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.

Key Specs

Manufacturer
Model
Price
$499
Release Date
2 months 2 weeks ago
Replaced by
 
Field of View
170 degrees
Adjustable FOV
 
360
No
Sensor
 
Chipset

Photo Specs and Settings

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

Video Specs and Settings

Best Video Resolution
Fastest FPS
240fps
Recording Bitrate
60Mbps
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
 
Video recording format
 
Video Recording Options
 

Power

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

Action

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

Interface and Connections

Touch Screen
Yes
Peripherals
 
Connectivity
Memory Capacity
256gb
External Microphone
No
Phone App
Yes
Remote
No

Physical

Material
Mount Type
Screen Size
2.00" (inch)
Screen
Yes
Dimensions
6.2 × 3.2 × 4.4 cm
Weight
118grams
Weight with Housing
 
Size
Flash
No
Colours
Storage Devices

Key Specs

Manufacturer
Price
$250
Release Date
2 years 5 months ago
Replaced
 
Replaced by
Field of View
170 degrees
Adjustable FOV
Yes
360
No
Sensor
 
Chipset
 

Photo Specs and Settings

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

Video Specs and Settings

Best Video Resolution
Fastest FPS
120fps
Recording Bitrate
45Mbps
Video Features
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
 
Video recording format
 
Video Recording Options
 

Power

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

Action

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

Interface and Connections

Touch Screen
Yes
Peripherals
Connectivity
Memory Capacity
64gb
External Microphone
Yes
Phone App
Yes
Sensors
 
Remote
Yes

Physical

Material
Mount Type
Screen Size
1.75" (inch)
Screen
Yes
Dimensions
4.1 × 5.9 × 3 cm
Weight
88grams
Weight with Housing
 
Size
Flash
No
Colours
 
Storage Devices