GoPro Hero 5 Black Action Camera Specs Features & Reviews

Camscore
82/100

Key Specs

Price
$310
Release Date
1 year 11 months ago
Field of View
170 degrees
Adjustable FOV
Yes
360
No

Photo Specs and Settings

Photo Res
12.00mp
Burst rate
30fps
Exposure Modes
 
Optical Zoom
No
Optical Zoom Distance
 
Aperture
F2.80
Minimum Focus Distance
30cm

Video Specs and Settings

Highest Resolution with Image Stabilization
 
Fastest FPS
240fps
Recording Bitrate
60Mbps
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
 
Video recording format
 
Adjust Aspect Ratio
 
Video Recording Options
 
Max ISO
 
360 Stitching
 

Physical

Screen Size
2.00" (inch)
Screen
Yes
Info Screen
No
Flip Screen
No
Weight
118grams
Weight with Housing
 
Recording Lights
Yes
Flash
No
Colours
Glasses
No

Power

Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
105 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Charge Time
120minutes
Uptime Score
47/100
USB Charge
Yes
Extend Battery Life with External Battery
No
Removable Battery
Yes

Action

Waterproof Depth
10metre
Drop Proof
No
Waterproof Housing Required
No

Interface and Connections

Touch Screen
Yes
Memory Capacity
128gb
External Microphone
Yes
Phone App
Yes
Remote
Yes
Buying Options
Used
New
Warranty
 
Warranty Length
 
Table of contents

The GoPro Hero 5 Black action camera and specifications

First Look
Underwater Video Example
Action Video Example
Image Stabilization Video Example
Voice Control Notes

Voice Command Record - "GoPro Start Recording"

Voice Command Bookmark - "GoPro HiLight*"

Voice Command Stop Recording - "GoPro Stop Recording"

Voice Command Take Photo - "GoPro Take a Photo"

Voice Command Take Burst Photo - "GoPro Shoot Burst"

Voice Command Take Time Lapse - "GoPro Start Time Lapse"

Voice Command Stop Time Lapse - "GoPro Stop Time Lapse"

Voice Command Video - "GoPro Video Mode"

Voice Command Photo - "GoPro Photo Mode"

Voice Command Time Lapse - "GoPro Time Lapse Mode"

Voice Command Burst Mode - "GoPro Burst Mode"

Voice Command Turn Off - "GoPro Turn Off"

Voice Command Turn On - "GoPro Turn On" (only with HERO6 Black, & Remo + HERO5 Black)

Voice Command Bookmark - "That Was Sick*"

* Adds a HiLight tag while recording video

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Record Super Slow Motion Footage (120fps) in Real High Definition (1080p)?
Yes, this camera can record at 1080p and 120fps of super slow mo footage
Can You Record Footage Whilst The Camera Charges?
Yes you can record footage whilst charging from a powerbank or wall plug
What Is The Best Video Recording Resolutin & Framerate With Image Stabilization?
2.7k at 60fps is the highest you can run image stabilization on the GoPro Hero 5 Black
Does This Camera Record Real 4K Video Footage?
Yes the GoPro Hero 5 Black records native 4K video footage

Mounting and Form

Mounting and Form

Your action camera's most important feature is how it will mount to you, your vehicles and other parts of your activities. Below we look at how this camera fits to certain mounts and what it's mounting setup is.

There are two main mounting systems, the GoPro (2 to 3 fin mount) and the 1/4" (quarter inch) thread mount.

When we decide how each camera is mounted, we talk about it's form, whether it would fit to a certain popular mounting type, such as on the chest, head or in-hand and whether there was a mounting type for this too.