GoPro Hero 6 is the latest action camera to the GoPro family. As this camera released recently, still there aren’t many reviews about this on internet. That’s why I decided to write this article. While I’m doing this review I want you to think why you would buy this or not.
How differ from GoPro Hero 5?
The GoPro Hero 6 is the successor to the GoPro Hero 5. But you might not necessarily notice that as the GoPro Hero 6 looks exactly like the GoPro Hero 5. The only physical difference between these two is this tiny little number 6 on the side on a side of your GoPro Hero 6. All of your hero 5s accessories will work with the GoPro Hero 6 but you got to stop and consider that that little number 6 is going to cost you $100 extra. The GoPro Hero 6 is a hefty $499. It is waterproof without a case up to 10 meters however if you do need a little more than that there is a waterproof accessory case that you can get for $50 that will take your waterproofing down
to 60 meters. It has a USB type-c connection and a micro HDMI out. The lens cover is removable in case of scratches and it is very easy to replace. This is something that I really like. However, you don’t really have to worry so much about the lens because it’s got that easy to replace lens cover. Also it comes with a 1220 mAh battery. On the back it has a 2 inch touchscreen that is very crisp and easy to use.
You can change all of the camera settings from the screen and this is something that GoPro Hero 6 seriously wins over others. GoPro Hero 6 camera is one of the best sport cameras compare to its price. It can film in 4k 60 frames per and image stabilization is at its best. Now the setting itself says it only crops the image about 5% however if you watch you will see that it crops at about 12% not 5%. So you are giving up a hefty chunk of your image to use the stabilization also you can turn on the pro 2 setting here on the back to get a lot more control over your video and your photos. It can shoot 4k video up to 60 frames per second and it can also do 1080p up to 240 frames per second. that’s crazy isn’t it? That will allow you to get all sorts of super smooth slow-motion. We all like slow-motion especially when it comes to action cameras.
So, Here’s the real big difference between the GoPro Hero5 and GoPro Hero 6. The hero 6 comes built with GoPros homemade gp1 processing system. This is very big for them as they’re moving away from their third-party Annabelle processor on the inside and going to their own homegrown solution. This should give GoPro all sorts of control over the firmware that’s released for the camera and it should also give them the ability to do anything they want. So if this the GoPro Hero 6 takes off it is totally GoPros credit but if it really fails they’ve got nobody to blame because they’re the ones to build the processor on the inside.
GoPro Hero 6 is one of the most expensive action cameras on the market. So, the video quality needs to be excellent and I’m happy to say the GoPro Hero 6 does produce a very nice crisp image when using outdoor setting when compared to my Sony FDR X 3000. You can definitely tell the GoPro put a ton of effort into the footage that would come out of this camera and it does look really nice. when used in wide-angle there is a bit of fisheye distortion but that really happens on all action cameras.
The GoPro Hero 6 black is probably the best electronic image stabilization I’ve ever seen it is seriously fantastic however to achieve that stability it does crop a bit of the footage and like we said earlier. If you check out the iPhone doze review you will know that it’s about 12% not 5%. Ease of use action cameras need to be quick and they need to be easy in my opinion if you truly want more control over a video or photo you’ll be using a different kind of camera. So I shoot these cameras like durable point-and-shoots when done right the camera should fade away and it really should be recording what you want to record and the equipment just goes with you. You shouldn’t have to think about it it should just be an extension of yourself and it should be fast enough that you won’t miss anything during crucial moments. I do think that the GoPro Hero 6 is relatively easy to use. As I said that LCD screen makes it so much easier to not only frame shots but to change settings.
I have had some serious issues with the GoPro Hero 6 black where it didn’t want to save my footage after like a 15 or 20 minute session. I’d stop using it and it would start saying like saving and would just freeze there. This is actually my second GoPro Hero 6. I returned the first one for those issues and I’ve still had it happen to me once on this camera. So it is easy to use but I’m still trying to find out a firmware update where you don’t have to worry about whether.
Audio is always important when making videos. I almost never use the audio from my action cameras. The GoPro is waterproof without a case. The audio is pretty warbled. It’s not unusable but I wouldn’t use it as my primary audio recorder unless absolutely necessary. One of the biggest negatives about the GoPro Hero 6 is you need a huge $50 accessory to be able to have a 3.5 millimeter audio jack. This is super unfortunate because it really kind of crushes some of the awesome features.
However, I think the GoPro Hero 6 is a decent overpriced camera. It has a lot of features that I look for in action cameras. It’s super easy to use. It feels very durable and it captures good quality videos. It’s very durable and the stabilization is fantastic but it’s really expensive. That’s the only reason I don’t like Gopro Hero 6. But you need to think back to the beginning of the article. Is this $500 camera really worth? Now you can decide.