GoPro Hero6 black – 4K 60fps

Nick Woodman, CEO of GoPro, already mentioned a new GoPro Hero6 very early in 2017:

Yes, we can confirm there will be new cameras and other accessories released during the year and new camera namely being HERO6.

Now the first leaked image confirms what was already expected: GoPro Hero6 will feature 4K resolution with 60fps, but there’s more according to the latest pic:

GoPro Hero6 Specs

GoPro Hero6 Specs

GoPro Hero6 black – Specs:

Photo Resolution
The photo resolution of 12MP indicates that a 12MP sensor (4:3 format) is being used. Other cameras recently turned to a 8MP 16:9 size sensor, I guess for video optimisation (Sony FDR-X3000, Xiaomi Mijia).

Video Resolution & Frame Rate

  • 4K – 60fps
  • 1080p – 240fps

Hero6 will offer 4K resolution with 60fps. YI Technology already offers a 4K 60fps action camera – their YI 4K+ Action Camera – using the Ambarella H2 processor, which became available after GoPro Hero5 was released. Might be the reason this feature wasn’t introduced in Hero5 already due to a earlier release date.
But GoPro Hero6 tops YI 4K+ which offers 4K with 60fps but max. frame rate in 1080p is 120fps, similar to Hero5 & YI 4K. In contrast Hero6 will offer 240fps in 1080p.

Processor & Sensor
GoPro moved away from Ambarella chipsets and now uses their own – GP1 processor. No word on the sensor so far, my guess it’s again a Sony sensor, most likely the 12MP IMX377 also used in YI 4K+. It’s not the IMX317 used in Xiaomi Mijia and Sony FDR-X3000 which is 8MP. The max pixel amount is smaller as this model is 16:9 format.

Image Stabilization
The packaging only states “advanced video stabilization” so I’m currently not sure if the firmware algorithm was improved or the max. resolution. Hero5 offers EIS up to 2.7k with 60fps whereas YI 4K+ offers EIS up to 4K 30fps.

Body
Seems like Hero6 uses the same body as Hero5, so it will be compatible with all accessories including batteries.

QuickStories
This is a feature which I think will become more important with action cams. The ability to analyze your recorded footage to get you a short auto edited highlight video from your footage for easy sharing on social media. GoPro Hero6 will do so via Quick App on your Smartphone, let’s see how good it can analyze your recordings to get you the best shots into your highlights. Hero6 has a lot of sensors (GPS, accelerometer,…) that could benefit detection.

 

GoPro Product Line

It seems that GoPro Hero Session (former Hero4 session) will be ditched and GoPro Hero5 Session, Hero5 back and Hero6 black will be GoPro’s current lineup.
Hopefully the prices for Hero5 Session and Hero5 black will be lowered with Hero6 being offered at 399 USD. (Current price of Hero5).

Release Date
It seems that GoPro Hero6 black will be available on September 28th.




 

GoPro Fusion

I’m not sure if GoPro’s 360° VR camera with 5.2K resolution will be released as well. GoPro already hosted an event where selected users had the chance to test the new camera. But latest news told me release will be later this year / early 2018. More infos here: GoPro Fusion.

GoPro and current competitors

 YI 4K+ Action CameraGoPro Hero5 blackSony FDR-X3000YI 4K Action CameraXiaomi Mijia SJCAM SJ7 StarFirefly 8STHIeye T5
YI 4K PlusGoPro Hero5 blackSony FDR X-3000YI 4K Action CameraXiaom-Mijia-Action-Camera-Symbolsj7-star-symbolFirefly 8Sthieye-t5e-symbol
Sensor12 MP Sony
IMX377
12 MP Sony
IMX ?
12 MP Sony
IMX317
12 MP Sony
IMX377
8 MP Sony
IMX317
12 MP Sony
IMX117
12 MP Sony
IMX 117
12 MP Sony
IMX 117
ProcessorAmbarella H2Ambarella A9BIONZ X image processorAmbarella A9Ambarella A12Ambarella A12Ambarella A12Ambarella A12
LensF/2.8, 155° FOVF/2.8, 170° FOV f/2.8, f=17 mmF/2.8, 155° FOVF/2.8, 145° FOVF/2.5, 166° FOVF/2.8, 170° or
F/2.8, 90° version
F/2.5, 170° FOV
4K Resolutionmax. 60fpsmax. 30fpsmax. 30fpsmax. 30fpsmax. 30fpsmax. 30fpsmax. 30fpsmax. 30fps
Bitrate in 4K120 Mbps60 Mbps100 Mbps100 Mbps?70Mbps70Mbps
2.7K Resolutionmax. 60fpsmax. 60fpsmax. 60fps-
(2.5K in 30fps)
max. 30fps
(2.5K in 60fps)
max. 30fps
(2.5K in 60fps)
max. 30fps
(2.5K in 60fps)
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720p Resolutionmax. 240fpsmax. 240fpsmax. 240fpsmax. 240fpsmax. 200fpsmax. 200fpsmax. 240fpsmax. 240fps
Photo Resolution12 MP12 MP8 MP12 MP8 MP12 MP12 MP12 MP
RAW photoyes
DNG Format
yes
GPR Format
noyes
DNG Format
yes
? Format
nonono
Display2,19″ Touchscreen2″ Touchscreendata only2,19″ Touchscreen2,44″ Touchscreen2″ Touchscreen2" live view2" live view
Battery (Capacity)1400 mAh1120 mAh1240 mAh1400 mAh1450 mAh1000 mAh1200 mAh1100 mAh
Image Stabilizationyes
up to 4K 30fps
yes
up to 2.7K 60fps
yes (optical)
up to 4K 30fps
yes
up to 2.7K 60fps
yes
up to 1080p 60fps
yes
up to 1080p 60fps
yes
up to 1080p 60fps
yes
up to 1080p 60fps
Wifiyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
Bluetoothyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
Remote Controlleryes, optional extrayes, optional extrayes, optional extrayes, optional extrayes, optional extrayes, optional extrayes, optional extrayes, optional extra
AppYi Action App
iOS, Android
GoPro App
iOS, Android
Action Cam App
iOS, Android
Yi Action App
iOS, Android
Xiaomi AppSJCAM Zone
iOS, Android
Firefly Cam
iOS, Android
Thieye HD
iOS, Android
StoragemicroSD (up to 128GB)microSD (up to 128GB)microSD (up to 128GB)microSD (up to 128GB)microSD (up to 64GB)microSD (up to 128GB)microSD (up to 128GB)microSD (up to 128GB)
USB PortUSB-C portUSB-C portmicro USB portmicro USB portmicro USB portmini USB portmini USB portmicro USB port
A/V Outputyesyesyesyes?yesyesyes
external Microphoneyes
via USB-C
yes
via USB-C
yes
via 3,5mm
nonoyes
via mini USB
yes
via mini USB
yes
via 2.5mm plug
HDMI Portnomicro HDMImicro HDMInonomicro HDMImicro HDMImicro HDMI
Voice Controlyesyesnomight be addednononono
Special FeatureFacebook Live BroadcastingGPS recordingGPS recordingFacebook Live BroadcastingAluminum Frame Body
Mounts1/4" thread on body
GoPro System on case
GoPro System on frame/case1/4" thread on body
1/4" thread on case
1/4" thread on body
GoPro System on case
1/4" thread on body
GoPro System on case
GoPro System on frame/case1/4" thread on body
GoPro System on case
1/4" thread on body
GoPro System on case
Waterproof40m with case10m without case
60m with case
splash proof without case
60m with case
40m with casewith case30m with case30m with case30m with case
Included AccessoriesMany offers include caseFrameUnderwater Case--
kits will be available later
Case & MountsCase & MountsCase, 2nd battery
Best PriceAliexpress: 269.99 USD
incl. underwater case
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