2016 was a great year for the innovation of technology. We had the release of the Microsoft Xbox One, PlayStation 4, smartphones, Segways and various different DJI Drones which captures amazing cinematic video shoots.
I would now like to move on to review another fantastic piece of technology. The new GoPro Hero 5, in my view has taken the old-school handheld camera to a whole new level, it gives you the opportunity to cater for all occasions.
The GoPro Hero 5 is water resistant up to 10 metres, without the case and with a super suit it can go down to 60 metres. The device also has a 1.95-inch full colour touchscreen LCD on the back, where you can view your settings, video and picture formats from 1080p to 4K, you also can view your recorded playback.
The Hero 5 comes with voice commands which tells the device when to start, stop recording and can also take a picture whenever needed. The voice command is great and works very well.
The GoPro Hero 5 has three built in microphones, the sound is not perfect due to pick up of a lot of external sounds compared to the previous GoPro hero 4.
The battery is different from the previous GoPro 4. Although the battery is made to be longer lasting, this is not always the case. For example, if you were shooting in 4K with voice command on, then the battery will only last 45 minutes, compared to shooting in 1080p with all the extra settings turned off, the battery will last up to 2 hours.
The GoPro Hero 5 also has an added extra feature which is an USB type C, which gives an extra charge, this is great especially when you’re on the move. It has a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth setting which is fantastic to send your clips and pictures to other devices, the Hero 5 is also compactable with smartphone and watches.