A deluge of leaks claiming to be the new GoPro Hero 5 have hit the ‘net, showing off the purported action cam’s new look and even some of its features.
The leaks also cover details that can’t be seen at first glance, such as the camera’s move from Mini-USB to USB Type-C, a slightly improved 1220mAh battery, and total weight of 118g (4.2oz).
The info leaks – but the camera doesn’t
The information is unofficial, but does confirm a previous leak earlier this month of the Hero 5’s touchscreen interface and ability to offload files to the cloud – two firsts for the Hero lineup.
The camera also appears waterproof up to ten feet, hinting at a not-yet-announced product called a “Super Suit” – which may be a special housing for deep-sea diving.
On top of that, a .pdf file claiming to be the Hero 5’s user manual surfaced on Reddit. While unfinished, the leaked document says the camera can shoot 4K footage at a cap of 30fps, with resolutions 1080p or lower shooting up to a buttery-smooth 120fps.
Finally, another unique feature is voice commands. The Hero 5 can switch modes, turn on and off, start rolling, and more with a simple phrase – our favorite being the ability to tell the camera to highlight especially rad moments during filming by saying “that was sick!”
GoPro plans to roll out the Hero 5 later this year, so we expect to hear some official deets soon. Additionally, we are also overdue for more information on the company’s other not-so-closely-held secret – the Karma video drone – which is expected out this holiday.
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