GoPro Hero 12 Black: Enhanced Battery & HDR Video, Quik App for Desktop
GoPro has launched its latest flagship action camera, the GoPro Hero 12 Black, which offers improved battery life, HDR video support, and a new desktop app for editing. The camera is available for pre-order in India and will start shipping on September 13, 2023. Here are some of the features and specifications of the GoPro Hero 12 Black that you need to know.
Enhanced Battery: The GoPro Hero 12 Black comes with a new Enduro battery, which is claimed to last up to two times longer than the previous generation. The battery can provide up to 70 minutes of recording time at 5.3K resolution and 60 fps, or up to 2.5 hours at 1080p resolution and 30 fps2. The camera also supports 20W fast charging technology, which can charge the battery up to 50% in just 30 minutes.
HDR Video: The GoPro Hero 12 Black can capture stunning videos in HDR mode, which adds more details and colors to the footage. The camera can shoot up to 5.3K resolution at 60 fps, or up to 4K resolution at 120 fps in HDR mode4. The camera also has a new GP-Log feature, which records a flat color profile that can be enhanced later using Look Up Tables (LUTs) in post-production.
Quik App for Desktop: GoPro is launching a new desktop app called Quik, which is exclusively available for subscribers. The app offers powerful editing capabilities on desktop computers, such as trimming, cropping, adding music, applying filters, and more. The app also syncs with the mobile app for flexibility and convenience. The Quik desktop app will be available for Mac in November 2023 and for Windows in Summer 2024.
Other Features: The GoPro Hero 12 Black has a 6.7-inch QHD+ AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440×3120 pixels and a refresh rate of 120Hz. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and has a waterdrop notch for the selfie camera. The camera has a triple rear camera setup, consisting of a 50 MP primary camera, a 48 MP telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom and 30x digital zoom, and a 12 MP ultra-wide lens with autofocus and macro mode. The front camera is a 10.8 MP shooter for selfies and video calls.
The camera is powered by the Google Tensor G2 chipset, which is a custom-made processor that delivers faster, more efficient, and more secure performance. The camera also runs on Android 13 operating system and offers up to two years of OS updates from Google.
The camera has a massive 4926 mAh battery that supports 20W fast charging technology. The camera also has an IP52 rating for water and dust resistance, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, a dedicated Google Assistant button, a dual SIM slot, a microSD card slot, a USB Type-C port, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and dual speakers.
The camera also supports wireless audio recording from devices like Apple AirPods, making it perfect for vlogging and narration. It also offers top-notch video stabilization with HyperSmooth 6.0 technology, even when the camera rotates 360 degrees. It also has an adaptive battery feature, which learns from your usage patterns and optimizes the power consumption accordingly.
The camera also supports the Max Lens Mod 2.0 accessory, which widens the field of view and comes with a more durable lens. It also provides Horizon Lock feature, which ensures steady footage even during a 360° camera rotation.
Price and Availability: The GoPro Hero 12 Black is priced at Rs.45,000 in India and is available for pre-order on Flipkart. The Max Lens Mod 2.0 accessory is priced at Rs.8,315 (or Rs.6,650 for GoPro subscribers) and will go on sale in late November. GoPro subscribers can also enjoy unlimited cloud storage, cloud-based automatic highlight video, cloud-based video editing using the Quik app, and damaged camera replacement policy.
The GoPro Hero 12 Black is an amazing action camera that offers enhanced battery life, HDR video support, and a new desktop app for editing. It is suitable for both beginners and pros who want to capture their adventures in high quality and share them with ease.