GoPro Hero 6 officially launched: 4K 60fps video, advanced stabilization and improved image quality

Sep 28, 2017

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GoPro Hero 6 officially launched: 4K 60fps video, advanced stabilization and improved image quality

Sep 28, 2017

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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GoPro Hero 6 is officially here. The company has launched the new action camera, which looks a lot like its predecessor, GoPro Hero 5. However, it’s the inside that changed, and the new model brings some improvements. The processor is new, and the features like frame rates, image stabilization and image quality are improved in comparison to the Hero 5.

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The biggest novelty is the optimized GP1 processor. Thanks to it, just like the rumors suggested, GoPro Hero 6 shoots 4K at 60fps. The 2.7k video is available at 120fps, and at 1080p you can shoot 240fps, which all doubles the frame rates of the Hero 5.

Digital image stabilization has also been improved when compared to the Hero 5. Although, there’s still no optical stabilization. When it comes to the still photos, the new model performs like its predecessor and it’s able to shoot 12MP images at 30fps in burst timelapse mode.

Of course, the camera is rugged and waterproof (up to 33′). It has a rear touchscreen and Wi-Fi connectivity for remote monitoring and control.

Here are the full specs of GoPro Hero 6:

Camera
Sensor 1 x  CMOS
Pixel Gross 12 MP
Effective Pixels Not specified by manufacturer
Optics
Fixed Focus Yes
Recording
Recording Media microSD/HC/XC
Video Format 3840 x 2880 at 24, 25, 30 fps (60, 78 Mbps MP4)
3840 x 2160p at 24, 25, 30, 50, 60 fps (60, 78 Mbps MP4)
2704 x 2028p at 24, 25, 30, 50, 60 fps (MP4)
2704 x 1520p at 24, 25, 30, 50, 60, 100, 120 fps (MP4)
1920 x 1440p at 24, 25, 30, 50, 60 fps (MP4)
1920 x 1080p at 24, 25, 30, 50, 60, 100, 120, 240 fps
1280 x 720 at 50, 60 fps (MP4)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
4:3
Still Image Resolution RAW: 12 Megapixel
JPEG: 12 Megapixel
Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
Audio Format AAC
WAV
Display
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 2″
Status Display Yes
Exposure Control
Burst Photo 30 Photos / 1 Second
Features
Image Stabilization Digital
Waterproof Depth Rating 33.0′ / 10.0 m (Camera)
White Balance Modes Not specified by manufacturer
Built-In Mic Yes
Built-In Speaker Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs 1 x Micro-HDMI (Type-D)
Microphone Input Yes
Headphone Jack No

 

General
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 1220 mAh
Charging Method AC Adapter
USB
Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.6 x 1.8 x 1.4″ / 6.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm
Weight Not specified by manufacturer

GoPro Hero 6 is already available, and you can order it here at the price of $500.

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7 responses to “GoPro Hero 6 officially launched: 4K 60fps video, advanced stabilization and improved image quality”

  1. Mike Downey Avatar
    Mike Downey

    Not a chance. I got off the GoPro yearly upgrade path a long time ago and nothing they’ve done since has made me regret that decision.

    1. Mike Downey Avatar
      Mike Downey

      Back in 2013 I bought a Garmin Virb Elite and it’s worked perfectly for me since then. I don’t need high resolution/huge files for the kind of videos I make.

  2. Michael Dennis Avatar
    Michael Dennis

    Waiting to see if a Hero 6 session specs out to be an improvement.

  3. Adrian Jaromin Avatar
    Adrian Jaromin

    I have a Hero 5 and.. I’ll wait for Hero 7. Those upgrades are not persuasive for me..

  4. Justin Prim Avatar
    Justin Prim

    dont have one but for half the price il be getting a YI action cam

  5. David Hennes Avatar
    David Hennes

    Nope

  6. Stuart Pike Avatar
    Stuart Pike

    In time for Christmas ;-)