With the release of the GoPro 6 today it seemed like a good idea to review the differences between it and the existent Hero 5.

Both models are identical in terms of outer shell. That means both work with the Karma drones and grips and if youíre wanting to look dope AF with the latest gear, youíre going to need someone to be pretty close to tell the difference.

The big change with the Hero 6 is the introduction of their new custom GP1 processor. The more efficient and powerful processor allows GoPro to finally introduce 4k at a useable 60fps. It also now offers 120fps at 2k and 240 at 1080p. This is a pretty big upgrade vs the 4k at 30fps and 240fps only in 720p offered by the Hero 5. Essentially with the new model, youíre going to be able to go full MegaMo to your heartís content. The new processor also allows for better low light performance and greater dynamic range.

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Go Pro Hero 6 Black Preview Video

The touchscreen feature gets an upgrade too with a touch to zoom feature that is completely absent on the Hero 5, meaning the camera will be more useable if you canít get close. There are also major improvements over the Hero 5 in terms of interaction with mobile devices over the inbuilt wifi. The Hero 6 Black offers 3x faster data transfer which smooths out the whole process of using your phone to view and edit shots.

But perhaps most importantly for the ski audience, thereís major improvements to GoProís inbuilt electronic stabilisation. The major question is whether that stabilisation will work at 4k, which it hasnít on previous models. If they have figured that out, then the Hero 6 is a real game changer.

Full Go Pro Hero 6 Specs:

GENERAL

Widescreen Video Capture -Yes

Image Recording Format - JPEG, RAW

Max Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160

Image Recording Format - JPEG, RAW

Max Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160

Navigation - GPS receiver

Effective Photo Resolution - 12.0 MP

Widescreen Video Capture - Yes

Manufacturer - GoPro

CARRYING CASE

Underwater Depth - Up to 30ft

LENS SYSTEM

Focus Adjustment - focus free

MISCELLANEOUS

Protection - waterproof

Color Category - black

Underwater Use - Yes

Protection - Waterproof

Underwater Depth - Up to 30ft

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Additional Features - HDR image enhancement technology, Time-Lapse recording, voice control

Low Lux / Night Mode - Yes

Features - HDR image enhancement technology, Time-Lapse recording, voice control

MICROPHONE

Microphone Operation Mode - stereo

Microphone Features - wind noise reduction

Microphone Operation Mode - Stereo

Microphone Features - Wind noise reduction

IN THE BOX

Brand - GoPro

Product Line - GoPro HERO6

Model - Black

Packaged Quantity -1

VIDEO INPUT

Image Recording Format - JPEG, RAW

Max Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160

Frame Rate (Max Resolution) - 60 fps

High-Definition Video Support - 4K

Image Stabilizer - electronic

Features - HDR image enhancement technology, Time-Lapse recording, voice control

OPTICAL SENSOR

Camcorder Effective Resolution (Photo Mode) - 12

CAMERA DISPLAY

Type - LCD display

Display Form Factor - built-in

Touch Screen - Yes

CAMERA SPECIFICATIONS

Wireless Interface - Bluetooth, Wireless LAN

Navigation - GPS receiver

Connectivity Features- wireless video upload to cloud server

CAMCORDER FEATURES

Widescreen Video Capture - Yes

Low Lux / Night Mode - Yes


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