GoPro launches Hero6 Black action camera with new GP1 processor, yours for $499

Shawn Knight

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GoPro at a press event earlier today at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco unveiled its latest flagship action camera, the Hero6 Black.

Borrowing a page from Apple’s playbook, the Hero6 Black features the same exterior design as its predecessor albeit with improved internals.

The new camera is powered by GoPro’s custom-designed GP1 processor and is capable of recording 4K video at up to 60 frames per second or 1080p footage at up to 240 frames per second. That’s up from previous limitations of 30 fps and 120 fps, respectively.

GoPro says the GP1 chip additionally affords improved image quality, low-light performance and dynamic range. Video stabilization is also said to be dramatically better and best yet, all of these benefits are automated meaning you don’t have to fool around with image settings to get the best results.

Transferring video from the camera shouldn’t take nearly as long, either, thanks to new 5G Wi-Fi support (GoPro says users can expect 3X offload speeds). As before, the camera is waterproof to 33 feet and features both GPS and a two-inch LCD touchscreen.

The familiar design isn’t necessarily a bad thing as it means the camera will be compatible with mounts and other accessories you may already own.

The GoPro Hero6 Black is available for purchase from today priced at $499.

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RickRick

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"Borrowing a page from Apple’s playbook" - please. It's something every manufacturer has done since manufacturing started.
 

Uncle Al

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Slick video ..... but I wish they would show a few clips from the ones that pay more attention to their GoPro than what they are doing, thus crashing into a tree, car, each other ..... got to be some great shots like that so let's see 'em!
 

Skidmarksdeluxe

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Slick video ..... but I wish they would show a few clips from the ones that pay more attention to their GoPro than what they are doing, thus crashing into a tree, car, each other ..... got to be some great shots like that so let's see 'em!
You bound to find what you're looking for on YouTube but if you're looking for that kind of footage shot with the Hero 6 BE, you may be in for a bit of a wait. If you're wanting a promotional video from GoPro also with that kind of footage, make sure you have an excellent retirement plan and that it's fully paid right now because you're gonna need it, not to mention the fact that your beard could be tickling your ankles by then.
 
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mattsie

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Why in the hell is no one is mentioning the 480fps with 720p. That is not that bad of a feature if you want to do some slow motion footage. I had to research on my own to get that, where this is a website that could have mentioned it.

Is it me or the reports are getting more quantity and less quality.
 
Why in the hell is no one is mentioning the 480fps with 720p. That is not that bad of a feature if you want to do some slow motion footage. I had to research on my own to get that, where this is a website that could have mentioned it.

Is it me or the reports are getting more quantity and less quality.
720p is max 60 FPS.

The highest framrate is 1080P240.