GoPro HERO vs GoPro HERO5

Full Comparison

Sensor

GoPro HEROGoPro HEROGoPro HERO5GoPro HERO5
Effective pixels
10 Mpx
12 Mpx
Image ratio w:h
16:9
4:3, 16:9

Image

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Image stabilizer
yesyes
yesyes

Optics and focus

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Lens type
Wide-angle
Wide-angle

Screen and viewfinder

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Built-in display
yesyes
yesyes
Screen size
2.00 in
2.00 in
Screen technology
LCD
LCD
Touch screen
yesyes
yesyes

Photography features

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Photo mode
yesyes
yesyes
Continuous shooting
yesyes
yesyes

Videography features

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Maximum resolution
1920, 1080
3840, 2160
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080 px
800 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080, 2560 x 1440, 3840 x 2160
HD type
Full HD
4K Ultra HD
Supported video file formats
H.264, MP4
H.264
Supported video modes
1080p
480p, 720p, 960p, 1080p, 1440p, 2160p
Analog signal format system
NTSC, PAL
NTSC, PAL
Max frame rate (regardless of res.)
60 fps
240 fps

Audio features

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Built-in microphone
yesyes
yesyes

Design

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Colour of product
Black, Black,Grey, Grey
Black
Type of protection
Waterproof
Water resistant, Waterproof
Waterproof up to
393.70 in
393.70 in

Storage

GoPro HEROGoPro HEROGoPro HERO5GoPro HERO5
Compatible memory cards
microSD (TransFlash)
microSD (TransFlash)
Storage types
Memory card
Memory card

Power

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Battery technology
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery capacity
1180 mAh
1220 mAh

Connectivity

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USB connector type
Mini-USB
USB Type-C
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
yesyes
yesyes
Bluetooth
yesyes
yesyes

Other features

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GPS
nono
yesyes

Often compared with HERO

Often compared with HERO5