GoPro HERO5 Black sports action camera unwrapped

June 30, 2017 was a memorable day for me. I was presented with an unexpected special gift from my colleagues and friends: GoPro HERO5 Black sports action camera. I couldn't hold back my tears of joy and appreciation when I unwrapped the gift and saw the exact sports action camera that I'd wanted to buy for a while. A big thank you to all the wonderful friends and colleagues who made my little dream of owning a GoPro HERO 5 Black sports action camera come true!

Why the sudden craze?

You might ask.... why the sudden craze about GoPro HERO5 Black sports action camera?

Let me share with you how it all got started.

I have a runner friend who loves to share his beautiful photos taken by his GoPro HERO4 on his Instagram. Initially I didn't know what camera he used. I was just curious how his photos could look so "beautifully crooked". Then from his hashtag only I realized he used GoPro HERO4.  As for the "beautifully crooked" effect, that was due to the wide-angle lens built in the sports action camera. In fact, it's one of the most distinctive features of GoPro sports action camera.

My curiosity about GoPro sports action camera grows. I then started to explore and admire all the nice shots taken with GoPro cameras at #GoPro, #GoProMY, #Goproamazingpics, #goprothailand, #goprokr, goproes, #goprogreatpics, #goprofr and a few other Instagram accounts. From there, I also found out Malaysia's local celebrity Peter Hugh Davis is an ambassador of GoPro.

My saliva over GoPro sports action camera starts to drop..... ha!ha!

Looking at those photos, I said to myself, "I want to take photos like that!"

GoPro HERO5 Black sports action camera unwrapped

I would like to share with you my joy of unwrapping GoPro HERO5 Black sports action camera. And I wasn't even talking about the photos taken from the camera yet. I leave that to the next write-up. 😊

For now, let's just enjoy unwrapping of this awesome black beauty!!


GoPro HERO5 Black sports action camera comes with the latest specification that makes action photo taking and video shooting a great joy.
  • Photo: 12MP / 30 FPS Burst / Time Lapse
  • Video: 4K30 / 1440p80 / 1080p120
  • Waterproof (33 feet / 10 meters)
  • Simple one-button control
  • Wi-Fi + blue tooth
  • Advanced wind noise reduction
  • Voice control
  • Video stabilization
  • Touch display
  • Stereo audio + mic input
  • GPS location capture
  • RAW + WDR photos

Wear it. Mount it. Love it.

The standard GoPro HERO5 Black comes with four (4) mounts. Additionally, it's compatible with 30+ mounts that help you capture your life as you live it.
  • GoPro mounting frame
  • Mounting buckle
  • Curved-surface adhesive mount
  • Flat-surface adhesive mount

Battery and USB port

Everything about GoPro HERO5 Black sports action camera is so compact, even the battery and USB port. Cool!

Touch display

I really love the touch display. It's small, light and compact but it has everything that's required.

GoPro Apps

Wow! GoPro HERO 5 Black can be controlled by smartphone. It can also create awesome videos and share with friends through the awesome GoPro apps.
  • Capture App
    • control your GOPro and share on the go.
  • QUICK App
    • automatic edits made awesome.
  • SPLICE App
    • custom edits made simple.

Ready to shoot!

After unwrapping my first ever GoPro HERO 5 Black sports action camera, I'm ready to start exploring the world with it!!

I can't wait to see the world through the lens of GoPro HERO5 Black, especially the wide-angle effect from very hard to reach angle (due to its small size and flexibility).

My deepest apology for writing this article one month late. I should have written right after I unwrapped the camera and before I used it. My deepest apology. 

For photos taken with GoPro HERO5 Black sports action camera in July, you can go to my Instagram,  or visit for some travel photos in Pattaya, Thailand. 

On this blog, Bukit Saga hike and 8 km run at Pattaya Beach Thailand articles also contain photos taken with the awesome GoPro HERO5 Black sports action camera in July. 

I really love GoPro!! It gives me a totally new excitement in sports, travel and adventure!

Written by Vincent Khor on August 1, 2017.


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