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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Has been great for underwater

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    This year I've traveled to Tahiti, Hawaii and soon I'm going to the Bahamas. I've made beautiful HD movies underwater swimming with sharks, sting rays and sea turtles. The images are crisp and clear. The videos look very smooth. It's easy to record underwater because the beeps are loud enough that you can hear it even while snorkeling and diving. I recommend buying the boom arm (which doubles as a floataion device) also, for water use. The only thing I had an issue with was getting used to the software and transferring the pictures/video to my phone. It tells me to use wifi to sync but it really uses Bluetooth, the instructions were not clear and it took me a while to find how to do it online. Overall excellent camera for action, underwater and general use. I take this anywhere I'm afraid to take my iPhone, its rugged and very high quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    We Waited Two Years For This?

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    I have owned all of the GoPros since the HERO 3+. For this generation of the their latest camera, GoPro broke their yearly release cycle and instead made us all wait two years before we got a successor to the HERO 4. Because I mainly use the GoPros as a B-cam on film shoots, many of the new features which GoPro added to the HERO 5 (GPS, voice control, electronic image stabilization, wide dynamic range photo mode, and auto cloud upload) are not really helpful to me. The occasional freezing is certainly not worth these features, but hopefully GoPro will fix that with a software updat down the road. The only new features which I've actually found helpful is the new LCD screen, the advanced ProTune options, and the RAW photo mode. I've yet to decide if the waterproofing is worth it (considering that if you scratch your lens you'll have to replace the lens rather than the housing the camera is in) but it seems like a nice feature overall. In summary, I'd recommend this camera to anyone looking to get an action cam as it is one of the best on the market despite the high price. However those who already have the GoPro 4 Black might not find the slightly gimmicky new features quite worth the upgrade.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Amazing little camera

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    Nice little camera. Takes high-quality videos, the sound quality is also good. The wide-angle view is amazing. I took this camera to Barbados and it was the best decision, I got some amazing photos and videos of people. Places, beaches, and food. Check out my youtube videos at ..Everydaybados...

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    By far the best GoPro

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    This is my first GoPro camera I normally use the Sony action cams mainly because it has similar color grading to my main Sonys I use for filming and image stabilization. I ride downhill mountain bikes and mx so IS was very important but for a helmet cam the Sony just wasn't cutting it. My main concern was there was no way to angle the camera so it wasn't pointed either at my visor or directly in down in front of me. I decided to give the GoPro a shot after seeing it finally came with IS and man I'm glad I did! From out of box setup the menu navigation is extemely easy, I can mount the cam underneath my visor and get a great angle of the course, IS works great, I can choose real slow motion at 1080 120fps vs the Sony only did 120fps in 720. Battery life is good so far not as good as my Sony but from what I've heard a huge improvement from previous GoPro's I just bought the dual charger that came with an extra battery so I have 2 and both seem to be more than enough for a few hours of footage I'm capturing. The GPS is a pretty rad feature my only compliant is they need to make it useable with their GoPro phone app you can only use with their desktop version. Overall I'm super pumped on the decision I made to switch to the GoPro I even bought a session 5 as a B roll camera. My only complaints really are the lack of GPS options in mobile app, and the pairing process to the app my Sony is a lot more simple maybe just something I need to get use to. Other than that extrmely happy with the camera and would recommend over any other brand hands down.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent!

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    I absolutely loved this camera! I bought it specifically for a trip to the Caribbean - Isla Holbox, Quintana Roo, México (highly recommend). I took it with me on our tour to swim with Whale Sharks. I'm sure the pictures weren't the best but you have to understand that I was just amazed at the size of these animals (this one about 20 feet!) and was just not able to be still enough to take better pictures. It probably doesn't help that I'm not an experienced or advanced swimmer in the open sea. The camera as well as the apps are incredibly user friendly for a first timer like me. I can't wait to take it on all my vacations from now on!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Go Pro - 2 killer features

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    The GoPro hero 5 has two features that I find super useful. The first is the option to correct the fisheye distortion in camera and the second is the time lapse mode. Being able to correct for the fish eye lenses makes this a much more versatile camera. Now that the camera is sans protective case you are able to get much more usuable audio from the camera, too. Making the hero 5 conceivably a one stop shop for a video camera. To correct for the fish-eye lense just select narrow or linear within the field of view options on your GoPro. The second killer feature is the ability to create time lapses. I use the time lapse function to make hyper lapses of sunsets. It is super easy to use and automatically comes together within GoPro's editing software with no need to sitch the individual images together like other programs. I've got my go pro on the little gorilla pod ~$20. It makes the prefect tripod for setting up time lapses. Check out my YouTube channel for some sample time lapses xStevenx81. As normal the camera is awesome for everything sports. I would say that you can't go wrong with this little camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Much sharper images than I expected

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    I bought the Hero5 Black to take on a snow skiing trip out west. Didn't know much about using it (still don't but I'm doing better). Used it 4 days, Bright sun and serious overcast with heavy snow. Amazingly sharp pictures in all conditions. Battery life was also better than expected: lasted easily for runs that I shot each day (charged at night), so we have a lot of pedestrian skiing that all looks the same. Used the head strap mount mostly. It helped to synch my phone so I could see the view angle of the camera while it was on my head before I started my run. Video stabilization was also an obvious benefit. Camera did all i could hope. I need to learn more of its capabilities and ski better.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    First time GoPro buyer.

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    Camera is overall great everyone knows this, but one thing the camera frame is not that great. it's very hard to unlatch, not have access for charge port as well replacement of battery without the removal of camera from this frame.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    It Rocks

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    This is such a cool camera and I've owned a few over the years but this one is so unique in what it does. The images and video quality are amazing and of course it's made to go everywhere. Picked up a few accessories and batteries and we are ready to take it on our cruise. Just for fun here is a photo of 3 of the camera's I've had over the last 15 years.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Purchase

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    My husband and I purchased with camera for our honeymoon to Hawaii and it was great. We specifically purchased it for use on a snorkel trip and the photos are amazing. I would recommend this camera to anyone seeking any adventure that a regular camera will not be handy for. I added two photos that I took about 15 feet down in the water. I'm in no way a professional photographer, but I'm very happy with the quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best GoPro Yet!

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    I have a GoPro 3 Black and picked up the new Hero5 Black to go with us on a trip to the Caribbean. What a great improvement over my 3. The camera is waterproof without having to add the housing. The images are very sharp. And I used the red filter for some amazing shots on the reef.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    It works way better than previous GoPro

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    I was very skeptical purchasing this product after a not so good experience with my GoPro 3 black, which I went through three within the first month due to different defects (#1 did not work out of the box, #2 would not charge, #3 stopped working after second dive trip). However, I really wanted to capture underwater dive video during my father's 50th birthday dive trip and none of the stores near me had the competitors product that I wanted (Garmin Virb). Honestly, I do not regret my decision as the video I captured was very good, at least during the day. I only gave it 4-stars because it does not work well in low-light conditions at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Small, powerful, high def and 4k Camera

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    The small and powerful go pro 5 is light, doesn't need the case to be waterproof, and records great audio, unseen before in heros with case. I've used it for two weeks and I'm very happy with the videos. I specifically use it for skydiving, and would recommend it to anyone

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best one yet!

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    This is my 4 th go pro purchase ! Each one has gotten better except the 3+black. Wasnt a huge fan of that one . The 5 black is amazing and super easy to use. The voice feature and touch controls just took this camera way above even the 4 black which is a great camera also . I would reccomend to anyone and actualy have convinced several friends to purchase. You wont be disappointed

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Worth the upgrade

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    My recent trip to Costa Rica I was able to borrow my friend's GoPro Hero 5 along with my hero 3+ Black. Noticable improvements and ease of use I actually purchased one when I returned. Hopefully they are able to add optical image stabilization on the next model. I did try the sony FDR x3000 great video quality !!! but lack of being able to view images with a built in screen was a con for me for an upgrade . Both are great action camera but the GoPro won me over with the touch screen. 5 stars if they offered optical image stabilization

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Thought it broke

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    Great camera! I accidentally took it scuba diving under estimating how deep we would go. Even though I didn’t have the super suit on and we were down over a few meters (65 ft down)...oooops the camera was ok when we came to the surface. Wouldn’t t recommend doing. Thank goodness it’s a great waterproof design.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 2 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Rather Disappointed

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    Let me just say that I've never been disappointed enough to write a review on a product, but this had me rather upset. I'm not mad while writing this, but think it would be helpful to capture my opinion for other people looking to purchase this product. First of all, I have owned a GoPro Hero 4 Silver for awhile now, and it works fantastic. My "beef" is not with GoPro in general, just this specific piece of GARBAGE that they've released. I bought this camera online a few days ago so that I could capture additional HD footage alongside my Hero 4 Silver. I had read some negative reviews and didn't really find the added features (voice control, GPS, built-in waterproofing, etc.) useful, but decided to give this product a chance anyways. I got the camera in the mail along with a 128gb memory card and an additional battery. I was pretty excited and upon opening the package, the camera seemed pretty solid. After a few seconds of checking out the camera, I put the memory card and battery in the cHero 5 Black and turned it on. Instantly, I noticed that the touchscreen was much different and, for lack of better terms, "clumsier" than the touchscreen on my Hero 4 Silver. It simply was not very responsive and I actually got a bit annoyed setting the time and date on it. Once that was finished, the camera was automatically set to begin regarding video, so I took a few "test" clips, where I held the camera out in front of me and walked around my apartment. Upon reviewing the playback footage on the built-in touchscreen, I noticed the sound was terrible and there was this strange scratching noise that could be heard over every single clip that I recorded. Aside from that, the video was jumpy and didn't always play back very smoothly. I uploaded the clips on to my computer and they were present there as well. I researched these problems online and figured I should just charge the camera all the way and update the software. So I plugged the camera in to my computer that night and let the camera charge. I was filming my buddy who rides motocross the next day so I got up early that morning and sat down at my computer. I pulled up Quik (the GoPro software) on my MacBook and hit "update" software on my computer. Instantly, the camera just shut off and started blinking. I looked at it and saw that the front display had this "camera unavailable" screen (see picture) and I couldn't do anything with it! I couldn't hard-restart it, I couldn't turn it off, I couldn't do anything with it. I was bummed. I figured I would let it sit and see if it would restart itself. I came back later that day and put the other battery in the Hero 5 Black and the same thing happened. The camera is useless. On top of the camera not working, the touchscreen being irritating, the sound being terrible, and the new features being useless, the batteries are also different from all previous cameras and the USB cable is different (have to carry ANOTHER cable around). To make a long story short, I would not recommend this product. I'm worried about GoPro, not only because this camera sucks but because I keep reading about their newly released drones falling out of the sky and keep seeing their Karma Grip stabilizer system release date being postponed. I took the Hero 5 Black back to BestBuy and traded it in for a Hero 4 Black, and the Hero 4 Black works fantastic. I would highly recommend a Hero 4 camera instead of this Hero 5 Black. I just hope GoPro gets their stuff together.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    This is a great action camera

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    I previously owned a go Pro hero 3+ which I enjoyed using with my drones. I am a quadriplegic and since buying the hero 5+. I have enjoyed using it a lot more because of the voice control settings. It's a lot easier to use As far as in the water because you do not have to put the cover on it to use it. A1 plus camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Everything they say it is! Fantastic product!

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    I am so happy with this purchase. I took it to the Galapagos and had a blast with it. It is important to go through the tutorial and learn all the features to get the most out of it, but it is a rugged awesome camera. Well worth the price for the screen on the back and its low light ability. I would recommend this highly.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    My 1st Gopro

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    Heck of a deal Best Buy !! I bought the Gopro on sale at 249.00 which included a 32gb as card then I received a 25.00 egift card after the purchase ..WOW !! Camera is amazing ! Used it in Tennesse while on vacation..woukd buy another

    I would recommend this to a friend
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