If your aquatic activities while on vacation lean toward the snorkeling side, GoPro‘s latest line of action cameras could be a dream come true.
The company this week introduced the Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session, two cameras that are waterproof without the need of a housing down to 33 feet/10 meters.
Both cameras have video resolutions of up to 4K at 30 frames per second; can auto-upload photos and video to the Cloud while the camera is charging; one-button control; voice control with support for seven languages (with more languages coming); video stabilization; can take distortion-free, wide-angle video and photos with a new “Linear-View Setting”; and are compatible with existing GoPro mounts, including the company’s new Karma drone.
The higher-end Hero 5 Black sports a two-inch touch display and simplified controls and can take 12-megapixel photos. It also can record audio in stereo and has an advanced wind noise reduction feature. Photos can be taken in RAW and WDR modes, and the Hero 5 Black also has a built-in GPS sensor.
The smaller Hero5 Session shares the same design and convenience of the original, along with the ability to take 10-megapixel photos and a simple, one-button control.
Both cameras will be available on October 2nd, 2016, with the Hero5 Black retailing for US$399.99/357.76 Euros and the Session retailing for $299.99/268.32 Euros.
For more information on the new cameras, as well as GoPro‘s new Karma drone and additional accessories and software (including GoPro Plus, an end-to-end storytelling solution and cloud-based subscription service), check out the launch video below or go to the GoPro website.
(UPDATE 19:45 EST: GoPro will soon be offering a housing for the Hero5 Black that’s waterproof down to 196ft/60m and will retail for US$49.99/44.73 Euros.)