So I have just taken delivery of a Go Pro Hero 6 action camera, and I have to say that at first glance it meets my expectations. I was going to make an un-boxing video, but I am a bit late to the Hero 6 party and think I have missed the boat on that one. There are loads of Go Pro Hero 6 un-boxing clips so to make another one would be a waste of your time watching it, and my time making it. Besides, most of the un-boxing clips out there are way better than I could ever do.
Whilst the Hero 6 unboxing clips clearly show what is in the box what they fail to show is why the reviewer bought the Hero 6 in the first instance. Call me sceptical, but I kind of think that most of the un-boxing clips are by people given the Hero 6 to unbox for their channel, or paid to unbox for their channel.
I have never been given any product to review and test, let alone a top end Hero 6 action camera, so I have had to part with my hard earned money to get my hands on this Hero 6. This Go Pro, being the flagship model isn’t cheap and I guess spending a few hundred quid on it may be a little stupid, but I really wanted one.
So why did I buy the Go Pro Hero 6?
Firstly, I wanted an action camera that is tough, durable, waterproof and can take as much abuse as I can give it. Being an owner of a Go Pro Session action camera I know that Go Pro cameras are the toughest around, and from what I had read and seen the Hero 6 is no different.
The second reason I bought this is because I wanted an action camera with the best image quality and this seemed to fit the bill perfectly. With various shooting modes from 4K down to 720P the Hero 6 had everything covered.
The third reason I bought this action camera is because I wanted an action camera that allowed some manual intervention. Many action cameras out there are fully automatic, and what I would call plug n play. You don’t have any input with these cameras and the camera decides its exposure settings. With this action camera I can tweak various exposure settings to get the sort of shots I want to get and not just the sort of shots the camera thinks I want to take.
The fourth reason I bought the Hero 6 is for slow motion. This camera can shoot at 1080 and 240fps, which is awesome, and the best out there. Below is my first attempt at slow motion photography using the Go Pro Hero 6:-
The fifth reason I bought this action camera is for the rear touch screen and the ability to see what is being recorded without having to hook it up to my phone and look at that. Being able to look at the back of the camera and know what is being recorded really appealed to me.
Okay, the Go Pro Hero 6 is a bit extravagant but then it is supposed to be the best action camera out there, and you have to pay for that right? Hopefully, the Hero 6 will exceed my expectations and do everything I want it to, and more. I guess we’ll see about that, but in the mean time I need to get out there and start shooting some footage.
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