GoPro Hero 5 Black vs Runcam 2 Spec Comparison

A comparison of specs and features of the two action cameras, GoPro Hero 5 Black and the Runcam 2.

9 Advantages of the GoPro Hero 5 Black Action Camera

  • Bigger FOV at 170 degrees compared to the 120degrees of the Runcam 2
  • Adjustable field of view with the SuperView, Wide and Normal video recording modes
  • Larger photos at 12mp, 3x more pixels per photo
  • Burst mode which can achieve 30fps
  • Both JPEG and RAW photo capture so you get more video information for editing
  • Bigger resolution videos with 4k available and also slower frame rates so you can record better slow motion videos, 1080p @ 120fps being available
  • Waterproof to 10m without a housing
  • GPS data can be recorded
  • A screen so you can view what you've just recorded or check out the framing before the shot

5 Advantages of the Runcam 2 Action Camera

  • Just $80 which is a fifth cheaper than the GoPro Hero 5
  • A smaller battery but that doesn't mean smaller video recording time, manufacturers claim 90 minutes of recording with this camera
  • A waterproof case is required but the Runcam 2 is still splashproof so good for the outdoors still
  • Less than half the weight of the GoPro Hero 5 Black
  • Much smaller than the GoPro so if you want something pocketable, this is a plus

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
$80
Release Date
 
Replaced
 
Replaced by
 
Field of View
120 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
 

Video Specs and Settings

Best Video Resolution
Fastest FPS
120fps
Recording Bitrate
 
Video Features
 
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
 
Video recording format
 
Video Recording Options

Power

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

Action

Depth Rating
 
Drop Proof
No
Water Resistance
Waterproof Housing Required
Yes

Interface and Connections

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

Physical

Material
Mount Type
Screen Size
 
Screen
No
Dimensions
6.6 × 3.8 × 2.1 cm
Weight
49grams
Weight with Housing
 
Size
Flash
No
Colours
 
Storage Devices