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GoPro Hero5 Black Declared As The Best Action Camera For 2017, Tech Site Claims

Mar 29, 2017 04:18 AM EDT

The GoPro Hero5 Black was declared as the best action camera this year over other big names like YI 4K Action Camera and TomTom Bandit 4K Action Camera, according to a technology online site. The online site described the camera as "remarkable" with its design and features.

BGR has posted on their site that the GoPro Hero 5 is the best action camera around this year as they recommend it for its remarkable achievement as being a GoPro camera and its fulfillment with the term "action camera".

"First and foremost, an action camera must be just that - a camera. So how does the GoPro Hero5 Black stack up against the competition? Although there's not a noticeable improvement over the company's last foray into 4K videography, this GoPro's 4K video, as well as its basic high-definition capture, are as sharp as action cameras get," Kevin Oliver, the article's writer, has said in his article.

He also praised GoPro Hero 5 Black's indispensable features like built-in waterproofing, the optional linear field of view video capture mode, and electronic image stabilization. With the same price of its predecessor Hero4 Silver, the camera is marked as an upgrade in the series especially that there is no extra cost.

In terms of video quality, the GoPro Hero5 Black win more the vote of the writer by saying that the electronic image stabilization of the camera reduce the blurriness of any fast-moving subjects using special algorithms that could often achieve what most optical image stabilizations cannot achieve.

However, Oliver noted that the GoPro Hero5 Black makes the frame smaller so that it could compensate for the perceived movement. This could mean that the shot or video could end up missing the edges of shot on is looking for.

Overall, the publication believes that GoPro Hero5 Black is a "breath of fresh water" with its improved design and features. YI 4K Action Camera came as a bridesmaid to the GoPro device while TomTom Bandit 4K Action Camera won the title best camera on the budget.

Convinced of Oliver's review? You can purchase the GoPro Hero5 Black on Amazon.

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