GoPro will launch Hero6 later this year

Action cam fans won't have to wait long for a follow-up to the Hero5
GoPro confirms Hero6 launch for 2017

The past few months have been tough on GoPro, but that won't stop it ploughing ahead with the launch of its next camera, the Hero6, successor to the GoPro Hero5 Black.

During a Q4 earnings call, company CEO Nick Woodman confirmed GoPro will release the new camera in 2017, along with new accessories, though wouldn't say when.

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"Yes, we can confirm there will be new cameras and other accessories released during the year and new camera namely being Hero6," he said in response to a question from JPMorgan Securities. "But we're not going to share any information as to the timing or any other details around the release of those new products as you can imagine."

It was only in September that the GoPro Hero5 Black was introduced, adding 4K video recording and a more robust frame to the action camera. It was joined by the Hero5 Session, its slightly-pared-down sibling.

The company also released a drone called Karma, which had to be recalled due to battery connection problems, and, combined with Hero5 production issues, was partly to blame for GoPro losing $116 million in Q4.

With the Karma now back on sale, hopefully GoPro can turn its fortune around and return to profitability in 2017. As for what we can expect from the Hero6, your guess is as good as ours, but let's hope GoPro has something big in store for us.

Source: Seeking Alpha
Via: Engadget

GoPro confirms Hero6 will launch this year

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