GoPro are fighting to remain relevant. Their share prices have dropped quite a bit. Some innovation would be nice, like a larger sensor, a non-fisheye version, or an interchangeable lens version. One day perhaps. These little cameras still have their uses.
We have a confirmed report of the following:
- GoPro Hero 7 has the same sensor and frame rates as the 6 but there is a little bit of tweaking to the image.
- The new “Hypersmooth” stabilization is supposed to be better than 6.
- Live streaming functionality.
- HDR (not clear yet how this is implemented).
- $400 USD
Now this is an interesting move from GoPro. Far less than boring and iterative than we expected. Although we don’t know the price and they have this weird (annoying) pilot program for it that you have to apply for.
The Xiaomi Yi 4K Action Camera is an interesting and more affordable alternative to GoPro’s offerings. It features a Sony IMX377 image sensor and it can record at 4K at 30FPS (60mbps). Price is around $200.
We hope the next version of GoPro will bring even better 4K video but for the price and considering when it came out we can’t really complain too much about the GoPro even though we want to sometimes.
To be honest it turned out better than we thought it would from the title of the video.
The silver edition can only record 4K in 15FPS or in Timelapse mode with the shortest interval being 0.5 seconds which this video is set at.
We’re hoping for something better from GoPro in 2016, or at least some good competition on the 4K action camera front.