The Hero 5 Black Review

Ever wanted to record your epic, awesome outdoor activities but don’t want to drop $400 on the new Hero8 or 7? Look no further because right now you can pick up the GoPro Hero 5 Black just for $129 on eBay right now! Even though it is not the newest version of GoPro’s lineup, this little camera is still a beast. Not only can it record videos in 4k/30fps but, it also has a 2” LCD touchscreen, it has one button control, and you can use your voice, as well. It is waterproof up to 33 feet without any housing and provides “professional grade” electronic image stabilization. It has an internal storage capacity up to 128GB and all videos and images can be uploaded to the cloud. The battery life is alright. You definitely will want to get multiple batteries for it since you only get between 1 hour and 1 hour and 20 minutes before it dies. This is when its running 4k/30fps with voice control, GPS, Wi-Fi, and image stabilization on. With it running at 1080p/50fps and everything off, it gets about 2 hours of battery life. Nevertheless, since it’s the older model, there are a TON of aftermarket accessories for it so finding batteries at a good price is super easy. Also, on Amazon, there are accessory kits that come with everything you need to get set up and then some. MOUNTDOG has a kit on Amazon that’s 24.99 right now that we highly recommend, purchase the kit here.

So, if you are looking to start recording all of your favorite activities the GoPro hero 5 Black should be highly considered. With its low price, a wide range of attachments, and good video quality, The Hero 5 would be the perfect fit. You aren’t breaking the bank and you’re getting a fairly good camera. If you end up liking it (which you probably will) you may consider buying the newer model and have enough money left over to get it. If you don’t like it, that’s a shame, but you wouldn’t have to worry about spending a lot of money on a product you won’t ever use again.


Our go-to choice for an action cam that doesn’t break the bank is the GoPro Hero 5. It packs a lot of features at a great price.  You can pick one up on Amazon for under $180