GoPro Hero 5’s younger (or newer) brother is here and is said to be more capable than the 5–the GoPro Hero 6. For starters, you get better slo-mo frame rates—4K at 60fps, 2.7K at 120 fps, and 1080p at 240fps. In the Hero 5, 4k is at 30fps and 720p at 240fps.

Image stabilization is also much better thanks to GP1, the image processor, although OIS (optical image stabilization) is still nowhere to be found. However, the Hero 6 has now the touch zoom feature, which is absent from Hero 5.

Aside from better image stabilization, GP1 also improves image quality through better performance in low-light settings and enhanced color reproduction. It also has the HDR more and has gotten rid of WDR from Hero 5.

While there’s not much difference between the two, especially when it comes to the design, the better frame rates and image qualities may excite you. If not, you can stick with Hero 5 and wait for a more revolutionary enhancement in the future.

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GoPro Hero 6 is Now Available
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