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Tourist
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Is the GP1 chip crap? So many issues

I have just bought a gopro hero 6 which is updated to 1.6 and has a SanDisk Extreme V30 which gopro recommend.

The quality of the photos is like a Webcam from 1998 with unbelievable grain in semi low light environments. The thing freezes and just all round feels like a beta product. I am so annoyed that I have bought this camera to capture the memory's of my trip of a life time and my f****** Samsung s7 takes better shots and videos.

I see all these post about future firmware update that will fix the bull crap this camera makes you deal with but I am wondering if it's actually the cameras hardware that is crap. Maybe the GP1 is just poor piece of hardware and the gopro 6 will always be a crap camera. What are your thoughts?
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Tourist
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Re: Is the GP1 chip crap? So many issues

Adding to this. I am now in a difficult situation as I bought this camera just before I went travelling and am unable to return it as I am overseas. My gopro hero 3+ black set a pretty high benchmark when I first bought it and it still takes better low light shots than the hero 6. I didn't do much research before I bought the hero 6 and just presumed I would be getting a massive upgrade over the hero 3+ black....
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Hiker
Posts: 102

Re: Is the GP1 chip crap? So many issues

I hear you buddy and share the grief with you. I personally think it is firmware. I have had very bad luck with the latest version 1.60 firmware, and reverted back to 1.51 for now. I have duplicated issues with three of these, one from gopro and 2 from best buy. I would hope that they do the right thing and fix these with a new update. Seems to me though that they are focusing on there new fusion product and not helping their long time customers with this gopro hero 6.

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Backpacker
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Re: Is the GP1 chip crap? So many issues

i use mine daily & is fine. Yes i did have issue when the Hero 6 was first released & ended up returing it, since 1.6 i brought another & this has had no problems

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Tourist
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Re: Is the GP1 chip crap? So many issues

The 2.01 update seems to have completely changed my cameras low light performance. Huge difference