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GoPro HERO5 Black

We have collected and analysed 16 expert reviews and 215 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 88/100 and users rate it 94/100. The average review date is 19-05-2017. We have compared these reviews to 367686 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 98/100 = Excellent. Last update: 18-04-2019.

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Expert review by : Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

GoPro Hero 5 Black Review | Trusted Reviews

 

GoPro Hero5 Black review: The Hero5 Black is GoPro's Greatest Hits of an action camera and the best one the company's produced.

Superb image quality ; Effective electronic image stabilisation ; Great microphones ; Waterproof without a case (to 10m) ; Additional still image functions ; Improved design

Old batteries incompatible ; No EIS in 4K ; Poor touchscreen responsiveness

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Leon Poultney (t3.com)

GoPro Hero5 Black review and sample videos. And we're also taking a look at the GoPro Karma Drone!

 

The ultimate action cam and an easy to fly drone with independently moving GoPro camera mount

Voice activated camera control ; Improved video and stills ; Brilliant optional drone

Fiddly rear touchscreen ; Caseless waterproofing suspect ; Package can get expensive

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Leon Poultney (techradar.com)

GoPro Hero5 Black review

 

An awesomely powerful piece of kit, but not without its flaws

Voice-activated camera controls ; Improved video and image quality ; Easy-to-use range of editing apps ; Waterproof to 10m/33ft without a case ; Refined design

Doesn't feel as sturdy as previous gen ; Touchscreen fiddly to use in the wet ; Editing on desktop still clunky

Buttery-smooth 4K video comes as standard with the Hero5 Black, while a touchscreen interface and voice activation makes it the most user-friendly GoPro to date. However, it doesn't feel as robust without its plastic casing, and that touchscreen can be...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

GoPro Hero 5 Black review: The Hero5 now only £249

 

GoPro's Hero5 Black takes all that's great about its predecessors and crams it into the best package yet

Waterproof up to 10m ; Image stablisation ; Vastly improved audio

Finicky touchscreen

If you’ve already got a Hero 4, I’d stick with it for the time being, but if you’re looking for your first action camera crammed with all the bells and whistles you’ll need for your travels, the GoPro Hero 5 Black is a must buy.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

GoPro Hero5 Black review: Forget the rest, this is the GoPro to get

 

All the goodness of the Hero4 Black and Silver mixed in with a whole new bag of tricks.

The GoPro Hero5 Black is a true flagship camera with all the shooting options from its predecessor plus raw and wide dynamic range photo capture and linear field of view video, a touchscreen, a waterproof body, GPS, electronic image stabilization,...

Battery life, especially with GPS, Wi-Fi and EIS on, is predictably short and the camera is not compatible with older batteries. Auto upload feature only works with GoPro's $5/month Plus service. Linear field of view and electronic image stabilization...

Combining everything great about the Hero4 cameras and then some, the GoPro Hero5 Black is a no-compromise capture device for the ordinary and extraordinary.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Raymond Wong (mashable.com)

The best thing about the new GoPros isn't the cameras -- it's the software

 

And don't forget the awesome voice controls and waterproof designs.

Full waterproof design ; Bright, easy to use touchscreen (Hero 5 Black) ; Electronic image stabilization ; Awesome voice controls

GoPro Plus limitations kinda suck ; Auto-upload has some big caveats ; Quik mobile app needs more polish ; Overheat when shooting in 4K

GoPro's latest Hero 5 action cameras up the ante with new waterproof designs, voice controls and software that'll help you create video memories easier and faster.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

GoPro Hero5 Black review: Forget the rest, this is the GoPro to get

 

All the goodness of the Hero4 Black and Silver mixed in with a whole new bag of tricks.

The GoPro Hero5 Black is a true flagship camera with all the shooting options from its predecessor plus raw and wide dynamic range photo capture and linear field of view video, a touchscreen, a waterproof body, GPS, electronic image stabilization,...

Battery life, especially with GPS, Wi-Fi and EIS on, is predictably short and the camera is not compatible with older batteries. Auto upload feature only works with GoPro's $5/month Plus service. Linear field of view and electronic image stabilization...

Combining everything great about the Hero4 cameras and then some, the GoPro Hero5 Black is a no-compromise capture device for the ordinary and extraordinary.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Stephen (4k.com)

GoPro Karma Drone with Hero 5 Black 4K UHD Camera Review

 

GoPro has finally entered the UAV drone market and quite honestly the move into this new level from the company has long been expected by both consumers and tech watchers. After all, GoPro's earlier and more recent lines of 4K action cameras are some...

Smooth, sharp photo and video quality ; Comes with Karma Grip stick included ; Extremely easy to fly ; Great downloadable camera control app ; Excellent, tough controller design ; Some very good autonomous flight features ; Comes with hard case backpack

Needs more advanced in-flight features ; No obstacle avoidance ; We’d like a longer flight time ; No follow-me mode

On the whole, we like the GoPro Karma drone very much even though we think it gets some very stiff competition from DJI’s MAVIC Pro UAV in particular and to a lesser extent from the DJI Phantom 4, which is definitely the more capable of the two drones....

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Stephen (4k.com)

GoPro Hero 5 Black Review – 4K UHD Action Camera

 

GoPro's 4K and HD action cameras are some of the best known devices of their kind on sale today and with good reason. Whatever financial problems the company behind them may be having with its stock prices and profit margins, it never stopped making...

Superb, rugged physical construction ; Built-in waterproofing down to 35 feet (10 meters) ; Excellent 4K video and 12 megapixel still shots ; Electronic image stabilization ; 2 inch LCD touch screen for easier controls ; Multiple video resolutions and...

Video color saturation still a bit muted ; Battery could use a bit more life ; Incompatible with some Hero 4 accessories ; Some touchscreen controls are sluggish

It’s not perfect and you might consider it a bit pricey but we love the GoPro Hero 5 Black. It’s by far the best 4K action camera that GoPro has yet produced, it’s easy to use and for serious outdoor action recording, you can hardly do better at this...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com.au)

GoPro Hero5 Black review: Forget the rest, this is the GoPro to get

 

All the goodness of the Hero4 Black and Silver mixed in with a whole new bag of tricks.

The GoPro Hero5 Black is a true flagship camera with all the shooting options from its predecessor plus raw and wide dynamic range photo capture and linear field of view video, a touchscreen, a waterproof body, GPS, electronic image stabilization,...

Battery life, especially with GPS, Wi-Fi and EIS on, is predictably short and the camera is not compatible with older batteries. Auto upload feature only works with GoPro's $5/month Plus service. Linear field of view and electronic image stabilization...

Combining everything great about the Hero4 cameras and then some, the GoPro Hero5 Black is a no-compromise capture device for the ordinary and extraordinary.

Dec, 2016