Product Comparison: GoPro HERO5 vs GoPro HERO6


General Specifications
Brand
GoPro
GoPro
Model
HERO5
HERO6
Origin
China
China
About the Product
HERO5 Black is a balance of performance and convenience thanks to its 4K video, voice control, easy-to-use touch display and waterproof design. Now with QuikStories, HERO5 Black automatically sends your footage to your phone where it transforms into an awesome edited video (1). Combined with stabilized video, pro-quality photos and auto upload to the cloud with GoPro Plus (2), HERO5 Black gives you the power to tell your story.
HERO6 Black transforms your adventures into incredible QuikStories right on your phone. With its all-new GP1 chip, next-level video stabilization and 2x the performance, looking good has never been so easy. Add voice control and a durable waterproof design, and HERO6 Black is the ultimate GoPro for sharing life as you live it.
Key Specs
Effective Megapixels
12 MP
12 MP
Video Resolution
2160 p
2160 p
Maximum Depth Of Water Resistance
33 feet
33 feet
Size & Weight
Depth
1.26 in.
1.3 in.
Height
2.44 in.
1.8 in.
Width
1.75 in.
2.4 in.
Weight
4.16 oz.
4.2 oz.

GoPro HERO5

GoPro HERO6

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
GoPro HERO5 Black Action Camera
  • Great camera for its size, very high quality and great size to travel.
  • The product is great for travel due to small size.
  • This GoPro is a must for a traveller. So compact and versatile.
  • Really just wanted a quality camera that is small and light enough to attach to my motorcycle, RC cars or, dog to make some fun videos.
  • Can't believe it's so small, i carry it with me all the time in the car. purchased a Feiyu F5 to go with it. Perfectly stable video.
GoPro HERO6 (CHDHX-601) Action Camera
  • I recommend 100%. In addition its versatility, size, functionality and final quality make it an ideal video camera for adventures, tourism and sports.
  • There isn't another camera in the market that comes close to matching its superior picture quality + portability balance. It's light weight and very easy to use.
  • The apps/software are easy, seamless, and fun. The camera itself is so freaking small it’s crazy.
  • This is a very small camera writing a lot of data to a tiny card and so there will be a lot of expected heat.
  • The entire camera is small which is great but they sacrificed a lot to get the camera that small.
Display
Display Type
LCD
LCD
Screen Size
2 in.
2 in.
What customers say about "Display"
GoPro HERO5 Black Action Camera
  • Love this new GoPro! The LCD screen on the back and the capability to link it to my phone or tablet for a better view is fabulous!
  • This updated version is awesome because the LCD screen is built in.
  • Great camera, am glad I went with a model with the display screen on the back.
  • The new go pro has added great features such as the touch screen and voice.
  • The thought screen is really nice but I think that the menus are sometimes a little tough to navigate because it's such a small screen, I don't really let that bother me because it's so simple to connect tablet or phone to it navigating the menus on the mobile is very fast and easy to change.
GoPro HERO6 (CHDHX-601) Action Camera
  • The touch screen is more responsive.
  • The touch screen is very responsive and quick
  • OMG - Amazing quality. Love the screen on the back, shots are more accurate.
  • Build quality issues on two units. Visible glue around the display and serations around the bezel. I don't think I'm going to exchange yet another one. It will most likely go back for good. Build quality is everything on a $500 device!
  • I got a dud! Out of the box, the screen freezes just when changing camera modes from video to photo, or trying to change camera view, or randomly when toggling through any of the control screens.
  • The touch screen is a little annoying, but the photos are great.
Video
Video Formats
H.264, MPEG4
SuperView, MPEG4, H.264
Image Stabilization
Yes
Yes
Digital Zoom
2 x
What customers say about "Video"
GoPro HERO5 Black Action Camera
  • The settings for video formats are great. There are many options.
  • The video was crisp and clear, the new generation of this GoPro is getting better
  • My son has taken the GoPro on several skiing trips, videos are very clear. Easy to use, love it!
  • Nice camera, easy to use. Image stabilization works fine - cant complain.
  • Takes fantastic slow motion video. Image stabilization works very well in canceling small vibrations out
  • Video quality degrades at night.
GoPro HERO6 (CHDHX-601) Action Camera
  • And the most amazing thing is the variety of resolution and fps settings. This thing can shoot 4K in 60fps! Or 1080p in 240fps! This is one incredible machine that is so compact and so useful.
  • GoPro smartly got rid of the narrow and medium fov and instead added the ability to ZOOM. Essentially it's the same as using these modes but you have much more flexibility in how close or far you want the sensor to crop, plus you can see exactly what the effect will be as you adjust the zoom/fov
  • Everything is better with the Hero6 and it's noticeable right away. Not only are you getting double the frame rates with 4K/60 and 1080/240, but everything just looks so much better! Stability is amazing and the color is outstanding.
  • This thing can shoot 4K in 60fps! Or 1080p in 240fps! This is one incredible machine that is so compact and so useful.
  • One issue with these extremely high frame rates is the inability to edit them in most mid range computers.
Features
Wi-Fi Enabled
Yes
Yes
Water Resistant
Yes
Yes
Memory Card Compatibility
Micro SD
UHS-1, microSD Class 10
Extras
Voice Control, Touch Display, GPS, Touch Zoom
Quikstories Enabled, Best-Ever Image Quality, Next-Level Stabilization, 3x Faster Offload Speeds, Rugged + Waterproof, Improved Low-Light Video + Photos, RAW
What customers say about "Features"
GoPro HERO5 Black Action Camera
  • Great for vacations and it comes water resistant now. I've been using it in for snowboarding lately and the picture quality comes out great.
  • Durable easy to operate and awesome picture...great for family moments...like its small design and water resistance.
  • Much better than the previous model. Water resistant without a case to a certain depth.
  • Very user friendly and the voice control features is awesome!
  • Great Action camera, love the GPS setup and all the software that can be used with it.
  • In order to use the app, it appears I must use my data as connecting the GoPro unit disconnects the wi-fi.
  • Good product. Be careful when purchasing the SD card. The camera does not support all types and some SD cards will say they work with GoPro cameras but they do not.
GoPro HERO6 (CHDHX-601) Action Camera
  • Sound Quality - Not requiring a case, allows the GoPro Hero6 to have AMAZING sound quality!! When Hero5 came out, sounds quality was GREATLY upgraded!! The sound has stayed the same and is AWESOME on the Hero6
  • Battery Life is fine.. After several uses on 4K60FPS I get close to 1.5 hours.. Lower quality's I can break 2 hours per battery!
  • Waterproof without a case BUT you can buy a case to go even deeper!!
  • All of the features of the Hero5 are also found on the Hero6. Waterproof, LCD back screen, GPS, RAW photo, manual ISO and shutter, stereo and wind resistance plus Protune audio, auto cloud updating, Quik Story, Bluetooth/Wi-Fi connectivity, and selective spot metering/ light adjustment
  • Great video, terrible audio recording. If you want it for video without audio it's great. If you want audio with video your options are to use your cell phone to record audio separately and merge it later
  • Camera footage is phenomenal - above water and underwater above 15 ft or so. The 33ft waterproof advertisement is misleading... it doesn't seem to leak within that range (good), but the buttons all implode (auto-press themselves) and you lose all control over the camera while diving
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE
CE
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
299.99 $
399.99 $

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