- Price: £400 / €470
From humble (and occasionally hilarious beginnings, the GoPro has become easily the world’s most iconic action camera. The GoPro Hero5 Black is their most sophisticated model to date, yet still retains the easy functionality that’s made it such a hit with all levels of snowboarder.
“A built-in image stabilisation system eliminates much of the dreaded shakiness which can creep into footage”
Naturally the image quality has been stepped up yet again. Video is still at the forefront, with 4K resolution delivering the kind of uber-HD results that we all want these days. Furthermore, a built-in image stabilisation system eliminates much of the dreaded shakiness which can creep into footage, especially when running following-cam.
Photos tends to be a secondary function of any action camera, but the GoPro Hero5 Black has taken a significant leap forwards in that department. You can now shoot photos in Wide Dynamic Range mode to give you more options in post-production. Should you wish to keep things simple, standard photos come in at a decent 12 megapixels, and you can take them in bursts at 30 frames per second.