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GoPro HERO5 Black Edition

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of GoPro HERO5 Black Edition. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the design and durability are generally positive. The image quality and usability also get good feedback. Many are negative about the portability and battery.

usability, image quality, durability, design

battery, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the GoPro HERO5 Black Edition is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Matt Swider (

GoPro Hero5 Black review


The best GoPro camera in years

Captures 4K video with stabilization ; Touchscreen for easy controls ; Water-resistant without housing

Controls still have a learning curve ; Mobile apps have limitations ; Discipline needed to edit like a pro

GoPro Hero5 is the 4K action camera that we wanted, with more straightforward menus on a two-inch touchscreen and out-of-the-box water resistance. It still takes commitment to edit and master its controls to be worth the price.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Britta O'Boyle (

GoPro Hero5 Black review: A new breed of super Hero - Pocket-lint


The GoPro Hero5 Black is the GoPro everyone has been waiting for. The company's previous offerings deliver great results, but the new device adds more

Fantastic image and video quality, waterproofing up to 10m without additional housing, great voice control functionality, video image stabilisation, stereo sound, built-in touchscreen

Connection to app still fiddly, mounting system not simple until you know how, battery life could always be better

The GoPro Hero5 Black is the GoPro we have all been waiting for. The company's previous offerings deliver great results, but the new device adds more than enough to warrant an upgrade - and not just because of the great image and video quality.

Sep, 2016

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Richard Easton (

GoPro Hero 5 Black


The Hero 5 Black is the GoPro camera option for those who want the best action cam available right out of the box. You can almost think of the Hero 5 Black as GoPro's "Greatest Hits" compilation. It takes the best features from previous generation...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: (

GoPro's Hero5 Black and Session bring overdue improvements


The Hero5 Black adds some much-needed features that make it feel like the most mature action camera we've seen yet. That said, some of the additions, like GPS, don't bring too much to the table just yet. Overall, though, it's an improved experience...

Shoots 4K video ; Voice commands work well ; Includes electronic image stabilization

Moderate battery life ; Tiny display makes menu navigation difficult

The cameras are much simpler to use. Heck, more fun to use too -- and getting video and photos out of them is easier than ever. There are still a few areas for improvement, though. I'll never stop wanting more battery life from a GoPro, and I'd love...

Oct, 2016

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Les Shu (

GoPro Hero5 Black review


The Hero5 Black is a proper successor to the Hero4, and it's worth the upgrade.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Raymond Wong (

The best thing about the new GoPros isn't the cameras -- it's the software


And don't forget the awesome voice controls and waterproof designs.

Full waterproof design ; Bright, easy to use touchscreen (Hero 5 Black) ; Electronic image stabilization ; Awesome voice controls

GoPro Plus limitations kinda suck ; Auto-upload has some big caveats ; Quik mobile app needs more polish ; Overheat when shooting in 4K

GoPro's latest Hero 5 action cameras up the ante with new waterproof designs, voice controls and software that'll help you create video memories easier and faster.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: DC Rainmaker (

GoPro Hero5 Black In-Depth Review


It's been two years since the last major GoPro Hero launch. No, I don't count the Session last year. I'm talking about a multi-camera launch like GoPro has typically done each fall for the majority of its history. Back in September GoPro launched three...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Dennis Steimels (

GoPro Hero5 Black im Praxis-Test


Komplett neu: Die Hero5 Black kommt mit besserem Design, wasserdichtem Gehäuse und Sprachsteuerung. Wir haben die starke GoPro-Actioncam im ausführlichen Test.

+ GPS, Sprachsteuerung, Touchscreen und 4K ; + wasserdicht ; + schickes Design

- Akkulaufzeit ist okay, könnte besser sein

Hohe Bildqualität in 4K-Auflösung, hoher Funktionsumfang und einfach Bedienung via Sprachsteuerung und integriertem Touchscreen machen die Hero5 Black tatsächlich zu der bislang leistungsstärksten GoPro-Actioncam. Darüber hinaus ist die Kamera endlich...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (

GoPro Hero5 Black


La nouvelle Hero5 Black de GoPro est une caméra d'action sans compromis qui servira pour saisir aussi bien les moments ordinaires qu'extraordinaires.

On retrouve toutes les options de la Hero4 avec en prime un mode raw, une plage dynamique étendue, un écran tactile, un boitier étanche, un GPS, une stabilisation électronique de l’image, le son stéréo, des commandes vocales, des sauvegardes...

L'’autonomie, en particulier avec le GPS, le Wi-Fi et la stabilisation d’image activés. Pas compatible avec les batteries des modèles précédents. L’option de sauvegarde automatique dans le cloud n’est disponible qu’avec un abonnement payant

Si vous possédez une Hero3 ou une Hero3+ Black, passer à une Hero5 Black vaut vraiment la peine. En revanche, passer d’une Hero4 Silver ou Black à ce nouveau modèle est moins nécessaire du point de vue de la qualité d’image qui n’est que marginalement...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Moritz Wanke (

Test: GoPro Hero 5 Black (Action-Kamera)


Die GoPro Hero5 Black schießt sich im Test auf Platz 2 unserer Bestenliste. Aus guten Grund: Die Bildqualität in flüssiger Ultra-HD-Auflösung überzeugt, die umfangreiche Ausstattung wie Sprachsteuerung, Touchscreen und Wasserschutz gefallen ebenfalls....

Fazit: Die GoPro Hero5 Black schießt sich im Test auf Platz 2 unserer Bestenliste. Aus guten Grund: Die Bildqualität in flüssiger Ultra-HD-Auflösung überzeugt, die umfangreiche Ausstattung wie Sprachsteuerung, Touchscreen und Wasserschutz gefallen...

Oct, 2016

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes


Battery Capacity:1220
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:5.08
Flip-out screen: No

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): Yes

Image sensor

Total MegaPixels:12

Lens System

Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Type:Wide-angle


Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational conditions

Protection features:Water Resistant
Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof up to:10

Packaging Content

Basic mount: Yes
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Manual: Yes
Package Type:Blister
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
USB connector type:USB Type-C

Still image

Continuous shooting mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG, RAW / Raw
Photo mode: Yes


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Storage Media:Memory Card

Technical Details

Bluetooth: Yes
Colour of product:Black
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Night mode: Yes
Touchscreen: Yes
Wind filter: Yes


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Aspect Ratio:4:3, 16:9
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum frame rate:240
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:480p, 720p, 960p, 1080p, 1440p, 2160p
Video formats supported:H.264
Video Resolutions:800 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,2560 x 1440,3840 x 2160