GoPro HERO5 Black

  • Mounts & Grips

My Pick for the Best GoPro Trigger Grip

Using a pistol trigger with a GoPro provides a comfortable grip and a more precise way to operate the shutter.… Read More

October 15, 2019
  • Mounts & Grips

My Pick for Best GoPro Float Pole

If you're taking your GoPro out on the water, sometimes you need something that combines flotation with extended reach. Here… Read More

October 6, 2019
  • Filters

Backscatter Flip7 Underwater Filters for GoPro Cameras

If your underwater photos are coming out blue and with washed-out colors, a good option is to add an underwater… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Photo

Photos Taken with a GoPro HERO5 Black

GoPros are best known for shooting video, but cameras like the HERO5 Black can produce some fun and unique stills… Read More

October 1, 2019
  • Housings & Cases

How and When to Use a GoPro Super Suit Dive Housing

The GoPro Super Suit adds extra protection and lets you take your GoPro much deeper than the built-in waterproof protection.… Read More

October 2, 2019
  • Accessories
  • Tips

Tips for Using GoPros In and Around Water

One of the great things about GoPros is that they're fearless around water. Here are some tips for getting better… Read More

October 1, 2019
  • Remote Control

How to Connect Remotes to the HERO5 Black & HERO5 Session

Here's a detailed guide to connecting the GoPro HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session cameras with the GoPro Smart Remote and… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Remote Control
  • Tips

How to Reset and Find a GoPro’s Wifi Password and Network ID

If you're trying to reset your GoPro's wifi password or just look up what it is so you can connect,… Read More

March 20, 2019
  • Remote Control

How to Control Multiple GoPros with a Single Remote

Controlling a single GoPro camera remotely is pretty straightforward. The most obvious way to do that is to use the… Read More

July 19, 2019
  • Troubleshooting

How to Turn On a GoPro that Won’t Turn On

Turning on a GoPro is usually very simple. But sometimes you can run into situations where your GoPro won't turn… Read More

July 19, 2019
  • Comparison Reviews

GoPro HERO 5 Black vs HERO 7 Black

Here's an in-depth, hands-on comparison of how the GoPro HERO 5 Black compares with the newer HERO 7 Black in… Read More

July 27, 2019
  • Accessories

DigiPower Refuel ActionPack Extended Battery for GoPro Cameras

The ReFuel ActionPack is a waterproof extended battery for the GoPro HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, and HERO (2018). Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Photos

How to Open GoPro RAW (.gpr) Image Files Without Lightroom or Photoshop

How can you work with GoPro RAW format .gpr image files without using Lightroom or Photoshop? Here's a quick guide… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Tips

Putting Your GoPro in a Life Vest with a Bodhi Floaty Case

GoPros don't float by themselves. So if you let it go or it gets knocked loose unintentionally, you'll need to… Read More

July 19, 2019
  • Housings & Cases
  • Tips

How to Replace the Lens Cover on a GoPro HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, and HERO (2018)

A step-by-step guide to removing and replacing the lens cover on the GoPro HERO5 Black for replacing a scratched cover… Read More

June 27, 2019
  • Batteries & Charging

How to Charge GoPro HERO5 Black & HERO5 Session Cameras

A comprehensive guide on how to charge the GoPro HERO5 Black & HERO5 Session cameras, including options for USB charging… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Photos
  • Tips

JPG vs RAW on the GoPro HERO7, HERO6, and HERO5 Black

On the GoPro HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, and HERO5 Black, you can choose between two image formats for still photos:… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Tips

How to Use GoPro’s QuikCapture to Power On and Start Filming with a Single Press

GoPro's QuickCapture feature is designed as a one-press way to power the camera up and start shooting immediately. There are… Read More

November 16, 2018
  • Comparison Reviews

GoPro HERO5 Black vs HERO (2018)

Here's a detailed side-by-side comparison of the GoPro HERO (2018) and the HERO5 Black in features, capabilities, and performance. Read More

February 14, 2019
  • Filters

How to Add Polarizer and ND Filters to the GoPros with the PolarPro Venture Filter 3-Pack

If you're looking to add polarizing or ND filters to the GoPro HERO7 cameras, the HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, or… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Batteries & Charging

Best Extended Batteries for GoPro HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, and HERO (2018)

While there aren't a lot of options for external batteries for the GoPro HERO6 Black and HERO5 Black, there are… Read More

September 4, 2019
  • Batteries & Charging

An Extended Battery in a Waterproof Housing for the GoPro HERO7, HERO6, and HERO5 Black

If you're after an extended battery for the GoPro HERO6 Black or HERO5 Black that's waterproof, the new Oumers Side… Read More

January 22, 2019
  • Batteries & Charging

Can You Run a GoPro HERO6 or HERO7 Black with External Power but Without an Internal Battery?

Wondering whether you can run the GoPro HERO7, HERO6, and HERO5 Black with external power without having the internal battery… Read More

February 21, 2019
  • Memory Cards

Can I Use 128GB, 256GB, 400GB, or 512GB Cards in GoPro Cameras?

Wondering if you can use a 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB microSD card in your GoPro? So long as you're using… Read More

September 5, 2019
  • Stabilizers
  • Video

Why Is the Video Being Cropped When Using GoPro’s Video Stabilization?

If you're wondering why your image is suddenly cropped when you turn on the stabilization feature, here's why it happens. Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Comparison Reviews
  • Stabilizers
  • Video

GoPro HERO6 Black vs HERO5 Black Stabilization Compared

The GoPro HERO6 Black promises better results from its in-camera stabilization. So I've been putting it to the test side-by-side… Read More

February 21, 2019
  • Examples
  • Timelapse

GoPro Timelapse Video: Crashing Through the Arctic Sea Ice

A timelapse video clip I shot recently in the Arctic with a GoPro HERO5 Black while our ship was crunching… Read More

July 1, 2018
  • Comparison Reviews

GoPro HERO6 Black vs HERO5 Black

A detailed comparison of how the GoPro HERO 5 Black compares with the HERO 6 Black in terms of specs,… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Comparison Reviews
  • Photos

GoPro HERO6 Black vs HERO5 Black: Photo Modes

The HERO6 has a new processor and promises improved image quality over its predecessor, the HERO5 Black. Here are some… Read More

October 1, 2019
  • Tips
  • Troubleshooting

How to Reset a GoPro HERO5 & HERO6 Wifi Password

If you need to reset the wifi password of your GoPro HERO5 Black or Session for some reason, it's easy… Read More

October 15, 2019
  • Batteries & Charging

How to Charge GoPro Cameras and Batteries

Here's a rundown of the options for charging your GoPro depending on the model of camera you're using. Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Accessories

Adding a Water Repellent Film to Reduce Water Drops on a GoPro Lens

Ugly water drops on the GoPro lens can really ruin the shot. The XClear Hydrophobic Lens Protectors are designed to… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Apps
  • Photo

Using GoPro Linear FOV with .gpr RAW Images

You can't use Linear FOV with GoPro RAW files, but here's a workaround that lets you get something very close… Read More

September 6, 2019
  • Batteries & Charging

Wasabi Power Extended Battery for the GoPro HER07, HERO6, and HERO5 Black | Review

Wasabi Power has come out with a new extended battery for the GoPro HERO5 Black that they claim gives you… Read More

September 4, 2019
  • Housings & Cases

Using Dome Ports with GoPros for Over/Under Water Split Photos

If you're looking to get split photos of above and below the water line, a dome port is what you… Read More

November 15, 2018
  • Batteries & Charging

NiteCore UGP5 Charger for GoPro HERO5 Black Batteries

NiteCore is releasing a new charger for GoPro HERO5 Black batteries. It adds a few little nice tweaks to make… Read More

July 30, 2019
  • Troubleshooting

Is it Normal for a GoPro to Get Hot?

You might have noticed your camera getting very hot to the touch. In general, that's normal, but there can be… Read More

July 30, 2019
  • Memory Cards
  • Tips

How to Format SD Cards in a GoPro

It's always a good idea to format the SD card in the camera. Here's a rundown of how to do… Read More

September 5, 2019
  • Batteries & Charging
  • Mounts & Grips

Hands-on Review of the Wasabi Power Clutch for GoPro Cameras

The Wasabi Power Hand Grip is an external USB battery and hand grip in one. It's a convenient way to… Read More

July 2, 2018
  • Tips
  • Troubleshooting

Do GoPro Touchscreens Work Underwater?

Wondering if the touchscreen on the back of GoPro HERO5 Black or HERO4 Silver works underwater? Read More

July 2, 2018
  • Batteries & Charging
  • Troubleshooting

A Troubleshooting Checklist if your GoPro’s Battery is Draining even when the Camera is Switched Off

If you find that your GoPro's battery is draining quickly even when the camera is switched off, here's a troubleshooting… Read More

October 5, 2017
  • Video

What are GoPro LRV and THM Files For? GoPro’s Video File Formats Explained

Wondering what the LRV and THM files are that appear when you shoot GoPro videos? Here's what they do. Read More

August 8, 2019
  • Batteries & Charging

New Third-Party Batteries for the GoPro HERO5 Black

With a recent firmware update, GoPro killed compatibility with third-party batteries. Wasabi Power are out with a new version of… Read More

September 30, 2017
  • Photos
  • Timelapse
  • Video

GoPro Stealth Modes

If you'd prefer your GoPro not to draw attention to itself while filming, there are several options for making it… Read More

July 2, 2018
  • Accessories

Arca-Style Quick Release Plates for GoPro Cameras

There are advantages to using an Arca-style quick release plate with a GoPro, and yes, such plates do in fact… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Comparison Reviews

Nikon KeyMission 170 vs GoPro HERO5 Black

Nikon has launched a new action cam, the KeyMission 170. Here's how it stacks up against the new GoPro HERO5… Read More

May 14, 2018
  • Batteries & Charging

Batteries and Chargers for the GoPro HERO8 Black, HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, and HERO (2018)

GoPros have never had particularly good battery life. So having spare batteries on hand, along with an external charger, can… Read More

October 4, 2019
  • Comparison Reviews

GoPro HERO5 Black vs HERO4 Silver

If you're trying to decide whether to upgrade to the HERO5 Black, or have found a good deal on the… Read More

September 4, 2019
  • Mounts & Grips

GoPro Sticks with a Difference

If you're looking for something a bit out of the ordinary run-of-the-mill GoPro stick, here are some that offer something… Read More

October 16, 2018
  • Comparison Reviews

GoPro HERO5 Black vs HERO5 Session

The GoPro HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session look very different, but there are also important differences under the hood. Here's… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Video

Practical Examples of the GoPro HERO5’s In-Camera Stabilization

A headline feature of the new GoPro HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session is the addition of built-in video stabilization. So… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Memory Cards

GoPro SD Card Recommendations for the GoPro HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session

Which microSD memory cards work best with the GoPro HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session? Here are some practical recommendations. Read More

September 5, 2019
  • Comparison Reviews

GoPro HERO5 Black vs HERO4 Black

If you're trying to decide whether to upgrade to the new GoPro HERO5 Black or trying to choose between the… Read More

September 4, 2019
  • Video

GoPro HERO5 Black Video Sizes, Framerates, Modes, and Options

A rundown of the various video modes, resolutions, framerates, fields of view, formats, bitrates, and stabilization options available on the… Read More

August 7, 2018
  • Photos
  • Timelapse
  • Video

GoPro HERO6 and HERO5 Built-In Fisheye Distortion Correction: Linear FOV

The newer GoPros have a new in-camera feature for something you could only do in post-production before: correcting fisheye in… Read More

May 8, 2018
  • Accessories

Which GoPro HERO4 Accessories Will Work with the GoPro HERO6 Black and HERO5 Black?

Wondering which of your HERO4 accessories will work on the new GoPro HERO5 Black? Here's a rundown of what will… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Photos
  • Timelapse
  • Video

GoPro Protune Photo Color: GoPro Color vs Flat

Some GoPros, like the HERO5 Black, offer a choice between two color modes in the photo mode: GoPro and Flat.… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Photos
  • Timelapse
  • Video

GoPro Protune Photo Sharpening: High vs Medium vs Low

Some GoPro models give you the option to choose between high, medium, and low levels of sharpening. Here are some… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Apps
  • Photos

How to Remove the GoPro Fisheye Effect from Photos

GoPro photos have that distinctive fisheye look. But that might not be what you want all the time. Here's an… Read More

September 12, 2019
  • Photos
  • Timelapse
  • Video

Pros and Cons of Using a GoPro as an Everyday or Travel Camera

Can you use a GoPro as a travel camera? Absolutely. But before you rely exclusively on your GoPro for that… Read More

September 19, 2019
  • Sound

External Microphones for the GoPro HERO7, HERO6, HERO5, and HERO4

If you're looking to improve the sound quality of your GoPro videos, using an external mic will make a big… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Video

Why Do GoPros Split Videos into Segments?

If you're wondering why your GoPro is breaking your videos up into smaller segments, it's not an error and you're… Read More

July 2, 2018