GoPro will hold a product unveiling event in a few days.
The company hasn’t officially said what it will unveil. However, thanks to several leaks, we have a pretty good idea at this point. Continue reading if you’d like to know more about what to expect. We’ll also provide you with more details about the event itself, including when it is and how you can watch the action unfold online.
When is GoPro’s event?
GoPro will hold its event on Thursday, 28 September at 9am PST in San Francisco, California.
How to stream GoPro’s event online
To join the live stream, go to GoPro’s website. If we’re able to, we will embed the live-stream video on event day.
What to expect from GoPro’s event
CEO Nick Woodman is scheduled to kick things off at 9 am PST. And Pocket-lint will be there live to bring you the latest as it happens, so be sure to check our GoPro hub. In the meantime, here’s what we expect…
GoPro hasn’t said what it will unveil, though we suspect a new Hero 6 camera will be the primary focus. In February of earlier this year, GoPro had confirmed that it planned to release a Hero 6 camera by the end of 2017. Then, in September, a photograph leaked to Photo Rumors showed a finished GoPro camera in retail packaging.
The camera had a similar, compact design to the Hero 5. And the text on the packaging revealed that the camera is the Hero 6. It shoots at 12 megapixels with 4K60 video – a big upgrade from the Hero 5 and the Hero 5 Session, both of which shoot 4K at 30fps (4K30). The Hero 6 also appears to be water resistant for up to 33 feet.
GoPro’s Hero 5 currently sells for $400, but one leak suggested the Hero 6 will go on sale the same day it is announced for $499 a pop. The leak revealed the Hero 6 has already been shipped to stores around North America.
We might hear more about the Fusion, GoPro’s consumer 360-degree camera. At the moment, we don’t know how much the Fusion will cost. It was sent out to select pilot testers at the end of summer 2017, with a retail launch planned to roll out slowly from the end of the year. Maybe GoPro will reveal pricing and a concrete release date.