San Mateo, CA—GoPro’s new cloud-connected cameras—the Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session—are now available at select stores and online retailers. The all-new line of action cameras can auto-upload photos and videos to GoPro Plus. The cloud-based subscription service ($4.99/month) was developed to make it easier to access, edit and share GoPro content anytime, anywhere using a mobile phone or computer.
Additionally, the action cameras are now waterproof to 33 feet without the need for a separate waterproof housing. They also feature voice control, image stabilization, simplified controls and improved battery life.
Also new to both cameras is the ability to capture non-fisheye perspectives as well as the traditional wide-angle look for which GoPro is known. Both the new Black and Session are compatible with GoPro’s new Karma drone and handheld stabilization system.
GoPro Hero5 Black
The company touts its new Hero5 Black as the most powerful, easy-to-use GoPro ever. It features a 2-inch touch display with simplified controls, including one-button operation, as well as voice control supported by seven languages.
The action cam records video in 4K resolution at 30 frames per second (fps) employing electronic video stabilization. Additionally, it records stereo audio with advanced wind noise reduction. The camera also captures 12 megapixel photos as well as offers RAW and WDR photo modes.
A new feature is the ability to capture distortion-free wide-angle video and photos with its linear-view setting. All content can be auto-uploaded to the cloud when the camera is charging. And the camera has built-in GPS and is compatible with all existing GoPro mounts.
The GoPro Hero5 Black has suggested retail price of $399.99.
GoPro Hero5 Session
The Hero5 Session shares the same small design and convenience features of the original Session camera. However, it offers performance upgrades. These include 4K video recording at 30 fps and 10MP photo capture. It also offers the same electronic video stabilization, auto-upload function, voice control, linear-view setting and one-button operation of the Hero5 Black. It, too, is waterproof to 33 feet without a separate housing and is compatible with GoPro mounts and Karma.
It has an SRP of $299.99.
GoPro’s End-to-End Storytelling Solution
GoPro’s new products and services are designed to simplify the capture, editing and also sharing of engaging content. As an end-to-end storytelling solution, GoPro now complements its new Hero5 cameras and GoPro Plus cloud service with updated versions of its mobile and desktop apps.
Editing as well as sharing videos is now made easier with Quik, GoPro’s editing app for mobile and desktop. As the name implies, Quik was created to enable users to quickly produce high-quality videos that are easy to share. gopro.com