GoPro has unveiled its latest action camera, the HERO6 Black.
Powered by GoPro’s custom-designed GP1 processor, the HERO6 achieves an entirely new level of performance including 4K60 and 1080p240 video as well as an advanced video stabilization.
GoPro’s founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman, says:
“HERO6’s next-level image quality, video stabilization and three times faster QuikStories performance makes it a powerful storytelling extension of your smartphone. It’s never been easier to live it, then share it…using a GoPro.”
Retailing for US$499.99/426 Euros, the HERO6 Black is waterproof to 33 feet/10 meters and is compatible with existing GoPro mounts.
The custom-designed GP1 processor enables twice the video frame rates, improved image quality, dynamic range, low-light performance and dramatically improved video stabilization over previous HERO camera generations. Additionally, the GP1 automates all of these benefits, allowing users to capture videos and photos without messing around with complex image settings. The GP1 also advances GoPro’s capabilities in computer vision and machine learning, enabling the HERO6 to analyze visual scenes and sensor data for improved automated “QuikStories.”
On the same day, GoPro also launched the Fusion, its new waterproof, mountable 5.2K spherical camera.
Retailing for US$699.99/596.32 Euros, the Fusion has the ability to capture immersive 5.2K spherical content, and its gimbal-like stabilization makes it all smooth. You’ll be able to use the GoPro App to play back and share your footage as VR content or use the app’s OverCapture feature to recapture and share your spherical shot as a traditional fixed perspective video.
Waterproof down to 5 meters/16 feet, the Fusion features Time Lapse Video + Photo, Night Lapse and Burst Modes, and works with most GoPro mounts. It also has GPS, an accelerometer, gyroscope and compass, along with sporting WiFi and Bluetooth.
Users will be able to create stunning edits using the bundled Fusion Studio desktop software available when the product ships. The OverCapture mobile experience will be part of a new version of the GoPro App available for iOS and Android in early 2018.
Currently available for pre-order on GoPro.com for the USA, Canada, United Kingdom and the European Union, the Fusion will begin shipping in November.
For more info on the HERO6 Black and Fusion, check out the GoPro website.
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