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This could be what the GoPro Hero 5 looks like

GoPro's Hero 5 action camera may have leaked thanks (as always) to the internet.

A Japanese blog called Nokishita posted images and specs of what is believed to be GoPro's latest action camera.

The images and specs were removed from the site, but not before several places like Mirrorless Rumors and Mashable friend and GoPro enthusiast Konrad Iturbe saved and screenshot hem.

The alleged Hero 5 camera has a GoPro logo on the backside next to the purported touchscreen. The frontside is marked with "PVT3" (Production Validation Test 3), suggesting GoPro could be preparing to mass manufacture the camera for a launch very soon.

The leaked images corroborate an earlier instructional video that leaked. The video showed off a new touchscreen interface never before seen on a GoPro and hinted at the removal of the GoPro BacPac.

The dimensions of the Hero 5 also look to be slightly larger, measuring 62mm x 44.6mm x 32.7mm versus the Hero 4 Black's 59 x 41 x 30mm. 

A freshly leaked image of what is believed to be a waterproof "Super Suit" housing for the Hero 5 also appeared on Imgur (below). Iturbe believes the Hero 5 will be waterproof up to 10 feet, but for deeper submersion, users will need the Super Suit case.

One noticeable difference with this camera (if it's the real deal) is the loss of the button on the front. According to Iturbe, the shutter button is on the top and the mode button is on the side. The removal of the front button along with the touchscreen on the back could be one way GoPro will streamline the camera and make it easier to operate.

GoPro CEO Nick Woodman last year told Mashable that one of the reasons the Hero4 Session, the company's smallest GoPro, only has one button on the the top is because users found three buttons confusing.

As for specs from the alleged Hero 5 user manual, they were posted to Reddit before being yanked:

Not sure what Super Suit is, but looking forward to that announcement. This tells me that the camera is probably only waterproof to the same depth as the Session (10m/33ft) and it will require a "Super Suit" if you want to take it deeper than that.

If these specs are legitimate, the Hero 5 will have the same video recording resolutions as the Hero 4 Black.

GoPro did not immediately respond to Mashable's request for comment.

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