might eventually do — but it has a built-in voice control that supports 7 languages including English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Chinese.

4. Cloud-connected – Unlike the first set of action cams in the Hero series: Hero 5 Black and Hero 5 Session are connected to GoPro Plus, the cloud storage service where your photos and videos will be automatically uploaded. As long as the cameras are connected to a network.

5. “Natively waterproof” – If you can dive deep with the Hero 4, Hero 5 can take you 33-feet deeper even without a protective case.


Price, release date, and what more we can get from Hero5

GoPro Hero 5 will hit the stores on October 2 with Hero 5 Black clocking at $399, and Hero 5 Session at $299.

While we wait, let’s check out these accessories that can add some more action to our Hero 5 experience:

 

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Headstrap + QuickClip
International shipping weight – 1 kg

Strap your camera to your cap or helmet, or secure it to your belt using the clip. These mounts are compatible with all GoPro action cams but should only be used for non-impact activities.


 

GoPro Floaty
International shipping weight -0.5 kg

Keep your GoPro afloat by attaching this floatation to the back frame of your camera’s housing. Also, in case your GoPro falls in the water, the bright orange color will make it easy for you to spot. This floaty is compatible with Hero 5 Black, Hero 4 Black, Hero 4 Silver, Hero 3+, Hero+ LCD, Hero+, and Hero. A separate design is available for Hero 5 Session.

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Floaty for Hero5 Session
International shipping weight – 0.5 kg


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Remo
International shipping weight – 0.5 kg

This voice-activated remote gives you the power to control your Hero 5 Black and Hero 5 Session from as far as 10 meters. It supports 10 languages and is also waterproof for up to 5 meters.

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With the unveiling of the tech company’s feature-loaded heroes, and the up and coming release of the foldable Karma Drone, GoPro continues to raise the bar while staying true to its aim of revolutionizing how we capture and share our lives’ precious moments.


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