While we knew that a new Hero action camera is coming, GoPro surprised us all today and announced two new cameras and a new drone. The two new cameras are Hero 6 Black and Fusion, while the Karma drone has been updated with new features.
The much needed features are now available and Karma drone can either follow or watch using GPS. When the follow feature is used, the drone automatically follows the Karma Controller, while the Watch auto-shot path will keep Karma hovering in place while it rotates, keeping the Karma Controller in frame wherever it goes. Other new features include an expanded Cable-Cam auto-shot path and "Look Up" camera tilt capability.
The GoPro Hero 6 Black is able to record videos in 4K @ 60fps and 1080p @ 240fps and can automatically transform your videos into cinematic QuikStory videos that you can share. It has the same exterior design as its predecessor, but packs increased frame rates, better overall image quality and speed, thanks to a new and custom processor. It is priced at $499, which is $100 more than its predecessor.
Last, but not least is the GoPro Fusion, its consumer 360-degree camera. Since we knew some of Fusion's specs, there is not much else to be revealed. The camera comes with two lenses and shoots up to 5.2K video at 30 frames per second. It also can take 18-megapixel spherical photos, and capture 360-degree sound. It is also waterproof up to 16 feet and compatible with most GoPro mounts.
What we didn't know until today is price. The GoPro Fusion is priced at $699 and will go on sale in November.