Here's a detailed breakdown of how the GoPro HERO5 Session compares with the new HERO (2018), including video and photo capabilities.
GoPro HERO5 Session
Released at the beginning of October 2016, the GoPro HERO5 Session keeps the small cube profile of the HERO4 Session but improves on its features and capabilities. It is GoPro's midlevel offering, falling between the GoPro HERO5 Black and the HERO Session (the new name of the HERO4 Session).
Both the HERO5 Black and the HERO5 Session come with a battery and a USB-C cable included. They don't come standard with a USB wall charger. So how do you charge the battery?
GoPro's QuickCapture feature is designed as a one-press way to power the camera up and start shooting immediately. There are a few tricks to using it, though.
Wondering if you can use a 128GB or 256GB microSD card in your GoPro? So long as you're using one of these models, you can.
If you need to reset the wifi password of your GoPro HERO5 Black or Session for some reason, it's easy enough to do. But there's a bit of a catch.
Here's a rundown of the options for charging your GoPro depending on the model of camera you're using.
Ugly water drops on the GoPro lens can really ruin the shot. The XClear Hydrophobic Lens Protectors are designed to solve this problem. Here's my take on how well they work.
Here's a workaround that lets you apply linear FOV, or something very close to it, to GoPro's RAW photo format.
You might have noticed your camera getting very hot to the touch. In general, that's normal, but there can be some consequences.
It's always a good idea to format the SD card in the camera. Here's a rundown of how to do it with recent GoPro models.
The Wasabi Power Hand Grip is an external USB battery and hand grip in one. It's a convenient way to add extra battery power to extend your GoPro filming.
Wondering what the GoPro spot meter does? Here's an explanation.
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 checklist of things to try.
Wondering what the LRV and THM files are that appear when you shoot GoPro videos? Here's what they do.
If you'd prefer your GoPro not to draw attention to itself while filming, there are several options for making it more discreet.
They look identical from the outside. And the similarity of their model names is unnecessarily confusing. But once you dig into the features and price, there are some significant differences. Here's how the GoPro HERO5 Session and GoPro HERO Session compare.
There are advantages to using an Arca-style quick release plate with a GoPro, and yes, such plates do in fact exist.
If you're looking for something a bit out of the ordinary run-of-the-mill GoPro stick, here are some that offer something more.
A rundown of the various video modes available on the new GoPro HERO5 Session.
The GoPro HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session look very different, but there are also important differences under the hood. Here's a detailed comparison.
A headline feature of the new GoPro HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session is the addition of built-in video stabilization. So I've put it to the test. Here are the results.
The newer GoPros have a new in-camera feature for something you could only do in post-production before: correcting fisheye in photos and videos.
Some GoPros, like the HERO5 Black, offer a choice between two color modes in the photo mode: GoPro and Flat. Here are some examples and when they're best used.
Some GoPro models give you the option to choose between high, medium, and low levels of sharpening. Here are some examples to help demystify what these different settings do.
If you're looking to improve the sound quality of your GoPro videos, using an external mic will make a big difference. Here's a rundown of what mics will work with which GoPro.
If you're wondering why your GoPro is breaking your videos up into smaller segments, it's not an error and you're not doing anything wrong. It's normal--here's why.