#GoProHero5 #GoProHero4 – GoPro Hero 5 Black vs. GoPro Hero 4 Black [COMPARISON] : The recent release of the GoPro Hero 5 Black is an incredibly important moment for GoPro. The corporation is attempting to halt a slide to its fortunes and share price. It is thus vital that the new action camera is considered a significant improvement over the GoPro Hero 4 Black. So how do the two generations of this series stack up against one another?
Size and weight
The Hero 5 Black is slightly larger and heavier than its cousin, in order to allow GoPro to squeeze in extra features. The Hero 5 Black weighs 118g with all requisite accessories installed, as compared to the 87g of the Hero 4 Black.
This is perhaps not an entirely fair comparison, as the previous generation camera also benefited from housing, which bumped up its weight to 150g. The new action camera is also slightly wider and taller than the previous generation release, although the GoPro Hero 5 is a little slimmer.
The big innovation of the GoPro Hero 5 Black is the inclusion of a touchscreen, enabling easier navigation of functions. Such a feature was not part of the make up of the GoPro Hero 4 Black.
Another interesting innovation included in the GoPro Hero 5 Black is voice control. This enables certain functions to be accessed by making simple voice commands. This was not part of the GoPro Hero 4 Black.