GoPro Hero5 Black

GoPro is synonymous with action cameras, having been in the business for over a decade…

GoPro Hero 5 Black

GoPro Hero 5 Black

Many things have changed since the first GoPro found its way to the market, but it still has one core principle – letting you capture action as it happens. It has spawned a wide range of accessories, allowing you to clip this tiny unit to almost anything that moves for intimate action shots. 

Functionality is as simple as ever, with the single button responsible for controlling everything, though it now also supports voice activation – a great inclusion. The lens covers a wide field-of-view (14-28mm), which means the 4K 30fps video, or 12MP stills, will capture a colossal amount of the environment (this can be changed in the menu). 

This latest addition also includes a 2in rear touchscreen, which lets you change your settings or review footage as you shoot – a welcome and often requested upgrade to the series. It also has the ability to go to depths of 10m underwater without the need for an external case. 

Pros 

  • Very wide-angle
  • Voice commands
  • 4K video

Cons

  • Battery life
  • Requires sense of adventure
  • Limited uses

Specification

  • Weight: 120g
  • WxHxD: 30x60mm
  • Battery: 90 minutes 4K video
  • Card type: Micro SD
  • Field-of-view: 14-28mm
  • Underwater: 10m 
  • Find out more at the GoPro website