The past few months have been tough on GoPro, but that's not stopping the action cam giants ploughing ahead with the launch of its next camera, the Hero6, successor to the GoPro Hero5 Black.
The new camera looks a lot like the Hero5 on the outside, but it's been gutted and packed with GoPro's new, and first, custom processor, the GP1. GoPro promises this will give it 2x the performance, including increased frame rates and improved dynamic range in low light. You'll now be able to shoot 4K video at 60fps, something GoPro fans have been hankering for. It'll also shoot 2.7K at 120fps and 1080p at 240fps.
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The new cam also comes with a digital zoom for focusing too, but otherwise this is similar to what came before it. Like the Hero5, the new camera can shoot 12-megapixel photos, in JPG or RAW, is waterproof to 33 feet and has built-in GPS. The new processor will make the Wi-Fi for transferring to phone three times faster, promises GoPro.
GoPro is also going all in on 360-degree video with a second new camera called the GoPro Fusion, which we saw at a preview event earlier this year. The Fusion sports two lenses that can capture 5.2K spherical video at 30fps, 3K spherical at 60fps, and 18MP stills - all of which should look pretty amazing viewed back on your VR headset. It's waterproof to 5 meters, too, and GoPro says it should work with most mounts.
It's in the editing where the Fusion should come into its own, as you'll be able to edit the footage from multiple fixed perspectives using the OverCapture feature in the app.
The Hero6 Black is available now for $499, while Fusion will ship in November for $699.
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