GoPro HERO6 Black Brief Review


REVIEW SUMMARY

Specifications

  • Body Style : Action camera
  • Weather Sealing : Waterproof to 33 feet without additional housing
  • Image Stabilization : Dual optical and electronic stabilization
  • Memory : MicroSD
  • Connectivity : Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with QuikStories
  • Battery : Removable, rechargeable Li-ion
  • Autofocus : Fixed
  • Still Photos : 12 megapixels at up to 30 fps
  • Resolution and Frame Rate : 4K at 60 fps, 1080p at 240 fps
  • Release Date: 2017-09-28
  • Final Grade: 94 4.7 Star Rating: Recommended


GoPro ups their game with the GoPro Hero6 Black
GoPro isn't going anywhere -- the Hero6 is their biggest camera launch yet with 4K 60 fps, impressive slow-mo and image stabilization.
By Hillary Grigonis, Last updated on: 10/9/2017

The original action camera now has more competition than ever, but GoPro is staying in the game with the launch of the GoPro Hero6 Black, with enhancements across the board.

The big change is the step up to 60 fps 4K, a much faster frame rate for keeping motion smooth. In order to do that, GoPro had to develop their own processor capable of handling the high resolution at fast rates, the GP1. GoPro says the Hero6 has twice the performance and better low light performance to boot.

The Hero6 also brings a new feature that's much-needed in the action camera category: image stabilization. While the Hero5 has electronic image stabilization, Hero6 factors in optical stabilization, as well as a hybrid system for steadier mounted videos.

The Hero6 keeps the housing-free body that allows the camera to head 33 feet under water. The touchscreen is also intact, with the added ability to zoom, though that's only a digital zoom. Integration with QuikStories allows the camera to upload video with Bluetooth and the app automatically creates a short, shareable video with those clips. Like the Hero5, the Hero6 also includes voice control, expanded with more commands.

The Hero6 sees a number of improvements -- and only a year after the launch of the Hero5. The changes are excellent to see and while GoPro now has more competitors with options from Garmin and Sony, the Hero6 keeps the company's flagship status.


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