The latest and upcoming iteration to the GoPro Hero action camera, the GoPro Hero 5, will be loaded with lots of breakthrough features including two major firsts among GoPro devices.
Aside from its rumored capability of recording 8K resolution videos, GoPro Hero 5 shall also have the capability to capture 3D video which would dramatically improve user experience particularly in filming extreme action and adrenaline-filled moments, notes Youth Health Mag.
GoPro Hero cameras have been known as the favorite device of active people and those who are engaged in extreme sports.
According to reports, GoPro Hero 5 shall feature dual lens which would enable it to capture 3D videos, making it the first-of-its kind for any GoPro devices.
Technically speaking however, it is still not clear how the 8K resolution would blend with the 3D video recording capability of the GoPro Hero 5, and also the supposed faster processing speed of the camera.
The 8K resolution would be a marked improvement from the 4K resolution video recording capability of the GoPro Hero 4 and other upcoming devices and gadgets in the market.
The current mainstream Full High Definition (HD) standard for video resolution today is 1080-pixel. 4K resolution is referred to as Ultra HD and is twice today’s standard with 2160-pixel. Thus, 8K resolution is twice the 4K resolution and is 4,320-pixel. It is also called Full Ultra HD.
Apparently, it would be the new A10 processor that would enable the GoPro Hero 5 to record Full Ultra HD videos but at a lower frame rate. The device will likewise be capable of recording 4K resolution videos at 60 frames per second.
Produced by AMD, the chip is the flagship of the Trinity series and features a quad-core CPU with up to 3.8GHz base clock and 4.2GHz turbo clock. It usually provides best-in-class performance in 3D gaming but GoPro is taking it to the next level in video recording.
Other key features
Several improvements were also made on the other specifications of the device including more generous battery life with its 2800 mAH battery, which is a 150% improvement from the battery of the GoPro Hero 4. With such battery life, the GoPro Hero 5 can actually record two hours of video on a single charge.
The device also features Wi-Fi compatibility, HDMI ports, Bluetooth 4.0 compatibility, and a waterproofing technology that can actually withstand a depth of 60 meters, which means that the camera will still be functional under water provided it does not go deeper than 60 meters.
The Bluetooth compatibility of the GoPro Hero 5 shall enable it to further increase the formidable upload speed of GoPro Hero 4.
GoPro devices currently features live streaming and uploading capabilities and with the amped Bluetooth interface on the GoPro Hero 5, it would make the sharing experience easier and quicker than ever before.
The whole idea of Gopro switching to a powerful laptop chip from AMD seems out of left field. I’m not sure of the real use case. No one needs 8k.