Meet the HERO5 family that is ready to record at your voice command
Gopro is a name almost synonymous with action sports. And with the latest models already in selected stores and online retailers, avid fans probably have already gotten their hands on it and it might not be long for you to get yours.
For starters, the latest HERO5 line of cameras can auto-upload photos and videos to Gopro Plus, a cloud-based subscription service that makes it easy to access, edit and share Gopro content anytime, anywhere using a mobile phone or computer. Additionally, HERO5 cameras are now waterproof to 10m without the need for a separate waterhousing, feature voice controls, image stabilisation, simplified controls, improved battery life, and most importantly, the ability to capture non-fisheye perspective as well as the traditional wide-angle look Gopro has become famous for.
“With these new products, we’re delivering on our promise to make it easy to capture and share engaging stories,” said Gopro’s founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman. “HERO5’S ability to auto-upload photos and videos to a Gopro Plus account dramatically simplifies mobile, on-thego editing, sharing and enjoyment. This is a game-changing experience that we will continue to build upon.”
Woodman adds, “We’re stoked to launch Karma and show how much more it is than a drone. Karma packs Hollywood-caliber aerial, handheld and gear-mounted image stabilization into a backpack for US$799. It’s so easy to use, a beginner can have fun straight away.”
The HERO5 Black is the best Gopro in the market currently. With a 2-inch touch display and simplified control (1-button control), it makes it a lot easier to use, perfect for beginners or even young children. Voice control is also made possible and supports up to 7 languages, with more coming up soon. This is ideal for adventurers who might have their hands full at the moment, yet does not want to miss out on any picture perfect moment. The ability to deliver 4K video at 30 frames per second is pretty impressive and, professional quality 12MP photos can be taken with this tiny yet powerful camera.
The HERO5 Session shares the same minimalistic design and brilliant convenience compared to the HERO5 Black, but smaller. Some significant performance upgrades compared to the original HERO Session camera include a simple 1-button control, voice control, video resolutions up to 4K at 30 frames per second, professional quality 10MP images, professionalgrade electronic video stabilisation and distortion-free wide angle video and photo with the new linear-view setting.
The HERO5 Black retails at S$590 while the HERO5 Session retails at S$450. Although they are both compatible to KARMA, the drone is unfortunately not released in the Asia market just yet.