GoPro Hero 5 Session, Hero 5 Black Release Date, News & Update Voice Control With 7 Languages, Cloud-Connection For Automatic BackUp; Arriving Oct. 2?

By Jennifer R. Irvin , Updated Sep 21, 2016 08:25 AM EDT

GoPro Hero 5 Black and GoPro Hero 5 Session cameras come with a voice control, equipped with seven languages. It can also automatically backup photos and footage as part of the GoPro Plus cloud-based subscription program.

GoPro has formally announced the Hero 5 Black, the first flagship action cam of the company after Hero 4 was  released in 2014. Hero 5 Session was also revealed, including an update to its original Session. Reports indicate that the cameras were rolled out during a launch event for the GoPro Karma drone in Northern Carolina, and will be available on Oct. 2.

The new GoPro cameras are reported to have the same number of traits and specs, with Hero 5 Black being priced at $399 and $299 for Hero 5 Session. They could also shoot 4K footage at a maximum of 30FPS, and are water resistant up to 33 feet even without a housing.

GoPro's Hero 5 Black appears to have a more rugged Hero 4 looks, with a 2-inch LCD touch screen, can shoot 12MP photos, has built-in GPS and has the ability to capture RAW images and WIDE Dynamic Range footage. On the other hand, Hero 5 Session can shoot 10MP photos, no screen, no RAW or WDR modes and no GPS, The Verge reported.

Meanwhile, GoPro's cloud features will need a paid subscription to avail the company's fresh service. According to reports, the users can view, share, and edit their media at any time from their smartphone or computers, creating a whole new world of possibilities to all GoPro customers.  

GoPro's Hero 5 Black will be available in the market on Oct. 2 for $399, while Hero 5 Session will cost $299 and will be available on the same day. A subscription cost of $5 per month is offered for the GoPro Plus cloud service, and is set to be available in the US upon release, ENGadget reported.

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