43points

GoPro Hero Plus

82points

GoPro Hero5 Black

GoPro Hero Plus
GoPro Hero5 Black
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GoPro Hero Plus vs GoPro Hero5 Black

GoPro Hero Plus
GoPro Hero5 Black

Why is GoPro Hero Plus better than GoPro Hero5 Black?

  • Has a dedicated bike mount
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  • Is compatible with Windows Phone
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Why is GoPro Hero5 Black better than GoPro Hero Plus?

  • 1.5x more megapixels (main camera)
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    12MPvs8MP
  • Has a removable battery
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  • 5.17% more battery power
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    1220mAhvs1160mAh
  • Has GPS
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  • Has a 24p cinema mode
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  • Supports slow-motion video recording
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  • Has a BSI sensor
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  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
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Price comparison

GoPro Hero5 Black

ProductStorePrice
GoPro Hero5 Black AmazonGoPro Hero5 Black — Waterproof Digital A...GoPro Hero5 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera for Travel with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos
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$334.90
GoPro Hero5 Black AmazonGoPro HERO5 Black Waterproof Digital Act...GoPro HERO5 Black Waterproof Digital Action Camera w/ 4K HD Video & 12MP Photo (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$299.77
GoPro Hero5 Black walmartGoPro HERO8 (Hero 8) Action Camera (Blac...GoPro HERO8 (Hero 8) Action Camera (Black) with Premium Accessory Bundle -Includes: SanDisk Extreme 32GB microSDHC Memory Card, 2x Spare Battery, Dual Battery Charger, Underwater LED Light & MUCH MORE
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$439.00

Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
GoPro Hero Plus
GoPro Hero5 Black
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
GoPro Hero Plus
GoPro Hero5 Black
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.has a touch screen
GoPro Hero Plus
GoPro Hero5 Black
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
4.thickness

39mm

33mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
5.height

71.3mm

45mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.width

71.1mm

62mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
2.has a 24p cinema mode
GoPro Hero Plus
GoPro Hero5 Black
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
3.supports slow-motion video recording
GoPro Hero Plus
GoPro Hero5 Black
Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.
4.Has timelapse function
GoPro Hero Plus
GoPro Hero5 Black
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
5.continuous shooting at high resolution

5fps

30fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has a serial shot mode
GoPro Hero Plus
GoPro Hero5 Black
The burst mode, also called serial shot mode or continuous shooting mode, allows you to shoot multiple photos in a row.

Optics

1.megapixels (main camera)

8MP

12MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.has a BSI sensor
GoPro Hero Plus
GoPro Hero5 Black
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
3.has built-in optical image stabilization
GoPro Hero Plus
GoPro Hero5 Black
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
4.has manual ISO
GoPro Hero Plus
GoPro Hero5 Black
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
5.has manual exposure
GoPro Hero Plus
GoPro Hero5 Black
This allows to manually set the exposure.
6.has a CMOS sensor
GoPro Hero Plus
GoPro Hero5 Black
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.

Audio

1.has a microphone input
GoPro Hero Plus
GoPro Hero5 Black
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
2.has a stereo microphone
GoPro Hero Plus
GoPro Hero5 Black
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
3.number of microphones

1

3

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
GoPro Hero Plus
GoPro Hero5 Black
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
5.has stereo speakers
GoPro Hero Plus
GoPro Hero5 Black
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Battery

1.has a removable battery
GoPro Hero Plus
GoPro Hero5 Black
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
2.battery power

1160mAh

1220mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
3.has an external memory slot
GoPro Hero Plus
GoPro Hero5 Black
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.has a battery level indicator
GoPro Hero Plus
GoPro Hero5 Black
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has a rechargeable battery
GoPro Hero Plus
GoPro Hero5 Black
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.has GPS
GoPro Hero Plus
GoPro Hero5 Black
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
2.Is compatible with Android
GoPro Hero Plus
GoPro Hero5 Black
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
3.has an HDMI output
GoPro Hero Plus
GoPro Hero5 Black
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
4.supports Wi-Fi
GoPro Hero Plus
GoPro Hero5 Black
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
5.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
GoPro Hero Plus
GoPro Hero5 Black
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
6.Is compatible with iOS
GoPro Hero Plus
GoPro Hero5 Black
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

Price comparison

GoPro Hero5 Black

ProductStorePrice
GoPro Hero5 Black AmazonGoPro Hero5 Black — Waterproof Digital A...GoPro Hero5 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera for Travel with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos
Amazon logo
$334.90
GoPro Hero5 Black AmazonGoPro HERO5 Black Waterproof Digital Act...GoPro HERO5 Black Waterproof Digital Action Camera w/ 4K HD Video & 12MP Photo (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$299.77
GoPro Hero5 Black walmartGoPro HERO8 (Hero 8) Action Camera (Blac...GoPro HERO8 (Hero 8) Action Camera (Black) with Premium Accessory Bundle -Includes: SanDisk Extreme 32GB microSDHC Memory Card, 2x Spare Battery, Dual Battery Charger, Underwater LED Light & MUCH MORE
walmart logo
$439.00

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