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GoPro Hero5 Black (2016)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 825 reviews of GoPro Hero5 Black (2016). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the design and durability. The image quality and size also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the battery and portability.

usability, size, image quality, durability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the GoPro Hero5 Black (2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

GoPro Hero5: Everything we know so far


On GoPro's Q4 2015 earnings conference call on February 3, CEO Nick Woodman dropped a couple of nuggets as to the direction the company would be taking its action cams activity-capture devices for 2016, not the least of which was the eventual release...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Staff Writer (

GoPro Hero 5 review: Hey it’s for business too


GoPro has, for many years, dominated the action camera scene. From the outset, the company recognised the need to combine top image quality with a compact, go-anywhere design – and the result has been huge sales globally, and it hasn't been just...

It’s inevitable: with more features, better ease of use, and waterproofing, plus improved audio capture, the GoPro Hero 5 Black is the new king of action cameras.

Nov, 2016

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GoPro Hero5 Black


I'm pretty serious about my photography. I picked up a Hero5 to extend the capabilities of my kit. I got sucked into the hype about how awesome these cameras are. I found out there is more to frustrate than there is to celebrate with this product.

Sep, 2020

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GoPro Hero5 Black


Very high quality camera with heaps of frame rates, resolutions and more to choose from. Stabilisation and other useful features make the footage very good. A great value option if you're looking for a second hand action camera.

Jul, 2020

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GoPro Hero5 Black


I have had my gopro for about a year, and I dont use it for sports, I use it to video inside, usually on a tripod as I do painting tutorials. I needed to buy a external mic due to the mic being useless once a cover is on it, and of course you need a...

Feb, 2020

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Do not take in water


I took my then 13 month old hero5 black into the water for the first time and after about 5 mins it beeped and displayed an overheating message. I swam back to the boat dried it off and took out the battery (as it was hot and it wouldn't turn off a few...

Sep, 2018

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Hero 5 black - not happy with quality


Battery life is poor. When battery goes flat the internal clock is incorrect, so my videos always import with incorrect date. Condensation inside the front lens that ruins photos. Just today the cable door latch broke, I have only opened it perhaps 15...

Jun, 2018

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it leak


I buy this go pro 6 months ago and it shows problem saying SD CARD error and i change it again but yesterday I went for swimming and it leak, inside the camera there is water bubbles. Not a good quality just they charge $400 for shit things. just waste...

Apr, 2018

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It leaks


Used it snorkeling - water got in every time - it's now stopped working. I bought this for water sports - and was very clear in this requirement - but the product clearly has a design fault with seals. Unacceptable GoPro - you've lost me forever. Mine...

Jan, 2018

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Not waterproof and worst customer service


Bought this camera specifically as do a lot of travelling and wanted an easy camera to take with an be able to use in the water. That was until used in the ocean to go snorkelling and after 5mins the camera shuts off despite being fully charged. After...

Jan, 2018

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