GoPro Hero 5 Black – Waterproof GoPro for snorkeling

Well, it is happening now! The newest GoPro model what so many action camera fans have been waiting for, it is out now! For us, who love to be wet and spend our time underwater, the most important is that the GoPro Hero 5 Black is waterproof without extra housing up to 10 meters (33 feet)! But of course there are many other new options and features in the new GoPro line; we have posted earlier GoPro Hero 5 rumors  let’s see now the real features of the GoPro Hero 5 Black and the Hero 5 Session!

GoPro Hero 5 Black is waterproof and listens to your voice

This tiny video camera thinks like a smartphone – the new features make the GoPro Hero 5 Black an easy-to-use, durable partner even in hard conditions. Regarding the size, the Hero 5 is a bit bigger than the previous models, but also available in Session version (features of the Hero 5 Session see below). You can control the GoPro Hero 5 Black with short voice messages from now. With the new GoPro Cloud storage service you might automatically upload your videos to your could storage over WI-FI once you plug your camera into the charger (this service is available with the 5 USD-a-month storage plan). The Quick App is making editing simpler. Everyone, who enjoys top quality photos and loves photo shopping will be happy with newest photo modes: the GoPro Hero 5 Black features RAW and WDR modes. The improved stabilization makes your videos smoother, the wind noise reduction and advanced audio processing secures the perfect voice.

gopro hero 5 black - waterproof snorkeling action cam

GoPro Hero 5 Black features and news

  • Voice control: hands free controlling using simple voice commands like ‘Take a photo’ or ’Start recording’
  • Built-in display: easy preview, trimming or change of setting on the 2-inch touch screen
  • Rugged design: Hero5 is waterproof up to 10 meters without extra housing – feel free to take it underwater!
  • Top quality photos and videos: 12 MP photos and 4K videos in single, burst and time lapse modes for breathtaking moments. Extra RAW and WDR modes for the best shots.
  • Exposure control: fine/tune exposure settings with the easy on-screen exposure control
  • Improved video stabilization and wind noise reduction: Smoother videos even during the most intense actions
  • Advanced audio processing: left and right stereo audio channels
  • Built-in GPS: locating your photos or videos is not a problem anymore
  • GoPro Cloud Storage: with the new GoPro Plus subscription your Hero5 Black can upload your photos and videos automatically to the cloud storage without using cables or cards

The GoPro Black is available from the 2nd October, official price of the normal kit is 399 USD (429 EUR in Europe)

GoPro Hero 5 Session specs

The Hero 5 Session knows almost everything what the big brother – only the size is smaller. It is also waterproof up to 10 meters, sleek and compact. This tiny, but powerful action camera won’t disappoint you; enjoy the stunning 4K videos and sharp 10 MP photos! The simple one-button control allows you to start recording just in a second, with the GoPro subscription you can upload your photos and videos to the cloud and view, edit or share them on the go. Starting price is 299 USD for the normal kit (329 EUR in Europe).

GoPro Hero 5 Session

GoPro Karma – More than a drone

GoPro introduces its first drone a bit later than the Hero 5 models; Karma will be available from the 23rd of October. GoPro is simplified aerial filming: the Karma is a super lightweight, easy-to-fly drone which comes in a compact case that’s comfortable to wear during any activity – it won’t be a question anymore to take your drone with you or not – you never want to leave it at home! The total weight of the compact case is less than 3 kg. The package includes also the Karma Controller, Hand Grip, Stabilizer and all accessories. The GoPro Passanger App will let your friends view your flights or even control your GoPro when you fly. Karma is compatible with GoPro Hero 6 Black, 5 Black, Hero 5 Session and with Hero 4 Silver and Black models. The maximum speed of the Karma is 15 m/s, distance is 1000 m, altitude is 4500 m, flight time is approx. 20 minutes.
Price with GoPro Hero 6 camera  1199 USD.

Well done GoPro, can’t wait for trying the new products!

Anett Szaszi

Anett fell in love with the ocean immediately when she put her head underwater in the Red Sea back in 2010. Discovering megacities is not her style but getting lost in tiny coastal villages, capturing the beauty of the sea while snorkeling. Wherever she goes, she takes her mask, fins and underwater camera with her. She has a big interest in exploring the world’s last hidden underwater paradises and marine conservation. She hopes to inspire people to protect our oceans by sharing her underwater stories. Find her photos on @anett.szaszi Instagram too!

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