Details of the upcoming GoPro Hero 6 have found their way online.
From the outside, GoPro Hero 6 will look like the Hero 5 but the leak suggests that most of the upgrade are done under the hood. Like the new 12-megapixels with 4K @60fps support, which will be a significant upgrade from the 4K 30 fps of Hero 5 and Hero 5 Session. That additional 30fps of the upcoming Hero 6 will make regular videos a lot smoother and less blur in slow motion.
GoPro Hero 6 will still shoot 1080p video @240fps, a slow motion video that is 10x slower than real time.
Another significant change is its processor, the company will no longer be using the one from Ambarella, which has supplied the chip in GoPro’s early camera. GoPro will instead be using their own custom processor called GP1, a move that’s similar to Apple, where they develop their own chips that will in turn allow them to have full control of the image processing pipeline.
Like with other GoPro cameras the Hero 6 will be water resistant for up to 33 feet, and will retail at around $499 in United States.
The company is expected to officially announce GoPro Hero 6 and a slew of new products on the 28th of September.
Last modified: September 18, 2017