The GoPro Hero 6 Black has leaked – here’s what we now know

GoPro’s Hero 6 Black edition action camera will come with a 12MP lens and the ability to capture 4K footage at 60fps, if the latest leak is to be believed.

That’s according to PhotoRumors, who shared the below leaked image of a boxed GoPro Hero 6 Black. It appears to reveal that the new camera’s video capture specs will offer a decent upgrade over the GoPro Hero 5 Black and Hero 5 Session, which are limited to capturing 4K footage at 30fps.

That means video recorded on the Hero 6 Black, which is set to make its debut on September 28, will be smoother and should make details in frantic footage clearer when played back.

Other than the megapixel spec and the 4K 60fps video recording, further specifications for the Hero 6 Black have yet to surface. But it would appear the new GoPro is largely an evolution of its predecessor, not a radical redesign.

Check out the full image.

GoPro will likely be banking on the video chops of the Hero 6 Black to appeal to adrenaline junkies keen to record their exploits, as the company has been having a tough time lately, losing money to the tune of millions of dollars and cutting staff. This is in spite of the Hero 5 cameras being the best-selling action cams in the US for three quarters in a row, as well as receiving glowing praise from Trusted Reviews.

At the start of the year, GoPro CEO Nick Woodman said the company had big plans to take its investment in hardware, mobile and cloud tech and use it to aim for a successful 2017.

“In 2017, we will build on this foundation for our customers while improving efficiency and managing cost to achieve profitability,” he said back in February, and hinted at the Hero 6 Black but didn’t reveal any details or release date.

For GoPro fans looking to take their camera footage up another notch, the Hero 6 Black could be the camera they’re waiting for, but time will tell if it can help GoPro climb back into the black.

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