We were (semi) excited about the GoPro hero5 Black announcement. And while the footage wuality is yet to be seen, we were still left with some questions about how the camera actually feels and operates.
Questions like how does the camera mount to a stick (or any other accessory for that matter)? How does it feel in your hands? Is the LCD any good?
Luckily we met the gopro team on the floor and they just happened to have a gopro hero5 black with them. We asked to play with it for a few minutes and got some info to share.
First, the camera feels really nice in your hands. The body is rubberized and has just the right balance between friction and smoothness. It felt heavier than the hero4, but I am not sure if it’s actually heavier or just feels more rigid. It definitely feels more solid than the previous models.
The camera comes without a mount which is disappointing. Not even a small tripod mount like the YI 4K has. So to mount the camera on a selfie stick (or anything else) there is an open cage. It’s only a square frame and its hard to get the camera in and out of it. I really wish it came with some sort of a mount.
The LCD felt great. It has the same feeling and responsiveness that smartphones have. Does it feel and work the same underwater? That is yet to be seen.