GoPro finally has two new models of the HERO 5, Black, or Session. The Hero 5 Black gets two key design upgrades from the Hero4 series. Firstly, it’s now waterproof to 33 feet without housing. Secondly, GoPro ditched the three-button control setup for the Hero 5 Black in favor of a 2-inch touchscreen and a single button that turns the camera on and starts its recording. The touch interface has been updated.
Getting the most out of your GoPro action cam requires some understanding of how to use it. That’s where having the owner’s manual comes in handy. With proper usage, there is less risk of damage, and you’ll learn how to get the most out of it.
Please be sure to read and save the entire manual before setting up or using your GoPro HERO 5. Misuse may damage the unit and/or cause harm or serious injury. Download the manual and save it for future reference.
Excluding the original Session, GoPro’s past cameras were only rugged and waterproof when in polycarbonate housing, and everyone knows to deal with them is a hassle. Presumably, there will be dive housings for those who want to go deeper or need shock protection, but out of the box, you can just take it out in the sand and surf.