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GoPro Hero 5 Review, Latest News and Updates: Top 5 Features Include Microphones, Built-in Waterproof Capability and Voice Control

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GoPro claims GoPro Hero 5 is the best action camera in the market today. Indeed, GoPro Hero 5 has a lot of new features that are massive improvements over the previous version.

Action cameras are very popular, especially targeted at people who like to do outdoor activities and sports. The following are the 5 best features of the GoPro Hero 5.

1. Three microphones

Previous versions of the GoPro record not only the video, but also the unwanted background noise. GoPro Hero 5 solves this by adding 3 microphones in various parts of the action camera. The camera will then use a noise or wind reduction system off the data from the microphones to provide the best quality sound.

In addition, the microphones used are much better than the previous ones in terms of stereo quality. The audio is recorded in full stereo.

2. Built-in Waterproof

Before GoPro Hero 5, you have to buy an external casing for your GoPro if you want to shoot underwater. Now, the latest version of the action camera has built-in waterproofing by up to 10 m or 33 feet deep. Now, you can swim or dive and record your experience without worrying about waterproofing.

If you want to record at depths beyond 10 m, then an external casing is necessary. Still, the new built-in waterproof feature will definitely sit well with majority of GoPro users, especially those involved in water sports and activities.

3. Voice command

Go Pro Hero 5 features a simple, touch interface plus one simple button to make recording action videos easier. But, it goes beyond that level of simplicity by adding voice control. By saying one of 10 simple phrases, you can start recording videos using GoPro Hero 5 without hands.

For example, if you want to add a highlight tag to your video recording, you can just say "that was sick". Worried that your language won't be recognized by GoPro Hero 5? Don't fret, you can set it to activate in one of 7 different languages, including Spanish, Italian and German.

4. Video stabilization

You can now record smoother videos with the new video stabilization engine. Videos will appear more professional, as shaking will be greatly reduced.

If you want to take photos, you can do so with the GoPro Hero 5, producing 12 MP RAW images.
GoPro has also added new features to enhance video quality. These include Linear, a new field view option which takes away the fish eye view if you choose to. Dynamic shots also now enjoy a new HDR mode.

5. Global Positioning System

GPS helps GoPro Hero 5 users identify their current locations using Global Positioning System (GPS), which, for one, helps users record where they are during the time of shooting videos or even static images.

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