GoPro announced today in an email that it’s holding a launch event this coming Thursday, September 28th, in San Francisco, California. While the company didn’t specifically name the new camera, all signs point to the new Hero 6 Black being the star of the show. CEO Nick Woodman will start things off at 9AM PT.
It seems like the $499 Hero 6 will also go on sale that day, seeing as a number of the cameras have already been delivered to stores around North America, some of which were mistakenly displayed a few weeks too early. We’ll also probably learn more about the Fusion, GoPro’s consumer 360-degree camera, as well as updates to the Karma drone.
The Hero 6 Black isn’t expected to be as much of a redesign as the Hero 5 Black was compared to its predecessors. Instead, all the changes coming to the new camera are internal. It looks about the same as the Hero 5 Black, but will be able to shoot 4K footage at up to 60 frames per second, and 1080p footage at up to 240 fps. The Hero 6 Black is supposedly twice as fast, offers better transfer speeds, and features improved digital image stabilization and low light performance. And all this is thanks to a new processor that was developed in house, known as the GP1.
We’ll find out everything else on Thursday, as The Verge will be on the ground in San Francisco for the event.