GoPro Malaysian distributor Funsportz had just announce launching its brand new action cameras, the HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session, both of which will be available in Malaysia starting next Monday, October 3, 2016.
Between the two cameras, it’s the HERO5 Black that’s more the more hi-end featured wise. It’s able to capture 4K videos at 30 fps (or 1,440p and 1,080p videos at 80 fps and 120fps, respectively), and shoot 12MP RAW and Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) images. It also comes with creature comforts, such as a 2-inch LCD touch display, and built-in GPS for location tracking. Looks like GoPro incorporated the Hero 4 Silver and Black and Hero 4 Session all in to 1 Black Edition, and it-self is water proof with out casing up to 10 metre just like the Session4.
The HERO5 Session is likewise able to capture 4K videos at 30 fps, but 1,440p and 1,080p videos are recorded with a lower maximum framerate of 60 fps and 90 fps, respectively. Resolution of still photos are capped at 10MP (no RAW format or WDR), and you’ll also have to come to terms with using the HERO 5 Session without a touchscreen or built-in GPS, but as I biker I prefer the session as its more convenient to place at my helmet or and mounting points on our bikes.
With that said, there are some commonalities between the HERO5 Black and HERO 5 Session. For example, both can be brought underwater at depths of up to 10 meters without the need for a special underwater housing. In addition, they feature ‘professional-grade’ electronic video stabilization, and they can be voice controlled in seven different languages.
The only disappoint news is the GoPro Karma Gopro’s drone will not be available until next year, as we eagerly want this Karma in our gadget list
The GoPro HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session will be retailing for RM1,849 and RM1,399.
You can purchase the Hero5 and Hero5 Session from the participating authorized retail outlets listed below starting October 3, 2016: