GoPro Hero 5 Black vs GoPro Hero 5 Session Comparison

GoPro Hero 5 Black action camera vs the GoPro Hero 5 Session action camera.

5 Advantages of the GoPro Hero 5 Black Action Camera

  • Slightly bigger photo resolution at 12mp
  • Advantage of taking Raw photos and videos compared to the jpegs with the session
  • Removeable battery which means you can take multiple with you on the road and get hours of footage
  • 3.5mm audio out so you can record professional sound with separate audio equipment
  • GPS comes as standard wit hthe Hero 5 Black so that means extra information on your camera footage if you want

3 Advantages of the GoPro Hero 5 Session Black Action Camera

  • Cheaper camera by quite a bit
  • A smaller battery but that can record slightly longer footage
  • Lighter action camera than the GoPro Hero 5 Black, so if you want something pocketable for the odd occasional video, this would be much preferred

 

Key Specs

Manufacturer
Model
Price
$446
Release Date
1 year 2 months ago
Replaced by
Field of View
170 degrees
Adjustable FOV
 
360
No
Sensor
 
Chipset

Photo Specs and Settings

Sensor Size
Photo Resolution
Shooting Modes
Burst rate
30fps
Photo Recording Formats
Optical Zoom
No
Aperture
F2.80
Minimum Focus Distance
30cm

Video Specs and Settings

Best Video Resolution
Fastest FPS
240fps
Recording Bitrate
60Mbps
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
 
Video recording format
 
Video Recording Options
 

Power

Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
80 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Battery
USB Charge
Yes
Extend Battery Life with External Battery
No
Battery Range
Removable Battery
Yes

Action

Depth Rating
10metre
Drop Proof
No
Water Resistance
Waterproof Housing Required
No

Interface and Connections

Touch Screen
Yes
Peripherals
Connectivity
Memory Capacity
128gb
External Microphone
Yes
Phone App
Yes
Sensors
Remote
Yes

Physical

Material
Mount Type
Screen Size
2.00" (inch)
Screen
Yes
Dimensions
6.2 × 3.2 × 4.4 cm
Weight
118grams
Weight with Housing
 
Size
Flash
No
Colours
Storage Devices

Key Specs

Manufacturer
Price
$300
Release Date
1 year 3 months ago
Replaced by
 
Field of View
170 degrees
Adjustable FOV
 
360
No
Sensor
 
Chipset
 

Photo Specs and Settings

Sensor Size
 
Photo Resolution
Burst rate
30fps
Photo Recording Formats
Optical Zoom
No
Aperture
 
Minimum Focus Distance
30cm

Video Specs and Settings

Best Video Resolution
Fastest FPS
240fps
Recording Bitrate
60Mbps
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
 
Video recording format
 
Video Recording Options
 

Power

Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
110 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Battery
USB Charge
Yes
Extend Battery Life with External Battery
No
Battery Range
Removable Battery
No

Action

Depth Rating
10metre
Drop Proof
No
Water Resistance
Waterproof Housing Required
No

Interface and Connections

Touch Screen
No
Peripherals
 
Connectivity
Memory Capacity
128gb
External Microphone
No
Phone App
Yes
Sensors
 
Remote
Yes

Physical

Material
Mount Type
Screen Size
 
Screen
No
Dimensions
3.8 × 3.8 × 3.6 cm
Weight
73grams
Weight with Housing
 
Size
Flash
No
Colours
Storage Devices
Comparison Video