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Gopro Hero5 Black vs. Sony AS30V , which is better?

HERO5 Black is a balance of performance and convenience thanks to its 4K video, voice control and easy-to-use touch display. GoPro.

The Sony HDR-AS30V is a 1080/60p action video camera with Wi-Fi®, GPS and NFC and is waterproof up to 16 feet amongst other features.

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Gopro Hero5 Black and Sony AS30V Reviews

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Gopro Hero5 Black

The GoPro Hero5 Black is a true flagship camera with all the shooting options from its predecessor plus raw and wide dynamic range photo capture and linear field of view video, a touchscreen, a waterproof body, GPS, electronic image stabilization, stereo audio, voice control, the option for auto cloud uploads, and the best photo and video quality in a GoPro.

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Sony AS30V

The YI 4K Action Camera is a remarkable camera for the money, offering great features and performance in an easy-to-use package. It has long battery life for its size. A touchscreen gives you full control of the camera or you can use the high-speed Wi-Fi to connect to your phone and control via an app. App handles shooting, editing and sharing. YI continues to add features through firmware updates.

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Gopro Hero5 Black

Battery life, especially with GPS, Wi-Fi and EIS on, is predictably short and the camera is not compatible with older batteries. Auto upload feature only works with GoPro's $5/month Plus service. Linear field of view and electronic image stabilization not available at all resolutions and frame rates.

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Sony AS30V

You'll need to buy accessories such as a waterproof housing. Though YI used Gorilla Glass, the touchscreen is not shatterproof. The microSD card slot is a little hard to access. Parts of the English app are still in Chinese.

Gopro Hero5 Black
Sony AS30V

Difference and similar

Price

Gopro Hero5 Black

$ 268.8

Sony AS30V

$252.81

Widescreen Video Capture

Gopro Hero5 Black

Yes

Sony AS30V

Yes

Digital Video Format

Gopro Hero5 Black

Sony AS30V

H.264

Image Recording Format

Gopro Hero5 Black

JPEG, RAW

Sony AS30V

JPEG

Max Video Resolution

Gopro Hero5 Black

3840 x 2160

Sony AS30V

1080p

ISO (Max)

Gopro Hero5 Black

6400

Sony AS30V

Camcorder Sensor Resolution

Gopro Hero5 Black

Sony AS30V

16.8 pixels

Manufacturer

Gopro Hero5 Black

Gopro

Sony AS30V

Sony

Exposure Metering

Gopro Hero5 Black

Sony AS30V

multi-segment

Exposure Modes

Gopro Hero5 Black

Sony AS30V

automatic

Underwater Depth

Gopro Hero5 Black

up to 30ft

Sony AS30V

up to 16ft

Type

Gopro Hero5 Black

Action camera, 4K camcorder

Sony AS30V

Special Functions

Gopro Hero5 Black

Sony AS30V

Wide angle

Focus Adjustment

Gopro Hero5 Black

focus free

Sony AS30V

Protection

Gopro Hero5 Black

Waterproof

Sony AS30V

Color Category

Gopro Hero5 Black

Silver

Sony AS30V

black

Included Accessories

Gopro Hero5 Black

Sony AS30V

adhesive plate, micro-USB cable, underwater housing

Image Storage

Gopro Hero5 Black

Sony AS30V

JPEG 1920 x 1080

Video Capture

Gopro Hero5 Black

Sony AS30V

  • H.264 - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 28Mbps
  • H.264 - 1920 x 1080 - 30 fps - 16Mbps
  • H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 120 fps - 24Mbps
  • H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 60 fps - 12Mbps
  • H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps - 6Mbps
  • H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps - 3Mbps

Memory Card Slot

Gopro Hero5 Black

microSD Card

Sony AS30V

Memory Stick Micro (M2) card, microSD card

Features

Gopro Hero5 Black

Digital image rotation, takes photos while movie recording, Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), Time-Lapse recording, Loop recording, voice control, HiLight Tag tecnology, Protune technology, Night Lapse

Sony AS30V

Auto Backlight Compensation, BRAVIA Sync function, RGB primary color filter, USB charging, auto power save, built-in speaker, date/time stamp, high-speed recording, interval shooting mode

Low Lux / Night Mode

Gopro Hero5 Black

Yes

Sony AS30V

Microphone Operation Mode

Gopro Hero5 Black

Stereo

Sony AS30V

Stereo

Microphone Features

Gopro Hero5 Black

Wind noise reduction

Sony AS30V

Battery Technology

Gopro Hero5 Black

Sony AS30V

lithium ion

Battery Type

Gopro Hero5 Black

Sony AS30V

NP-BX1

Battery Details

Gopro Hero5 Black

Sony AS30V

1 x Sony NP-BX1 Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1240 mAh (included)

Dimensions

Gopro Hero5 Black

62 x 44 x 24 mm

Sony AS30V

24.5 x 47 x 82 mm

Weight

Gopro Hero5 Black

118g

Sony AS30V

90 g (including supplied NP-BX1 battery)