Is hero 5 black a better buy than hero session

asked on December 28, 2016

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There are two different Sessions. If comparing to the Hero Session (used to be called Hero 4 Session) there are lots of differences. When comparing to the newer Hero 5 Session, they are much more similar. They both have Voice Control, Stabilization, 4K Video. I have the Hero 5 Session and I am considering taking it bac… see more There are two different Sessions. If comparing to the Hero Session (used to be called Hero 4 Session) there are lots of differences. When comparing to the newer Hero 5 Session, they are much more similar. They both have Voice Control, Stabilization, 4K Video. I have the Hero 5 Session and I am considering taking it back for the Hero 5 Black. While the Hero 5 Session gets better battery life than the H5B, that is because it isn't powering the LCD on the back as there is no display. The H5S has a built in battery and while it can be used while charging, it isn't water proof then as the door has to be open. With the H5B you can get spare batteries and swap them out. This will come into play in long term use as batteries eventually go bad and you can always swap in a new battery with the H5B but that isn't an option with the H5S. This is the big reason I am thinking about upgrading. Other than that the H5B has slightly higher frame rates at some of the video levels allowing you to do higher quality slow motion videos. The H5B is also does 12MP stills rather than 10MP stills with the H5S. Positive things with the H5S though is because it is square you can put it in the frame sideways if you want the mount on the left or right side like on the side of your helmet or car. It is also of course smaller and lighter. Also as I mentioned the battery life is a bit longer. see less There are two different Sessions. If comparing to the Hero Session (used to be called Hero 4 Session) there are lots of differences. When comparing to the newer Hero 5 Session, they are much more similar. They both have Voice Control, Stabilization, 4K Video. I have the Hero 5 Session and I am considering taking it back for the Hero 5 Black. While the Hero 5 Session gets better battery life than the H5B, that is because it isn't powering the LCD on the back as there is no display. The H5S has a built in battery and while it can be used while charging, it isn't water proof then as the door has to be open. With the H5B you can get spare batteries and swap them out. This will come into play in long term use as batteries eventually go bad and you can always swap in a new battery with the H5B but that isn't an option with the H5S. This is the big reason I am thinking about upgrading. Other than that the H5B has slightly higher frame rates at some of the video levels allowing you to do higher quality slow motion videos. The H5B is also does 12MP stills rather than 10MP stills with the H5S. Positive things with the H5S though is because it is square you can put it in the frame sideways if you want the mount on the left or right side like on the side of your helmet or car. It is also of course smaller and lighter. Also as I mentioned the battery life is a bit longer.
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· January 7, 2017
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I don't have session,so not sure the difference.But the hero 5 black has voice control ,which is convenient.
zeng
· December 28, 2016
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