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GoPro Hero 6 Black First Impressions

I just picked up the Hero 6 Black from Best Buy, and am testing and reviewing it now. Some of my initial impressions are below:

 

1. The video stabilization does seem to be much improved. It reminds me of the electronic VR in my Nikon D500.

2. It appears the Hero 6 records in H.264 in all the older modes and H.265 for the new modes (4K/60, 1080/240, 2.7K/120). It also seems there is no way to pick the compression type. Although I could be wrong since I just got the thing.

3. Video stabilization is not available when using H.265.

 

Additionally, I will be posting lots of videos on my channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/nicholaskulick

 

When live, my unboxing video will be here: https://youtu.be/TBsI6R5KF1Y

 

Let me know if you all have any questions or things I should test.

 

Nick

Check out my full review here: http://www.neoninnovation.com/gopro-hero-6-black.html This video is my unboxing of the GoPro Hero 6 Black. It now has 4K 60 and improved dynamic range, low light and more.

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edg
GoPro
Posts: 28

Re: GoPro Hero 6 Black First Impressions

@noblecreek650@duanem8@albertj5326

 

Thank you for the feedback, sample image and issue descriptions, they have not gone unnoticed! We are actively working toward resolving this, and look forward to releasing a camera update in the November timeframe to address your concerns.
 

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Adventurer
Posts: 9,773

Re: GoPro Hero 6 Black First Impressions

congrats good luck enjoy

Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: GoPro Hero 6 Black First Impressions

If you can't change the codec to H264 for the higher res modes you won't be able to edit footage in Final Cut X - it doesn't support H265 to my knowledge.

 

 

Hiker
Posts: 19

Re: GoPro Hero 6 Black First Impressions

Hello,
Could You be so kind and answer some questions about H6?

1. Can it be turned on by wifi? (Without bluetooth range)
2. Can rear LCD be set to complety off, and camera operated just using font LCD and buttons?
3. What is the shortest screensaver time?
4. Is H6 battery the same as H5?

Thanks!
GoPro
Posts: 3,924

Re: GoPro Hero 6 Black First Impressions

Hi @glogowski,

 

I can help out with that:

 

1. You can turn the camera on and off without Bluetooth connected.

2. You can not turn the screensaver completely off.

3. The shortest screensaver time is 1 minute.

4. The HERO5 and HERO6 batteries are interchangeable.

 

Cheers,

Ryan

Hiker
Posts: 19

Re: GoPro Hero 6 Black First Impressions

Thank You.

I can't comprehend why wouldn't they allow to turn LCD off, and shorten screensaver time despite so many users asked for it... For photographer it means each photo turns the screen on for one minute (on H5 it was draining at least 1% of the battery. Meaning You will take less than 100 photos on 1 charge).
Very strange and inconvenient, specially for remote photography.
Nomad
Posts: 565

Re: GoPro Hero 6 Black First Impressions

To bad you can't have both 4K and LINEAR VIEW at the same time. Thus drone shoots are still limited to 2.7K.

 

(Or 4K/60/LINEAR for ground shoots for that matter.)

 

Tourist
Posts: 2

Re: GoPro Hero 6 Black First Impressions

I just got mine too. Have you noticed that the colors (as in, white balance, and obviously not while shooting in ProTune) are quite a bit different from Hero 5 Black? I've only tested it indoors so far in mixed lighting, but I was surprised by both the color and the noise in the picture with low light.