Go Pro Hero5 Black, the Best or Worst Camera in the Market

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Go Pro Hero5 Black, the Best or Worst Camera in the Market

The GoPro Hero 5 Black is small, sturdy and incredibly light.

The GoPro Hero 5 Black is small, sturdy and incredibly light.

The GoPro Hero 5 Black is small, sturdy and incredibly light.

The GoPro Hero 5 Black is small, sturdy and incredibly light.

Sebastian Vargas, Discoverer Staff Writer

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Smooth video quality and 4k ultra HD footage comes short for what the GoPro Hero 5 Black has to offer.

Smooth videos, quality photos, interactive touch screen and even voice activated functions makes the GoPro Hero5 Black the ideal camera for extreme sports enthusiasts.

Adrenaline seekers have always turn to GoPro to record their talents in good resolution videos. The Hero5 Black can bring you just this and more; smooth videos or photos that can be easily edited and shared online, compact and durable machinery and top of the line touchscreen so you can instantly watch your videos and photos with your family.

The Hero5 Black can record in 4k resolution at 30FPS and take 12 Megapixels photos with just the touch of a button. It can also receive and perform commands thanks to its voice activated functions where you can say “GoPro, take a photo” and the camera reacts doing the command the owner says. The tough and durable camera can withstand snow, dirt, sand, mud, it is fall proof (to some extent) and it can even go 10 meters underwater without its protective case.

The 2016 wonder is still very popular amongst buyers since the price today can be anywhere from $200 to $260 which is very cheap for a camera of that level. It’s new version, the new Hero 7 Black is priced for $399. The Hero7 comes with better video stabilization, newer accessories such as superphoto and better time lapse as well as slow motion videos but is it worth the price? For extreme sports enthusiasts it is totally worth the price since higher stabilization and 4K videos at 60 FPS can make beautiful and clear videos everyone would enjoy.

The Hero5 may not offer everything its new versions can but it does not hang back. The battery life in the hero5 is capable of recording continuously for 1 hour 47 minutes while the Hero7 can only withstand 1 hour and 25 minutes more than 20 minutes less than the older version.

With a price as big as $399 the Hero7 is not as different as its successor. They both come with a powerful touch screen and top of the line voice controls as well as a 32GB micro USB which is not different in both cameras. They both even look almost the same and the 62 x 45 x 33 mm dimensions have not changed at all.

All GoPros offer useful accessories such as poles or a massive catalogue of mounts so you can install your camera anywhere, from a helmet to your dog. It also offers a free application called Quik. In it you can download your videos from your camera wireless, edit them, delete them and even share your videos in an instagram-like platform in the app. The same app can easily be downloaded on desktop to edit much faster.

The Hero5 is an incredible machines but as everything it is not perfect. Thanks to it big touchscreen which covers all the back side of the camera, it feels fragile and delicate. Also when the camera gets wet, the touch features becomes problematic and you can’t access it as well as you would normally. Finally, recording with a camera such as the Hero5 can get messy so it ending up with more videos than expected is normal and with a limited space on the computer or camera users usually find themselves spending time searching and deleting useless videos.

The GoPro Hero5 Black is not the best camera out there for adrenaline-seekers but its a cheap and very useful option even kids or families can use in all sorts of conditions. A simple easy to use camera that can be stored almost anywhere but is capable of taking a memory and bring it to life.

One of the many accessories available for the GoPro cameras