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GoPro Hero5 Session
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p|
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|Video Capture Format||AVI|
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About this item
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- The GoPro Hero 5 session includes: Hero5 session camera, standard frame, curved adhesive mount, flat adhesive mount, mounting buckle, and an USB c cable; Waterproof to 33 feet (10meter) without a housing; does not include sd card
- Make sure your GoPro is charged; To charge your camera, use USB cable and a computer or charge device manufactured by GoPro; If your camera freezes, press and hold the menu button for about eight seconds until your camera powers off; This reset saves all of your content and settings
- Additional GoPro Hero5 session features + benefits below on item page; Photos are captured at 10 mp with a 4:3 aspect ratio
- A single press of the shutter button powers the camera on and starts recording automatically
- Refer user manual and installation manual below for software update instructions; Operating system compatibility: MAC, PC
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The Best, Only Smaller.
Capture different with HERO5 Session. With its stunning 4K video, one-button simplicity and voice control, HERO5 Session may be the ultimate combination of performance and small size. Liquid-smooth image stabilization, waterproof design and go-anywhere durability help capture life as you live it. And when it’s time to edit and share, HERO5 Session can automatically upload footage to your GoPro Plus cloud account, providing easy access on your phone. Then you can use Quik, the GoPro editing app, to automatically create videos that wow. HERO5 Session—your life, from a new perspective.
Features + Benefits
Enjoy hands-free control of your GoPro using simple voice commands.
'GoPro, start recording'.
Sleek and compact, HERO5 Session captures amazing new perspectives.
4K Video + 10MP Photo
Stunning 4K video, 10MP photos in Single, Burst, and Time Lapse modes.
Advanced Video Stabilization
HERO5 Session can capture stunningly smooth video handheld, mounted to your favorite gear, and more.
Features + Benefits
Simple One-Button Control
A single press of the shutter button powers the camera on and starts recording automatically.
Rugged + Waterproof
Durable by design, HERO5 Session is waterproof to 33 feet (10m) without a housing.
Wear it. Mount it. Love it.
Capture life in a whole new way with 30+ GoPro mounts and accessories, including Karma, 3-Way, Remo and more.
Access + Share From Anywhere
With a GoPro Plus subscription, HERO5 Session can automatically upload photos and videos directly to the cloud for easy viewing, editing and sharing on the go.
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|Photo||10MP (With WDR)||10MP||10MP|
|Rugged + Waterproof||Down to 33ft (10m)||Down to 33ft (10m)||Down to 33ft (10m)|
|Intuitive Touch Screen||✓||✓|
|GPS Performance Stickers||✓|
|Connects to Phone via Wi-Fi + Bluetooth||✓||✓||✓|
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The stunning 4K video and one-button design of Hero5 Session may be the ultimate combination of performance and simplicity. Loaded with pro-quality capture features, it’s also a connected GoPro that makes it easy to access, edit and share on any device. To Charge your Camera: use usb cable and a computer or charge device manufactured by gopro. If your camera freezes, press and hold the menu button for about eight seconds until your camera powers off. This reset saves all of your content and settings. The temperature icon and camera too hot appear on the camera status screen when the camera becomes too hot and needs to cool down. Simply let it sit and cool before attempting to use it again. Your camera was designed to identify conditions of overheating and shuts down when needed. Please note that this camera will not operate as described in cold weather and doesn’t include an SD card. Battery Life: GoPro estimates a battery life of two hours for the Hero 5 running at 1080p at 50fps, with GPS, Wi-Fi, voice control and image stabilization off. Depends on the usage. Capture your life as you’ve never seen it with Hero5 Session.
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It is waterproof, don't be concerned! I dropped on the pool, aquarium and other places... it works... don't be afraid to get it wet!
Here is a hint I believe you will like: Most of the people that get the gopro at the first time get annoyed with the "edging" of the image. That rounded image on the sides like a barrel or fish eye. Ok, I hate that too! So good news: you can fix that on the settings and improve it.
Also, remember this camera uses USB Type-C. It is a new standard cable, not the same 100 android phone standard cables you have at the house. If you lose this cable, bye-bye... you won't charge the camera! So tell your kids: do. not. mess. with. this. cable. Label it because it will mix with the other USB Type Mini-B cables at the house for sure!
1. Waterproof Case
The camera itself is waterproof up to 30ft of water, which means there is no external case needed to take it under water safely. This is the first generation of GoPros that has that waterproof casing already built in and it worked great.
2. 4K Resolution
The second capability is the 4k resolution allows you to take some of the clearest videos and pictures imaginable. This also is the first generation of GoPros that captures 4K videos and pictures. You are not only limited to 4K, you can easily change the setting down to different resolutions if needed.
3. Bluetooth Capabilities
Furthermore, this GoPro connects to your phone and allows you to live stream the video being captured and you can also transport pictures and videos wirelessly to your phone for storage. This helps save space on the SD card and is an easy way to transport the media captured.
4. Easy to Operate
The fourth capability is how easy it is to operate the GoPro. There are only two buttons on the GoPro that you use to change settings and start recording. The menus are also set up in a logical and simple order that allows even the amateur users to become experts quickly. This is also the smaller version of the big GoPro but has all the same capabilities so it saves space and is more compact.
I would recommend two things upon purchase of this item, one is the SD card and another is about the many attachments for the GoPro. Unless the SD comes in a certain bundle, you need to buy the SD card separately which can be inconvenient. It is important that you buy an SD MINI. A NORMAL SD CARD WILL NOT FIT. SD MINI is the only card that will fit for this GoPro. Finally, it is cheaper to buy the attachments separately on Amazon because it saves money and you can get many attachments which is one of the great things about this product.
Overall I recommend this product because of the waterproof case, 4K resolution, Bluetooth capabilities and how easy it is to operate. Hope you enjoyed this review and it proved helpful.
This is a great simple camera for recording high quality video while using a very compact format. Video quality is outstanding. Wind and noise cancellation are pretty good for such a small camera. The on-camera controls are simple to use and provide most hobby and casual users with easily accessible functionality.
The only reason this camera gets three stars is because it can shoot 4K video and does a pretty decent job of that. I couldn't give a camera that is able to shoot video this well a really bad review, it does achieve the intended purpose of taking good videos.
However, the reason I am currently not a fan of this product lies completely within the realm of usability. Most of the issues with this device could be corrected with a firmware update if GoPro chose to listen to its customers feedback and correct the issues people have been complaining about. There are numerous threads on the GoPro site that echo many of my sentiments below.
The issues I have with usability are as follows:
The app used to connect to the camera wants you to create an account on the GoPro site and log in to connect to the camera. I shoot far too many videos in places where there is NO INTERNET CONNECTION. Since the application won't let you past the log-in screen, and you need an internet connection for this to function properly, major fail. In particular, if you take a new camera in the box out to a location where there is no internet, you are basically stuck using a computer with GoPro Quik or using the on-camera setting options to get your device set up. I should NOT need an internet connection to use my phone app to connect to the device and manage it - EVER.
Using multiple cameras with the GoPro app is a ROYAL PITA. For whatever reason, GoPro has decided that the camera should serve as a wireless access point and you should connect your phone to that network in order to manage the device. Not terrible if you have only one camera. If you have multiple cameras, you have to constantly switch your network association to a different access point (camera) before you can manage the device (or even turn it on remotely). If GoPro would simply allow you to specify the IP network scheme on the camera, a competent networking engineer can easily set up a wireless bridge and route to all the cameras, the application would just need to know which camera you wanted to connect to, and you could remain inside the management app to switch to a different camera.
The latest session - HERO5 - no longer allows you to change the name of the camera. You are stuck with some "GP12345678" name of the device. This behavior differs from previous models where you could change the camera/WiFi name making a fleet of multiple cameras infinitely more user friendly to manage.
The video management and editing software and their respective attempts at vendor lock in just feel "dirty" to me. You have to agree to all the GoPro content ownership and content policies in order to gain access to some useful content management features built into the mobil or desktop applications. I agree to their terms so that I can get firmware updates, but I put NONE of my content in their system so that I retain full rights to it. I manage my content the "bad ol fashioned way" and pull out micro SD cards and download the videos to a video editing machine.
So, in the end, I have an expensive camera that shoots really good video, but I'm paying a TON of money for GoPro to develop a mobil app, a desktop app, video editing software, and a content sharing system that provide me zero usable features.
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Secondly: there is an app, but it requires access to your facebook account (!) and they WILL NOT LET YOU connect to your camera until you give GoPro access to your Facebook. There's no excuse for this.
Thirdly: even if you give them your details, GoPro will not allow you to connect to your camera from your phone unless you have a strong GPS signal, strong cellphone/mobile network signal, and bluetooth enabled. Instead of implementing a secure login/password/etc, they make it so the camera simply cannot be used without GPS access.
Live in a city center with poor GPS / mobile coverage? Work in an office with no GPS? Forget it - GoPro doesn't want you to use your camera.
...all of this has been written on the app reviews, on their website, many many times. You can see the complaints going back years. But GoPro chooses not to fix any of this. So ... don't buy!
Once again I sent the item back to GoPro and 6 weeks later received another replacement. The Customer service has been quite good but these sort of issues are not to be expected from a trusted brand that isn't exactly cheap. As an early adopter of GoPro products overall I have been happy however and unfortunately I have lost a great deal of confidence and now have changed brands. I find it frustrating that when you contact a company with a complaint or a problem it can be very frustrating and extremely long winded. Its a different story almost every time though if you are looking to make a sale. The response is almost immediate
One thing that annoys me is to use some of the features you must use the phone app and the app requires constant internet access while using it which is silly you should just be able to install the app and use it offline. If the app worked offline id of given 5 stars.
Battery life is really low- It’s measured in minutes not hours, I can usually get about 40mins or so if it’s not taken directly from the outlet which isn’t quite enough for an event away from home. I realise that it’s a payoff for the size but I’d rather less video quality and a bit more usability in this area.
The audio quality is poor, really poor so if you want to record voices you really need an additional mic. There’s a Rode one which a lot of people recommend and works well with the go pro 5/6s and would be fine to be an extra because not everyone needs good sound quality BUT...in order to fit any external mic you have to buy the specific go pro mic adapter which is as big as the device, just flaps about on the outside of the device and is an extra £50 on top of the device itself. Its terribly designed, overpriced (more expensive than the mic itself) and seriously damages the usability of the device but is the only one that works. It’s really unforgivable and is possibly even worth a two star reduction.