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GoPro Hero6

We have collected and analyzed 36 expert reviews and 203 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 89/100 and users rate it 91/100. The average review date is Jan 28, 2018. We have compared these reviews to 369431 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 99/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 12, 2018.

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

GoPro Hero 6 review: Slow-mo, stabilization and subtle refinements

 

The Hero 6 is the first camera from GoPro to feature the company's custom GP1 image processor, and it looks like a successful debut. Video framerates have been doubled almost across the board, making the Hero 6 the slow-mo lovers dream. Better image...

Improved stabilization ; Large selection of slow-mo options ; Greater manual control of exposure ; Upgraded image processor

Pricier than the Hero 5 at launch ; No update to the design ; File compatibility issues on slow-mo videos

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Daven Mathies (digitaltrends.com)

GoPro Hero6 Black hands-on review

 

With the GoPro Hero6 Black, the best just keeps getting better.

4K/60p recording ; 240 fps at 1080p ; Faster Wi-Fi ; Improved stabilization ; Better dynamic range, low light ability

4K/60p is slow to work with ; Price seems a bit steep ; Certain modes require HEVC support

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Brendan Nystedt (wired.com)

Review: GoPro Hero6 Black

 

If you're all about slo-mo and smooth 4K, GoPro's got you covered.

Does GoPro things exceedingly well. Mount and accessory ecosystem is second-to-none. New processing means tons of new framerates from 4K/60 to HD/240. Footage is pretty solid.

Battery life sucks, even with all wireless off, so definitely buy a spare battery. HEVC compression is the future of 4K, but it might not be supported on every device you own.

Oct, 2017

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Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

GoPro Hero6 Black

 

The GoPro Hero6 Black is an update to our favorite action cam. It adds higher frame rates, digital stabilization, and GPS, but costs more than the Hero5.

Compact, go-anywhere design. 4K video at up to 60fps. Strong digital stabilization. Loads of slow-motion video options. HDR and Raw photo capture. Touch screen. GPS.

Pricey. QuikStories editing app needs work. Wi-Fi video transfers are slow and impact battery life.

The GoPro Hero6 Black is the company's answer to challenges it has been facing in the marketplace. Competing cameras have offered similar video quality and, in some instances, more robust video capture. The Hero6's new image processor bumps frame rates...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Lucas Matney (techcrunch.com)

Review: GoPro HERO6 Black

 

GoPro has always occupied a fairly tight niche of camera users. In fact, there are almost certainly more people who own the action camera than have lives gnarly or radical enough to actually need them. With this laser focus has come GoPro's ability to...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Brent Rose (gizmodo.com)

GoPro's Hero6 Is Still the King of Action Cameras

 

GoPro has been the leader on action cameras from the very beginning, and its brand has attained a kind of Xerox-like omnipotence—despite the company's ongoing struggles in recent years. Amongst GoPro's problems is the difficulty in making the...

The slow motion is insane, as is the dynamic range.

The slow motion is insane, as is the dynamic range.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

GoPro Hero6 Black In-Depth Review

 

This is pretty much the last round of deals on sports tech devices, including solid offerings from GoPro, Garmin, Fitbit, Suunto, Velocomp, Tacx and more! Pretty much all those brands are offering deals on their latest devices. I've consolidated them...

Sep, 2017

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Expert review by : Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

GoPro Hero 6 Black

 

GoPro Hero 6 Black review: GoPro's new camera improves on the Hero 5 Black in every conceivable way and is the best action camera you can buy today.

Superb electronic image stabilisation ; Improved image quality ; Higher frame rates and resolution combinations ; Waterproof to 10m without a case

Voice controls can be a little unreliable ; Most expensive GoPro Hero to date

That fancy GP1 processor has done more than just improved frame rates and image stabilisation. It’s also responsible for bolstering global tone mapping, resulting in improved colour and dynamic range. The latter has been bumped up by the equivalent of...

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Luke Edwards (t3.com)

GoPro Hero6 Black review: is more power everything?

 

Higher frame rates and 5Ghz Wi-Fi ensure more options and faster uploads. Is that enough?

Higher frame rates ; Still waterproof to 10 metres without a case ; 5GHz Wi-Fi for faster transfers

Expensive ; HEVC codec not compatible on all devices ; Low light shots still suffer

Nov, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

GoPro Hero6 Black review

 

Yes, Tina, we do need another Hero...

Superb video quality ; Image stabilisation works really well ; Loads of mounts and accessories ; Auto-editing software is useful

Some potential codec frustration ; Battery life quite short when shooting 4K ; Doesn't support Bluetooth mics

It’s not cheap, but the Hero6 is the best GoPro ever and king of the action cam mountain

Oct, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y

Battery

Battery Capacity:1220
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Display

Built-in display:Y
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2
Flip-out screen:N
Touchscreen:Y

Features

Bluetooth:Y
Color of product:Black
Image processor:GP1
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Night mode:Y
One button operation:Y
Touchscreen:Y
Voice control:Y
Wind filter:Y

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):Y

Image Sensor

Total megapixels:12

Lens System

Image Stabilizer:Y

Networking

Frequency band:2.4 - 5
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Protection features:Splash proof, Water resistant, Waterproof
Waterproof up to:393.7

Packaging Content

Basic mount:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C
Manual:Y
Package type:Blister
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
USB connector type:USB Type-C

Still Image

Continuous shooting mode:Y
Image formats supported:RAW
Photo mode:Y

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Storage media:Memory Card

Video

Aspect Ratio:4:3, 16:9
Bitrate at maximum video resolution:60
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum frame rate:240
Maximum video resolution:3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:480p,720p,960p,1080p,1440p,2160p
Video formats supported:AVC,H.264,H.265,HEVC,MP4
Video Resolutions:800 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,2560 x 1440,3840 x 2160