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Gopro Hero 6 Black vs. Sony AS30V , which is better?

GoPro's new camera improves on the Hero 5 Black in every conceivable way and is the best action camera you can buy today.

The Sony HDR-AS30V is a 1080/60p action video camera with Wi-Fi®, GPS and NFC and is waterproof up to 16 feet amongst other features.

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Gopro Hero 6 Black and Sony AS30V Reviews

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Gopro Hero 6 Black

The GoPro Hero6 Black has groundbreaking electronic video stabilization for the category, a long list of resolutions and frame rates to choose from and overall improved image quality. Its faster Wi-Fi makes mobile transfers a little less painful.

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Sony AS30V

The YI 4K Action Camera is a remarkable camera for the money, offering great features and performance in an easy-to-use package. It has long battery life for its size. A touchscreen gives you full control of the camera or you can use the high-speed Wi-Fi to connect to your phone and control via an app. App handles shooting, editing and sharing. YI continues to add features through firmware updates.

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Gopro Hero 6 Black

It's pricey at $500, £500 or AU$750 and all those extra features and faster performance don't do battery life any favors.

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Sony AS30V

You'll need to buy accessories such as a waterproof housing. Though YI used Gorilla Glass, the touchscreen is not shatterproof. The microSD card slot is a little hard to access. Parts of the English app are still in Chinese.

Gopro Hero 6 Black
Sony AS30V

Difference and similar

Price

Gopro Hero 6 Black

$397

Sony AS30V

$252.81

Widescreen Video Capture

Gopro Hero 6 Black

Yes

Sony AS30V

Yes

Digital Video Format

Gopro Hero 6 Black

H.264

Sony AS30V

H.264

Image Recording Format

Gopro Hero 6 Black

JPEG, RAW

Sony AS30V

JPEG

Max Video Resolution

Gopro Hero 6 Black

3840 x 2160

Sony AS30V

1080p

ISO (Max)

Gopro Hero 6 Black

6400

Sony AS30V

Camcorder Sensor Resolution

Gopro Hero 6 Black

Sony AS30V

16.8 pixels

Manufacturer

Gopro Hero 6 Black

Gopro

Sony AS30V

Sony

Exposure Metering

Gopro Hero 6 Black

Sony AS30V

multi-segment

Exposure Modes

Gopro Hero 6 Black

Sony AS30V

automatic

Underwater Depth

Gopro Hero 6 Black

up to 30ft

Sony AS30V

up to 16ft

Type

Gopro Hero 6 Black

Action camera

Sony AS30V

Special Functions

Gopro Hero 6 Black

Sony AS30V

Wide angle

Focus Adjustment

Gopro Hero 6 Black

focus free

Sony AS30V

Protection

Gopro Hero 6 Black

Waterproof

Sony AS30V

Color Category

Gopro Hero 6 Black

Blank

Sony AS30V

black

Included Accessories

Gopro Hero 6 Black

USB cable, curved adhesive mount, flat adhesive mount, quick release buckle, thumb screw

Sony AS30V

adhesive plate, micro-USB cable, underwater housing

Image Storage

Gopro Hero 6 Black

  • JPEG 3264 x 2448
  • JPEG 2720 x 2040

Sony AS30V

JPEG 1920 x 1080

Video Capture

Gopro Hero 6 Black

  • H.264 - 1920 x 1440
  • H.264 - 1920 x 1080
  • H.264 - 1280 x 720
  • H.264 - 1280 x 960
  • H.264 - 848 x 480

Sony AS30V

  • H.264 - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 28Mbps
  • H.264 - 1920 x 1080 - 30 fps - 16Mbps
  • H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 120 fps - 24Mbps
  • H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 60 fps - 12Mbps
  • H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps - 6Mbps
  • H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps - 3Mbps

Memory Card Slot

Gopro Hero 6 Black

microSD card

Sony AS30V

Memory Stick Micro (M2) card, microSD card

Features

Gopro Hero 6 Black

HDR image enhancement technology, Time-Lapse recording, voice control

Sony AS30V

Auto Backlight Compensation, BRAVIA Sync function, RGB primary color filter, USB charging, auto power save, built-in speaker, date/time stamp, high-speed recording, interval shooting mode

Low Lux / Night Mode

Gopro Hero 6 Black

Yes

Sony AS30V

Connector Type

Gopro Hero 6 Black

USB 2.0 (5 pin Micro-USB Type B)

Sony AS30V

Microphone Operation Mode

Gopro Hero 6 Black

Sony AS30V

Stereo

Battery Technology

Gopro Hero 6 Black

Sony AS30V

lithium ion

Battery Type

Gopro Hero 6 Black

Sony AS30V

NP-BX1

Battery Details

Gopro Hero 6 Black

Sony AS30V

1 x Sony NP-BX1 Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1240 mAh (included)

Dimensions

Gopro Hero 6 Black

1.8 x 2.4 x 1.3 inches

Sony AS30V

24.5 x 47 x 82 mm

Weight

Gopro Hero 6 Black

4.2 ounces

Sony AS30V

90 g (including supplied NP-BX1 battery)