Gopro Hero Black 5 Review


Should I buy the GoPro Hero 5 Black?

GoPro Hero5 BlackBy taking the best component pieces from older cameras and adding new features, the GoPro Hero 5 Black is the best camera GoPro has ever produced. It’s incredibly easy to use and the new form factor and waterproofing are fantastic additions. The electronic image stabilisation has been something I’ve been longing for for some time now, so it’s great to finally see it included, and it works really well. The image quality is best-in-class and there’s plenty to love for those taking photos alongside video.

It’s also worth commending GoPro in this post-Brexit economy for the fact that, at £350, the Hero 5 Black price is actually less than what the Hero 4 Black cost at launch. When it seems like everyone is jacking up prices, this is more than welcome.


The GoPro Hero 5 Black is the best action camera you can buy today.

Overall Score



  • Superb image quality
  • Effective electronic image stabilisation
  • Great microphones
  • Waterproof without a case (10m)
  • Additional still image functions
  • Improved design


  • Old batteries incompatible
  • No EIS in 4K
  • Touchscreen responsiveness
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