The GoPro Hero6 Black offers many improvements over its predecessor, the Hero5 Black.

The two cameras may look the same, but there are many essential changes inside. Let's take a look at the difference between the GoPro Hero6 Black and the GoPro Hero5 Black. You can also read GoPro hero 6 Black Reviews to know more about its enhanced features.

New processor means more speed

The GoPro Hero6 Black is mostly an improved GoPro Hero5 Black with a faster internal processor that allows for dramatically increased performance and new abilities.
The most important benefit of this improved speed may be the addition of new higher frame rate modes. The GoPro Hero6 Black can record 4K videos at 60 frames per second (fps) and 1080p Full HD videos at up to 240 fps.
This means that fast actions are more accurately captured with less blur, but you can also get super-slow slow-motion effects such as 4K mid-speed playback and 1080p playback with up to 10x slow motion. The Hero5 Black is now limited to 30 fps in 4K resolution and 120 fps in 1080p. This means that there is no 4K slow-motion mode and no impressive 1080p 4x slow-motion effect.

Image Quality Improvements

Although the recording resolution remains the same in both models, the GoPro Hero6 Black offers a significant improvement in image quality compared to the GoPro Hero5 Black.
Both cameras have 12-megapixel cameras, but the Hero6 Black offers better overall quality thanks to greater dynamics and better low-light performance. This means that the new camera can capture bright lights and deep shadows at the same time. It can also produce less granular images when it is dark.

The GP6 Hero6 Black chip offers a new kind of global tone mapping (GTM) for photos, the GoPro, which can offer up to two stations of dynamic range over the previous Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) Black Hero5. Since "stops" in this case represent a logarithmic scale, it is a quadruple of the power.

Touch Zoom

The Hero5 Black has three different zoom levels, which can be selected via several buttons on the screen.
The Hero6 Black introduces a new feature of "Touch Zoom" that provides a simplified and more accurate approach to working in video. All you have to do is to wriggle any of your fingers up and down on the touchscreen to zoom in and out just as you need it.

Physical Design, Dimensions and Battery

With so many improvements, the GoPro Hero6 Black looks amazingly similar to the previous model.
The GoPro Black Hero5 measuring 62mm by 44.6mm x 32.7mm and Hero6 Black seems to have the same size, which is good to know if you ask if the new model is kept in the same space as the previous one.

Both are waterproof to a depth of 33 feet (10 m) and offer identical connectors, including Micro HDMI, USB-C, and a microSD card slot. The new model also retains the 1220mAh battery of the Hero5 Black.


Although it would be difficult to distinguish without checking, the GoPro Hero6 Black is an essential update on the Hero5 Black regarding speed, features and image quality.

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