GoPro hopes to turn its fortunes around with new Hero6 action camera

GoPro Fusion official Slick software makes a 360 must-have

Powered by GoPro's custom-designed GP1 processor, the Hero6 is capable of capturing 4K, 60 frames per second and 1080p240 video.

GoPro unveiled the latest version of its Hero line of wearable action cameras and its first spherical device for virtual reality video, marking the company's efforts to boost sagging demand with higher-end hardware.

A new bundle is available for $1,200 that includes a Hero6 camera.

GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) announces two new cameras that had already suffered spec leaks. GoPro has suffered in the last two holiday shopping seasons, after Woodman admitted to a poor pricing decision on the Hero 4 in 2015 and the company faced production issues with new products a year ago. The Fusion has a Global Positioning System, accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass built-in - all of which allow it to properly stabilize footage internally. It's rugged as ever and waterproof out of the box to 33 feet.

The idea of capturing footage in glorious 360-degrees is a pretty enticing one, that is until it comes to viewing it back or editing it into something you want to share.

We've been hearing a lot about GoPro's Fusion 360 VR camera. "It's never been easier to live it, then share it... using GoPro". It also advances GoPro's computer vision and machine learning capabilities, allowing the Hero6 to analyze visual scenes and sensor data for better QuikStories.

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The Fusion camera, which can capture 360-degree video, will sell for US$700.

The GoPro Hero6 Black is available for purchase from today priced at $499. Similar to the Hero 5, the Hero 6 can record 12-megapixel still images in JPEG and RAW files, the Hero 6 is waterproof, has Global Positioning System and 2-inch touchscreen.

All of the image quality and performance advancements are largely thanks to the GP1, a new custom processor created specifically for GoPro. Another mode, called "OverCapture" allows users to select aspects of their 360-video to make it appear as if they're being followed around by a single camera while filming.

Meanwhile, GoPro's Karma drone is getting two new auto-shot paths: Follow and Watch.

Using GPS, Karma can now automatically follow the Karma Controller while you're on the go, keeping you framed in the shot. After dominating the high-definition camera market, GoPro's profit margins collapsed in 2016, losing $419 million after years making profit.

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