GoPro Hero 6 Black vs GoPro Hero 4 Silver Spec Comparison

Comparison of the GoPro Hero 6 Black and the GoPro Hero 4 Silver action cameras specs and features.

8 Advantages of the GoPro Hero 6 Black Action Camera

  • A newer model of the two GoPros.
  • Uses a newer chipset.
  • Burst and loop photo settings options which the GoPro 4 doesn't have.
  • Can get Raw and Jpeg photos from the 6.
  • Every video recording size has a better framerate recording option, 4k at 60fps compared to 15fps, etc.
  • HDR and Image Stabalisation for smoother and crisper video recording.
  • Better battery life.
  • Much larger memory capacity at 256gb compared to 64gb.

4 Advantages of the GoPro Hero 4 Silver Action Camera

  • You can dive deeper with the housing that comes with your GoPro compared to the 6.
  • Smaller size than the GoPro Hero 6.
  • Weighs much less at 88g.
  • Much cheaper to buy, less than half price, so if you don't need 4K or super slow motion video recording this could be for you.
76/100

Key Specs

Manufacturer
Price
$399
Release Date
1 year ago
Field of View
170 degrees
Adjustable FOV
 
360
No
Sensor
 
Chipset
Warranty
 
Warranty Length
 

Photo Specs and Settings

Sensor Size
 
Photo Res
12.00mp
Photo Resolution
Burst rate
30fps
Photo Recording Formats
Exposure Modes
 
Optical Zoom
No
Optical Zoom Distance
 
Aperture
F2.80
Minimum Focus Distance
30cm

Video Specs and Settings

Best Video Resolution
Type of Image Stabilization
 
Highest Resolution with Image Stabilization
 
Video Resolutions with Stabilization
 
Fastest FPS
240fps
Recording Bitrate
60Mbps
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
 
Video recording format
 
Video Recording Options
 
Max ISO
 
360 Stitching
 

Power

Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
100 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Charge Time
120minutes
Battery
USB Charge
Yes
Extend Battery Life with External Battery
Yes
Battery Range
Removable Battery
Yes

Action

Waterproof Depth
10metre
Drop Proof
Yes
Water Resistance with Housing
Waterproof Housing Required
No

Interface and Connections

Adjust Aspect Ratio
Yes
Info Screen
No
Touch Screen
Yes
Peripherals
 
Connectivity
Memory Capacity
256gb
External Microphone
No
Phone App
Yes
Remote
No

Physical

Material
Mount Type on Camera Body
 
Screen Size
2.00" (inch)
Screen
Yes
Flip Screen
 
Weight
118grams
Weight with Housing
 
Size
Shape
 
Glasses
 
Recording Lights
 
Flash
No
Colours
Storage Devices
88/100

Key Specs

Manufacturer
Price
$250
Release Date
3 years 3 months ago
Replaced
 
Field of View
170 degrees
Adjustable FOV
Yes
360
No
Sensor
Chipset
Warranty
 
Warranty Length
 

Photo Specs and Settings

Sensor Size
Photo Res
12.00mp
Photo Resolution
Burst rate
30fps
Photo Recording Formats
Exposure Modes
 
Optical Zoom
No
Optical Zoom Distance
 
Aperture
F2.80
Minimum Focus Distance
 

Video Specs and Settings

Best Video Resolution
Type of Image Stabilization
 
Highest Resolution with Image Stabilization
 
Video Resolutions with Stabilization
 
Fastest FPS
120fps
Recording Bitrate
45Mbps
Video Features
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
 
Video recording format
 
Video Recording Options
 
Max ISO
 
360 Stitching
 

Power

Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
65 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Charge Time
 
Battery
USB Charge
Yes
Extend Battery Life with External Battery
No
Battery Range
Removable Battery
Yes

Action

Waterproof Depth
40metre
Drop Proof
No
Water Resistance with Housing
Waterproof Housing Required
Yes

Interface and Connections

Adjust Aspect Ratio
 
Info Screen
No
Touch Screen
No
Peripherals
Connectivity
Memory Capacity
64gb
External Microphone
Yes
Phone App
Yes
Sensors
 
Remote
Yes

Physical

Material
Mount Type on Camera Body
Screen Size
1.75" (inch)
Screen
Yes
Flip Screen
No
Weight
88grams
Weight with Housing
 
Size
Shape
Glasses
No
Recording Lights
Yes
Flash
No
Colours
 
Storage Devices
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