The GoPro Hero5 Black and GoPro Hero 5 Session were just introduced by the company recently, which impressed those who used their predecessors as the improvements grew by leaps and bounds. Here, we will list down the differences and similarities of the two action cams.
The price difference is not that much, separated by just $100 between the GoPro Hero5 Black (at $399) and the Hero5 Session (at $299).
The GoPro Hero5 Black and Session: Specs
Both gadgets are waterproof even without the bulky casing. The GoPro Hero5 Session is significantly smaller at 38mm compared to the 44.5mm size of the GoPro Hero5 Black. The latter is also heavier at 117 grams against the 74 grams of the Session.
The GoPro Hero5 Black is also touchscreen, a luxury not afforded to the Session. They both have the same voice control capabilities and fields of view. They can record 4K video, but the Black can shoot the same resolution at 24 frames per second. The still photos maxed at 12 MP for the Black and 10 MP for the Session. What the $100 will cost you is the GPS function of the higher-end gadget.
The GoPro Hero5 Black and Session: Battery
The battery for the Hero5 Black is removable, a big treat for those who want to bring along a lot of batteries during an adventure. You don't have to charge your camera like you would on the Hero5 Session, for instance.
The GoPro Hero5 Black and Session: Review
The review from most tech sites is unanimous about their praise for the GoPro Hero5 Black, although the Hero5 Session is no slouch, either. No matter all the articles you read about the two gadgets, however, it all boils down to your personal needs. If the Hero5 Session's specs are enough for you, there's no need to upgrade to Black and waste those other features you may not use.