09-30-2017 02:33 PM
From Hero6 manual (page 46): "4K - Stunning high-resolution video with 8MP stills available from video. Recommended for tripod or fixed position shots, automotive activities".
12MP vs 8MP is a big difference.
The manual recommends lower resolutions (2.7, 1.4, 1080) for body shots and action. "1080: "Great for all shots and for sharing to social media. High resolution and frame rate yield stunning result".
Not every situation needs 4K. Especially when you mount the camera on a bike, plane, drone, underwater, where battery life is more important than resolution.
10-24-2017 06:50 AM
I agree. I almost exclusively use video + photo and was looking to upgrade.
Very disspointed that this feature is now gone. I'll probably look
at other brands now. Hope you bring this back on future models.
12-14-2017 12:43 PM
i also use this mode verry offen on my 4 black , and i hope it will apear on the 6 black with a firmware upgrade
it"s easier to have12 mp pixs direct , than capturing 8 mp from the video , and 7 mp only if you did a 7k video
it's a big mistake to remove this mode on the 6 black
12-14-2017 01:19 PM
From what I read they dropped this feature after switching to the in-house GP1 chip. Not likely it will be restored with a firmware update. I am not going to upgrade to Hero6 and will be looking for Sony alternatives - FDRX-3000 and RX0 or others when they add this feature.
12-14-2017 01:43 PM
The GP1 is an Socionext SC2000A spinoff.