With a suggested retail price of INR 45,000, GoPro HERO12 latest flagship camera improves upon the groundbreaking performance of its predecessor in a number of ways. These include up to two times longer runtimes thanks to a redesigned power management system, stunning high dynamic range (HDR) video in GoPro’s market-leading 5.3K and 4K resolution video, support for Bluetooth® audio devices like Apple AirPods, and improved HyperSmooth 6.0 video stabilisation.
The 177° field of vision at 4K resolution and 60 fps enabled by the new Max Lens Mod 2.0 attachment is an intriguing new feature of the HERO12 Black. Taking advantage of the GoPro HERO12 Black extra-large 8:7 sensors, the Max Lens Mod 2.0’s three field-of-view settings (Max Wide, Max Super View, and the brand new, hyper-immersive Max Hyper View) enable perspectives that are 36% wider when capturing widescreen video and 48% taller when capturing vertical video.
These top-tier, ultra-wide angles are fantastic for recording anything from “you’re there” first-person viewpoints of your favourite sports and activities to surreal immersion in natural surroundings when on vacation or an outdoor adventure with friends and family. The Max Lens Mod 2.0 has a robust hydrophobic lens coating that repels water and offers two times as much scratch-resistant glass as its predecessor.
GoPro’s CEO and co-founder Nicholas Woodman believes the GoPro HERO12 Black raises the standard for immersive life-capture. In a press release, GoPro said, “Our new flagship camera is the culmination of GoPro’s 21 years of experience and our passion for helping you capture and share your life in an immersive, dream-like way that makes you and your audience feel like you’re right there again, reliving your favourite experiences in vivid detail.”
GoPro HERO12 Black’s new, robust professional functions are equally useful for less serious photographers owing to its user-friendly implementation:
- You can use Bluetooth® earphones, headphones, and microphones wirelessly with your HERO12 Black, making it ideal for vlogging, scene narration, and remote control through voice.
- GP-Log with Look-Up Tables for enhanced post-production colour grading
- Multiple GoPro HERO12 Black cameras may be wirelessly timecode synced for smooth multi-camera editing in industry standard programmes like Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere.
- Encoding optimisation that results in reduced file sizes without sacrificing picture quality.
Users looking for a compromise between convenience and control will appreciate the streamlined controls and new Vertical Capture Mode on the GoPro HERO12 Black. This mode records video in a vertical 9:16 aspect ratio even when the camera is mounted horizontally, making it ideal for uploading directly to vertically-oriented social media platforms.
GoPro HERO12 is introducing a new desktop app called Quik, which will enhance the company’s software offerings and provide additional advantages to GoPro subscriber* customers. GoPro subscribers* will get access to Quik desktop at no extra cost. Bringing the speed and simplicity of the Quik mobile app to desktop users, Quik desktop also offers a plethora of additional features and capabilities that make the most of a desktop computer’s processing power and larger screen. Start an editing project on your desktop and pick up just where you left off on your mobile device with Quik’s synchronisation across the two platforms. Beginning November 1st, Quik desktop for Mac and Summer 2024 for Windows will be accessible.
GoPro HERO12 Features and Specification
The GoPro HERO12 Black is the most advanced and user-friendly HERO camera to date, built on the foundation of GoPro’s tried-and-true design and augmented with cutting-edge performance and usability features.
Increased battery life by up to two times: the GoPro HERO12 Black’s new and improved power management system allows for 70 minutes of continuous recording at 5.3K60 (the camera’s highest performance setting), 95 minutes at 5.3K30, and 155 minutes at 1080p30—all while using HyperSmooth 6.0 video stabilisation.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) footage & Photography: HDR provides stunning 5.3K+ 4K footage and high dynamic range images.
Market-Leading With 5.3K video, you get 91% more resolution than 4K and an amazing 665% more resolution than 1080p. Additionally, you can slow it down by 8 times. Enjoy up to 2.7K slow-mo at speeds up to 8x normal speed. Frame grabs as high as 24.7 megapixels and images as high as 27 megapixels are available. A maximum of 120 frames per second may be recorded at 4x slow motion in 4K.
The Max Lens Mod 2.0 Accessory offers unparalleled wide-angle perspectives, with a 36% broader field of vision when recording in widescreen mode and a 48% higher field of view when recording in vertical mode. The lenses are now coated with a hydrophobic material that repels water and has increased scratch resistance by a factor of two.
Professionals may have greater leeway in post-production editing and colour grading when using GP-Log with accessible Look Up Tables (LUTs).
Apple AirPods and other Bluetooth® devices can now be used to wirelessly transmit audio to the HERO12 Black, allowing for hands-free recording of audio for vlogging, scene narration, and remote control of the camera via voice commands.
HyperSmooth 6.0 includes next-generation AutoBoost, which automatically improves video stabilisation as required, while preserving the lowest cropping margin possible with undetectable transitions between crop settings; this feature helped HyperSmooth win an Emmy Award for excellence in video stabilisation. When utilising the Linear + Horizon Lock digital lens or the Max Lens Mod 2.0 attachment, HyperSmooth 6.0 allows for horizon-leveling even with complete 360° camera movement.
The extra-large 8:7 aspect ratio of the 1/1.9″ sensor allows it to be cropped to vertical 9:16, widescreen 16:9, standard 4:3, or full-frame 8:7, giving it market-leading flexibility. All previously unavailable Night Effects options, as well as TimeWarp, Time Lapse, and Night Lapse, are now accessible.
Ultra-wide HyperView digital lens on the GoPro HERO12 Black from GoPro raises the standard for immersive footage. The Max Lens Mod 2.0 add-on provides an even more expansive Max HyperView viewpoint.
With the HERO12 Black positioned horizontally, you can now take videos that are in a vertical orientation, making them ideal for uploading directly to vertical social media platforms.
Updated “Easy Controls” for those who value simplicity above all else, and simplified “Pro Controls” for those who place a premium on precision and efficiency.
Professional-quality nighttime shots are as simple as pressing a button, thanks to effects like light painting, vehicle light trails, and star trails.
A new addition to the Power Tools arsenal, Interval Photo gives you even more creative control over the video and still images you shoot. With Interval Photo, you can set the time between snapping photos to any value between 0.5 seconds and 120 hours.
Use timecode sync to easily combine footage from several GoPro HERO12 Black cameras in post. Supports industry standard editing software including Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier.
HERO12 Black is now compatible with regular camera mounts and accessories thanks to the addition of 1/4-20 mounting threads on the mounting fingers.
Built “GoPro Tough” to withstand abuse, the GoPro HERO12 Black is waterproof to 33 feet without the need for a separate housing.
Brand-New Extending Pole & Wireless Waterproof Shutter Control
With the release of the GoPro HERO12 Black, GoPro is also releasing a new 48-inch extension pole that can be collapsed down to only 10 inches. The integrated mounting fingers make it suitable for use with any GoPro camera.
The Bluetooth® remote shutter release that comes with the new extension pole is removable, wearable, and waterproof, allowing you complete control of the shutter on your HERO12 Black even when the pole is fully extended. The HERO12 Black, HERO11 Black, HERO11 Black Mini, and HERO10 Black will all be able to use this new, handy remote.
In late October of 2023, you may purchase the brand new Extension Pole together with the Waterproof Shutter Remote. To find out more, check out GoPro.com.
GoPro HERO12 Price and Availability
Today, you may place a preorder for either the HERO12 Black (INR 45,000) or the HERO12 Black Creator Edition (INR 65,000) via our e-commerce partners’ websites (Amazon, Flipkart, Croma, Reliance Digital, and Vijay Sales).
Both goods will be available for purchase through our online and offline retail partners as of September 13, 2023 at 6:30 PM IST.
Beginning in late November, you may purchase the Max Lens Mod 2.0.
In addition to the regular 1-year worldwide guarantee, Luxury Personified, the authorised distributor in India, will give an additional 1-year warranty at no additional cost. To take advantage of this further protection, customers need just register by scanning the barcode on the official GoPro package.
About GoPro HERO12
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