This is our best look at the GoPro Hero 5 camera yet
Leaked images and a manual give us a lot to go off on
A deluge of leaks claiming to be the new GoPro Hero 5 have hit the ‘net, showing off the purported action cam’s new look and even some of its features.
The first thing we noticed was the simplified design, with the Hero 5 ditching some buttons in favor of a touchscreen, according to images by MirrolessRumors, via the now-closed leak from Nokishita.
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The leaks also cover details that can’t be seen at first glance, such as the camera’s move from Mini-USB to USB Type-C, a slightly improved 1220mAh battery, and total weight of 118g (4.2oz).
The info leaks – but the camera doesn’t
The information is unofficial, but does confirm a previous leak earlier this month of the Hero 5’s touchscreen interface and ability to offload files to the cloud – two firsts for the Hero lineup.
The camera also appears waterproof up to ten feet, hinting at a not-yet-announced product called a “Super Suit” – which may be a special housing for deep-sea diving.
On top of that, a .pdf file claiming to be the Hero 5’s user manual surfaced on Reddit. While unfinished, the leaked document says the camera can shoot 4K footage at a cap of 30fps, with resolutions 1080p or lower shooting up to a buttery-smooth 120fps.
Finally, another unique feature is voice commands. The Hero 5 can switch modes, turn on and off, start rolling, and more with a simple phrase – our favorite being the ability to tell the camera to highlight especially rad moments during filming by saying “that was sick!”
GoPro plans to roll out the Hero 5 later this year, so we expect to hear some official deets soon. Additionally, we are also overdue for more information on the company’s other not-so-closely-held secret – the Karma video drone – which is expected out this holiday.
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