Time Lapse Modes: There are three time lapse capture modes:
- Time Lapse Video: Create video from frames captured
as specific intervals. Resolutions include 4K, 2.7K 4:3, and 1080p.
No audio is recorded with the time lapse video. Available intervals are
0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, and 60 seconds. You can choose from Wide, Medium,
Linear, and Narrow fields of view.
- Time Lapse Photo: You can capture a series of
photos at specified intervals. The series of photos can be converted to
a video using GoPro Studio software, if desired. Photos are captured at
12 MP, and the same intervals (as above) are available.
- Night Lapse Photo: Night Lapse Photo captures a
series of photos at set intervals when the lighting is poor. Longer
shutter speeds allow more light into the camera: Auto (up to 4 sec), 2,
5, 10, 20, or 30 sec. Intervals between frames can be set to Auto, 4, 5,
10, 15, 20, or 30 seconds and 1, 2, 5, 30 and 60 minutes. Photos are captured at 12 MP.
Looping Video: The Looping Video feature lets you
record continuously record video, but save only the footage you want.
This helps to conserve space on the memory card while you wait for a
special moment to take place. Settings include Max Video, 5 min, 20 min,
60 min, or 120 min. Looping is not available in 4K, 2.7K 4:3 mode, and
Audio: The camera records the audio with three built-in
mono microphones. The camera processes the audio from the three microphones
to apply advanced Wind Noise Reduction. Stereo recording is supported when an external 3.5mm microphone is connected
with a GoPro Pro 3.5mm Mic Adapter that plugs into the USB-C port.
Still Images: The HERO5 Black can take still images at
12MP resolution in three capture modes:
- Photo: Photos are captured one at a time, or
continuously (up to 30 photos at 4 frames per second). Field of View options
include Wide, Medium, Linear, and Narrow. Photos can be captured in RAW or
Wide Dynamic Range. You can use Protune to fine tune the settings.
- Night: When shooting photos in dim light or darkness,
the Night mode uses long exposures to let in more light. Night mode is not
recommended for handheld or mounted shots where camera movement is likely.
Shutter speed settings include Auto (up to 2 sec), 2, 5, 10, 20, or 30
- Burst: In Burst mode, you can capture up to 30 photos
in 1 second to capture fast-moving activities. You can take still photos in
the following rates:
- 30 photos in 1, 2, 3, or 6 seconds
- 10 photos in 1, 2, or 3 second
- 5 photos in 1 second
- 3 photos in 1 second
Protune: Protune lets you manually change many of the
camera's settings, giving you total control over the video and still image
quality. With Protune enabled, you can set the following controls:
- White Balance: White balance adjusts the overall
color tone of the videos and photos. Available settings include Auto,
3000K, 4000K, 4800K, 5500K, 6000K, 6500K, and Native.
- Color: You can set the color profile to GoPro Color
- ISO: The ISO changes the
camera's sensitivity in low-light environments.
- Video: When ISO values are high, images are
brighter, but there is greater image noise. Lower ISO values give you
darker images, and less noise. When the shutter is set to Auto, the
selected ISO is used as the maximum: 6400, 3200, 1600, 1200, 800, 400.
If the shutter is not set to Auto you can select the same maximum ISO
values as above, or lock in the ISO by tapping the lock icon at the
bottom of the screen.
- Photo: Minimum and Maximum ISO settings can be set
in the menu. Options include: 100, 200, 400, 800, and 1600. Setting the
minimum and maximum ISO at the same value locks the ISO setting to that
- Sharpness: Sharpness settings include High, Medium,
- Shutter: The Shutter values for Video only are
Auto, 1/FPS (frames per second), 1/(2xFPS), 1/(4xFPS), and 1/(8xFPS).
- Exposure Value Compensation: Exposure Value
Compensation (EV Comp) adjusts the brightness of the video or photo. You
can improve image quality when shooting in high contrast environments.
The EV Comp range is -2.0 to +2.0 EV in 0.5 EV steps.
- RAW Audio: In Video capture mode, you can capture a
standard MP4 audio track and a separate .wav file. The level of
processing applied to the RAW audio can be set to low, medium, and high.
Storage: The HERO5 Black has a side slot for
inserting a microSD memory card, including microSDHC and microSDXC cards (up to
128 GB). You should use microSD cards
with a Class 10 or UHS-I rating for best performance. No memory is included with
Wi-Fi + Bluetooth: The camera features built-in 2.4 GHz
as well as Bluetooth wireless technology, to allow you to wirelessly connect to
your smartphone or tablet via the GoPro App or the optional GoPro
Smart Remote. The Smart Remote allows you to fully control the camera
and change settings, or control multiple GoPro cameras from distances up to
GoPro App: GoPro previously had more than one main app
for controlling your camera and downloading and editing your footage. Now
you can do it all in the new GoPro app (formerly known as Capture). Not only
can you organize and view your photos and videos on your mobile device, the
GoPro app will automatically transform them into professional-looking
videos. The QuikStories feature automatically copies videos and photos from
your most recent session from your camera to your mobile device, and turns
them into an edited video, complete with music and special effects. This QuikStory can then be saved, edited, or deleted from your phone if you don't
like it. The app also allows you to immediately post your favorite photos
and videos directly to your favorite social media sites, including Facebook,
Twitter, and Instagram. The GoPro app lets you control the HERO5 (or other
GoPro camera) from your mobile device, including framing the shot with a
live preview, or adjusting the settings. The app is compatible with Apple
mobile devices running iOS 10.0 or later, as well as Android devices running
version 5.0 and up.
GoPro Studio for Desktops: GoPro Studio software can be
downloaded to your desktop computers. It is compatible with the following
- Windows: 64-bit Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 in desktop mode.
32-bit systems are not supported.
- Mac: OS X 10.10.x or later
Battery: The HERO5 Black is powered by a rechargeable
Lithium-Ion battery (3.85V, 1220mAh). The battery can be
charged by connecting the camera to a computer or other USB charging adapter
(5V 1A) using the supplied USB-C cable. Charging a fully-depleted battery
takes approximately 2 hours.
Camera Orientation: You can set the camera to a
right-side up or upside-down orientation so you can get the perfect angle for your video or still images.
The Auto setting (Auto Image Rotation) automatically selects Up or Down
orientation, based on the orientation of the camera when recording begins.
HiLight Tagging: The HERO5 Black lets you mark specific
moments in your video during recording or playback with HiLight Tags, making
the moments easier to locate. Tags can be added using the camera, the GoPro
App, or the optional Smart Remote. During playback, the tags are visible in
the GoPro App or GoPro software.
Connections: The HERO5 Black has a USB-C port for
connecting the camera to a computer, or for charging the battery, via the
supplied USB cable. With a special adapter, you can connect an external stereo microphone via the
USB port. You can connect the camera to your HDTV through the Micro HDMI
jack (cable not included).
Dimensions: Width: 2.452", Height: 1.8", Depth:
Weight: 3.3 ounces (5.9 ounces with supplied The
Frame housing, buckle, and battery)
The Frame: The HERO5 Black comes with
The Frame, a
standard housing for this camera. The Frame is attached to a GoPro
quick-release buckle that lets you adjust the tilt of the camera. The rubber
locking plug provides additional security.
Mounting Bases: The package includes a curved-surface and a
flat-surface mount, each with industrial-grade adhesive, for mounting the camera
to a helmet, vehicle, or other smooth surface.
Optional Mounts: GoPro offers
numerous mounts for the HERO5 Black camera, including a
head strap and
Other mounts can attach the camera to a
bicycle seat post or handlebar, a
surfboard, or even