The GoPro Hero 5 was supposed to come out in October this year but the American camcorder company based in San Mateo, California has decided to push it back to next year, claiming that it plans to incorporate more new groundbreaking features to the device to officially make it the most powerful videographic equipment in the world when it comes out in 2016.
Apparently, it was also a market strategy for GoPro as the company unveiled its GoPro Hero LCD in June followed by the GoPro Hero 4 Session last month, details the Christian Post.
The GoPro Hero 4 Session is petite and shaped like a tiny transparent cube featuring miniature circuit boards in a very tiny assembly, describes the Day Herald.
The unit is said to be waterproof and it has various elements that are carefully arranged so that the GoPro Hero 4 Session can produce awesome wide-angle videos.
According to GoPro, the GoPro Hero 4 Session is 50% smaller and 40% lighter than its predecessor GoPro Hero 4 models.
It seems that GoPro is looking to make its future devices smaller and smaller and word has it that GoPro Hero 5 will also come out at only 50% of the weight and size of GoPro Hero 4.
This means that GoPro Hero 5 will approximate the size and weight of the GoPro Hero 4 Session. As to what would be the major physical differences, it would be up for people to really find out when the device is officially released to the market next year.
But based on its reported features and specifications, the GoPro Hero 5 will be like no other action cameras that GoPro or any other manufacturer has come up with.
Most powerful action camera ever
GoPro Hero 5 is reportedly set to take the mantle as the world’s most powerful videographic equipment when it finally launches early next year. The official release date of the action camera was pushed back to next year in order to allow for unprecedented upgrades to the device.
Apparently, GoPro wants to live up to the hype that the Hero 5 has established since late last year. The company wants the device to become the best action camera that it has come up with upon its roll out by next year.
While others may think of it as a lofty ambition, it is actually a major goal for GoPro because the company is optimistic that it can meet consumer expectations given its credentials with the launch of the groundbreaking GoPro Hero camcorders in the past couple of years.
As has previously been reported, the delay in the launch in the latest action camera from GoPro is to buy the company some time to incorporate more new technologies to the device and make it really the best there is when it comes out in the retail markets next year.
The GoPro Hero 5 is reportedly waterproof and is said to be functional underwater up to a depth of 60 meters, which would enable it to deliver better underwater recording capabilities no other videographic equipment out in the market today can match.
Cheaper than GoPro Hero 4
If latest rumors are true that the GoPro Hero 5 will come out with a price cheaper than its predecessor, then the American camcorder manufacturing company will also be ushering a groundbreaking strategy that has never been employed by anybody in the market before.
It has always been the norm in the tech industry that whenever a new device comes out of the market, it is normally priced higher than its predecessor.
That is quite understandable considering the upgrades and improvements that manufacturers usually include into the latest models of their devices compared to the ones they have succeeded.