It has been previously reported that GoPro Hero 5 aims to become the most powerful videographic equipment in the world upon its roll out.
GoPro was originally planning to launch the device on October 5 just in time to complete the one-year cycle of the Hero 4 in the global retail markets. However, the company decided to push it back by a year, saying that it was incorporating more unprecedented upgrades to Hero 5 consistent with its ambitious goal for the device.
According to the Vine Report, GoPro has decided to push back the release date of the Hero 5 to next year, but the company has yet to specify an exact date for it.
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, notes the Day Herald.
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.
Though it may appear that envisioning the Hero 5 to become the best videographic equipment in the world as a lofty target, the company is optimistic that it can meet consumer expectations. After all, it has an excellent track record built up since the launch of the groundbreaking GoPro Hero camcorders in the past couple of years.
GoPro is also determined to come up with a new video camera that will surpass the features and specifications of its current model, the GoPro Hero 4.
The delay in the release of the device may also be a business decision on the manufacturer’s part since releasing the GoPro Hero 5 barely a year after the GoPro Hero 4 made it to the market will really put the clamps on its predecessor considering the initial reports that the latter device would come out with practically the same price as the older gadget, if not cheaper.
That would sure to draw buyers away from the old and into the new, which would not make any business sense at all for GoPro.
The American company is most likely considering competitive pricing too as latest reports have it that some action cameras these days cost far cheaper than GoPro devices and they have comparable features too.
In order to justify its rumored pricing of anywhere from $400 to $500 for the GoPro Hero 5, the company really needs to make sure that it is loaded with brand new features that no other action cameras available in the market today can match up to.
Superb features and capabilities
Already, reports have it that the GoPro Hero 5 will be capable of recording 8K resolution videos and capturing 3D videos too which are firsts for any action cameras.
The capability to capture 3D video would dramatically improve user experience particularly in filming extreme action and adrenaline-filled moments. In order to do that, 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.