GoPro HERO12 Black has official debuted in the Philippines today. The device offers a significant upgrade in terms of features and performance, as well as longer battery life, better video quality, and compatibility with Bluetooth audio devices like Apple AirPods. There’s also improved video stabilization and new features that cater to beginners and professionals.
GoPro HERO12 Black Features
GoPro HERO12 Black offers significantly improved battery life, allowing for longer recording sessions. You can now record for up to 70 minutes at 5.3K60, over 95 minutes at 5.3K30, and an impressive 155 minutes at 1080p30, all while enjoying the benefits of HyperSmooth 6.0 video stabilization, which ensures steady footage and includes AutoBoost for enhanced stability when needed. It can maintain a level horizon when the camera rotates a full 360°.
It also offers outstanding photo and video quality, thanks to high dynamic range (HDR). You get stunning photos and crisp 5.3K+ 4K videos.
For videography, GoPro HERO12 Black delivers high-quality video recording, offering 5.3K video resolution, which surpasses the sharpness of standard 4K. You can create captivating slow-motion sequences with up to 8x slower speed in resolutions up to 2.7K and capture high-resolution frame grabs and photos. It also allows you to shoot 4K video at an impressive 120 frames per second for smooth 4x slow-motion effects.
Professionals will appreciate the GP-Log and Look Up Tables (LUTs) features, which grant greater control over post-production editing and color grading. The camera also supports wireless audio recording from Bluetooth devices like Apple AirPods, making it ideal for vloggers and remote-control operation.
An interesting aspect of the camera is its versatile 8:7 aspect ratio, which allows you to crop your content into various shapes, including vertical, widescreen, traditional, or full frame. This flexibility applies across different video resolutions and shooting modes.
The HyperView digital lens offers an ultra-wide-angle view for immersive video experiences, and you can take it even wider with the Max Lens Mod 2.0, which enhances your creative possibilities by providing an even wider field of view. It allows you to capture scenes that are 36% wider for widescreen video and 48% taller for vertical video. It also comes with a durable lens that’s scratch-resistant and water-repellent, so your shots stay clear.
For social media enthusiasts, the camera introduces a Vertical Video Mode, allowing you to capture vertical content even when the camera is mounted horizontally. It offers simple and advanced controls, catering to users with varying levels of expertise. Night Effects also allow you to experiment with light painting, vehicle light trails, and star trails.
Interval Photo functionality allows you to capture photos at preset intervals, ranging from half a second to 120 seconds, while Timecode Sync facilitates seamless multi-camera editing when using multiple HERO12 Black cameras, compatible with popular editing software like Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier.
Mounting your camera is a breeze, thanks to the GoPro HERO12 Black’s compatibility with standard camera mounts and accessories, courtesy of its 1/4-20 mounting threads.
For GoPro subscribers, the camera offers the convenience of automatic content uploads to the GoPro cloud while charging. You’ll also receive an automatic highlight video. There is unlimited cloud storage, and your footage retains its top-notch quality.
Lastly, the HERO12 Black is built tough and reliable, with waterproof capabilities up to 33 feet without the need for additional housing. GoPro subscribers benefit from a hassle-free damaged camera replacement policy.
Quik Desktop App
GoPro is also launching the Quik desktop app, exclusively available to GoPro subscribers at no extra cost. This app brings the convenience of the mobile Quik app to desktop users, offering more features and taking advantage of desktop computing power and screen size.
It seamlessly syncs with the mobile app for a smooth editing experience. The Quik desktop app will be available for Mac on November 1 and for Windows in the summer of 2024.
GoPro HERO12 Black Price and Availability
GoPro HERO 12 Black is priced at PHP24,990, while the Creator Edition is priced at PHP36,990. You can get the Max Lens Mod 2.0 for PHP7,490.