Meet GoPro’s latest generation of action sports cameras — the Hero6 Black.
Following on from the Hero5 edition, the Hero6 naturally comes with a host of updates to allow you to capture better, sharper and cooler footage than before.
The Hero6 Black features a GP1 chip to give richer, brighter and deeper colour capture. GoPro claim it offers twice the performance of the Hero5 to provide their best image quality yet.
They have improved recording capabilities with notability improved slo-motion capture over the previous Hero5 model.
You can now record in 4K at 60 frames per second and in 1080 at a whopping 240 frames per second, both in wide view.
Like for like with the Hero5 Black and the photo setting appears the same, shooting in 12MP with burst rates up to 30 images per second and time lapse up to 60 seconds.
They have improved the Quikstories function where you can automatically copy any new video or images direct to your phone and the GoPro App will somehow create an edit for you.
The stabilisation feature, which was first seen with the Hero5 model, has been enhanced further to eliminate shake.
The Hero5 model was pretty good at reducing shake when recording hand held so it will be interesting to see how much more this has been improved and if it’s really noticeable.
New for the Hero6 is the touch zoom feature. Up until now, one of the limitations of the GoPro’s fixed lens is that you can’t zoom in on an object or scene unless you physically move closer to it.
The Hero6 features a built-in touch zoom function to get you that bit closer to the action.
Voice commands were a cool and very useful function of the Hero5. More have been added to the Hero6 model to make recording, especially in awkward situations, that little bit more easier.
As with the Hero5, the Hero6 doesn’t need an additional waterproof housing and works up to a depth of 10 metres.
The Hero6 Black will set you back €569.99, which is €100 more than the Hero5 Black and €200 more than the Hero5 Session.
For nearly €200 more you could go the whole hog and get their new Fusion camera, which is basically their first 360 degree virtually reality camera thingy.
However, it’s not available until December — just in time for Christmas then!
For more information see: www.gopro.com
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