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Explorer
Posts: 11,755

Re: GoPro Hero 6 CONS

Ignorance is bliss.
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Nomad
Posts: 92

Re: GoPro Hero 6 CONS

Eye think sew two !

Explorer
Posts: 11,755

Re: GoPro Hero 6 CONS

Man WinkSmiley LOL

Backpacker
Posts: 941

Re: GoPro Hero 6 CONS

its a good job we don't all go with that logic. I've got a couple of HD Hero's that still work, so why bother with the HD Hero 2 lol

 

there is quite an easy way for Hero 5 Black owners to upgrade to a Hero 6 Black for free, but not completely an honest way so won't go into any more detail

Adventurer
Posts: 9,319

Re: GoPro Hero 6 CONS

No need to have something I already have  Doesn't make you a better gopro

er with the best camera or a collection of models.  And  Yeaj anyone can head to a store swap a hero 6 for a  hero 5 and simply tell gopro. you need to badge a better label. that is what you just said in a mouthful of words.

 

  Hero 7 is in the works that is where and maybe History will repeat itself   again  Lol

 

In or out.    big whomppin deal

Hiker
Posts: 94

Re: GoPro Hero 6 CONS

No need to be all negative .. for a $5-600 camera, it’s a privilege to be recommended to waste another $100 on a a $150 SD card not recommended by GoPro, since the recommended one is the problem according to the geniuses on here, to keep the camera from freezing on save, and, oh, make sure to always record in an environment without trees, bushes, and brush and insects,  preferably just sterile asphalt in a vacuum, from a static position so you don’t trigger the promoted electronic stabilization in the camera. MInd you, it’s just a simple action camera and it can’t handle anything other than green screens and charging 33% in the GoPro chargers connected for 24 hours. By the way, please make sure the only action you record is yourself assembling model airplanes or solving puzzles at high noon on a sunny day. And when you do, please do so with 2 cameras since 1 is likely to freeze on save unless it runs out of battery in 10 minites so it can’t save.

Explorer
Posts: 11,755

Re: GoPro Hero 6 CONS

I use mine for filming surfing, rock climbing, mountain biking, skate boarding, family, in my Karma Drone, time laps, weddings, and just about any other random moment I want to capture.

The Hero6 Black captures videos better than any GoPro camera I've had before it (Hero HD, Hero2, Hero3 Silver, Hero3 Black, Hero3+ Black, Hero4 Silver, Hero4 Session, Hero5 Session, Hero5 Black). I'm very happy with the performance of this camera. Is there room for improvement, sure. Are there a few glitches that occur intermittently, yes (although for me, it's only happened a couple of times).

I've now reached over 200+ videos recorded with my Hero6 and I'm to the point where I'm ready to sell my other action cameras and get a couple more H6. I have no doubt that GoPro will release firmware updates to improve/enhance this camera. but it already is an amazing capture device.

When it comes to split screen, I have noticed that when using Superview and Quick Capture, it can occur after 6-7 consecutive recordings taken within a few seconds/minutes of each other. It has nothing to do with environmental interference as was guessed to by another user. If I'm not using Quick Capture I can't replicate the issue.

Purchasing a $100-$150 SD card is a waste of money. There are very few reasons for using a 128+GB card in a GoPro camera. GoPro does list the camera as being compatible with 128GB cards, but it's best to avoid these. Performance decreases and likelihood of error increase the larger the storage space on the card. Doing a FULL (not quick) format of your card in your computer should be done periodically to check for errors on the card.

Freezing usually occurs in a couple of situations. If there is an error on the card or the write speed of the card is not fast enough, and if the camera is too hot (usually occurs in the higher resolution/frame rates). From the manual, "When capturing video at high resolutions or high frame rates in warm ambient temperatures, the camera may become warm and use more
power. In addition, lack of airflow around the camera and using the camera
with the GoPro app further increase camera temperature and power consumption, and decrease camera recording time." These conditions also increase the likelihood of the camera freezing/shutting down.

When it comes to SanDisk SD cards, I personally don't use them but many people do and state that they work great. Michael Marks once served as Chairman and Director for SanDisk until May 2016 while also serving as a Director for GoPro until June 2017. This was my bases for the seemingly preference GoPro has shown toward the use of SanDisk cards. It is pure speculation.

Charging with a GoPro Supercharger works fine. There are times when it seems to stick at a % around 96-98%. I've found that if I disconnect the camera, turn it on and then off, and then plug it back in, the charge light turns off and the reading shows 100%. A little annoyance, but not really that big of a deal. I also find that it's happening less frequently, so maybe it has something to do with conditioning the battery. I don't know.

I have no issues with low light but I know how to adjust my Protune settings. If everything is left on Auto, the camera compensates by raising the ISO. High ISO, as stated in the manual, results in more noise/grain.

Filming in HEVC hasn't been a problem for me but I understand that some people use outdated Operating Systems and/or editing programs that have not updated to the HEVC codec. Handbrake seems to be working fine for those people, although I guess there is a learning curve as some seem to have a hard time figuring out the settings.

I haven't had any issue with EIS but I've seen a couple videos and read a few reports of it going, "wonky". I certainly understand the frustration one would have if this occurs during an important moment they wanted to capture. Hopefully this is corrected in a firmware update in the near future. As is stated in the manual, " The more narrow the FOV, the greater the effect of Video Stabilization." For situation where there is a lot of shake (bumps, jumps, and jarring action) it's best to use a FOV other than Wide or Superview. Zooming in slightly seems to improve the stabilization although it is already pretty smooth as is.

In all of the videos where I've seen people have issues with EIS, they were not following the advice in the manual and had the FOV on either Wide (most often) or Superview. I've also read where people seem to think that EIS was on but they were not in a supported setting. As a reminder, when enabling stabilization, 4K60, 4K 4:3, 2.7K120, 2.7K60 4:3, and 1080p240 ARE NOT SUPPORTED.

I've never had EIS turn on when I've had it turned off.

For those that own the camera and are having issues, I understand the frustration and hope that future updates bring you satisfaction.

For those that do not own or have any experience with the camera, your opinion means very little as it's based on zero real life experience. I don't own a Yi so I don't make comments on that camera, neither here, on their site, or otherwise. Owning a Hero6 does not make me a, " better gopro
er" but it does mean I can speak from experience. I'm not concerned with badges or labels but people who bring them up apparently are. If anything, I do look at the number of "Hi-5's" and I'm happy to get them as these are a reflection of the number of people who have benefited from my post.

My objective on this site is not to defend GoPro or promote the party line, but rather to try and find ways to assist people to get the most from their camera. Negative bashing or incoherent ramblings helps nobody. The majority of people who come to this forum have already purchased a camera and are just looking for possible solutions to their problems. Most care very little about you, me, badges, or High-5's. While it might be cathartic for some, derogatory rants rarely assist anyone as well.

Hopefully the post and responses can remain focused on support.
Backpacker
Posts: 941

Re: GoPro Hero 6 CONS

please don't fall for Fishy's bait (pun intended). I've questioned him many times in the past why he actually bothers with GoPro due to his negativity & how he promotes £2.50. It seems to be a hobby of his