GoPro Hero 6 Black vs GoPro Hero 5 Black Spec Comparison

Comparison of specs and features of the GoPro Hero 6 Black and the GoPro Hero 5 Black action cameras.

4 Advantages of the GoPro Hero 6 Black

  • Newer model of the GoPro Hero range.
  • Records in 4K at 60fps and 1080p at 240fps.
  • Better battery life at 140minutes at 1080p 60fps recording.
  • Double the memory capacity, 256gb microSD card can be used for all your footage.

Advantages of the GoPro Hero 5 Black

  • Cheaper of the two GoPro's, so if you don't require any of the features above then 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
82/100

Key Specs

Manufacturer
Price
$310
Release Date
2 years ago
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
Shooting Modes
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
1080p 30fps
1080p 60fps
1440p 30fps
1440p 60fps
2.7k 30fps
2.7k 60fps
720p 30fps
720p 60fps
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
105 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Charge Time
120minutes
Battery
USB Charge
Yes
Extend Battery Life with External Battery
No
Battery Range
Removable Battery
Yes

Action

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

Interface and Connections

Adjust Aspect Ratio
 
Info Screen
No
Touch Screen
Yes
Peripherals
Connectivity
Memory Capacity
128gb
External Microphone
Yes
Phone App
Yes
Sensors
Remote
Yes

Physical

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