News: GoPro Hero 5 Black gets a fixed price cut
Are you the type of adventurous person who wants to film your adventure, but find yourself a little bit lacking in money? Do not worry, GoPro Hero 5 Black has just seen a fixed price drop, and is now cheaper than ever.
At the time of writing, GoPro has permanently cut the price of Hero 5 Black to just £ 299 - a £ 130 savings from its original price. Not only that, but partners like the Black cube, the Hero 5 session is now only £ 299. Bargaining
Is this possible because of low inventory levels? Hopefully no, we are still a big fan of the fifth-generation GoPro generation, and it would be a shame to see him go. Regardless, the best action is quick to keep in mind.
GoPro Hero 5 Black reviews
From the beginning, GoPro's Hero 5 Black was a very radical departure from Hero last year. 4. It was a rectangular shape like her older brother, but this time was less like a blessing like a curved edge and a semi-rubber body. It's a little easier to hold, especially with gloves, and should withstand a few drops and bumps from its predecessors.
Thanks to the redesign, it makes more GoPro cases or accessories that are older but useless. Hero 5 Black is a few millimeter thicker at all angles, and my attempt to cram it into the case of Waterproof Hero 4 proved unsuccessful.
It does not mean you will need a waterproof case, since Hero 5 is waterproof by itself, without the need for special housing. If you are an adventurous type to lower your GoPro, you can now take it to a maximum depth of 10m without damaging the camera in it. And since it does not require a case, the quality of the underwater sound is much better, and it no longer sounds like you are stuck in a vacuum.
In order to keep the inside still nice and fast, Hero 5 does have some reinforced cover over ports, which is much closer than its predecessor. Admittedly, it means batteries, microSD slots, USB Type-C and Micro HDMI ports are a little bit complicated to be accessed now, so you can not really open them in an emergency, but at least they are much safer from the dangers of water damage and have to endure many openings and closing.
GoPro Hero 5 Black review: Touch screen
Gone are the days of remembering each GoPro button for menu navigation. Shutter buttons and physical modes are still here, but the old triple button scheme is officially dead and buried thanks to the new 2-inch shiny Heroin touchscreen.
Using a touchscreen feels very similar to using a camera on a smartphone. You can swipe to navigate menus and enable and disable features, and swipe to the right will show your gallery. Here, you can see at a glance all the recordings that you take in the grid-based menu. Swipe left, and you can switch additional settings, such as video stabilization and the option to capture images in RAW format for easier editing. Draw it out of this menu and take you back to the live view.
Being able to see through the lens without the need for a smartphone app makes the shooting much easier. Of course, his touch gestures are a bit fussy to begin with, especially as you get used to the old GoPro way of doing things, but not long before it feels so natural. You can still use your phone for some fine tuning after you have finished shooting.
The only real problem was the touchscreen navigation was a bit too sluggish to my liking, especially when shooting fast. There is a short but noticeable delay when switching between mode and friction to access custom settings, and there is a disturbing delay between each shot. It's not terrible by any means, but it still feels like friction and your touch is not always listed correctly.
Fortunately, you can still use the physical button to switch between modes and record footage if you want, so its laggy touch screen does not make Hero 5 completely unusable. If you feel very confident, you can also take advantage of new sound control from the luxurious Hero 5. Whether it's "GoPro turn on" or "GoPro start video", Hero 5 takes my order with a bit of fuss, even in a noisy environment, allowing me to be free of hand whenever I'm happy.