GoPro is back with a few upgrades and new action camera, the GoPro Hero 6 Black. The new Hero 6 is aimed towards adventure enthusiasts, who would like to capture every action under any situation in jaw-dropping quality. GoPro, at an event in San Francisco, California unveiled the new GoPro Hero 6 Black along with a few other products and upgrades.
GoPro’s founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman introduced the GoPro Hero 6, Fusion cameras to the audience present at the event and he seems to be quite hopeful as he said,“Hero6’s next-level image quality, video stabilization and three times faster QuikStories performance makes it a powerful storytelling extension of your smartphone.” He added, “It’s never been easier to live it, and then share it… using a GoPro.”
The Hero 6 Black is an upgrade to the Hero 5 Black and it looks quite similar to Hero 5, but it has packed some more features and upgrades inside it. GoPro Hero 6 is now capable of recording 4K video at 60 frames per second and that’s not just the end. It can also record super slow motion videos at 240 frames per second in full high definition at 1080p. The new GoPro Hero 6 Black is powered by a custom-designed GP1 processor, that helps in delivering the improved dynamic range and low-light performance. It also utilizes computer vision and machine learning. In terms of the camera sensor, the Hero 6 has a 12MP camera with that can capture photos and save them as JPG or RAW files. Touch Zoom and voice control feature in 10 different languages are some nifty features that users may enjoy. Nothing unusual as GoPro just said that the Hero 6 Black is waterproof up to 10m depth without an extra case. It has got a GPS Chip along with a 2-inch LCD display and in terms of wireless transfers, it should be blazing fast as it supports 5GHz Wi-Fi and comes with advanced video stabilization. GoPro Hero 6 Black is priced at $499 or Rs. 45,000 (In India).
GoPro Hero 6 Black is an action camera, but they want to move further as GoPro has also introduced the Fusion camera. Fusion is capable of creating 5.2K spherical videos at 30fps and 3K at 60fps, and the stabilization is as smooth as a gimble with the ability to capture everything. GoPro Fusion will be available later in 2017. It also shoots 18MP spherical photos and captures 360-degree Audio. GoPro’s Karma drone also received a software update and now it will have two new follow modes. With these new modes, a user can keep the drone hovering to keep the shot within the frame in Watch mode and the drone will follow the controller in Follow mode. The Karma Drone can be purchased in a bundle with the Hero 6 for $1,199 or for $799 as a single device.
GoPro has also announced that Hero 6 is optimized for QuikStories with 3X faster Wi-Fi so that users can get the videos on their phones much faster and let QuickStories create videos for them, which they can share over social networks.
GoPro has also introduced a few more things like Shorty, which they claim to the ultimate pocket-able extension pole and tripod; The Handler, which is an updated floating handgrip with a quick-release mounting feature.