HERO6 has 2x the performance of HERO5 Black. 4k60 and 1080p240Enhanced QuikStories – HERO6 uses your camera’s sensor and visual detection to identify the best moments to include in your QuikStory. Offload to your phone is 3X faster with HERO6 Black • Best image quality from a GoPro, powered by the GP1 chip.Improved image stabilization – Now supported on more resolutions and frame rates while adding in roll stabilization across all FOVs.You can get closer to the action, framing the perfect shot with Touch ZoomYou can now capture brilliantly exposed images with HDR PhotoFaster offload. The 5GHz band offers greater bandwidth, which enhances offload to phones and the cloud.
What are the improvements to image quality? Global Tone Mapping (GTM) for Video –HERO6 Black includes GTM for videos, allowing high-contrast shots with bright and dark regions to have improved exposure and retain details across the entire scene. While circumstances impact performance, GTM on H6 could deliver an improvement of up to two stops.Color Accuracy – Also part of the GTM capability, HERO6 Black’s color accuracy is tuned to be much closer to the natural color of the world around us. Colors will be more vibrant and reminiscent of how you lived the scene.Low-Light Photo ImprovementsHERO6 Black delivers a more powerful image de-noise capability, allowing it to capture at a higher ISO than ever before. This offers improved light sensitivity when needed, reducing blurred shots without introducing added visual noise, and results in better looking photos in low-light environments, from indoor shots to very dark outdoor night scenes.And for those dark long exposure shots, HERO6 Black now supports exposures of up to 10 seconds maximum in automatic mode, where HERO5 Black was limited to 2 seconds. Epic night photos are now easier to capture than ever.
How has low-light performance been improved? In video mode, users will experience improved brightness, dynamic range and color. And as we continue to tap into the GP1 platform, we will further fine tune the overall low light performance.Currently in Photo mode, users will also experience more powerful image de-noise capability, allowing it to capture at a higher ISO than ever before.
What are the improvements to image control for HERO6 Black over HERO5 Black? Auto Exposure (AE) – Now not only is our exposure control much greater, but thanks to our increased frame rate of the image processing, we are able to shift our AE from dark to bright regions significantly faster.Auto White Balance (AWB) – With improvements and control over AWB, we can do automatic scene detection for much more accurate colors across the broad range of environments and lighting conditions our customers will take their GoPro. A new capability this enables is the automatic detection of underwater scenes. The AWB adjusts dynamically to capture beautiful natural colors of the underwater shot, where a red or magenta filter would have previously been required to do so.
How has Image Stabilization improved from HERO5 Black?Video Stabilization on HERO5 reduces vibration in X and Y dimension, and in the Narrow or Medium Field of View (FOV), can also correct for rotational motion. With HERO6 Black, even when in a Wide FOV, we have full stabilization in all three axes, including in 4K30 and 1080p120 modes, which are not stabilized on HERO5. HERO6 Black has dedicated hardware that actively applies de-warping of images based on the motion sensors, vastly reducing warping seen in high-vibration or aggressively stabilized content. This culminates into customer content that will look smoother than ever before, in more modes, under a wider range of uses.If the camera is powered on by the GoPro Start Recording voice command, the camera will automatically power off when you stop recording.
How will by QuikStories be better for HERO6 vs HERO5?HERO6 uses algorithms that takes the following in to improve your QuikStory:Telemetry o Facial detectionAudioAlso HERO6 has 3x faster offload speed to your phone with 5Ghz Wi-Fi – getting you your story faster than ever