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Video comparison: GoPro Hero6 'is what the Hero5 should have been'

Vistek tested the new-and-improved GoPro Hero6 against its predecessor, the GoPro Hero5. If you're not sure it's worth upgrading, this head-to-head comparison should leave no doubt: it definitely is.

GoPro's 5.2K 360-degree Fusion camera officially launched, costs $700

The GoPro Hero6 isn't the only camera officially launched at yesterday's event. GoPro also finally revealed full details and pricing for the long-awaited 360° 5.2K GoPro Fusion.

GoPro Fusion makes official debut, captures 5.2K spherical video

GoPro's previously-announced Fusion VR camera gets an official debut today and is available for pre-order to the tune of $700.

GoPro Hero6 arrives today with 4K/60p recording, improved image quality, better stabilization

A custom-built GP1 processor enables GoPro's latest action cam to shoot 4K at 60p, and claims to improve the camera's dynamic range and low light performance compared to previous Hero models.

GoPro Hero6 leaked again: Shoots 4K at 60fps, 1080p at 240fps, and costs $500

A flurry of leaks reveal that GoPro's upcoming Hero6 will shoot 4K at 60fps, 1080p at 240fps, will cost $500, and is scheduled for announcement/release on September 28th.

Photo of GoPro Hero6 leaked, will be able to shoot 4K at 60 fps

A leaked photo of the upcoming GoPro Hero6 in its final retail packaging shows a powerful little camera that will be able to shoot 4K video at 60 frames per second.

GoPro financials show strong growth ahead of Fusion and HERO6 launches

GoPro's financial fortunes have finally made a turn for the better. After multiple rounds of layoffs, cuts and restructuring work, the company's Q2 2017 financial results showed strong growth.

GoPro launches QuikStories feature for automated story-telling

QuikStories is integrated into the latest version of the GoPro app and automatically creates 'stories' using the video clips you've shot during a day.

GoPro is testing its Fusion 360 VR camera with major broadcasters

GoPro has partnered with media organizations such as Fox Sports, the Golden State Warriors, USA Today and Getty Images to test the Fusion 360 VR camera.

Wrap your head around this 360-degree head mount for nine GoPros

The NAB show in Las Vegas was a while ago, but Photo Gear News is still churning through hours of video from the show. In their most recent post, PGN's Lok Cheung tries out a new head-mounted rig for nine GoPros. Yes, nine.

GoPro shows its first 360-degree camera to the world

GoPro is using the Mountain Games in Colorado to show off its Fusion 360-degree camera. While full specs haven't been released, aside from 5.2K oversampling, Engadget did manage to get their hands on the real thing.

Video: Journalist survives ISIS sniper attack, his GoPro does not

In this terrifying video, Iraqi journalist Ammar Alwaely narrowly misses a sniper's bullet, which takes out his chest-mounted GoPro. Warning: strong language.

GoPro documents skier's fall into crevasse

He's fine, but we're honestly a little shaken up watching this footage.

Sennheiser launches waterproof action mic for GoPro Hero 4

Audio brand Sennheiser has announced a new microphone made specifically for the GoPro Hero 4 action camera. The company claims its MKE 2 elements is designed to withstand all that the GoPro camera can, and that it is even water proof and can operate when submerged for up to 30 minutes. Read more

GoPro unveils Fusion, a 5.2K spherical VR camera

GoPro has unveiled Fusion, a new pro-grade spherical camera capable of capturing regular and VR video at a 5.2K resolution. Read more

GoPro launches camera trade-up program in the US

US-based GoPro customers can get a discount on a new HERO5 Black or Session camera when trading in an older HERO model. Read more

GoPro to cut 270 jobs as part of restructuring effort

GoPro plans to eliminate another 270 jobs, the company revealed in its Q1 2017 guidance report, via a combination of layoffs and open position cancellations. Read more

Despite recent stumbles, GoPro still plans to release HERO6 this year

Despite recent troubles with its HERO5 action-cam and Karma drone, GoPro is still on track to release the Hero6 in 2017. Read more

GoPro Karma drone goes back up for sale with battery latch fix

GoPro's Karma drone is back on the market with a re-designed battery latch – a fix that GoPro claims will solve the power loss issue some owners experienced. Read more

GoPro HERO cameras undergo torture test: a dip in liquid nitrogen

Industrious YouTube user Grant Thompson recently subjected the GoPro HERO5 Session and HERO5 Black cameras to a very chilly torture test: dunks in liquid nitrogen. See video

GoPro Karma Grip gimbal now available as stand-alone product

GoPro's Karma Grip gimbal, which was originally released as part of the Karma drone kit, is now available for purchase as a separate product. Read more

GoPro 'restructuring' effort will layoff 200 full-time employees

GoPro's woes continue as it announces another round of layoffs on the heels of a recall of its Karma drone. Read more

GoPro compensates Karma drone users with free HERO5 cam for recall

Following its recall of the new Karma drone, GoPro has announced that American buyers will receive a free HERO5 Black action cam once their drone and all accessories have been returned. Read more

How fast were you going? GoPro HERO5 Black videos can now include GPS and telemetry data overlays

GoPro has updated its Quik desktop software with a new feature that enables HERO5 Black camera owners to overlay information like speed and elevation gain onto videos. Read more

Foldable GoPro Karma drone comes with detachable stabilizer

GoPro's Karma drone has been designed with beginner pilots and easy transport in mind. The detachable stabilizer can be mounted onto an included hand grip. Read more

GoPro unveils HERO5 Black and HERO 5 Session cameras and GoPro Plus subscription service

The GoPro HERO 5 Black and HERO 5 Session are waterproof without a housing and can be voice-controlled. Read more

Go hands-free: GoHawk offers bite-triggered remote shutter for GoPro

GoHawk offers GoPro Hero4 users a remote shutter button input and a dedicated wired remote LED shooting mode indicator light for helmet use. Read More

Vitrima lens aims to bring low-cost 3D video capture to GoPro action cameras

Looking to bring more excitement to your POV snowboarding videos? A new case called Vitrima is in the works, which would enable GoPro action cameras to record 3D video. Read more

Ready for takeoff: GoPro records rocket trip into space

UP Aerospace Inc. recently launched a rocket carrying a GoPro into space – for science mostly, but also because footage from space is really darn cool. See video

GoPro to discontinue three cameras and exit entry-level market

This week, GoPro announced it will discontinue three of its six available action cameras and abandon the entry-level market. This follows the company's preliminary fourth quarter results showing poor holiday sales, leading to staff layoffs. Read more

Extreme made easy: GoPro HERO4 Session review

The GoPro HERO4 Session is the company's latest action camera release. Unlike GoPros before it, the Session is completely waterproof without the need for any housing. It is also the smallest, lightest GoPro to date, 50% smaller than the HERO4 and 40% lighter. Read more

GoPro and Periscope partnership enables live broadcasting from Hero4 action cams

Live-streamed content is about to get a little more extreme as action cam maker GoPro and live-broadcasting video app Periscope have announced a partnership. Starting today, Periscope users can broadcast live from GoPro's Hero4 Black and Silver models. Read more

GoPro's poor holiday sales lead to staff layoff

In its preliminary Q4 financial report this week, GoPro revealed it expects the last quarter's revenue to be about $435 million, a figure significantly lower than $512 million analysts had estimated. Due to poor sales over the holidays, GoPro states it will layoff 7% of its workforce as part of a restructuring effort. Read more

GoPro announces the name of its forthcoming camera-equipped drone

Action camera manufacturer GoPro has officially named its forthcoming camera drone and announced that it will be available in 2016. Footage from the GoPro Karma is demonstrated in a video on the GoPro website, which is also the same movie the company showed when it first teased the drone. Read more

Chinese maker Xiaomi challenges GoPro with new Yi Action Camera

Update: The Yi Action Camera is now being sold in the US. Chinese company Xiaomi, perhaps best known for its smartphones, has introduced a new GoPro competitor called the Yi Action Camera. This new action camera will only be sold inside of China for the equivalent of approximately $64 USD (399 CNY); the company doesn't, as of now, have plans to sell it elsewhere. This still poses a problem for GoPro, however, which has recently been looking to expand into the Chinese market. Read more

Entry-level GoPro HERO+ action camera with Wi-Fi unveiled

GoPro has introduced a new entry-level action camera, the HERO+ with Wi-Fi. In terms of specification, this model sits above the HERO, but below the recently launched HERO+ LCD. Read more

GoPro adds Trim + Share feature to mobile app

GoPro has added a Trim and Share feature to its mobile app and some of its camera models, allowing users to pull short clips from video footage and share the finalized video. The feature is available now in the latest version of the GoPro mobile app, and is offered on the HERO4 Black + LCD BacPac, HERO4 Silver, and the HERO+ LCD. Read more

GoPro mount becomes standard accessory for next year's Toyota Tacoma, as GoPro plans user-generated-content licensing deals

Toyota has revealed that the 2016 version of its adventure truck will come pre-fitted with a windshield mount for a GoPro camera. Those interested in filming their muddy, dusty and rocky scrambles will be able to fit a camera to point forwards or backwards to capture either the 'flight' or passengers reactions. Read more

GoPro HERO4 Session waterproof cube-shaped camera announced

GoPro has introduced the HERO4 Session, a cube-shaped waterproof camera that is half the size of and 40% lighter than its other HERO4 cameras. The HERO4 Session is waterproof to a depth of 33ft/10m without requiring a separate housing and features one-button operation. Read more

TTRobotix introduces TTR-SB Seawolf submarine for GoPro cameras

Swedish company TTRobotix has introduced the TTR-SB Seawolf, a remote controlled submarine that includes a forward-facing mount for the GoPro HERO3 and HERO4 cameras. Seawolf allows video footage and still images to be captured underwater in depths up to 8m/26ft while an operator remotely controls the vessel; live streaming is also available. Read more

GoPro unveils Hero+ LCD with touchscreen display

GoPro has introduced the Hero+ LCD camera, sharing many features with the entry-level Hero with the addition of a touchscreen. The Hero+ LCD is waterproof to depths up to 40m/131 ft, and adds both Bluetooth and integrated Wi-F with support for the Android and iOS GoPro App. Videos can be recorded at up to 1080p/60, and 8MP still image capture is offered. Read more

Google and GoPro unveil 16-camera 'Array' VR rig

During the re/code Code Conference earlier this week in California, GoPro’s CEO Nick Woodman detailed a rig the company is working on that will accommodate six Hero4 cameras to record multi-angle footage for virtual reality uses. Google revealed a similar setup at its I/O 2015 conference yesterday, with the primary exception being that it holds 16 GoPro action cameras rather than six. The rig is called Array, and it was made in partnership with GoPro for Google's new Jump virtual reality platform. Click through to read more

MindShift creates bag range for action cameras and accessories

US bag manufacturer MindShift Gear has introduced a new range of bags and pouches aimed at the GoPro and action cam market. The GP series is made up of 10 individual cases that can be purchased individually or in three bundles of differing sizes. Read more

GoPro announces Kolor acquisition

GoPro has announced its acquisition of Kolor, makers of stitching software used for spherical 360-degree videos and panoramas. Demonstrating exactly what we can expect when the two companies combine forces, the above 360-degree video has been released today, recorded with three GoPro Heros and stitched together with Kolor software. Read more

GoPro granted patent for square-profile action camera housing

GoPro has been granted a patent for a small square camera housing, which eschews the rectangular shape its cameras have taken thus far in favor of something resembling the Polaroid Cube. According to the patent, which was recently published by the USPTO, the square design would allow for additional mounting options, with every orientation being the same. Read more

CAMpanion GoPro mount affixes action cam to smartphones

A new device called CAMpanion mounts your GoPro to the back of your smartphone.

Monterey Bay Aquarium uses GoPro to create new open source research camera

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute has created an open source camera system for use underwater to aid in research projects. The rig is composed of a GoPro camera and other easily sourced components, and is cheaper than commercially available oceanographic camera systems. Learn more

Light and Motion launches Sidekick companion light for GoPro on Kickstarter

Light & Motion has introduced a new GoPro companion light called the Sidekick, and is seeking funding for its production on Kickstarter. The Sidekick is designed to attach directly to the GoPro's existing mount, eliminating the need to carry an external light, though it retains some flexibility via an optional armature for positioning the light. Read more

Upcoming GoPro Hero4 firmware will enable new photo and video features

GoPro has released details about upcoming firmware updates for its Hero4 action cameras; the new firmware versions will be delivered next month, enabling new photo and video features like in-camera time lapse creation. Read more

ProGearX announces new line of GoPro accessories

ProGearX has announced the availability of several new accessories for mounting GoPro action cameras to a variety of surfaces. Among the new accessories is an extendable pole, body mounts, and a kit for mounting the action cam on different sports boards. The accessories are available now, and ProGearX will be showcasing them during CES 2015 next month. Read more

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