GoPro Hero 5: Release Date Delayed, Device Features an 8K Resolution Camera, Waterproof Ability, And More Details

It has been quite some time since GoPro came out with their last camera and fans are currently waiting for the company to release a new device. They are highly anticipating the next action-camera from GoPro stables, the GoPro Hero 5.

Sadly, we are not yet sure as to when this device will finally release. MarketWatch reported that people initially believed GoPro Hero 5 would be launched by October this year. October came and went and there was no sign of it.

GoPro stocks have tumbled lately and this is primarily because of the disappointment caused by the company holding off their latest release.

The company has been missing their earning targets a lot but even then, rumors suggest that GoPro was confident enough to declare that they will not rush the release of the Hero 5, by launching it this year.

People presently believe that GoPro Hero 5 will be launched in 2016. Sadly, a specific release window is yet to be revealed. If GoPro wishes to emerge victorious from the recent troubles, they need to make sure that their upcoming camera functions perfectly, once it’s released. Rumors further indicate that GoPro is investing a lot on their upcoming camera.

It all depends on the kind of features they are ready to offer with a new price tag. Latinos Post revealed that one of the new features to be showcased will be a new 8K display in GoPro Hero 5. The earlier versions of GoPro cameras came with 4K displays.

Venturing into the 8K territory will be a first for GoPro. Users will get the clearest videos and pictures with the new 8K display are paired up with 60 frames per second.

When it comes to GoPro, the most popular action-camera producer in the whole world, it enjoys a focused market group filled with sports and adventure enthusiasts. At the moment, it seems like it will be a few months before these people finally get their hands on the GoPro Hero 5.

According to the latest reports, the upcoming camera presently faces a delay. Earlier, most fans expected the new camera to be released during the holiday season but that ended up being a disappointment.

The company has apparently announced that it will be pushing back the release date to 2016. GoPro stocks declined by 16% after the delay in release were announced. The company failed to meet their targeted earning for the third quarter of this year.

The company seems to think that this delay will be a positive thing since it will increase the hype about the upcoming GoPro Hero 5.

Meanwhile, with the increased time for development, the final product will be more polished with added enhancements and features. In the meantime, there have been a lot of rumors regarding what the new GoPro Hero 5 will offer its users.

The most noteworthy of these features include the ability to capture full Ultra HD photos and videos that go up to 8K resolutions.  Furthermore, it has been discussed that the new unit will be the most rugged ever.

Reports further indicate that it will be able to capture photos and videos up to 60 meters underwater. It will feature new camera housing, dedicated to diving. Rumors indicate that the GoPro Hero 5 will be priced around $550.

Meanwhile, you can check out the GoPro Hero + which is a great price for action-cam shoppers who don’t wish to spend an arm and a leg for a new camera. If you want more resolution, you’ll need to spend more.