Travelers and adventure loving people are still undecided about which action camera to buy this year. Should it be the GoPro Hero 5 Black or should it be the GoPro Hero 5 Session? This year has come with many surprises and action camera enthusiasts have come to these two choices. The GoPro Hero 5 Session and Black released in September 2016 and both the cameras came with a 4K video shooting capability.

Here’s why GoPro Hero 5 Black is a great buy

Also, the action cameras are waterproof up to 33 feet. If you use GoPro Hero, you will not need to purchase an extra underwater accessory as the camera itself can be used for water purposes. The GoPro Hero 5 Black is sold at a higher price of $399 and it is the bigger option (literally) in comparison to the other action camera as well because it houses a 2-inch touchscreen.

Users, through the GoPro Hero 5 Black, will be able to see the appearance of their videos and their pictures by using the screen at the rear of their action camera. In addition to this, there are three buttons as well to control the setting of its display and the camera. Also, the action camera has a 1220mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery, which is not only bigger than GoPro Hero Session but also removable.

The GoPro Hero 5 Black’s 12MP lens can capture videos up to 30 frames per second. Moreover, there is less movement in the video because of the stabilization feature of the action camera.

Here’s why GoPro Hero 5 Session is an amazing purchase

The GoPro Hero 5 Session does not have the touchscreen at the back of the camera, which is why it is cheaper and smaller than the other action camera. The GoPro Hero Session is priced at just $299, a complete $100 cheaper than the GoPro Hero 5 Black.

The action camera looks similar to a cube and because it is quite small, it is easier to carry around during trips. The battery of GoPro Hero 5 Session is at 1000mAH that is a little lower than the Hero5 Black. Also, the battery pack cannot be removed from the body of the action camera, which as mentioned before can be removed in GoPro.


The GoPro Hero5 Black has an HDMI connector as well as a USB-C port, allowing the users to directly connect the camera into a television or a monitor whereas the two GoPro Hero 5 models can only be charged using a USB-C port. In addition to this, both the cameras have slots for a microSD card.

Voice control is another impressive feature of the GoPro Hero 5. It enables the consumers to take videos and photos by just using voice commands.