GoPro has unveiled the Hero12 Black, its latest small yet rugged camera designed for adventure enthusiasts. This flagship camera takes action photography to new heights, offering enhanced features for both novice users and professionals.
The Hero12 Black improves upon its predecessor with extended battery life, stunning HDR video, Bluetooth audio support, and hypersmooth 6.0 video stabilization. These enhancements are complemented by the exciting Max Lens Mod 2.0 accessory.
Max Lens Mod 2.0 offers a remarkable 177-degree field of view at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second, ensuring capture of every detail. With three field-of-view settings — max wide, max superview, and the new max hyperview — it fully utilizes the Hero12 Black's large 8:7 sensor, providing 36 percent wider views for widescreen video and 48 percent taller views for vertical video compared to the standard lens. Whether capturing action sports or scenic landscapes, this accessory offers immersive perspectives.
GoPro's CEO and Founder Nicholas Woodman, said, “Hero12 Black resets the bar for immersive life-capture. 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 favorite experiences in vivid detail.”
Professional-grade features for all
The Hero12 Black introduces a range of professional features that cater to both enthusiasts and experienced users:
Wireless audio support. Connect Apple AirPods and other Bluetooth audio devices for vlogging, scene narration, and issuing voice commands to control the Hero12 Black from a distance.
GP-Log with LUT. Enhance post-production editing with GP-Log and Look Up Tables (LUTs).
Wireless timecode sync. Easily synchronize multiple Hero12 Black cameras for seamless multi-camera editing in software like Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier.
Optimized encoding. Enjoy smaller file sizes without compromising image quality.
For those seeking convenience and control, the Hero12 Black offers a revamped user interface with simplified controls and a new Vertical Capture Mode, perfect for shooting vertical 9:16 aspect ratio videos when the camera is mounted horizontally, ideal for sharing on vertical social media platforms.
GoPro enhances the user experience with the Quik desktop app, available exclusively to GoPro subscribers at no extra cost. Quik desktop combines the speed and convenience of the mobile app with expanded features optimized for desktop computers. It seamlessly syncs with the mobile version, allowing for effortless transitions between platforms. Quik desktop will launch on Mac on November 1 and on Windows in Summer 2024.
Versatile, feature-rich and fun
The Hero12 Black builds on GoPro's durable design and offers significant performance and usability improvements:
Extended runtimes. Enjoy up to 2x longer recording times with improved power management, offering up to 70 minutes of continuous recording at 5.3K60, over 95 minutes at 5.3K30, and more than 155 minutes at 1080p30, all with HyperSmooth 6.0 video stabilization.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) photo + video. Capture stunning high dynamic range photos and 5.3K+ 4K video for lifelike visuals.
5.3K resolution + 8x slo-mo. Record with 91 percent more resolution than 4K and an incredible 665 percent more than 1080p. Achieve 8x slow motion in up to 2.7K resolution or seize 24.7-megapixel frame grabs and 27-megapixel photos. Record 4K video at up to 120 frames per second for cinematic slow-motion.
Max Lens Mod 2.0 accessory. Expand your field of view with 36 percent wider perspectives for widescreen video and 48 percent taller views for vertical video. The lens boasts 2x more scratch-resistant glass and a durable hydrophobic coating to repel water drops.
Emmy award-winning video stabilization with 360-degree horizon lock. HyperSmooth 6.0 features AutoBoost, adjusting video stabilization as needed while maintaining minimal cropping margins. It also enables horizon leveling, even with full 360° camera rotation, using the Linear + Horizon Lock digital lens or all lens settings with the Max Lens Mod 2.0.
Preorders for the Hero12 Black (P24,990) and Max Lens Mod 2.0 (P7,490) are open now at GoPro Official LazMall and Shopee Mall Stores, as well as GoPro Authorized Partners across the Philippines, including Abenson, Camerahaus, Colours Foto, Electroworld, Henry's Cameras, Inbox, Infomax, SM Gadgets, TechPro Unlimited, The Vault, Timeline, Urbangiz, and more.
Both products, along with the Hero12 Black Creator Edition priced at P36,990 is now available in stores nationwide. Explore these innovative products further at GoPro.com.
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