GoPro Hero 5 Black Best ActionCamera ever made!
Since I tested a lot of budget ActionCams I wanted to have a Crack at the one and only GoPro Hero 5 Black! So I bought a Hero 5 Black! This is not a sponsored Review and I did not get this Product for free. Hope you enjoy =)
The Camera is being shipped in a high quality Box.. The Box itself is sealed.
The shipment included the GoPro Hero 5 Black Action Cam of course as well as it’s Frame and a few accessories to get you started. Here is a full list of all included parts:
- 1 x GoPro Hero 5 Black
- 1 x Frame
- 1 x Mount Buckle
- 1 x Battery 1220mAh
- 1 x Flat Mount
- 1 x Curved Mount
- 1 x USB-C Cable
- 1 x Warantee card
- 1 x Manual
- 1 x Important Information Sheet
- 3 x Stickers
Quality und Build-Quality:
The camera is fully rubberized and beautifully made. The build quality is very sturdy. It has that mat rubbery feeling to it which is very nice. It’s safe to say that the Build-Quality is much higher than of those budget ActionCams I have tested. There are two Displays. One on the front and one on the Back. The one on the Back is a 2“ inch Touch Display. The Camera has just two buttons. A shutter button and a function Button, which you can use to turn the camera on/off and to choose the recording mode. Go Pro has build in 3 microphones that are placed al ver the Hero 5 Black. This is very helpful in windy places, because all 3 microphones are „listening and then the background noise can be reduced to a minimum. Other than that you find two lids on the GoPro. Boths are waterproofed from the inside. The one on the bottom covers the battery and Micro-SD compartments and the one on the side covers the USB-C and Micro-HDMI Port. Also on the bottom there is a speaker.
I can only describe this camera with 2 words. ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. There is a huuuuge difference between this ActionCam and „Fake GoPro“ ActionCams. I guess you get what you pay for. Other ActionCams try to make you think that they have 4K resolution and a big Screen. This one has it for real! Most of them are S&#?. And none of them have actual usable 4K resolution and their image stabilization is total %&!?. BUT this one actually is a decent piece of equipment and produces a lot better image and video quality. Compared to it’s Knock-off rivals from China this Camera records video in 4K resolution at 30FPS. Also the video quality in 1080p ist just amazing. I don’t want to write all of the technical Data, since you find that on the Amazon Page or on the GoPro Website BUT what I can tell you is, that this time you have a variety of lens angles you can choose from. In 4K resolution you can just chose the regular wide angle, that you already know from GoPro, but if you decide to shoot in 1080 you can choose between Super Wide, Wide, Middle, Linear and Flat angle.
In Daylight the result is just mesmerizing, but it is more interesting, that the quality in dark spaces is still very good. Another great feature is it’s improved video stabilization. The Video stabilization is so sophisticated that you can actively shake the camera and the picture stays sharp and in focus. Even though i shook the Camera the picture stayed right in the middle of the screen.
There are also other recording modes that you can choose besides Video… like different photo and time-lapse modes.
I must say that the sound quality has improved massively compared to it’s predecessors, but still can be a little better. But over all good sound quality.
A waterproof Case is no longer needed since this GoPro is 100% waterproof up to 10m. If you want to go deeper you can buy special waterproof case =)
Last but not least I want to mention the menu navigation. It is very simple, easy and intuitive so BIG THUMBS UP THERE.
I was surprised how good this camera actually is and I can recommend it to anyone who is into sports videography or Vlogging. The video quality is awesome and due to this advanced video stabilization you get buttery smooth videos. The sound quality has massively improved!
This camera deserves 5/5 stars!