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Tourist
Posts: 3

Product help

I am wanting to purchase a go pro. I see the new fusion but when I compare the fusion to the Hero 6, I see a lot of lines showing the fusion doesn’t do certain thing the hero 6 does. What am I missing for the double price tag?
Nomad
Posts: 536

Re: Product help

What do you want to record with the camera? General fun filled family stuff or 360deg footage? Going by your question I would assume the GoPro hero 6 or 5 is what your looking for as the fusion is more a specialty camera.

Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: Product help

I am a HUGE photography junkie. I have professional style gear, though NOT IN ANY WAY a professional. I’m just incredibly picky about crisp flawless images. I am planning a deep sea fishing trip and would like to use the camera for that. Image quality is EVERYTHING to me.
Nomad
Posts: 536

Re: Product help

Hero 6 it is then, although it shoots raw you may be looking at the wrong tool for the job. Gopro is good generally but not "fantastic" in the photo department. 

Nomad
Posts: 536

Have a look here

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This was a thread I started yesterday, there is no photographs but Video from the hero6 in high frame rate, most of the footage was no use as the lens constantly got wet and smudged from sleet and rain. Anyway here is footage in not the best lighting for your perusal.

 

https://community.gopro.com/t5/Cameras/Hi-all-How-about-a-new-Look-What-I-Shot-Today-Thead/td-p/1665...

 

Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: Product help

Can you tell me what you would recommend?
Explorer
Posts: 11,185

Re: Product help

I have both and love the footage I get from Fusion. If I'm going to go out and film an outing I'm much more likely to grab the Fusion than my Hero6, and I love my Hero6. Editing on the Fusion; however, is a much larger task and is time consuming. Fusion captures everything and has incredible low light performance. The images captured are amazing and grabbing a frame for a photo give great results. It's a 360 camera though, so you're never going to get a perfectly flat image and any type of zooming results in a much softer and less detailed image.

If I was going on the trip, I'd bring both of my cameras. The Hero6 I'd have body mounted (probably with a head or hat clip mount) and the Fusion mounted to the boat with a Suction mount, Jaws Flex clamp or Tube mount. With the Fusion you're capturing everything so you're not only getting the action in front of you, but also the reactions and events happening behind and all around. You have incredible flexibility when editing in deciding what angles you want to show and you can also create a second 360 vr video that allows the viewer a more real life experience.

Using Fusion requires a good editing computer. If you don't have the processing power and Adobe Premiere Pro, then it's not a good option. The battery life and SD card storage consumption is also not as good on the Fusion as it is with the Hero6 so you'll want extra batteries and SD cards which increases the overall cost considerably. If you are going to use Fusion, I also highly recommend using the Smart Remote to start/stop recording. Voice commands work, but you need to be close to the camera.

For just POV shots, the Hero6 is great. You'll have the flexibility to mount it in different locations as well. You'll need a computer and editor that can handle HEVC if you are going to film in 4K/60, 4K 4:3/30, 2.7K/120, or 1080/240 but otherwise you should be ok with a standard laptop or home computer.

A big benefit of using the Hero6 is Quik Stories. If you film in something like 1080/60 your phone will be able to automatically grab media from your camera and compose short videos for you.

The Hero6 is a great camera and most likely is the safest bet when deciding between the two. As someone who has both it's hard to say which is really "better" as they both capture in very different ways. As far as quality, Fusion is the best 360 camera on the market. As far as action cams go, the Hero6 is also top of class. If you want to try 360 to go with your Hero6 footage but don't want to spend the money on Fusion, the Mi Sphere is also a very good camera you might want to consider.
Adventurer
Posts: 8,938

Re: Product help

you do what both video and phot. get the Fusion use over capture  never miss a shot 

 

good luck