GoPro Hero5 Cage from Genus & Hero5 Firmware Update

October 18th, 2016 Jump to Comment Section
GoPro Hero5 Cage from Genus & Hero5 Firmware Update

The new Genus GoPro Hero5 cage is hitting the market, and will allow you to extend the possibilities of your GoPro by adding more mounting options as well as a filter thread, while preserving access to all controls on the GoPro. Furthermore, GoPro just released a new firmware for Hero5 cameras, so make sure to keep your camera up to date.

Gnus Gopro Hero5 cage

It’s only been a few weeks since  GoPro released their new Hero5, and already various accessories from other manufacturers are becoming available. While previous GoPro cameras since the Hero3 have had the same dimensions and you could share accessories such as cages between them, the new Hero5 is a little bit bigger due to its waterproof design, which is why the release of a new cage for this model was expected to hit the market soon. Genustech has come out with a new GoPro Hero5 cage, made of aluminium and providing various additional mounting points. The specifications of the cage according to the Genustech website are as follows:

  • Weight: 99g / 3.5oz without camera and 215g / 7.5oz with camera
  • Cage dimensions: (L x W x H) 80mm x 60mm x 38mm
  • 1/4-20 : 9 threaded holes
  • 52mm Filter Thread built into the cage
  • Screw-free design on back plate
  • CNC Aluminum housing for 360 degree protection, back plate with rear mounting option
  • Accessibility window to allow for HDMI output and USB external Power
  • Mounting position for the cage allows the camera lens to be centered optically with a tripod or other camera mount

Genus Gopro Hero5 cage accessories

The cage comes with few accessories, such as:

  • GoPro HERO 5 Black Cage Body
  • Back Plate
  • GoPro Mount Adaptor
  • Hot Shoe Mount
  • 52mm Lens Cap
  • Spare 1/4” Screw
  • Small Carry Pouch


Keep Your GoPro Up to Date

While on the topic of GoPro, it’s worth mentioning that they have just released firmware upgrade fV01.20 for both the Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session. You can take a look at the update details and download it from the GoPro update website. The main highlights of this update are:

  • Enabling Auto Upload to GoPro Plus
  • Adding key performance and connectivity improvements
  • Enabling front screen navigation with camera buttons

Do you normally use cages with your GoPro? What feature do you think would make for a perfect GoPro cage? Let us know in the comments below!

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