Looking for a action camera then do check the GoPro Hero 5 Session. Hero 5 comes in different variant this one that I used for the review is called Session – check this GoPro Hero 5 Session review that covers features, battery performance and camera quality with sample.

If you travel a lot, this small yet powerful GoPro camera will help capture outstanding memories in 4K @ 30fps. Don’t go by the size, this is an amazing camera, that shoots really great excellent videos, as far as still photography is concerned the quality is above average.

There is built in WiFi and Bluetooth, you can easily connect using those options or simply use the USB Type C port. Use the mount and you will be able to attach this camera anywhere, voice commands are supported you can simply say start recording to start and say stop recording to stop.

GoPro Hero 5 Session review

Battery life is decent, all depends on the video recording mode you select. For night still shots use night mode and better get a tripod stand.

GoPro Hero 5 Session usb type c and micro SD slot

GoPro Hero 5 Session Review

Inside the box : GoPro Hero 5 Session, mount attachment, other attachments, user manual, warranty card and data cable (USB to USB Type C)
Body : Rugged + WaterProof up to 10m (without a housing)
Operation : Single Button recording / power on, voice control, Two button operation one to browse menu options and other to select
Still Photo : 10MP Resolution, Night Mode
Video Recording Modes : 4K, 2.7K, 1440p, 1080p (30/60/90 fps), 960p, 720p (30/60/120p) and VGA
Image / Video Stabilization : Yes – works in selected mode
OS Support : Mac / Windows
Weight : 73 grams
Storage : Micro SD slot
Connectivity : WiFi, Bluetooth and USB Type C

GoPro Hero 5 Session back view

GoPro Hero 5 Session Performance

This camera is very easy to use, quite compact and output is impressive. With this camera you can also get smooth slow motion videos for that you need to shoot video in max FPS (720p @ 120) and then use your video editor to slow down, that way you get very smooth Slow-motion shots.

GoPro Hero 5 Session top button and screen

This unit is water proof by default there is no need to attach any housing to protect it, it can survive underwater up to 10 meters. This action camera is especially made for video shooting, though you can also use it fir still photography.

There are two buttons and a small screen that shows menu options, battery and other stats, you cannot view what is being recorded.

Still camera sample (night mode)

GoPro Hero 5 Session still camera sample

Battery Performance

Charging time : Up To 2 hours using wall charger
Battery Life : 2 to 3 hours non-stop depending on the recording mode
Heat-up : Does heat-up when used for a longer period, but pretty much under control

GoPro Hero 5 Session size


An excellent option for those into adventure sports, also an excellent option others who want to shoot amazing videos from a different perspective. Do check the video review and the samples that I shot with this camera.

The GoPro Hero 5 Price in India is also pretty decent at Rs. 24,999.

Rating 4.5 out of 5

You can buy this Action camera from Amazon for Rs. 24,999.

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor - gogi.in