On my most recent trip to Hawaii I purchased the new GoPro Hero5! Anytime I go on any adventure or trip I always bring a GoPro, because there are just times where you can’t bring a big camera and you need something small and portable, like A GoPro!
Before this trip I had never used the GoPro 5 (as it was just newly released). As soon as I took it out of the box I ran over to the pool and decided to test it out and put it through it’s paces while I made a review and test shot video! (See below).
My initial impressions with the camera after my trip are as this:
I love the fact that it’s waterproof right out of the box. This is beneficial for a number of reasons, like not needing to carry waterproof cases around, not needing to put it in a case, having direct access to the new touch screen interface to change the GoPros settings, which leads me into the next big plus about GoPro's newest camera.
The new touch screen and menu system on the back of the GoPro is HUGE! I love how simple and easy it is to use. You're now able to dial in your settings when shooting with the GoPro very quickly and with ease. No longer do you have to buy a separate LCD screen to attach (which burned up you batter life anyways) or navigate the menu through the previous 3 buttons and tiny screen on the front etc. The new LCD screen on the back is a major major bonus!
Those 2 factors alone are big enough reasons for me to have sprung for the new GoPro. The ease in which I can now run around and shoot with the GoPro is 10x faster and more efficient. That being said I would have liked to see improvements with the actual quality of the video. It doesn't appear to have gotten any better from the GoPro 4 and after about 2 years since their latest camera release, I was expecting something bigger and better with the image quality.
There are also other various new additions and benefits as well such as the Voice recognition feature, the in camera image stabilization (1080 mode only) 4k at 30fps and 1080 at 120fps, the all black design, and much more. Overall, I love this camera, highly recommend it, and I will surely be using it for awhile to come!
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