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New GoPro Hero 5 Release Date; 8K Camera To Be Launched in 2016

October 12
9:38 AM 2015

Daredevils and thrill-seekers are now anticipating the rumored GoPro Hero 5 with its capability to capture 8K resolution videos for a much clearer and crisper takes on adventures.

The market for 4K content and media are still just starting to boom. 4K monitors and televisions are still quite expensive, but some are already within a reasonable price.

Why is 8K preferable compared to 4K? For the same reason 4K is preferred over the standard 1080p resolution, it crunches in more details which will look better if downsized to a smaller resolution.

For instance, a 4K video downsized to a 1080p will have more details compared to a video that is captured in 1080p. In addition, there will be less noise since the pixels are "compressed" to fit a lower resolution.

One caveat for the GoPro Hero 5 may be the fact that the FUHD video capture capability is limited to less than 60 frames per second, according to Master Herald. For average users, it may not mean much. However, action-filled videos are better in 60fps compared to the lower 30fps.

The portable camera will be powered by the A10 processor and is rumored to sport dual lens, which will allow it to capture 3D images. Of course, the device will be using a larger 2800 mAH battery for a longer use time.

Portability is also improved as the GoPro Hero 5 is expected to be smaller than the previous model, according to Vine Report. It is also rumored to be 40 percent lighter.

For those who like to dive underwater, the device is now expected to reach up to 60 meters submerged. A new water-proof case is also rumored to come with the new model.

The GoPro Hero 5 release date was slated to be launched in October 5, but the company has delayed the launch for next year. It was a business strategy as the company unveiled a new camera model earlier this year.

GoPro launched the HERO+ recently, according to Gazette Review. The new model can only capture up to 1080p resolution at 60 fps.

The GoPro Hero 5 is yet to be launched. The 8K video capability and a longer underwater dive has made fans anxious to buy one.

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