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GoPro's Hero5 cameras are cloud-connected and natively waterproof

The new Session now shoots 4K video too.
Edgar Alvarez, @abcdedgar
September 19, 2016
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It's no secret that GoPro had a new flagship action camera in the works, but you never know how rumors may pan out. Today, the company officially announced the Hero5 Black, featuring a 2-inch touch display, 12-megapixel photos (including RAW support) and, as leaks suggested, built-in GPS. What's more, GoPro's Hero has voice control (seven languages at launch, more later) and is waterproof without the housing to 33 feet (10 meters). There's also electronic image stabilization, which is a first for the Hero line. Like the previous model, it shoots 4K at up to 30 fps, as well as 1080p at 120 fps max.

Gallery: GoPro Hero5 Black press images | 7 Photos

In addition to the GoPro Hero5, there's also the Hero5 Session. The refined tiny cube cam does 4K recording at 30 fps and 10-megapixel pictures. Similar to the top-of-the-line Hero5, the latest Session is also natively waterproof and offers support for voice commands -- like "GoPro, start recording." Most importantly, both the Hero5 and Hero5 Session are now cloud-connected, meaning they can auto-upload photos and video to an account when the camera is charging.

That said, the cloud features do require a paid subscription to GoPro's freshly minted service. With it, you can view, edit and share your media anytime from a computer or a smartphone. This will, without a doubt, open up a whole new world of possibilities to GoPro users.

The Hero5 Black is set to hit stores October 2nd for $399/£350, while the Session will be available that same day for $299/£250. As for the GoPro Plus cloud service, the subscription costs $5 per month -- although it'll only be available in the US at launch.

Gallery: GoPro Hero5 Session press images | 4 Photos

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