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Action camera: Gopro Hero5 is waterproof and listens to voice commands

Gopro Hero5 is the name of the new action camera that is protected against water and dust without an additional cover. It can record 4K videos at 30 frames per second and wide dynamic range. A touchscreen on the back allows you to control the recording and adjust the settings. Without an additional housing, the camera from the crisis-ridden manufacturer Gopro is watertight up to a depth of 10 meters. The previous housings and brackets also fit the new generation, so that nothing has to be bought new.

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In addition to the 4K function (3840x2160 pixels), the Hero5 also records in 2K with 60 frames per second and 1080p with 120 frames per second. Electronic image stabilization can be switched on. GPS and a USB Type-C port have also been installed.

Like the Garmin VIRB Ultra 30, the new Gopro can be controlled by voice command. With "GoPro start video" or "GoPro take a photo" the command is executed without having to press a single button. Of course, there are also other commands, for example for time-lapse recordings or for markings in videos.

Gopro Hero 5 (Image: Gopro)

With the camera, the manufacturer also offers a cloud service called Gopro Plus, on which users can save and share their videos or edit them with their mobile devices and an app. For this purpose, WLAN was built into the Hero5.

The Hero5 is expected to cost $ 400 and will hit the market in October 2016.

In addition, a simpler model was presented with the Hero5 Session. It also records videos in 4K (3840x2160 pixels). The photo mode works with 10 megapixels. The Gopro Hero5 session is said to cost $ 300.