GoPro Hero 5 Black vs Paralenz Dive Camera Spec Comparison

This is a comparison of the GoPro Hero 5 Black and the Paralenz Dive Camera underwater action camera.

6 Advantages of the GoPro Hero 5 Black Action Camera

  • Larger field of view, so you can get more in to your videos, this is especially good if you aren't watching the screen to see whats in view, you are less likely to miss the action.
  • Bigger photos coming in at 12mp compared to the 8mp of the Paralenz.
  • If recording at 1080p, you can record at 120fps rather than 100fps with the Paralenz.
  • You can removed the battery and use others you have brought with you.
  • More ports for a more versatile camera and uses.
  • It is lighter when not combined with the deeper 60m underwater housing.

7 Advantages of the Paralenz Dive Camera Action Cam

  • Newer camera, only released in early 2017.
  • Has a smaller minimum focus distance which means that you can get better macro and close up video and photos.
  • Comes with depth colour correction which means, the deeper you go when diving, the colour correction makes sure to correlate with that depth, no more red dive filters.
  • Bigger battery at 1600mAh
  • The battery lasts almost double the amount of time recording at 1080p 30fps.
  • Doesn't need a housing and is sealed
  • You can dive up to depths of 200m deep, better for those technical scuba divers out there and freedivers wanting to record with a streamlined underwater video camera.

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
Model
Price
 
Release Date
1 year ago
Replaced
 
Replaced by
 
Field of View
140 degrees
Adjustable FOV
 
360
No
Sensor
 
Chipset
 

Photo Specs and Settings

Sensor Size
 
Photo Resolution
Shooting Modes
Burst rate
 
Photo Recording Formats
 
Optical Zoom
No
Aperture
 
Minimum Focus Distance
20cm

Video Specs and Settings

Best Video Resolution
Fastest FPS
100fps
Recording Bitrate
 
Video Features
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
 
Video recording format
 
Video Recording Options
 

Power

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

Action

Depth Rating
200metre
Drop Proof
Yes
Water Resistance
Waterproof Housing Required
No

Interface and Connections

Touch Screen
No
Peripherals
 
Connectivity
Memory Capacity
64gb
External Microphone
No
Phone App
Yes
Remote
No

Physical

Material
Mount Type
Screen Size
 
Screen
No
Dimensions
11.6 × 3.5 × 3.8 cm
Weight
155grams
Weight with Housing
 
Size
Flash
No
Colours
Storage Devices