Our thoughts on the GoPro HERO12 Black...
'The GoPro HERO12 is a new and exciting addition to the GoPro family, with a host of features that elevates it far above previous models. The first headline feature is the much improved battery life. The Hero12 can shoot 5.3K 60fps for up to 70 minutes on one charge, whereas the Hero11 Black is limited to around 35 minutes. HDR video gives you more control in high contrast environments which is perfect when shooting from inside a car or when preserving the glorious detail of a sunset, with beautiful, vibrant colours. HDR tops out at 5.3K at 30fps, or 4K at 60fps.
The new Bluetooth feature is a real boon. Its most exciting function has to be its ability to pair compatible Bluetooth headphones – such as Apple AirPods. It provides two channels – one from the Bluetooth device and one via the camera, so if the camera is far away (up to 10 metres) or perhaps mounted outside of a moving vehicle, you can still narrate the action. Additionally, if the camera is out of reach, you can issue voice commands through your headset.
GoPro has finally added GP-LOG with available LUTs, saving you time during post-processing – a welcome addition. Plus, for further improved consistency, an unlimited number of HERO12 cameras can be synchronised using the GoPro Quik app. Newly designed 1/4-20 mounting threads have been added, and of course it comes with all the usual bells and whistles, including its familiar rugged design and the fact it’s waterproof down to 10 metres.'
The best HERO camera ever made – HERO12 Black takes GoPro’s best-in-class image quality to the next level with new HDR (High Dynamic Range) 5.3K and 4K video, upgraded and HyperSmooth 6.0 video stabilisation. Other new features include a totally redesigned power management system for improved thermal performance and up to 2x longer runtimes, plus Bluetooth audio support for Apple AirPods and other headphones to record sound and give remote voice commands. There are also pro-level features like wirelessly synchronizing multiple HERO12s via timecode, advanced colour controls, and more. HERO12 wraps all of this into GoPro’s legendary waterproof, ultra-rugged design to ensure you get the shot, no matter what the environment.
• HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video + Photo for more vivid images
• Longer runtimes, including 1.5 hours at 5.3K30 and over 2.5 hours at 1080p30
• New Bluetooth audio support for AirPods + other Bluetooth audio devices for wireless sound recording and voice control
• 5.3K60, 4K120 and 2.7K240 video resolutions
• HyperSmooth 6.0 video stabilization with 360° Horizon Lock
• Large image sensor captures ultra-wide 156° field of view in 8:7
• 27 megapixel photos with 24.7 megapixel stills from video
• Waterproof to 33ft plus legendary GoPro ruggedness
• New Timecode Sync to wirelessly synchronize multiple HERO12 Black cameras at once
• GP-Log and LUT support
Up to 8x Slo-Mo
Get 4x slo-mo – that’s 120 frames per second – at a ridiculously high 4K resolution. You can also ramp up the slo-mo to 8x – 240 frames per second – at 2.7K.
Ultra Durable + Waterproof
Waterproof to 33 feet.
Water-Repelling Lens Cover
Hydrophobic lens sheds water to keep your shots crystal clear when you’re in the water.
Emmy®-Winning Video Stabilisation
HyperSmooth 6.0 continues to raise the bar for in-camera video stabilisation, giving you impossibly smooth footage no matter how rough it gets. And it’s winning awards, too – an Emmy® Award for In-Camera Sensor and Software Stabilization.
With HyperSmooth 6.0, HERO12 Black automatically ensures you get the widest shots possible while using video stabilisation depending on your speed and movement in the scene.
Built-In Horizon Lock
Horizon Lock is a built-in part of HyperSmooth 6.0, so it’s easier than ever to keep the horizon level when your camera rotates a full 360°.
Vertical Capture for Social Media
4K60 Vertical Capture dramatically expands your field of view by up to 48% without additional mounts or the need to rotate the camera, for immersive POV that’s ready for social media.
Now with longer runtimes
Thanks to its improved power management, HERO12 Black delivers 2x longer continuous recording at 5.3K60 (70 minutes), plus over 1.5 hours at 5.3K30 and over 2.5 hours of continuous recording at 1080p30.
Cold-Weather Enduro Battery
Using advanced technology, the long-lasting Enduro Rechargeable Battery boosts performance in cold temperatures over previous GoPro cameras and batteries.
All-New HDR Video
HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video delivers greater detail and colour in highlights and is now available in 5.3K and 4K60.
Larger Image Sensor Lets You Do More.
With a tap, switch between Wide Screen or new Vertical Capture depending on whether you’re shooting for traditional wide-screen playback or social media. Or capture in Full Frame and decide later in the Quik app for maximum versatility.
Ultra Wide-Angle Digital Lenses
HyperView and SuperView – both GoPro exclusive digital lenses enable ultra-wide 16:9 capture, standard in HERO12 Black.
156° Field of View in Full 8:7
The large image sensor also lets you capture a wide 156° field of view in a full-frame 8:7 aspect ratio, in 5.3K and 4K.
10-bit colour enables enhanced colour depth, smooths gradations and provides more realism. And pro creators can use GP-Log encoding with LUT to max out dynamic range before applying colour correction.
New TimeCode Sync
Wirelessly synchronise multiple HERO12 Blacks via timecode in the Quik app. It’s perfect for when you want to capture an activity from multiple angles and then make precise, match-frame edits in post-production. Use matching timecode clips in Adobe Premiere Pro and other applications that support multi-camera editing for your next project.
New Bluetooth Audio Support
Now you can use your Apple AirPods, Bluetooth earbuds or other wireless mics during interviews or narration. You can also give voice commands remotely and hear alerts from the camera.
Stunning 27MP Photos + 24.7MP Frame Grabs
Just point and shoot for frame-worthy photos. And you can grab high-res, ready-to-share photos right from the video.
Dual LCD Screens
Get smooth, snappy playback on the super responsive rear touch screen, and flip to the front screen to frame selfies.
Hindsight captures up to 30 seconds of footage before you start recording – even if you press the shutter button too late, you’ll still get the shot.
Scheduled and Duration Capture
With Scheduled Capture, the GoPro HERO12 will turn itself on and automatically capture a shot up to 24 hours in advance. Duration Capture makes it easy to capture video clips from 15 seconds to 3 hours long.
New Interval Photo can automatically capture photos at fixed intervals while you stay focused on your favourite activities.
Highlight Videos Sent To Your Phone Automatically
After you capture, plug in the GoPro. While it charges, Quik uploads footage to the cloud and uses it to make a ready-to-share highlight video – then sends it to your phone.
*Within your home Wi-Fi network. GoPro subscription required.
Edit Easily in the Quik app
The Quik app is loaded with simple tools. Tweak Automatic Highlight Videos created by the app, or make your own from scratch. Change digital lenses, add filters, crop, cut and more.
Unlimited Cloud Backups
Get unlimited cloud backup of your GoPro + imported footage at 100% quality. Auto Upload is also a huge time saver. Backup from the app, the camera or the web.
*Within your home Wi-Fi network. GoPro subscription required.
|iM2050 Black Flight Case
|64GB Micro SDXC card & adapter (in camera)
|USB Mains Plug (White)
|USB A - C Cable
|Quick Clip Mount