For most of the action sports world, the GoPro camera has become a staple at all of the events. The camera was developed to give the audience a point-of-view perspective of the action they are watching. The camera has been used in some of the most high profile television events as well, including the weather balloon jump from outer space by Red Bull. Last year, the GoPro Hero 4 was released and along with it came a bunch of features that many are still trying to figure out how they fit into that small camera.
Even as the entire Earth is still getting used to features like Nightlapse, some are looking forward to the next edition from GoPro to be added to the family of the greatest action cameras of all time. Earlier this year, there was plenty of speculation as to what the GoPro Hero 5 was going to bring to the table and the list started with 8k resolution.
Even though that would be considered some of the sharpest video of all time, the odds are good that it would be passed up knowing that there are very few viewing options for the real 8k resolution it would output. Other rumors for the new camera included 3D images and motion. The 8k quality is rumored to be called “Full Ultra HD” and will present video with eight thousand lines of resolution. That sounds like a great option to have, but it will eat through your battery, as well as the memory card you have inside the camera.
Just like with other versions of the GoPro, the higher the resolution, the lower the frame rate you can record in. One of the best things about the GoPro Hero cameras is the fact that you can slow the action down to a crawl because of the high frame rate. Even though you can record in 4k know, the frame rate is set at 60fps, so you are only able to slow action down to a certain degree. Another improvement coming with the GoPro Hero 5 is a 2,800mAh battery.
This new battery is a little more than double what you can see in the Hero 3+ Silver right now and should be able to handle the A10 processor and whatever you put the camera through. Just like with other high end electronics, the idea is to get more packed into a smaller body. Another rumor is suggesting that the GoPro Hero 5 will be up to 50% smaller and 40% lighter than previous models. If you own a GoPro, you know how light and small they are already, so just picture the reduction for the new model. GoPro is working as hard as they can to make the camera the best, ultra HD action camera in the world.