HERO5 Black 4K Ultra HD Waterproof Camera
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More powerful. Easier to use. Best ever?
How did GoPro improve on a camera that was already incredibly powerful and easy to use? Did they stumble upon some kind of secret mutant device that gave the HERO5 Black extraordinary powers that were only previously whispered about? No one that knows is talking, but we have it from a trusted source that this camera is even more powerful and easier to use than those that came before it. No way, right? Just read all the details below and decide for yourself if this is "simply the best GoPro ever." We're pretty sure you'll think so.
GoPro makes capturing your every adventure in stunning 4K video as easy as pressing one button. Yes, pushing the Shutter button one time powers the camera on and starts recording automatically. But wait, it gets better! GoPro added voice control! Hands-free control of the HERO5 Black is possible using simple voice commands! Keep your attention where it should be—on your death-defying trick that no one should ever try at home—not on fiddling with your camera.
No need to wait until you get home to see if you got that money shot inside the North Shore Pipeline. The HERO5 Black has a 2" diagonal touch display that gives you the ability to preview and play back your shots, change the settings and even trim your footage—all right there on your camera without leaving your board.
Advanced Video Stabilization
Don't worry if you're shaking (understandably) as you leap into the abyss in your wingsuit. Your HERO5 Black won't give you away as it captures incredibly smooth video whether it's handheld or mounted to your favorite gear.
If you haven't experienced the difference 4K video makes in giving the impression that the viewer is the one barreling down that single track dodging trees, jumping rocks and rocketing past rattlesnakes, bears and startled onlookers, you must not have watched any adventure films made in the past few years. Cinema-quality super slow motion and ultra high resolution—even in low-light conditions—are right at your fingertips. In addition to stunning 4K30, you also have the option to record in 2.7K60, 1440p80, 1080p120, 960p120 and 720p240 fps (frames per second).
Select from single capture, Burst photos at 30 fps, Time Lapse mode that shoots photos automatically at set time intervals from 0.5 to 60 seconds and Night Lapse mode with Auto (default) and intervals from 4 to 30 seconds and 1 to 60 minutes! That's amazing on its own, but now they've upped the ante with RAW photo capture for greater flexibility when you use advanced photo editing software, Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) photo capture that provides greater detail in shadows and highlights in your scenes and improved low-light performance.
You'll get minimally compressed, cinema-caliber video optimized for professional productions and advanced manual controls for photos and video with Protune. Customize your settings for color, ISO limit, white balance, sharpness, shutter speed and exposure for the ultimate in creative control.
Linear Field Of View
Videos and photos are now captured with a straight horizon for a more natural perspective. Plus, there's no more standing on your head to view videos you took with your camera upside down! Don't ask us how, but the HERO5 Black knows when it's mounted upside down and automatically captures everything right-side up!
Waterproof Without A Housing
If you're like most of us, being more than 33 feet underwater isn't very likely. If that's the case, you won't need a special housing to shoot videos and photos. Durable by design, the HERO5 Black is waterproof to 33 feet (10m) right out of the box.
GPS Location Capture
Never forget where you were when you (fill in the blank with an amazing story) and captured that video or photo with the built-in GPS Location Capture feature.
The HERO5 Black automatically filters out wind noise with Advanced Wind Noise Reduction. You know how big a deal that is if you've ever tried to talk on your phone outside in even a light wind. Plus, advanced audio processing captures left and right stereo audio channels for clean, high-fidelity sound.
Access & Share From Anywhere
Using GoPro Plus (an optional paid subscription service), your HERO5 Black can automatically upload videos and photos directly to the cloud for easy viewing, editing and sharing on your phone. Your first halfpipe backside rodeo flip can be a social media sensation before your heart even stops racing. NOTE: Automatic upload to the cloud requires connection to an AC power plug (sold separately), full battery charge and GoPro Plus membership.
Quik™ Video Editing App
Create amazing videos automatically with this free mobile and desktop app that features storytelling tools and a large library of soundtracks. Quik analyzes your video clips to find the best moments, adds transitions and effects and then syncs everything to the beat of the music. You can also customize your videos manually. Free download on the AppStore or Google Play.
Bluetooth & Wi-Fi Connectivity
It's easy to stay connected with all the GoPro apps and accessories with the HERO5 Black's built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. You'll be able to transform your smartphone or tablet into a live video remote with full control of all functions and settings, shot preview and playback, plus sharing via text, email, social media and more.
Mark key moments by simply pressing the HiLight button on the HERO5 Black as you are capturing video. Then you can quickly locate your best clips later for convenient playback, editing or sharing using the GoPro App for mobile or desktop. You can also use the GoPro App to tag your highlights.
Versatile Mounting Options
There's hardly anything you can't mount your HERO5 Black to, including yourself, with more than 30 GoPro mounts and accessories (all sold separately) to choose from.
Included in the box
- HERO5 Black Camera
- The Frame
- Rechargeable Battery (HERO5 Black-specific)
- Mounting Buckle
- Curved Adhesive Mount
- Flat Adhesive Mount
- USB-C Cable
HERO5 Black 4K Ultra HD Waterproof Camera
|Resolution||4000 Pixels at 30 Frames per Second|
|Warranty Details||One Year (with Product Registration)|
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