GoPro has finally released their newest action camera the GoPro Hero 5! But as a surprise, there are 2 new models available – Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session. No news was given about the release of the cameras and they were unveiled along with the much-awaited GoPro Karma Drone.
The GoPro Hero 5 Black can record footage in 4k, and includes electronic image stabilization, 2-inch touchscreen, GPS, 3 microphones, voice control, and is also waterproof till 30 feet. It will be sold for $399.
The other model, Hero 5 Session is small in size can also record in 4k, features electronic image stabilization, voice control and is waterproof till 30 feet. It can be bought for $299.
Both models will be available for sale on 2 October 2016.
The Verge has reported that they got their hands on a leaked manual for the GoPro Hero 5, which suggests that the up-coming camera may feature cloud services called, GoPro Plus. This allows the camera to transfer its entire media automatically to your cloud account, giving you the freedom of viewing, editing and sharing from anywhere.
GoPro Hero 5 Upcoming Release Date 2016 - With Amazing New Features
While there isn't any concrete news on the Hero 5 release date, a new instructional video and a slew of leaked pictures show GoPro fans a peek into what the GoPro Hero 5 action camera can look like! According to rumors this information is supposed to be from the Hero 5 manual and gives hints at its features and design.
At the CES 2016 event in Las Vegas, GoPro announced their upcoming and eagerly awaited Karma Drone. This has given spark to rumors that there is a possibility the new GoPro Hero 5 and Karma Drone may either release together as a bundle, or one ofter the other with the Hero 5 coming out in the second half of 2016. Since the camera is also being resized to be more drone compatible, it may be created to fit in the Karma Drone. Woodman also claimed, "Later this year, we will introduce the most connected and convenient GoPro we have ever made, Hero 5."
We had earlier reported that GoPro’s next action camera, the GoPro Hero 5, would be coming out in September or October in 2015, but the release date got changed. According to Tech News Today, the GoPro Hero 5 release date has been pushed back to 2016 and GoPro will now be releasing the Hero 5 this year.
The report also claims that GoPro Inc. has delayed their camera because they want to change some features and add better upgrades so that they can be better than the other cameras in the market right now. But there is no news of exactly which features will be getting upgraded.
There is also no confirmation from the company yet about the exact release date for GoPro Hero 5, but it seems unlikely that the date will be pushed any further than this year.
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A number of new features are going to be added to this new version of the GoPro Hero and it is definitely going to be an upgrade from its predecessors and many websites on the internet have reported of the various new features the next GoPro will be carrying.
One of the biggest upgrades will be its ability to record up to 8K resolution at 30 fps, and it will also record in 4K at 60fps and 1080p at 240fps. The camera will be equipped with a more advanced processor and will have an A10 chip.
GoPro Hero 5 Specs
It will also have Bluetooth 4.0 for quicker upload speed and a 2,800 mAh battery that will give it more recording time. This is a 150 percent upgrade from the previous GoPro Hero 4 Silver and Black editions that only had 1,160 mAh lithium-ion batteries.
The camera will even have an increased waterproof capacity with up to 60 meters, as opposed to the GoPro Hero 4 that only has 20 meters.
Christian Post has also claimed that the size of the camera may be redesigned and made smaller and lighter to better fit drones, and more portable and user friendly.
As of now it has been reported that the GoPro Hero 5 can cost anything from $400 to $550, but nothing about its features or price has been confirmed by GoPro.
Until we hear a release date for the Hero 5, there are plenty of other gopro alternative cameras that are hiting the market so the company really needs to speed things up if it want to keep it's place as the leader in action cameras.