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Should I get the GoPro Hero 5 or Hero 6?

I am going on a 1.5 month vacation in this summer and the summer of 2019. I don't want to bring my heavy DSLR on either so I was looking into GoPro for a lightweight action camera. I am deciding now between the Hero5 and Hero6. I have watched a dozen or so comparison videos on youtube, but I am looking for a few more opinions and thought this would be a good place.

What I am thinking/have found as of now is that the 6 obviously, after some software updates, has more stability, color range, and higher fps while shooting in 4k and basically every other resolution level. My concern is price. I would like to pay the $100 more and just get the Hero 6, but I also know I am capable of editing my footage in post to add stability and colorizing. Are the changes in the hero 6 worth the money especially if I know I will use the camera heavily this summer and the next and several times during the next year? Am I good to just stick with the 5.


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Adventurer
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Re: Should I get the GoPro Hero 5 or Hero 6?

Hero 5 and proper editing skills you will come out a winner, Hero 6 and the same even better. the Hero 6 has a few more options and advantages. and if I weere to get one I get he Hero 6 black for the EIS, wake up wifi and voice command.  Editing is  where you will create awesomeshots to remember.   Those are my thoughts  .  

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Just  remember  45 days the Hero 7 is  rumored  for release or less.

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Adventurer
Posts: 13,439

Re: Should I get the GoPro Hero 5 or Hero 6?

Hero 5 and proper editing skills you will come out a winner, Hero 6 and the same even better. the Hero 6 has a few more options and advantages. and if I weere to get one I get he Hero 6 black for the EIS, wake up wifi and voice command.  Editing is  where you will create awesomeshots to remember.   Those are my thoughts  .  

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FISH

 

Just  remember  45 days the Hero 7 is  rumored  for release or less.

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Backpacker
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Re: Should I get the GoPro Hero 5 or Hero 6?

although on paper the 6 is only marginally better, the improved useability makes it an easy winner for me