GoPro announced today in an email that it’s holding a launch event this coming Thursday, September 28th, in San Francisco, California. While the company didn’t specifically name the new camera, all signs point to the new Hero 6 Black being the star of the show. CEO Nick Woodman will start things off at 9AM PT.
It seems like the $499 Hero 6 will also go on sale that day, seeing as a number of the cameras have already been delivered to stores around North America, some of which were mistakenly displayed a few weeks too early. We’ll also probably learn more about the Fusion, GoPro’s consumer 360-degree camera, as well as updates to the Karma drone.
The Hero 6 Black isn’t expected to be as much of a redesign as the Hero 5 Black was compared to its predecessors. Instead, all the changes coming to the new camera are internal. It looks about the same as the Hero 5 Black, but will be able to shoot 4K footage at up to 60 frames per second, and 1080p footage at up to 240 fps. The Hero 6 Black is supposedly twice as fast, offers better transfer speeds, and features improved digital image stabilization and low light performance. And all this is thanks to a new processor that was developed in house, known as the GP1.