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Are You Ready For GoPro Hero6?
Despite the recent stock slide, Nick Woodman was still confident and believed in his brand. “Far from saturated” is what the charismatic CEO said of the market. And he has plenty of reason to make a bold statement. Many tech enthusiasts are gearing up their excitement for the upcoming 2017. With GoPro Hero6 rumors spreading around, it’s hard to sit still in the chair. While there isn’t much news or leaks regarding the new GoPro Hero6, we still have a few hunches of what to expect.
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Paul Coster – JPMorgan Securities LLC
All right. And the follow-up is, can you just talk to us a little bit about the product cadence moving forward. I think in the prepared remarks it sounded like this year you will have several new products coming to market. Can you confirm that and we’re not going to be on a two-year kind of timeline now between HEROs. Thank you.
Nicholas Woodman – GoPro, Inc.
Thanks, Paul, Nick here. Yes, we can confirm there will be new cameras and other accessories released during the year and new camera namely being HERO6. But we’re not going toshare any information as to the timing or any other details around the release of those new products as you can imagine.
GoPro Hero6 – Launch Date
While many tech products are cyclical, similar to how Apple releases their new products sometime during September in the fall, this doesn’t apply to the GoPro. The previous models were released randomly during the past few years, so it’s difficult to predict when we’ll expect the GoPro Hero6. However, as GoPro Hero6 rumors are circulating the internet, we expect the new camera to be released sometime in late 2017.
It is unclear how much the Hero6 would cost, but considering the financial hurdles the company is facing, the product could have a competitive price tag. The current Hero5 costs $399, though its price was recently slashed by $100. The Hero 6 is unlikely to cost above $400.
GoPro Hero6 – Rumored Features
With a scarce supply of GoPro Hero6 rumors circulating the internet, it can be difficult to determine what types of intricate features it might have. However, according to an interview published by Engadget, Woodman stated that much more emphasis would be placed on VR and 360-degree video. Being hailed as potentially one of the best GoPro cameras to date, it’s no surprise that the company would redirect its efforts into this area.
Previous complaints show that the GoPro Hero4 and Hero5 were already being utilized to produce 360-degree videos. However, due to its single wide-angle lens, it’ll require more than one camera to accomplish that goal. We found it that in our experience, producing those videos were not without difficulty.
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Speculated GoPro Hero6 rumors often piggybacks off of the CEO’s vision. Woodman has announced in the past that he envisions the ability for multi-lens cameras to be able to create “spherical videos” that allow playback on a phone. Woodman dubs this as the ultimate GoPro feature as it make the GoPro Hero6 the best GoPro camera out there in the market.
The heat is on: As GoPro’s stock sinks further and shows no guaranteed promise for its investors, Woodman is certainly in the hot-seat for his efforts to push GoPro back into its once holy glory. If he can pull this off, then the GoPro Hero6 will certainly be pronounced as the best GoPro camera to date.
GoPro Hero6 – Possible Specs
- 8K/60 fps resolution
- Spherical design
- 1,500 mAH battery
- Possible VR
GoPro Hero6 – What To Look Out For In 2017
While the GoPro Hero6 rumors point the release date in the direction of late 2017, don’t hold your tongue. The GoPro Hero4 and Hero5 were released in September 2014 and September 2015, respectively, and therefore would have many fans looking forward to September 2017.
However, due to mounting pressure to make this the best GoPro camera and an effort to raise its stock back to glory prices, GoPro may be taking it slow with this release. It’s more beneficial for them to refine the product rather than release it in a hurry, possibly disappointing the masses.
As mentioning above, it’s pretty sure that the price of the GoPro Hero6 might be over $400. If you are not very keen on using the latest model or latest technologies, you can choose older models which are also totally suitable for you or you may choose some following 4K action cameras which are also currently best selling in the market:
And one more thing about the accessories, we also concern whether old accessories still fit with the new GoPro Hero6 or not, otherwise we all need to throw away many high value accessories.