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Hands-on with the GoPro HERO6

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GoPro HERO6 HEaderOn Tuesday this week, Vice and Warrick from Action Gear spent the day at Huddle Park in Linksfield at the South African launch of the GoPro HERO6 Black - the very latest from the world's top action camera manufacturer.

The camera got put through its paces, and made the most of the facilities available, including golfing, archery, mountain biking and more. We were particularly impressed with the image quality, which is not only a notch up from the HERO5 in terms of dynamic range, but is buttery smooth. The new GP1 chip really shines in this regard and the stabilisation really is next-level, unlike anything we've seen without a gimbal.

Here's what the footage looks like:

The addition of 4k60 and 1080p240 means that slow-motion shots are insane - crisp and smooth with no jitter whatsoever. The GoPro Quik app is also very decent, managing to put footage together very well with almost a six sense for what works and what doesn't.

This is a fantastic camera, and whilst it may look exactly the same as the HERO5, what's inside is vastly different - and better. The identical form factor also means that all your HERO5 accessories are compatible, right from the getgo. If you need to capture pro-level action footage, this is what you want. Period.

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