Compare the GoPro HERO to the HERO 5 and HERO 6
|HERO||HERO 5||HERO 6|
|Image quality||QHD and Full HD||4K and Full HD||4K and Full HD|
|Max. number of fps in 4K||-||30||60|
|Max. number of fps in Full HD||-||60||120|
|Image stabilization||Yes||Yes||Yes, advanced|
|Voice control||Yes||Yes (12 commands)||Yes (13 commands)|
The HERO has a resolution of 1440p. This image quality is also called Quad HD. QHD has a total of 4 times as many pixels as an image of Full HD quality. With this action camera you make videos of relatively good quality. Because of the image stabilization you do not suffer from motion blur. The resolution of the recordings makes your videos especially suitable for Youtube and other social media.
With the HERO 5 you film in 4K, which is the largest possible image quality. The image stabilizer ensures that your images always remain sharp. If you want to make a delayed recording, you can film with this GoPro camera in Full HD. Only in this resolution is it possible to film at 60 frames per second. You can create a real slow motion video (120 fps) with the HERO 5 in HD Ready.
The HERO 6 has advanced image stabilization that prevents jerky images even in the most extreme actions. In addition, you film in 4K resolution with 60 frames per second. A slow motion video (120 fps) is made in Full HD quality. So with the HERO 6 you can make slightly sharper images than with the HERO 5. You also have the possibility to make HDR photos with high contrast and vivid colors.
Operating the HERO is easy via the LCD touchscreen and the buttons on the camera. In addition, you operate the device without hands via voice control. Very handy if you have the camera attached to your surf or snowboard.
You can also operate the HERO 5 via an LCD touchscreen. In addition, you have access to a number of control buttons. If you want to have your hands free while taking pictures, use the voice control. In total, the camera recognizes 12 different voice commands.
The HERO 6 can do just a bit more with regard to voice operation. The HERO 6 has a total of 13 voice commands. In addition, you use the touch screen and the buttons for operation. You also zoom in and out via the touchscreen. That is something that can not be done with HERO and HERO 5.
With the HERO you make good and stable recordings. The maximum image resolution makes the videos very suitable for sharing your recordings via social media. The HERO 5 is for the extreme athlete who likes to record his recordings in 4K and also wants to make slow motion videos. You choose the HERO 6 if you want to take videos and slow motion images in the best possible quality.