GoPro's shares had rallied 34 per cent since the start of the year through Thursday's close, suggesting investors believe cost cuts and updated products have stabilised the San Mateo, California-based company.
It's a big day for GoPro as they have announced two new camera products, hoping to turn the tide and get their company back on the track they were on a few years ago.
The new camera is powered by GoPro's custom-designed GP1 processor and is capable of recording 4K video at up to 60 frames per second or 1080p footage at up to 240 frames per second. It means you can see your footage in the GoPro app on your smartphone faster than ever before. HERO6 is waterproof up to 33-feet.
You can also zoom in for the first time in a GoPro camera and is compatible with the Karma drones and other existing GoPro mounts. Further, it comes with Voice Control with support for 10 languages with additional languages to be added soon. GoPro HERO6 Black is available on GoPro.com as well as at select retailers at Rs 45,000. Taking advantage of machine learning, the Hero6 Black comes with a custom GP1 processor, better video stabilization and image quality. Quik Stories an app feature that makes it easy to share short videos of your activities. The GoPro Fusion can now be pre-ordered for $700 (Rs.45,700 approx.) and will come bundled with a Fusion grip mount. GoPro Fusion will ship in November. The $700 camera shoots spherical audio and video by capturing everything around you.
GoPro Fusion supports time lapse video as well as photo, night lapse and burst modes.
Coming to the specs, the GoPro Fusion 360 has got one of the most impressive specs sheet for a 360 degree camera till date. Along with this, it comes with Voice Control with support for 10 languages, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass and Global Positioning System functionality.
Naturally both cameras include Global Positioning System, an accelerometer, gyroscope and compass plus Wi-Fi + Bluetooth.
Using GPS, Karma can now automatically follow the Karma Controller while you're on the go, keeping you framed in the shot. So nothing major. But one omission that was hard to understand was the lack of a Global Positioning System tracking feature - something that nearly every advanced camera drone delivers as standard these days. Just like they sound, the new settings will use Global Positioning System to allow the Karma drone either automatically follow the Karma Controller and continuously frame the user in the shot, or to watch the controller while hovering in place.
Borrowing a page from Apple's playbook, the Hero6 Black features the same exterior design as its predecessor albeit with improved internals.
Finally, GoPro also today announced a new pocket-sized extension pole and tripod called Shorty; an updated floating handgrip with a quick-release mounting feature called The Handler; and the Bike Mount + Floaty, which the company said is "ideal" for point-of-view shots.