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Hiker
Posts: 18

GoPro Hero 6 Black MAJOR ISSUES

Why would you release a camera with issues upon release. This is the third one I have tried, and yup its going back.  Firmware updated and these issues are now present.

 

First issue, all video shot inside has a horrible blue color cast, clearly white balance is not very accurate, tried on flat and Gopro color, problem with both.

 

Photo mode, can only shoot 4 frames and the camera locks up, does nothing, cant even power off. Need to remove the battery, start again. Guess what, it locks up again.

 

Video stabalization, I will post an example, but in low light the object in the center of the image bounces around.

 

Photos are very grainy when HDR mode is used, my iPhone 4 does a better job in the same light.

 

Backpacker
Posts: 5,365

Re: GoPro Hero 6 Black MAJOR ISSUES

Could you tell me hte sdhc card or Sdxc card you're using?

Hiker
Posts: 18

Re: GoPro Hero 6 Black MAJOR ISSUES

Fishy...the card is a Sandisk Extreme PLUS....I used without issue in my Hero 5 black. I do have an update, I just returned from Best Buy with my 7th...repeat 7th Hero Black 6. All the others had picture taking issues, the camera would lock up after taking only a single frame. It would lock up when changing from VIDEO mode to PHOTO mode using the touch screen and ALSO USING THE CAPTURE APP. Each time I updated the firmware from the app. What I did differently this time, is I updated the firmware manually, and so far so good. The camera does not crash....fingers crossed. I am infuritated that I spent $500 on a camera that had to be taken back six times to find one that works....

Hiker
Posts: 18

Re: GoPro Hero 6 Black MAJOR ISSUES

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Well.....#%%^%$^& this crap. #7 a DUD......I dont beleive this....camera worked great for about 10 minutes, now nothing. Just hangs each time I try to take a PIC...

Backpacker
Posts: 5,365

Re: GoPro Hero 6 Black MAJOR ISSUES

Sounds like you got a bad batch at that Bestbuy?  Is the card fully formatted in  a computer??? not a quick format a full format?

Hiker
Posts: 18

Re: GoPro Hero 6 Black MAJOR ISSUES

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Yup..formatted in camera, this one also had connectivity issues transferring 5 images, kept going through a fail to copy loop over and over again. I dunno...I am stunned.

 

I would understand completely if this was a $50 camera, but for $500 from a publicly traded company.....there are major QC issues

Backpacker
Posts: 5,365

Re: GoPro Hero 6 Black MAJOR ISSUES

If you did it as a full format  of the puter through the camera. then it  may rule your card out.   If it was a cheap camera they supply a  few allowed internal memory for pics and vid.   so its not  about the cheap or expensive camera if asked its about the software of the camera

Hiker
Posts: 18

Re: GoPro Hero 6 Black MAJOR ISSUES

OK Fishy.....I have an update that you will love. I switched out the sandisk extreme plus 64gb, and put in an older Patriot 4k compatible card, on 32gb. I have been playing around with the camera without issue for the last 25 minutes or so. No screen hangups, no camera freezing. I wonder....if it is the card, although Gopro recommended, 6 previous cameras would not function correctly, nor would this one, until I changed the card. hmmmmmm