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First Look at the GoPro HERO 6


As expected, GoPro just announced the new HERO 6 but also a new VR camera called Fusion and we share with you a first sneak pick at both of them.

The HERO 6 looks practically identical to the last generation of GoPro however internally it brings a number of interesting features including:

  • 12MP sensor (same as before) but with better image quality (in stills and video).
  • Includes a new GP1 processor for better dynamic range.
  • HDR photos and videos.
  • RAW stills.
  • 4K at up to 60fps (vs. 30fps on earlier models), also shoots 4k at 4:3 aspect ratio.
  • 2.7k at up to 120fps and 1080p at up to 240fps.
  • Voice control, touchscreen, zoom (digital) and more advanced (digital) image stabilization (3 axis).
  • Better, faster auto exposure (from moving from dark to light places and vice versa).
  • GPS, Accelerometer and Gyroscope.
  • WiFi + Bluetooth (and 3x Faster Offload Speeds via 5GHz Wi-Fi).
  • Price: $500 (up from $400 for the Hero 5 Black).

Other than these things the two cameras (Hero 6/Hero 5 black) are practically identical – both have the same external design, 10m waterproof, dual mic, battery, Karma grip etc.

Official GoPro video showing the new HERO 6

Besides the GoPro HERO 6 GoPro also announced the new Fusion VR camera which uses dual built-in cameras along with some very clever algorithms and a number of interesting options including making a “normal” video from 360 footage (if this works well – it is pretty amazing).

Here are some of the main features of the new Fusion VR camera:

  • Video resolution of up to 5.2K at 30fps and 3K up to 60fps spherical video.
  • Stills resolution – 18MP spherical image.
  • OverCapture software lets the user make traditional video from 360 Footage
  • Advanced stabilization.
  • 360 degree audio.
  • Waterproof up to  5m/16f.
  • Time Lapse Video + Photo, Night timelapse and burst modes.
  • Voice control (10 Languages).
  • GPS, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.
  • WiFi + Bluetooth
  • Price: $700.

The new Fusion and Relive Reality

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