GoPro Hero 6 Black is a waterproof action camera that’s exciting and enticing in every sense. Here’s what is on offer and why you should purchase it and why you should skip it.
What you’d like?
- Excellent image quality
- Brilliant built quality
- Enhanced electronic image stabilization
- Worthy and appreciable performance
- Waterproof up to 10m without case
What you’d not like?
- Battery life
- Voice controls are not receptive
GoPro Hero 6 Black Review
Designed and built for adventure freaks, this camera from GoPro certainly takes a leap. It boasts a new and an improved processor, has tremendous features in its offering list and on top of everything else it adds a sense of excitement.
Talking about its design, nothing exceptional has been done to differentiate it from its predecessor, Hero 5 Black. The looks are quite identical with a small screen, brand’s logo and the lens at the front panel. The rear side of the camera comes with a touch screen to manage controls. The company has placed LED lights on the front face’s top and bottom corners that become functional while charging.
The mini HDMI ports and USB Type-C charging slot are packed inside the right flap. The power button sits at the left panel quite nicely. The shutter button is placed at the top of the GoPro Hero 6 Black and microSD card and battery have a compartment at the bottom of the camera.
There is a two-inch display screen for controlling the camera, which is similar to Hero 5 Black’s screen aesthetically but is improved overall. The new display offers much sharper and vivid image quality. The touch sensors have also been worked on making it better than the previous. The touch response is mind-blowing, and you don’t feel a lag even once, which is a commendable job done by the team. The bright sunlight doesn’t affect the display of the screen and you experience it evens when indoors and outdoors.
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On the performance front, GoPro Hero 6 Black gets all the attention from the word go. The image quality on offer is fabulous, dynamic color reproduction is fantastic and it allows you to take wider angle shots in the blink of the eye. The images are detailed with the finest of quality while the zoom feature has also been enhanced for capturing better photos. The images captured in the dark and under low light were as good as the ones clicked under bright sunlight. We were pleased to see to that.
The video recording is considerable too. The videos are saved in 4k high-definition quality keeping noise and shake effects at bay, thanks to its electronic image stabilization feature.
The GoPro Hero 6 Black camera comes with Quik Stories integration that enables you to create shareable stories from the captured videos on the go. Your videos are synced with the app that creates quick videos for you. You can transfer the videos to your smartphone and share it with your peers on different social media platforms.
The company has fitted a customized GP1 processor aimed at clicking better quality images than its predecessor Hero 5 Black. It offers both RAW as well as JPEG image formats along with video capturing maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. The stills can be captured using the 12MP lens and HD 4k videos can be recorded at 60fps. There is a slow-motion video feature as well that records 2.7K videos at 120fps and 240fps.
There are few advanced video features like video stabilization, time-lapse recording and voice controls. However, the voice recognition feature still needs improvement as it does not recognize the voice as it should. The camera is waterproof, and you can take it down to as low as 30 feet of water.
In terms of connectivity, it offers Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity. The Wi-Fi connectivity has been improved and now you can transfer photos and videos to your smartphone three times faster.
The best part of purchasing Hero 6 Black is that you don’t have to spend on accessories if you already have Hero 5 Black with you. Because accessories for Hero 5 Black are compatible with the new Hero 6 Black.
Price and Verdict
You can buy the GoPro Hero 6 Black at INR 45,000. It is one of the best action cameras available on the market today with high-end specifications and advanced features. It is surely a worthy product and you can grab it without doubting its capabilities.
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