Gopro 5 black review, specs, video test



Finally Gopro Hero 5  Black was officially announced today September 19th. It has many new features like a 2″ touch display, electronic stabilization, GPS, it is waterproof up to 10m without case, voice control, and a new “Remo” waterproof remote control. Besides, there’s no difference with gopro 4 regarding video resolutions, as it can record 4k@30fps videos, and can shoot 12MP photos. It will cost 429$ from October 3rd.

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Gopro 5 new features

Let’s see what’s new in this brand new GoPro Hero 5 black:

2″ touchscreen display

Gopro 5 features a vivid 2″ touchscreen display. Preview and play back your shots, change settings
and trim your footage, all on your GoPro.

Waterproof up to 10m / 33 feet

HERO5 Black is waterproof to 33ft (10m) without the need of a housing. If you need to go deeper, there will be a new underwater case for diving for up to 60m / 196ft.

Voice Control

Enjoy hands-free control of your GoPro 5 using simple voice commands.

Simple One-Button Control

A single press of the shutter button powers the camera on and starts recording automatically.


Advanced Video Stabilization

HERO5 Black feature electronic stabilization, and can capture  smooth video handheld, mounted to your favorite gear, and more. As soon as we get one we will test how it works and compare it to Xiaomi Yi 4k stabilization.


Gopro 5 captures the location where your photos and videos are taken, thanks to a built in GPS module.

Raw photos and WDR option

Gopro 5 can shoot RAW photos. RAW photos provide the most flexibility when using advanced photo editing software. WDR photo mode captures both added detail in shadows and highlights in the scene

Auto upload to cloud

With a GoPro Plus subscription, HERO5 Black can automatically upload photos and videos directly to the cloud for easy viewing, editing and sharing on the go.

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Official video

Here an in-depth look at the specs and features of the GoPro Hero 5 Black:

Resolution / Frame Rates:

  • 4K
    • 30, 25 fps Wide FOV
    • 24 fps SuperView, Wide FOV
  • 2.7K
    • 60, 50, 48, 24 fps Wide, Medium, Linear FOV
    • 30, 25 fps SuperView, Wide, Medium, Linear FOV
  • 2.7K 4:3
    • 30, 25 fps Wide FOV
  • 1080p
    • 120 fps Wide, Narrow FOV
    • 90 fps Wide FOV
    • 80 fps SuperView FOV
    • 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 fps SuperView, Wide, Medium, Linear, Narrow FOV
  • 720p
    • 240 fps Narrow FOV
    • 120, 60, 50 fps SuperView, Wide, Medium, Narrow FOV
    • 100 fps SuperView FOV
    • 30, 25 fps Wide, Medium, Narrow FOV

Photo modes


Photo + Night photo:
Gopro 5 can shoot 12MP photos. It also has the Night photo mode, that set the best settings to shoot photos with low light.

GoPro Hero 5 black can shoot up to 30 frames in one second in the burst mode.

Time lapse:
Gopro 5 can shoot timelapses with 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 30, 60 second intervals.

Night lapse:
At night, you can set Night time lapse with 4, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30 second, or 1, 2, 5, 30, 60 minutes intervals. You can also set auto interval.

Connectivity and Ports:
The camera features built in wifi and Bluetooth.
It also features mic in via optional adapter (optional).
Hero 5 has USB-C and micro HDMI port, and a microSD port for cards with at least a Class 10 or UHS-I rating.

GoPro Hero 5 black features a rechargeable 1220mAh lithium-ion battery. Gopro 4 has a 1160 mAh battery.

Wind noise reduction:
Advanced audio processing captures left and right stereo audio channels and Hero 5 offers advanced wind noise reduction.


GoPro Hero5 black comes with a frame mount – there’s no waterproof case as the camera itself is 10m waterproof -, 2 Adhesive mounts and a USB-C cable.

Waterproof case – Super suite (optional)

GoPro Hero 5 is 10m / 33ft waterproof without case, but there will be an underwater case for diving for up to 60m / 196ft. In the options there is a “dive housing sensitivity” selectable, which increases the touch display’s level of sensitivity. The options are Off (default) and On. Turn this setting on when using your GoPro with Super Suit, so you can operate the touch display. Also included is a Skeleton Backdoor if you are using the case for protection to enhance audio recording.

Remote Control (Remo)

This is GoPro’s new remote control “Remo”. Remo is a waterproof voice-activated remote for Hero5 black and Hero5 Session. You can clip it to your clothes or strap it to your wrist or gear. Remo enhances the voice control of Hero 5 camera in windy and noisy environments. It can also be used as a one-button remote from up to 33ft (10m) away. It understands 13 commands & 10 languages and comes with Clip & Wrist housing and a USB-C connector cable.


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Gopro 5 Competitors

The main competitors of gopro 5 are Xiaomi Yi 4k and Sony X3000.

Xiaomi Yi 4k can reach a resolution of 4k@30fps and 1080p@120fps, features a stabilizer, 12MP sony sensor, Ambarella A9 chip, a 2″ touchscreen display, bluetooth and a 1440 mAh battery that can allow the cam to record up to 2 hours.

Get xiaomi Yi 4K

Sony X3000 has GPS, optical stabilization, 4k@30fps resolution, but doesn’t have a display. Anyway you can get a  a live view touch remote and attach it to the cam or to your wrist and use it as a display.

Get Sony X3000

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2 Comments on “Gopro 5 black review, specs, video test”

  1. I recently wanted to buy a Gopro Hero 5. But I saw a video in youtube that says it does not deliver a good quality video (as mentioned in articles in blogs). The image stabilizing feature didn’t really work underwater. Can you please verify this? Here’s the Youtube link for the review if you wish to see it.

    I did’t wanna spend hundreds of dollars in a cam that don’t do well underwater. I am a scuba diver and having a sports cam is very critical for my underwater shots.

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