That time has come again. Another year, another GoPro to add to the roster of the ever-expanding line-up of the action camera company.
Just like GoPro’s, memory cards get updated on a regular basis too – faster speeds, higher capacities, new class specifications etc… It’s hard to keep up.
Well luckily for you, we’re here to help. Below you’ll find a summary of the new features the GoPro Hero 6 has as well as our top picks of the best Memory Cards to choose from to get the most out of your new action cam.
GoPro Hero6 – What’s new?
Well first of all, we’re firm believers that visual aid is a much better representation of showing you what cameras are capable of doing instead of describing it to you, so here’s a video:
As we can expect, the Hero6 isn’t a huge departure from the Hero5, which was only released a year ago. There are some key improvements however, first and foremost the video and sound quality has had a much noticed upgrade.
Shooting at true 4K, the videos you record are guaranteed to pick up every minute detail you’re recording, be it from 10,000 feet or 10,000 fathoms.
Next is the stabilisation. The comparisons between the two cameras showed a huge difference in the stability. The HERO6 is just super smooth, whereas the HERO5 still shows wobble at times.
Stabilisation on the HERO5 is only available in 2.7K resolution, introducing a 10% crop to the image. For the HERO6 though, that improved stabilization is available in 4K resolution (although not at 60p) with only a 5% crop factor.
Other key details include an all-new touch zoom, 3x faster offload speeds via 5GHz wi-fi, waterproof up to 33 Feet, voice control in 10 languages and with QuikStories enabled, you can automatically transform your adventures into cinematic videos that you can share easily through the GoPro app.
What Memory cards for GoPro Hero6 is best for me?
The cards below will work wonders on your new action cam. I’ve taken read/write speeds and performance ratings into consideration when compiling this list. They are all as good as each other, the real deciding factor would simply be what brand you prefer.
The Integral UltimaProX microSDHC Class 10 memory card is ultra high-speed and ideal for use in smartphones, tablet PCs, digital cameras and camcorders. The advanced chip-set delivers up to 90MB/s read and 45MB/s write speed. So now you can store more apps, images, music, games and video on your tablet PC and smartphone than ever before!
– Ultra-fast speed; ideal for recording 4K, 2K, 1080p Full HD video and RAW and jpeg images
– High-speed data read / write, with up to 90 MB/s read and 45 MB/s write
– Memory card meets UHS-I, Class 10 specification
– SD Adapter included
Capture more fast action and record more Full HD or 4K Ultra HD-ready video with your Android based smartphone, tablet or MIL camera. SanDisk Extreme cards are built tough for extreme durability even under challenging environmental conditions. Fast speeds reduce the time you’re on hold while your pictures and videos move to your card or from your card to your computer. Storage capacities from 16GB to 128GB expand device memory and leave room to record video that’s ready for the new 4K Ultra HD television screens and monitors.
Read Speed: up to 90 MB/s
Write Speed: up to 60 MB/s
Form Factor: microSDXC
Video Speed: C10, U3, V30
SD Adapter: Yes
The Kingston Micro SDHC/SDXC UHS-I U3 is a perfect match for high-performance, small form devices such as smartphones and portable camcorders or even high end camera’s using an SD adapter (sold separately).
With speeds of 90MB/s read and 80MB/s write, it makes editing and uploading files faster, especially when used with Kingston’s USB 3.0 card readers.
Higher sustained write speeds ensure video integrity by reducing stutter and allow photographers to shoot in continuous burst mode. Its small size is the standard expandable storage option for many tablets, smartphones and action cameras on the market today.
This versatile card is waterproof, shock and vibration proof, x-ray proof and temperature proof. Photographers can feel secure using the card for action photography and in harsh or unstable conditions.
Available in capacities 16GB,32GB,64GB
Up to 90MB/s read
Up to 80MB/s write
Waterproof, shockproof, x-ray proof and temperature proof
Kingston lifetime warranty
Due to ultra-fast read speeds and large capacity, the EXCERIA microSD card series is designed for 4K and Full HD video recording and rapid image capture. Incredibly small, the series is ideal for owners of smartphones, tablets and sports and action cameras who are serious about their videos and photography.
Since the cards were specifically designed for outdoor video recording and photography, we made sure they will perform under extreme conditions. That’s why they are shockproof and waterproof. No worries at the airport security check or at your sunny vacation destination. The cards are x-ray proof to protect your precious memories.
Adding a microSD card lets you store more of your favourite media. For example, with 128GB you can store 1,920 minutes of video, 30,500 photos or 960 hours of music – all in high quality.
Toshiba is the inventor of flash memory, and has a well-earned worldwide reputation for producing high quality technology.
To round out the picture, the EXCERIA M302 comes with an SD card adaptor so you can quickly transfer and share your valuable memories.
This one has half the read/write speed of the other ones, which is reflected in the price, but doesn’t make it any less of a card that you should be using in your GoPro.
Designed for use with your tablet, GoPro or smartphone, Lexar High-Performance 300x microSDHC / microSDXC UHS-I cards make it easy to quickly capture, playback, and transfer all your favorite media files, including videos, the highest-quality movies, photos and songs.
Speed rated at Class 10, High-Performance 300x microSDHC / microSDXC UHS-I cards leverage UHS-I technology to deliver a transfer speed up to 300x (45MB/s), giving you the speed and space you need to enjoy more of your favorite multimedia on the go.
Whether you are downloading and watching HD movies on your tablet or shooting adventure with your GoPro, these high-speed, high-capacity cards allow you to quickly capture, playback, and transfer a large amount of the highest quality 1080p full-HD, 3D, and 4K video, making it easy to store up to 8 hours of your favorite movies or action video.
Cards also include an SD adapter to easily transfer files between your devices.
Or if you can’t decide which one you want… Just get all 5!
We have a huge range of GoPro Hero 6 accessories on sale now – so go ahead and make the most out of your adventures.
Or you can skip straight to the GoPro Hero6 compatible Memory Cards we have on offer.