GoPro Hero6 Black - 12 MP, 4K Ultra HD Action Camera
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|Video capture resolution||4K|
|Has image stabilisation||Yes|
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Product detailsColor:Black | Style:Base
- Batteries : 1 A batteries required. (included)
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 4.45 x 6.2 x 3.2 cm; 117.93 Grams
- Date First Available : 28 September 2017
- Manufacturer : GO Pro
- ASIN : B074X5WPC5
- Item model number : CHDHX-601
- Best Sellers Rank: #8,063 in Sporting Goods (See Top 100 in Sporting Goods)
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GoPro Hero6 Black offers a better dynamic range and low-light performance. Transform your adventures into incredible QuikStories with the GoPro Hero6 Black. It is equipped with a leading-edge GP1 chip processor that delivers a class-leading performance by unlocking higher resolution and frame rate options. Also, this 12MP camera enables you to shoot 240fps slow-motion videos at a much sharper resolution of 1080p. Furthermore, it allows you to shoot 4K Ultra HD videos so that you can relive the lovely moments all over again in a lifelike quality. It also allows you to touch the screen and take a closer look at the subject captured, thereby enabling you to get the perfect shot. This GoPro camera offers a super-fast offload speed with its Wi-Fi connectivity, which allows you to copy pictures and videos over to your phone in a jiffy. The icing on the cake is the device's simple voice command feature that enables you to take hands-free control and show off your wild and tricky moves. All the more, this gear is made of high-quality material that makes it sturdy and durable enough to sustain the rigors of your active lifestyle. Thanks to its ergonomic and lightweight design, you can easily carry this camera with you, anywhere and everywhere. Also, the GoPro Hero6 Black is waterproof up to a depth of 10m so that nothing stops you from exploring the wilds, not even broad rivers, and heavy rains.
From the manufacturer
- 12 MP
- 4K Ultra HD Action Camera
- Rugged + Waterproof
- 5GHz Wi-Fi
Performance That Will Never Let You Down
The GoPro Hero6 Black, with its new and innovative GP1 chip, delivers an optimally improved image quality. Also, it has an advanced video stabilization that captures a super smooth footage, no matter if you are using the device in a handheld or a mounted position. What’s more? This action camera also lets you capture crisp and clear photos and video, even in low-light conditions. All the more, you can instantly offload the content over to your phone with the device’s fast Wi-Fi connectivity.
Designed to Perfection
This GoPro camera with you flaunts a rugged and waterproof body that lets you make the most out of this device. What’s more? This gadget is waterproof up to a depth of 10m, which means you can go swimming and play water sports with the camera switched on and shooting all your fun moments.
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The bad - and there's a bunch of it.
-You can't live stream and record in 4k. The most you can do is 1080p. To me, this is a total waste - why would I live stream with a high end camera like this, and skip the most important function of the camera. Some product manager needs a kick in the nuts.
-Battery life is pathetic. Get a very large external battery pack if you're going to record in 4k 60. Seriously, unless you take 2 minute videos, it will die before you capture anything.
-You can cook eggs on this thing when you're recording. If it's even remotely warm outside, it will shut down occasionally, from what I can only assume is overheating.
-There's no preview available while recording in 4k 60. My Hero 5 Blacks have it, why not this new one? Seems like a giant oversight.
-I had to go to youtube to find out how to set up streaming for something other than Facebook. Seriously GoPro - your documentation, both on-line and included with the camera, sucks.
-The whole streaming process is really funky. I keep having to delete the camera from the GoPro app in my phone and re-connect it whenever something needs to be changed.
Long story short, I'll use it for recording the same content I did with my Hero Black 5's, but won't be using the streaming features - which was the only reason I even though about upgrading. I wish GoPro had documented or at least given specifics on the new features. I have a feeling they purposefully held that information back because they knew it would piss people off and no one would pay to upgrade.
Now, with low light improvements and the fact that it shoots "flat" it's honestly a huge benefit to my work! What I mean by shooting flat, is that the video sequences lack the high contrast I've gotten with the GoPro Hero 5 Black edition and that's a GOOD THING! They dynamic range is inproved, less clipping in highlights and more information in the shadows, you can up the contrast in post production and get the look you want. But that's not what I needed this for.
I'm a single shooter, meaning that I work alone, even when covering weddings. I have always done mixed media with my Nikon DSLR bodies which meant that I would shift back and forth from stills to video sequences. Now I'm not even going to pretend that the GPH6B is competing with the capabilities of pro-body DSLR cameras, BUT, I can use both at the same time. A recent client asked if I could take stills of things like ring exchanges, the first kiss, bouquet toss etc... AND, include short video grabs of those critical moments? Well, actually, yes, now I can do just that.
During wedding ceremonies, I don't use a strobe on top of my camera, I don't want to disturb the sacred moments, nor make myself part of the "action" up at the altar. The solution is that I can put the GoPro Hero6 ON my Nikon hot-shoe, I set the field of view etc to 1080p Narrow 30 fps.
Wherever my camera is pointing to take those special photos, the GoPro is videoing and with the field of view set to narrow, you don't see your 70-200 zoom lens, even with the shade/hood in place.
I remain a one-person-show and don't make myself into a spectacle at weddings or performances, AND get both video and stills without switching back and forth from one camera to another. GoPro HERO6 Black is finally for truly Professional workflows. I'm so glad to have it!
I did read several reviews before purchasing the Hero6 and noticed many complaints regarding the camera stalling, shutting down, not recording, re-starting etc... Those issues are almost always due to the wrong capacity Micro SD Card. The problem is that they often sell this camera in a bundle that includes a Micro SD Card that does NOT meet the minimum performance requirements of the Hero6
When you go to the GoPro site, there is only ONE RECOMMENDED CARD LINE and here it is: SanDisk Extreme/Extreme Plus/Extreme Pro UHS Video Speed Class 30 (V30) - ≥32GB
I personally wouldn't use any card that is not marked "Extreme Pro" by SanDisk. and I recommend that you don't get a card smaller than 64gb. In 4k, a 32 gig card will get used up in a blink depending on your selected frame rate.
Your read/write speeds will save data recording problems from happening. AND, in post-production, you will offload your video data much quicker and time = money. If you don't use the endorsed cards, don't complain, it's the operator, not the gear.
I would definitely recommend this camera to enthusiasts and pros that need to add to their image making arsenal. FIVE STARS to say the least.
The stabilization in the TimeWarp (hyper lapse video) mode is not quite as good as in the HyperSmooth mode but works well. When I used TimeWarp while mountain biking it was watchable but a little rough. When I used it while on a road bike with was very smooth.
The SuperPhoto HDR setting in photo mode also works shockingly well. I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the images it produces in the linear FOV with SuperPhoto turned on.
I haven’t had any of the connection and setup issues that others have noted. I have a Google Pixel 2 and was able to download the GoPro app, turn on the Camera, install updates, and have it up and running with no problems at all. I know it varies by iOS vs Android and what phone you are using, but if you have a Pixel 2, you shouldn’t have any issues. Hopefully. I didn’t anyway. Cross your fingers.
My only negative thing to say so far is the battery life is not great. You may as well go ahead and buy at least one more battery and the multi-battery charger. Turning off wireless connections while filming definitely helped with battery life but on the other hand it is also really nice to use your phone to control it with using it.
All in all I really like it. I haven’t had a GoPro since they didn’t have touch screens. This is the first one with enough features to entice me back into the GoPro world. This one is easy to use. It produces good footage. It’s waterproof and rugged. I can use it as an action camera and as a small point and shoot travel camera. That is basically what I’ve been hoping a GoPro could be at some point and I feel like this one actually delivers on that.