The GoPro HERO6 Black has been finally unveiled to the world at a special event held earlier in San Francisco. The latest iteration of the world’s most popular action camera boasts new custom-designed GP1 processor, higher frame rates, more FOV (Field of View) options, increased dynamic range, better low-light performance, alongside drastically improved video stabilization.
The camera is now capable of shooting 4K high-quality video up to 60fps, 2.7K 120 fps as well as 240 fps in 1080p. The Hero6 Black also features a 2-inch touchscreen display, GPS, advanced wind noise reduction, stereo microphones, and is now waterproof up to 33 feet without requiring a separate case. The Hero6 Black is will hit the shelves with a retail price of $499.
Just like its predecessor, the GoPro HERO6 Black boasts rugged, rubberized exterior resistant to the elements and waterproof to 33′ without a housing. The rear side of the camera is dominated by a 2″ touchscreen LCD for quickly navigating menus. The flagship camera can also take photos up to 12MP in burst mode up to 30fps.
Other neat features on board include time-lapse recording, raw file option, wide dynamic range mode, advanced wind-noise reduction, voice control functionality, built-in GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and much more. It’s also worth noting that the HERO6 Black is the first HERO with 5 GHz Wi-Fi connectivity providing faster video transfer times when compared to the previous models.
Furthermore, GoPro HERO6 Black users will be able to access and edit the captured GoPro footage with simple to use yet powerful functions due to the available GoPro and Quik apps integration. Quik Stories combines the functionality of both apps, automatically downloading GoPro footage from HERO6 and composing an easily shareable montage on the fly.
GoPro HERO6 Black Highlights
- Supports 4K60, 2.7K120, 1080p240 Video
- Capture 12MP Photos at 30 fps
- Ultra-Wide-Angle Glass Lens
- Waterproof to 33′
- Voice Control
- Rear Touchscreen
- Wi-Fi for Remote Monitoring and Control
- Interval Capture for Time-Lapse
- Linear Video Mode Corrects Distortion
- Flat and Curved Adhesive Mounts Included
- Price: $499
At the exclusive event, GoPro also unveiled more details regarding the company’s first consumer related 360-degree camera Fusion as well as more information about the newly added features to the Karma drone. A handful of some new products were also announced, including the pocket-able extension pole and tripod called Shorty, an updated floating handgrip with a quick-release mounting feature (the Handler), and a bite mount with an easy-to-spot float (Bite Mount + Floaty). If you want to learn more about the latest GoPro’s products, head over to GoPro’s official website.
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