Our new Split Dome Port for GoPro Hero5 Black has been available for a few weeks now and it is time to post some information and photos on the new dome port that will answer the most common questions that you guys have before ordering our dome.
There are 3 different Split dome port versions now:
What’s the difference?
- Hero5 version fits Hero5 Black GoPro camera, it does not fit Hero5 Sessions or Hero Session
- Normal version fits Hero3, 3+, 4 GoPro cameras, it does not fit Hero4 Sessions or GoPro Hero
- LCD version fits Hero3, 3+, 4 GoPro cameras WITH LCD BACPAC. So if you bought an extra bacpac to put a LCD screen on the back of your GoPro camera making your camera wider, this is the dome version for you. Hero4 Silver with LCD already integrated into the camera fits Normal version.
Hero5 Dome Port Compatible Cameras
So to answer the first question – Hero5 version works with Hero5 Black GoPro camera, it does not fit Hero5 Sessions or Hero Session.
Although Hero5 Black is waterproof without a special housing up to 10 meters below water surface you need to put it into a special housing to use it with the Hero5 dome. Why? Split dome not only allows you to take over under photos but it also improves your underwater shots so it is perfect for snorkeling and diving. When diving you can take your dome deeper than 10m and when that happens your camera is safe in an additional housing similar to GoPro’s own Hero5 Super suit (which alone costs around 50USD). Apart from that, designing the housing specially for the dome insures a perfect seal between the housing and the dome.
How Does it Work?