GoPro Hero5 Session

Capture pictures and videos from your trip without taking up pack space.

MSRP

$199

Technical Details

Resolution

4k @ 30 fps, 1440p @ 60 fps, 1080p @ 90 fps, 720p @ 120 fps, stills @ 10MP

Memory Card Type

microSD (class 10 or higher, not included)

Waterproof

yes, up to 33 feet

Touchscreen

no

Pros

  • High-functionality with simple controls
  • Waterproof
  • Voice control
  • 4K video
  • Ultra-compact size

Cons

  • No interchangeable battery
  • No touch display
  • Limited advanced shooting capabilities
  • Consumer grade low-light performance

Why We Like It

I am consistently amazed by the quality and clarity of photos and videos that GoPro cameras can capture. In my opinion, it is the not just a top-of-the-line action camera but the ultimate travel camera. The Hero5 Session is the most basic of the GoPro family, but in no way does it lack in performance or quality. Its minimalist design is less conspicuous than the full-sized Hero models, which is a big advantage to adrenaline junkies and everyday travelers alike.

Tip: if you're new to GoPro make sure you get in close for your shot. If you're standing back from your subject, it's just going to end up a speck in the frame. So get in close and make the most of the immersive perspective that wide-angle provides.

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