All GoPro action cameras are waterproof and most of them, particularly the current models, can shoot and record underwater but most of them like the GoPro Hero 4 need to take on a different housing to have a better depth rating underwater.
Each of the GoPro Hero 4 camera comes with the standard housing that is capable of withstanding depth of up to 131 feet or 40 meters. The underwater depth rating increases to 197 feet or 60 meters if the so-called dive using is used.
The GoPro Hero 5 will apparently come ready to shoot and record underwater up to 60 meters depth which only means that it will be equip with a dive housing instead of the standard housing that other GoPro action cameras come out with out of the box.
It is possible that GoPro Hero 5 will have an option for a an even better underwater shooting and recording capability to distinguish it among all the other GoPro action cameras and make it a cut about the rest that the American camcorder company based in San Mateo, California has been hyping all along.
Christian Today actually detailed a recent test review of the underwater capability of one GoPro Hero action camera in a diving expedition over at the Orkney Islands in Scotland. Based on the test, it showed that the device performed well at a depth of 40 meters, but it got a little compromised when it reached the 41-meter mark.
Apparently, there was a need to replace the housing of the GoPro Hero action camera to the dive housing but the change should have been made out of the water and not under.
Much has been said about the powerful capabilities of the upcoming GoPro Hero 5 action camera with the focus primarily on its capability to record 4K videos, shoot in 3D, and feature an 8K resolution.
Those three major attributes alone would put the GoPro Hero 5 a cut above the rest of all other cameras in the market today. It will likewise effectively position the device as the most powerful videographic equipment in the world, as what GoPro has envisioned it to be.
It is also because of the efforts of GoPro to make the Hero 5 the best action camera and videographic equipment in the world that the release date of the device was pushed back from an earlier announcement of October 5, 2015, to an undisclosed date in 2016, notes the Christian Post.
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 in July.
The time would enable the American camcorder company 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 would deliver better underwater recording capabilities no other videographic equipment out in the market today can match.
Not cheaper than its predecessor
There have been speculations over the past few weeks that in addition to its superb features and capabilities, the GoPro Hero 5, will come out cheaper than its predecessor, the Hero 4, when it finally hits the market in 2016.
This is obviously one of the most ironic hype for the upcoming action camera, perhaps not of the company’s doing but likely its fans.
Logic dictates that once new and modern technologies are incorporated into a device, it follows that it comes with added cost. So it would be a losing proposition for GoPro to incorporate pricey modern features to its latest camera if it would price it lower than its predecessor. It would not simply make good business sense at all.