GoPro Hero 6 announced

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Finally, after a nightmare of leaks, the GoPro Hero 6 has officially been announced. Looking a lot like its predecessor the GoPro Hero 5, inside you'll find a new processor and improved frame rates, image stabilization and image quality.

Just like many rumors predicted,the GoPro Hero 6 shoots 4K at 60fps. The 2.7k video is available at 120fps, and at 1080p you can shoot 240fps, double the frame rates of the Hero 5.

Digital image stabilization has also been improved when compared to the Hero 5. For stills, the new model shoots 12MP images at 30fps in burst timelapse mode and it should offer better dynamic range and low-light performance than the 5. It's also rugged and waterproof (up to 33′). It has a rear touchscreen and Wi-Fi connectivity for remote monitoring and control.

Here are the full specs of GoPro Hero 6:

Sensor 1 x  CMOS
Pixel Gross 12 MP
Effective Pixels Not specified by manufacturer
Fixed Focus Yes
Recording Media microSD/HC/XC
Video Format 3840 x 2880 at 24, 25, 30 fps (60, 78 Mbps MP4)
3840 x 2160p at 24, 25, 30, 50, 60 fps (60, 78 Mbps MP4)
2704 x 2028p at 24, 25, 30, 50, 60 fps (MP4)
2704 x 1520p at 24, 25, 30, 50, 60, 100, 120 fps (MP4)
1920 x 1440p at 24, 25, 30, 50, 60 fps (MP4)
1920 x 1080p at 24, 25, 30, 50, 60, 100, 120, 240 fps
1280 x 720 at 50, 60 fps (MP4)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Still Image Resolution RAW: 12 Megapixel
JPEG: 12 Megapixel
Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
Audio Format AAC
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 2″
Status Display Yes
Exposure Control
Burst Photo 30 Photos / 1 Second
Image Stabilization Digital
Waterproof Depth Rating 33.0′ / 10.0 m (Camera)
White Balance Modes Not specified by manufacturer
Built-In Mic Yes
Built-In Speaker Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs 1 x Micro-HDMI (Type-D)
Microphone Input Yes
Headphone Jack No


Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 1220 mAh
Charging Method AC Adapter
Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.6 x 1.8 x 1.4″ / 6.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm
Weight Not specified by manufacturer


The Hero6 Black has an RRP of $749.95 in Australia, and GoPro are also offering a 2-year extended warranty for $149. You can order it now through the website and it should be in retail stores soon.

GoPro also has a few new accessories to go along with the Hero6 Black — a new tripod-handle-extension pole called the Shorty for $59.95, a $39.95 floating Handler hand grip, and a $39.95 floaty Bite mount for divers and snorkellers.

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