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GoPro Hero 6 - from rumours to delivery
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  • GoPros christmas offer in USA was first 50 USD off. Then additional 25 per cent off on top of that for a total discount of more than 160 USD.

    A sign of bad christmas sales? An additional 300 person lay off this january is not good news.

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  • I think I read that the layoff was primarily from their drone division - which makes some sense since Karma was/is pretty lame.

  • Well, the Hero6 is a working prototype. And is probably not selling well enough either. Sales numbers for Q4-2017 should be a revelation.

  • Two features missing on the Hero6 which was on the Hero5:

    "SAVING A VIDEO FRAME AS A STILL PHOTO" in the playback menu."

    "VIDEO + PHOTO -Video + Photo captures photos at set intervals while you record video. "

    These options can only be found on the Hero5 which uses the great Ambarella SOC...

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  • Not possible on Hero6 thanks to shitty GP1 SOC.

  • Today there is a mayor price dump on the Hero6 at GoPro.com.

    From NOK 5600,- to NOK 4400,-. A whopping saving of 1200 NOK (approx 125 euro).

    Saving is probably the same in euros etc.

    Firesale.

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  • I found out why the VIDEO+PHOTO mode is missing for the Hero6 with the GP1 chip.

    Ambarella, Inc has US patent 9,179,046 called "Camera with high-quality still capture during continuous video capture" which covers this feature.

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  • Official GoPro price cut press release: https://gopro.com/news/gopro-hero6-is-now-399-99

    This is not nice for GoPro.

  • Almost excactly 100 days after the last firmware update GoPro has finally released the 2.01 firmware for the Hero6. It again tries to adress a lot of shortcommings found in the original firmware as well as the 1.60 version from last november. After trying out the v2.01 firmware I can say that things finally seems to be on the right track. But this is like 6 months after the camera was released for sale. In the mean time buyers have been beta testers...

    HERO6 Black v02.01 | February 27, 2018

    PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS:

    Enhanced low light performance

    Fixed frame corruption bug in 1080p120 videos

    Reduced purple/blue fringing in videos

    Video Stabilization improvements:

    Enhanced performance to look more natural

    Upgraded auto exposure to reduce blur in medium and lowlight shots

    High Dynamic Range (HDR) improvements:

    Reduced color distortion

    Automatically turns off HDR in lowlight conditions to prevent noise

    Automatically turns off HDR to prevent blur if there’s too much movement in the shot

    USABILITY IMPROVEMENTS:

    General bug fixes

  • Does someone have experience what memory card works perfectly with hero 6?

  • GOPRO HERO6 4K BLACK VIDEO ACTION CAMERA for $347

    Use SAVE15 code

    https://www.rakuten.com/shop/altatac/product/GoPro-CHDHX-601/

  • In general Gopro seems to recommend the SanDisk Extreme V10 cards (100 read/60 Mbps write).There is just a new version out called Extreme Pro /(100/100 Mbps speed).

    https://gopro.com/help/articles/block/microSD-Card-Considerations