Most buyers have expressed their views that GoPro should incorporate all good features into one camera rather than dividing it into various models. Many believe that the touch-sreen capability and high resolution should be both available to GoPro Hero 5 to fully enjoy the camera. Thus far, only the high resolution has been confirmed for the upcoming camera.
Since GoPro Hero 5 will have advanced features compared to its predecessors, it will not be a surprise if it will come out in the retail markets with a slightly higher price tag. The GoPro Hero 4 Silver is priced at $399 while the GoPro Hero 4 Black is currently pegged at $499.
It is possible therefore that the GoPro Hero 5 will come out with a retail price anywhere from $400 to $500 although the company has yet to make a statement to confirm or deny the reported market price.
The idea of maintaining the price at the same level as its predecessor is to ensure that GoPro will be able to maintain its grasp on its niche market. Putting a higher price tag on the upcoming camera may price itself out of the market considering the number and level of competition it is getting from other industry players today.
But if the 8K capability of the GoPro Hero 5 is true, then a slightly higher price would hardly matter at all to consumers since they know that better technology normally comes with a price tag.