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 

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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 

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