The GoPro Hero 5 is one of the most important sports action cameras from the American manufacturer since the device has been long awaited and boasts of quite a few spectacular features never seen in a sports action camera before.
GoPro lost quite a bit of its market value in the last fiscal year and hence it is very important for them to regain the share value with their upcoming products. Hence, the GoPro Hero 5 and the GoPro Karma.
GoPro plans on launching the slimmest and most portable action camera in the form of the Hero 5, and this device will also be significantly smaller than any of the previous action cameras from the company.
Experts are also of the opinion that the GoPro Hero 5 will be drone-compatible since the company is dedicating much of its time in working on drone technology. This would also explain why the company waited for almost a year before finally deciding to launch the camera, in tow with the Karma.
The American manufacturer has invested heavily in the autonomous drone technology in the last few months and they need to deliver on their promises in order to make this project economically feasible.
Initial rumors further suggest that GoPro has worked on the waterproofing ability of the camera, which is now able to function seamlessly up to 60 meters underwater, which is a staggering 60% improvement over the GoPro Hero 4.
The company hopes to attract the attention of deep sea divers and surfers with their latest offering. The GoPro Hero 5 is expected to feature 8K video recording capability, which is a major upgrade over the Hero 4.
At a time where 4K video recording is yet to reach the mainstream market, GoPro Hero 5’s 8k resolution is a first. Major camera manufacturers are working to include dual-lens technology in their devices and it is hardly surprising that GoPro intends on doing the same.
With the addition of the dual-lens technology, the users will now be able to capture 3D video and images, ensuring that the users will be able to fill their own 3D productions. Battery backup is a major concern with the GoPro devices, although, it is expected that the new battery will offer better battery life.
Experts are also of the opinion that the GoPro Hero 5 will be able to film continuously up to 24 hours on a single charge. The Bluetooth functionality of the Hero 5 has improved while the A10 chipset ensures that the camera works effortlessly under poor light conditions.
Connectivity on the GoPro Hero 5 has improved over the previous cameras, with the company stating that the cloud-based storage facility will be a major addition to the camera’s portfolio. The GoPro Hero 5 is capable of filming at 60fps, across a variety of resolutions, which has become an industry standard at the moment.
However, the best news we have heard so far regarding the GoPro Hero 5, is that the camera will be priced similar to the GoPro Hero 4, despite the numerous additional features that it boasts of. Hence, if you are looking for a feature-packed action camera, you might want to wait it out for the Hero 5.
However, until GoPro comes up with the official announcements regarding the device, we are unable to comment on the final tech sheet or the pricing. However, competitive pricing is expected from all quarters of the community. Hence, there is no looking back on that regard.