Best GoPro HERO 6 Black Friday Offers 2020
The brand new camera can capture super-slow-motion video at a higher resolution, output a stabilized image in 4K, and transfer everything to your phone at faster speeds – your video could even be posted before your GoPro-documented adventure is even over if you want. That’s amazing for an action camera that’s this tiny and durable.
It isn’t perfect, of course. The largest problem with GoPro’s devices is that the image quality is more impressive than our phones and other devices can handle handling at times, because of the huge file sizes.
It’s a major problem when you offload and edit the video, especially slow-motion footage at a silky-smooth 240 fps. You can get yourself – as well as your phone and computer – overwhelmed by the demands of editing your GoPro’s video files.
Having said that, GoPro’s edit-in-post software has gotten better in 2017, in order long as you do not feel in over your mind transferring HD and 4K video files to your device this is actually the best action camera you can purchase today.
4K video at 60fps
1080p video at 240fps
12MP still image capture
The largest change to the GoPro Hero6 Black may be the arrival of GoPro’s first custom chipset, the aptly named GP1 processor. It has allowed the Hero6 Black to provide 4K video capture at a smooth 60fps (fps); the Hero5 Black is merely with the capacity of shooting at 30fps.
That isn’t all. Fancy shooting some breathtaking slow-mo footage? The Hero6 Black can capture 1080p Full HD footage at an extraordinary 240fps. Among those two extremes it is possible to shoot 2.7K footage at 120fps.
GoPro hasn’t just concentrated on boosting the frame rate of the Hero6 Black over its predecessor, also trying out the image stabilization system.
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Because of the GP1 processing engine, it is possible to have image stabilization active while shooting 4K footage. Stabilization is capped at 30fps, but it’s a marked improvement over the Hero5 Black, that could only offer this on Full HD footage, while stabilization can be possible at up to 120fps at Full HD.
Want to fully capture stills aswell? The Hero6 Black, just like the Hero5 Black, can capture 12MP images in single, burst and timelapse modes. What’s new is an integral HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode for high-contrast scenes.
This new mode replaces the Wide Dynamic Range mode on the Hero5 Black, and, again because of the GP1 processing engine, it captures images with more detail in both shadows and highlights. And, if you are in the habit of venturing out at night, Night mode is here now for more accomplished low-light shooting.
Construction and handling
Waterproof up to 10m/33ft
Design unchanged from Hero5 Black
Wide variety of accessories available
While there was a significant design shift from the Hero4 Black to the Hero5 Black, the Hero6 Black doesn’t look any not the same as its predecessor, and that is a good thing. This step camera is really as discreet as ever, with an extremely small logo on leading of the otherwise black-on-dark-gray device – you can’t even start to see the logo when the camera is wearing its frame.
It’s compact too, feels extremely durable (a thing that even more affordable rivals have a problem with), and is waterproof (right down to 33ft or 10m) with no need for a housing. As we familiar with the Hero5 Black, the lack of a housing also ensures that with no casing getting back in just how of the built-in microphone, audio tracks quality is that far better. If you want to take the Hero6 Black deeper underwater, the optional Super Suit housing offers protection right down to 196ft or 60m.
It includes a durable plastic frame which allows for a variety of fun camera mounts, while the complete design is incredibly tight, snuggly fitting the microSD card right against the user-swappable battery (confirmed to be the same battery as in the Hero5 Black, which is nice for cross-compatibility). GoPro packed a whole lot of camera into this design with the Hero5 Black, and we’re a lot more impressed with it here.
There are 12 simple voice commands, covering just about everything you’re likely to wish to accomplish with the camera
It includes a 2-inch touchscreen on the trunk for reviewing video and photographs and adjusting settings, and it uses what appears just like the world’s tiniest touch-based interface.
You’d think this could be fiddly to use, but it’s not too bad, with simple swipes and taps enough to gain access to the Hero6 Black’s settings and make changes quickly. The screen itself also looks to be a noticable difference over the Hero5 Black’s, with that little more clarity evident.
If using the touchscreen is an excessive amount of effort, the Hero6 Black offers voice control. This is not enabled by default, but it’s simple to activate in the preferences menu, and you will then simply shout “GoPro start recording”, or “GoPro have a photo” and the Hero6 Black will spring into action. There are 12 simple voice commands, covering just about everything you’re likely to wish to accomplish with the camera.
While voice control was present on the Hero5 Black, the Hero6 Black includes a new Wake On Voice function. Turn the camera off with a voice command as well as your Hero6 Black with turn off and run a low-power listening mode, looking forward to the command “GoPro start”. Leave it longer than eight hours and the Hero6 Black shuts down completely.