The sixth-generation GoPro HERO launches today, aptly named the GoPro HERO 6. Here’s what we know so far.
Almost as importantly, the HERO 6 stabilization “is beyond anything we’ve been able to accomplish at GoPro,” the brand’s founder Nick Woodman said.
It claimed it’s new stabilization produces video similar to those on a gimbaled stabilizer straight from the camera.
Check out the video below, all shot on the HERO 6. Spoiler: It’s rad.
The HERO 6 is available now for $499. The updated Karma drone, bundled with the HERO 6, is available now for $1,199. (The drone alone is $799.)
Fusion, a remarkable new 360-degree VR camera from the brand, is available now for $699. Look for a story about the new 360 camera soon.
GoPro Hero 6 Leaks Verified
Earlier this month, Konrad Iturbe posted an image of the HERO 6, which launched today at a GoPro media event. Specs from the leak were confirmed at the media event today.
— Konrad Iturbe (@konrad_it) September 16, 2017
The HERO 6 will have 4K/60 video, a feature many GoPro users have longed for. It also has a 12MP camera and is waterproof to 33 feet, features it shares with its HERO 5 predecessor.
For super slow motion, the HERO 6 will rock 1080p at 240 frame per second.
A promo video revealed by GoPro during the launch event today showed crystal clear slow motion footage at a mind-blowing rate for such an inexpensive camera.
GoPro HERO 6
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— Konrad Iturbe (@konrad_it) September 25, 2017
The HERO 6 will include 5GHz WiFi, speeds three times faster than HERO 5, and touch-zoom capability. Its voice-command features received upgrades as well.
GoPro HERO 6: New Processor
Sources note the HERO 6 will use a new processor, the GP1, made in-house by GoPro. This keeps in line with reports about the company dropping its previous chip supplier, Ambarella, and taking control over its cameras’ internals.
The new processor improves tonal range and low-light quality. It also speeds up automated editing features with face detection and more.
A two-inch display and better touchscreen features round out the HERO 6 specs. We’ll dig into the details and update this article regularly with more information as it comes to light.