Table of Contents
The world's most famous action camera is coming with its latest model: the GoPro Hero 12. The device has twice the battery life — 70 minutes compared to 35 minutes for the GoPro Hero 11 —, as well as recordings in 5,3K and 4K, connection to various peripherals via Bluetooth and several other new features. Just take a look!
knowing the camera
GoPro's latest flagship camera lets you record up to 2x longer thanks to a redesigned power management system. The device offers videos in high dynamic range (HDR) with resolution of 5,3K, as well as recording in resolution 4K. The camera also supports Bluetooth audio devices such as wireless headphones. The video stabilization HyperSmooth 6.0 has been improved, providing more stable and smooth videos. The new version also includes a variety of new features designed to cater to new users and professionals alike.
An interesting novelty that comes with the GoPro HERO 12 Black is the accessory Max Lens Mod 2.0. This accessory offers a 177° field of view, the widest on the market according to the brand, combined with the ability to record in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. The Max Lens Mod 2.0 allows you to capture videos and photos in three distinct field of view settings: Max Width, Max SuperView eo novo Max HyperView, a hyper immersive option.
The Max Lens Mod 2.0 lens is enhanced by incorporating a 8:7 sensor. This enables 36% wider perspectives when recording in widescreen format and 48% higher when capturing vertical video compared to the HERO 12 Black's standard lens. These perspectives are ideal for capturing anything from personal perspectives, favorite sports, to more intense experiences in natural settings during travel and outdoor adventures.
In addition, Max Lens Mod 2.0 features improved durability. Your lens is made with glass twice as scratch resistant relative to the predecessor. Plus, it features a durable hydrophobic lens coating that repels water droplets, ensuring clear images even in wet conditions.
The GoPro HERO 12 also features new interface, simplified controls and a new feature called Vertical Capture Mode, which records videos with a vertical aspect ratio of 9:16, even when the camera is mounted horizontally. This functionality is perfect for sharing media directly on social platforms that make better use of vertical orientation.
HERO 12 Black redefines the standard for immersive living. The new camera is the result of GoPro's 21st anniversary; Our passion for helping you capture and share your life in an immersive, dreamlike way makes you and your audience feel like you're reliving your favorite moments in vivid detail.GoPro CEO and Founder Nicholas Woodman
Advantages of GoPro Hero 12
The improved power management system provides up to a 2x increase in recording time. Now the HERO 12 Black offers up to 70 minutes of recording continuous recording at 5,3K60 (the camera's highest), over 95 minutes at 5,3K30, and over 155 minutes of continuous recording at 1080p30, all with HyperSmooth 6.0 video stabilization enabled. HDR technology offers images with an expanded dynamic range, both in photos and videos with 5,3K and 4K resolution.
O 5,3K mode offers 91% more resolution than 4K and 665% more than 1080p. You can also slow down up to 8 times for slow motion effects at up to 2,7K resolution. Additionally, you can capture frames at up to 24,7 megapixels and stills at 27 megapixels. 4K video at up to 120 frames per second allows up to 4x slowdown.
O Max Lens Mod 2.0 expands the possibilities with 36% more field of view when shooting widescreen and a 48% higher field of view when capturing vertical video. The GP-Log combined with query tables (LUTs) offers greater control during post-production, allowing for precise color refinement.
HERO12 Black now supports audio recording via devices Bluetooth, such as wireless headphones and microphones, ideal for vlogging, voiceovers, and broadcasting. O HyperSmooth 6.0 includes the feature AutoBoost, which automatically adjusts video stabilization as needed, keeping cuts to a minimum and transitions seamless. Horizon lock and leveling are still available even with full 360° rotations, whether using digital, linear lenses or when using the Max Lens Mod 2.0 accessory.
The 1/1,9-inch sensor offers versatility with an 8:7 aspect ratio that can be cropped to 9:16 vertical, 16:9 widescreen, traditional 4:3, or maintained at a full 8:7 aspect ratio. XNUMX. This applies to all video resolutions as well as modes such as Time Warp, Time Lapse, night lapse and all ways Night Effects. And finally we also have the lens HyperView that sets a new standard for wide video perspectives.
GoPro and Quik D Subscription
GoPro is also expanding the software experience and benefits for GoPro service subscribers through the launch of the desktop app. Quik D. This desktop version of the Quik application brings the speed and convenience of the mobile version to desktop users, but with an extended range of features and functionality that take full advantage of the processing potential and screen size offered by a desktop environment.
Both the Quik mobile app and Quik D desktop will be synchronized, allowing users to start editing projects in one application and seamlessly transition to the other, ensuring maximum convenience and flexibility during the creation process.
Quik D will be available no additional cost exclusively for GoPro service subscribers. The Mac version will be released in the first quarter of 2024, followed by the release of the Windows version in the summer of 2024. This promises to further enrich the experience for GoPro subscribers by offering more robust editing and organization tools right on their computers.
GoPro is bringing together a extension stick of 121 cm, which can be compressed to 25 cm. This new accessory is designed to match the new HERO1 Black 4/12 mounting threads. Finger mount adapters are included, ensuring it is compatible with all GoPro cameras.
Along with the new extension pole, this launch also brings a Bluetooth remote control removable, waterproof and “wearable”. This control makes it easier to make that slightly more complicated catch, even when the stick is fully extended. The practicality of this new remote control extends to compatibility with some previous cameras, such as the HERO 11 Black, HERO 11 Black Mini e HERO 10 Black.
The extender stick set with the waterproof remote control will be available from October 2023, providing users with an enhanced and versatile experience when capturing their favorite moments with GoPro cameras.
Price and availability
the new camera GoPro Hero 12 is now available for pre-order on the official GoPro website for US$ 399,99 (somewhere around R$ 1,947 in direct conversion), in addition to also making the accessory available Max Lens Mod 2.0 by US$ 99,99 (something around BRL 486 in direct conversion) or even US$ 79,99 (about BRL 389 in direct conversion) for GoPro subscribers. Both new devices will be able to be purchased through the package HERO12 Black Creator Edition from September 13, 2023 by US$ 599,99 (something around R$ 2.920 in direct conversion).
|Model||GoPro HERO 12 Black|
5.3K30 8:7 / 4K60 8:7
|HDR||5.3K (16:9) 30, 25, 24 fps|
4K (8:7) 30, 25, 24 fps
4K (16:9) 60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps
|Proportion||16:9, 4:3, 8:7, 9:16|
|digital lenses||HyperView, SuperView, Wide, Linear, Linear + Horizon Lock|
|Horizontal||360° rotation up to 5.3K30,|
4K60 and 2.7K120
|leveling||Up to 27°, 5.3K60, 4K120,|
2.7K240, and 1080/240
|Colors||GP-Log with LUT, 10-Bit, 8-Bit|
|Zoom||up to 2x|
|Video frames||24.7MP 5.3K 8:7 Video|
|Frames per second||Auto, 60/10, 60/6, 30/6, 30/3, 10/3, 30/1, 10/1, 5/1, 3/1|
|Interval||0.5, 1s, 2s, 3s, 5s, 10s, 30s, 60s, 120s|
And you, what did you think of the news? Are you going to guarantee your camera yet? Tell us in the comments!
Text proofread by: Pedro Bomfim (04 / 09 / 23)