GoPro Hero5 / Session

Discussion in 'Videographers' started by ice, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. ice

    ice PhilMUG Addict Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Messages:
    9,005
    Likes Received:
    1,604
    Location:
    Singapore
    #1 ice, Sep 20, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2016
    jillsingian likes this.
  2. zagu

    zagu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Messages:
    2,590
    Likes Received:
    121
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Makati,
    love the new gopro hero 5!!! time to say good bye to the 4 :p

    the gopro Karma (drone) is cool also!!!

     
  3. Yagbolz

    Yagbolz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2009
    Messages:
    1,772
    Likes Received:
    74
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Makati
    Hero 4 and Phantom 3 needs to go asap hehe
     
  4. kutsaratinidor

    kutsaratinidor Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2010
    Messages:
    438
    Likes Received:
    60
    What? Phantom 3? Haha. too soon! :p DJI has something for next week though.
     
  5. ice

    ice PhilMUG Addict Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Messages:
    9,005
    Likes Received:
    1,604
    Location:
    Singapore
  6. sandybridge_guy

    sandybridge_guy PhilMUG Addict Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2011
    Messages:
    1,703
    Likes Received:
    1,151
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta Canada
    $799 USD for the karma which means its gonna be $1000 here in CAD :(

    And there's a $39 adaptor to use if you have the Hero 4.
     
  7. Yagbolz

    Yagbolz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2009
    Messages:
    1,772
    Likes Received:
    74
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Makati
    DJI Mavic looks good too!

    [​IMG]

    $399 Hero5 with all the features looks promising and the removal of the housing is a really good improvement.
     
  8. zagu

    zagu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Messages:
    2,590
    Likes Received:
    121
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Makati,

    and voice control too! much better than using your phone to take snapshots hehe i love it!
     
    jillsingian likes this.
  9. zagu

    zagu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Messages:
    2,590
    Likes Received:
    121
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Makati,
    anyone who has gopro hero 5? is it good? :D
     
    jillsingian likes this.
  10. ice

    ice PhilMUG Addict Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Messages:
    9,005
    Likes Received:
    1,604
    Location:
    Singapore
    You can now add data overlays to your GoPro footage | The Verge

     
  11. ice

    ice PhilMUG Addict Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Messages:
    9,005
    Likes Received:
    1,604
    Location:
    Singapore
    Finally played with my Hero 5...

    Compared to my POSH W9... Colors are way better.

    Voice command is convenient, but I got a lot of weird looks from other people I was in MBS saying "GoPro take a photo" / "GoPro Start/Stop Recording"

    If you already own a Hero 4 Black, I can't see a reason for the "upgrade"

    Some shops are selling the Hero 5 and Hero 4 Black at SGD 590. No brainer not to get the 5

    The 5's USB-C to charge is very welcome... Both my phones use a USB-C which means I can start reducing the cables I carry during trips.
     
  12. ice

    ice PhilMUG Addict Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Messages:
    9,005
    Likes Received:
    1,604
    Location:
    Singapore
    Finally used my Hero 5 on a trip...

    1. Voice command... I find it as a gimmick, I was in Phuket and you really need to speak loud if you want your selfie taken.
    2. Rear LCD... again, gimmick, almost useless when your fingers (and the screen) is wet
    3. Plastic part of the lens protector can get easily scratched... (no wonder GoPro is selling a replacement)

    Lesson learned... Update the device to the newest firmware before using... My camera froze (more than twice), first one was when my wife was using it while riding an elephant!
     
  13. ice

    ice PhilMUG Addict Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Messages:
    9,005
    Likes Received:
    1,604
    Location:
    Singapore
    Just learned something new over the weekend...

    When storing your Hero 5... Keep the doors open!!!

    They will get stuck!

    I broke mine trying to open it... (It still works... But the plastic the keeps it in place while open is gone...)
     
  14. zagu

    zagu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Messages:
    2,590
    Likes Received:
    121
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Makati,
    for the owners, how is the voice command? is it useful? i have a gopro hero 4 black and i need the screen and the voice command just wondering is it is really useful if im going abroad and all. hassle to takeout my phone every single time just to look at pictures e
     
  15. akosidumbo

    akosidumbo Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2011
    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Calamba City
    Voice command is a great feature but i find it akward using it in public places. So i decided to buy GoPro Smart remote. Very convenient to use.
     
  16. ice

    ice PhilMUG Addict Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Messages:
    9,005
    Likes Received:
    1,604
    Location:
    Singapore
    ^I agree, planning to get the older remote...

    Smart Remote seems ok, but you still need to change modes using voice... I find the normal remote more useful.
     
  17. akosidumbo

    akosidumbo Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2011
    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Calamba City
    Smart remote does not have voice recognition. The latest remote is Remo (waterproof voice activated remote).
     
  18. ice

    ice PhilMUG Addict Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Messages:
    9,005
    Likes Received:
    1,604
    Location:
    Singapore
    ^you're right... It's actually the remote I prefer...
     
  19. mrkrabdribble

    mrkrabdribble New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2013
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    6
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Ortigas
    I never use the remote and I've sold mine. I do love the waterproof Hero 5 Black. Anyone interested in a Hero 4 SE?
     
  20. mrkrabdribble

    mrkrabdribble New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2013
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    6
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Ortigas
    Did you recently use it in seawater? You'll have to rinse anything exposed to saltwater immediately after use.
     

Share This Page

  • About PhilMUG

    Since the mid-1990s, PhilMUG (formerly the Philippine Macintosh Users Group) has grown to become not just the Philippines’ but one of the world’s foremost Apple user groups. Our online community brings together thousands of members from the Philippines and around the world for the latest news and discussions covering all Apple products and related hardware and software. Anyone can join PhilMUG, from newbies to experts, subject to our membership rules and guidelines.
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Buy us a beer!

    The staff works very hard to make sure that PhilMUG is running 24/7. Care to buy us a beer or help out with our hosting fees? We'd really appreciate it!

    Donate to us!