Gopro Hero 5 Session Review

GoPro Hero session which is a ridiculously small action camera and actually looks almost identical to the hero session although this one is silver in color that one is black it still is a one inch by one inch by one inch cube is still water resistant down to meters without an external housing unit so right out-of-the-box it is water-resistant although it doesn't flow unfortunately it still has just two buttons and it is still the most portable most versatile most durable action camera we've ever tested from GoPro but if it's so similar to the hero session why would you spend up for this guy and really it has to do with everything under the hood there's some big-time upgrades there so we're going to cover that and everything else you need to know about this camera in this video so let's do the damn thing right so today we're talking about the hero five session but if you're just kind of looking in general for action 

cameras you should definitely check out his nose . com / deals are deal site like every single day we're finding really great deals and discounts on gear that you guys actually care about so we'll drop the link to that down below in the description now the hero five is pretty similar to the original session in terms of designs already covered that let's talk about the stuff i haven't mentioned there and then later on we'll talk about media quality so first up probably the coolest thing about the hero five 

session is that it's so concealable and lightweight it's like the perfect action camera for mounting on a helmet or bringing with you like literally anywhere nobody even hardly knows it's an action camera you can just drop in your pocket if you want to the combination of size and video quality is unbeatable the one thing is you don't have a proper screen so you can't like view what the shot is going to look like you do have a small viewing window that allows you to see settings and select which mode that you want to be in luckily however it does have Wi-Fi and bluetooth for connecting 

to go pro applications and with those you can control the camera change the settings and then you can see what your shot is going to look like in real time and then all of your previously recorded media as well look I know it's probably not a perfect fix for people out there but the camera is just too small and there's no room for that additional display now the hero five also still features dual microphones one on the front one in the back and they pick up pretty good audio you can hear some the processing 

sound and the external sound look for our camera this size it has good audio you just never know what you're going to pick up jenny didn't look happy . like having you must be serious Jeffrey Dahmer absolutely and plus we like Jeff human puzzle only captain crunch salad haha you agree with his girlfriend dude you saturday before so yeah Saturday's are for the boys we all know that but I hate my friends the other thing that you'll notice if you're staring at the hero five is that there are a bunch 

of screws around the edge of the lens and that's so if you scratch that lens cap you can just pop it off and put a new one on which is nice if you plan on going hard with this camera so you can replace that but unfortunately there's no option for replacing the batteries but at least the battery life is kind of good i mean depending on which settings that you're using it does have one touch recording so that helps to save battery life you press the button it turns the camera on starts recording automatically 

you press it a second time it pauses it saves that recording and turns off the camera so i just say to expect one to two hours of battery life with this camera so it's kind of moderate battery life on the hero five session now one big-time addition on the performance side that also happens to be a huge battery life suck is voice commands this feature is pretty awesome it allows you to just basically yell at your GoPro and get to do what you want it to and you can like switch-mode start and stop 

recording take a picture and a highlight and also some other stuff this feature works great but don't leave it running because it's definitely going to crush your battery and if you want to hear more about this check out our review of the hero five black we show a little bit more about the range and how it works in that video so it's kind of the same for this camera as well now moving on to media recording i think the hero five session is a big time step forward over the OG session chiefly do two things the 

first is it now shoot up to k at frames per second and it also does p all the way up to frames per second I don't know that the optics have been improved at all but i still think the video turns out pretty good on this thing also I should mention that you do now have linear view that kind of takes away the curvature of the lens but it's not really my favorite feed sure because you can see the seam where it stitches together everything it's not quite perfect yet and then on the slow-motion side now it does p up to frames per second so you can get a pretty good slow-motion shots on this as well and that's what you're looking at right now so that's pretty awesome but here is the mack daddy feature its 

image stabilization this can smooth out those bumpy shots in turn around some seriously terrible clips stuff that's almost unusable honestly it's the single reason why i'd opt for this over the hero session it does have a time-lapse mode also in a night lapse mode and a single and burst photo mode and actually this time we get megapixel stills as opposed to megapixel stills but I think image stabilization is the kicker there i guess the last thing that I can't really leave out is that the hero five session starting in spring will be compatible with the car madrone while the hero five black and the 

hero silver and black are compatible with that drone from the get-go in any event though testing that Carmen Jones should be pretty cool but back to the hero five session look at dollars it really is a good overall camera the size is awesome the media quality is really good and the voice commands and stabilization make it worthwhile i think over the hero session some people might want to have a display on their camera in that case I'd say go with the hero silver and if you want some deals on that will probably have some on our website or just spend up for the hero five black and that's it for this 

review let me know what you think make sure to subscribe write in the comments and we'll see you guys in the next video

Gopro Hero 5 Black Review

What's up guys i'm jeff result from reasons . com today we are reviewing the gopro hero five black action camera which is probably the one using most often now but I know the question that's on your mind and that is is this the best action camera out there right now we're going to cover that at the end of the video and a lot more in the process so stay tuned and also if you haven't already make sure you subscribe i promise you were going to show you some really cool gear on this channel and help you save money that's what we're all about alrighty so the hero five black is according to the CEO of GoPro the action camera that they always wanted to make it just took them years to do it and I kind of feel the same way i wish i had this camera all along but I don't know that I would say it's mind-blowing or anything it is a solid action camera though at any rate let's talk first about design and 

hardware and then number two will talk about the whole camera stuff like media recording in terms of design think of the hero five black as a water-resistant throw for silver with extras out-of-the-box it is water rated down to meters so no external housing unit required that's awesome but if you want you can get a dive mount separately and gopro has like accessories pretty much for everything it is also compatible with the new car madrone and most existing GoPro accessories which means if you already have a bunch of GoPro stuff you're probably good to go or if you're new to go pro and you're 

watching your wallet a bit you can still get one of those cheaper bundles on amazon that have like accessories and by the way if saving money is your thing you should definitely check out risen those deals where all the time finding some great deals and discounts on GoPros smart watches and other cool stuff gear that I think you guys are really gonna like will drop the link down below in the description and have it here on the screen for you and getting back to the hero five black it also has a 

two inch LCD full color touch screen on the back of it so you use that for changing settings viewing previously recorded media and all of that stuff one word of warning however if that touchscreen is wet or if you're like in water or something like that it won't work so you're going to want to use those to physical buttons and then also I think overall the touchscreen was a little bit finicky I was kind of 

always selecting the wrong thing although to be fair that could be a little bit of a software issue and I know GoPro has been releasing some updates and they will continue to do that in the future they may be on top of this already but i have had some trouble with the touchscreen likewise i think the whole 

built-in microphone setup it's just not quite perfect yet so this is what the hero five black sounds like without an external housing unit it does have three built-in microphones none of them are necessarily front-facing so it's not the greatest for vlogging but it's supposed to automatically process and find the one of the best audio and limit some of that wind noise however i'm sure you can hear this it's picking up a lot of external sound and I'm not really convinced that the sound quality is any better than what you're hearing right now for my hero silver and in fact i think in a lot of cases sound quality was 

better on my older GoPros so yeah I don't think the audio was bad on the hero five but it's definitely not really a reason that you would buy this camera but you know this next thing actually might be the hero five now supports voice commands like you can tell to start and stop recording and take a picture or switch modes or make a highlight I said this in a prior video but GoPro added some really clever stuff here like moments that are life-altering that yet just have to remember oh the mcrib is back so yeah the camera added a highlight their because it assumes that clip is memorable and it is 

memorable i mean the mcrib is back it's a pretty awesome feature I like those voice commands and I think they really do come in handy and they also some pretty good range to them as well so let me show you that GoPro start recording your bro stop recording go throw start recording all right I think that's good enough because my half court [Music] ah so voice commands i like them i think all-in-all also the build is legit on this camera super rugged and durable and if you scratch that front lens cap you can still replace it and this time I don't actually believe you even need a tool for you can just pop 

it right off and put a new one on also the battery is removable but it's a new one that we haven't used before so the hero for batteries won't work on this guy and now charges with USB type-c which i think is a good move but it's just another cable that you're gonna have to keep track of black also has Wi-Fi for connecting to your smartphone you can use the GoPro app that I think they have like three of them to control your camera change settings edit videos and then see all of your previously recorded media it does now have bluetooth also which will opt for to save battery life and then they 

have a GoPro Apple watch app that allows you to control the camera from your wrist or you can buy separate go program that promotes if you want which are pretty cool as well and i'll link a few of those down below in the description and so yeah that's the hardware stuff for sure an improvement year-over-year but nothing crazy like g metrics which we saw on the verbal two-thirty so won't let you track your speed or distance or chart your roots although it does have gps but that's kind of a friend feature i don't know how much you guys really care about that stuff write me in the comments 

let me know i think it could actually be a good thing since battery life seems to always be a contentious . and speaking about her life i hate to see it because it's like my answer for everything ok just ya mejor I'm or jack nicklaus jackin us now or not it depends jeff who Saturdays for she was yet it depends but yeah the battery life on this one it just depends it's going to depend on whether or not you're running all of the features and everything extra if you're pushing for k if you got Wi-Fi on if you're using voice commands all of that stuff running its gonna be like minutes or under if you're 

shooting at p and everything else is off you're going to get right around two hours so in that range of minutes to two hours however it does have one touch recording now so we saw that on the hero session that helps to save battery life if the cameras off you press the shutter button one time it turns on the camera starts recording press it again it stops recording saves that clip and turns the camera off it's definitely useful to have now as far as media quality goes I think the camera is really good and it has protune so you can like play with the iso limit the white balance sharpness all that stuff to get 

closer to the shot that you have like pictured in your head I've also seen that supposedly this guy has some improvements in terms of low light performance but for me like most action cameras are just that's not a highlight feature for them with that said it does shoot k video at frames per second which looks gorgeous but you have to take my word for it since this video is in p it also shoots everything else you see here on the screen and p which is slow motion and you're watching that right now and then also p up to frames per second which is ultra slow motion so the video quality is really very 

good although honestly I think all of these modern cameras are so close in terms of media quality that you're almost splitting hairs the hero cameras very good here's the hero five black versus the hero silver they're both good almost indistinguishable in terms of media quality the verbal good as well although in subsequent tests I I need to report this to you guys i've noticed the GoPro cameras actually handled changes in lighting conditions better i seen the verb white a lot of pictures out 

compared to the GoPros i think you get more consistent coloring and lighting so i'm definitely leaning GoPro on that at any rate the video stuff is really good with the hero five but the kicker here what makes it i think better than some of the older GoPros is that you now have image stabilization on the hero five black and also the hero five session so that's an x-factor feature it's a single biggest reason that I'm sticking with the hero five it can smooth out some of those jarring clips where they'd 

almost be nauseating to watch like if you have a camera mounted on a handlebar something like that it can turn into a really smooth shot that it's like the cameras floating now as for the other stuff with here five it does take stills up to megapixels and yes there is a burst mode and as a time-lapse mode video and photo now and a night lapse mode look I think it's pretty obvious all in all this is probably the best action camera you can buy but at four hundred dollars it is not cheap and I don't think it's it that much better than what we've seen in the past also for certain situations there are better cameras 

like for example with a helmet I'd much rather mount the hero five session it's just smaller and way lighter and by the way i will be doing a review of the hero five sessions so make sure to subscribe so you won't miss that video and then as usual we will be on our relentless hunt to find you guys a deal on action cameras and a lot of other cool stuff also check the description out for that or head on over to regions com / deals so that's it for this review I hope you found it helpful if you have a great day write me in the comments smash that thumbs up button if you enjoyed the video see you guys next time