The specs for the 6 confirm what has already been leaked: It has the same form factor as the Hero 5, but shoots 4K video at 60 frames-per-second, which improves how smooth your footage looks. GoPro has partnered with several organizations, including Fox Sports, USA Today, Getty Images and Accuweather, to test out broadcasting with the spherical camera in a pilot program.
A year on from the disastrous launch of the GoPro Karma drone, which in some cases fell from the sky and was temporarily withdrawn from sale, the device has received an update.
GoPro Inc. showed off two new cameras Thursday as the company approaches an important holiday season.
Nick Woodman, GoPro's CEO, also confirmed that the 6 will run on a new processor called the GP1. "It's never been easier to live it, then share it... using GoPro".
The idea of capturing footage in glorious 360-degrees is a pretty enticing one, that is until it comes to viewing it back or editing it into something you want to share. Compatible with most GoPro mounts, the Fusion has all the requisite sensors and radios, like GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, to create VR footage.
The Fusion actually consists of two cameras - one on the front, and one on the back. The Hero 6 is available now for $499, and can be bundled with GoPro's Karma drone for $1,199. Similar to the Hero 5, the Hero 6 can record 12-megapixel still images in JPEG and RAW files, the Hero 6 is waterproof, has Global Positioning System and 2-inch touchscreen.
One of those accessories is GoPro's Karma drone, which now offers a "follow mode" that allows it to automatically track users for bird's-eye-view videos.
Unfortunately, OverCapture and the other neat features won't be available at launch when the Fusion releases this November for $700, but will be available via an update early in 2018.
The GoPro Karma Drone is getting two new features including a long-coveted "Follow" mode, in which the drone homes in on the Karma Controller's Global Positioning System signal and follows the user wherever they go.