The first thing when I heard about the GoPro Hero 5 quite frankly I thought was I’m not going to like it. It’s probably just an update. I’ll probably be buying the same camera.
GoPro managed to prove me wrong. Recently I got to go snowboarding, and experience the huge change they added to their latest GoPro. My friend had one while we were up in the mountains, and I was a little interested to try it out, although I did not know a single thing about what they added. It’s an entire redesign. I even asked where’s the case not realizing it didn’t even need one!
While heading up the lifts I was thinking the whole time I’m going to have to take off my gloves, turn the camera on then hit record. He told me not to worry because you can just say GoPro start recording, or GoPro stop recording. I heard that and was beyond stoked since I knew now I wasn’t going to be freezing my hands off. I've already been looking to book my next trip to go again. Who's joining me?
NOW FOR THE CONS
There is still no real zoom. Out of all the things you can do with a GoPro. They still haven't managed for anything other than the basic digital zoom on the camera where it loses some pixels. The battery life still blows. I find myself having to switch the camera off or switching battery to conserve power.
In my opinion the pros still outweigh the cons only because I've been dealing with the same issues on the 4 as I would be with the 5, just with some extra perks.
Both the GoPro Hero 5 and the 4 have the same video modes of 4K30, 1080p120, and 720p240. They also still managed to have the touch screen built directly into the camera. Have not been able to tell if the battery life is better or not. If you feel I helped you then awesome, you can buy the GoPro 4, for 259.99 or the GoPro Hero 5
for 399.00. It'll help me continue my filmmaking addiction.
Here's a video I created with it the first time I used it!
What do you think of the new GoPro or do you have an older one? What do you like and not like about it? Share with your comments!