As scheduled, GoPro has launched its latest action camera for the adventure enthusiasts. The company at an event in San Francisco, California unveiled the new GoPro Hero 6 Black along with a few other products and upgrades.
The Hero 6 Black is basically the successor to the Hero 5 Black. However, while the new camera takes great design inspiration from its predecessor, GoPro Hero 6 Black comes with nifty upgrades under the hood. Well, one the most important features of the new camera is that it can now shoot 4K video and 60 frames per second as well as super slow motion at 240 frames per second in full high definition 1080p.
Talking about other new features, Hero 6 Black is powered entirely by a custom-designed GP1 processor which also helps in delivering improved dynamic range and low-light performance. The GoPro's GP1 processor also adds computer vision and machine learning so it can analyze visual scenes and sensor data to make it easier to create QuikStories.
As for the camera sensor, the device is equipped with a 12MP with which a user can capture either JPG or Raw files. The Hero6 Black features a new touch zoom feature and voice control capability in 10 languages. The device is waterproof up to 10m depth without the need for an extra case.
Hero 6 Black sports a GPS Chip along with a 2 Inch of LCD display at the back side. The device also offers faster speeds for wireless transfers through 5GHz Wi-Fi and advanced video stabilization.
GoPro Hero 6 Black is priced at $499 (approximately Rs.32,577) and is available for purchase now.
Apart from the standard action camera, GoPro has stepped into 360-degree video with the introduction of Fusion camera. This new device can create 5.2K spherical videos at 30fps and 3K at 60fps so users can capture everything around them with almost gimbal quality stabilization.
The company has said that the users can use the GoPro app to play back what they have shot and share their footage as VR content. GoPro Fusion will be available later in 2017 most probably in the month of November.
And finally, GoPro's Karma drone has also received a software update. The drone now features GPS-enabled Watch and Follow modes. Basically, with these new modes, a user can keep the drone hovering to keep the shot within the frame in Watch mode and the drone will follow the controller in Follow mode. The Karma can be purchased in a bundle with the Hero 6 for $1,199 (approximately Rs. 78,276) or for $799 (approximately Rs. 52,162)as a single device.