With the introduction of the Hero 12 Black, a brand-new portable camera, GoPro plans to diversify its product line. The Hero 11 Black camera, which debuted in September 2022, will be replaced by this one. It is anticipated that the new model will only be a small improvement over the old one. A tipster by the name of Roland Quandt has provided some information on the GoPro Hero 12 Black on X, according to a report by WinFuture.
Expected cost and release date for the GoPro Hero 12 Black
According to the source, the Hero 12 Black will start at €449.99 (Rs 40,500) starting on September 13. The forthcoming model isn’t anticipated to have a price increase because it might not include many improvements.
GoPro Hero 12 Black: Specs and design to be anticipated
The boxy design of the Hero 12 Black is likely to remain the same as that of its predecessor. Comparatively, DJI reverted to this architecture in 2022 after abandoning the modular and magnetic method it had previously established with the Action 2.
According to earlier rumours, the future GoPro model is probably going to use a new 1-inch camera sensor. The Hero 11 Black’s sensor was barely 1/1.9 inches, in contrast. The image quality would be greatly increased and the new sensor would be nearly 2.3 times larger than its predecessor. Additionally, a 4K/240 FPS video mode and an edge-to-edge display were anticipated for the camera. The Hero 11 Black was devoid of these possibilities.
According to the most recent information, GoPro Hero 12 Black won’t be receiving these upgrades. The essential specifications of the future model are anticipated to remain the same. Additionally, the Hero 12 Black will boast a 1/1.9-inch sensor that can capture photographs at 5.3K quality at 60 frames per second and 27 MP resolution. Along with a 1.4-inch front and 2.27-inch rear display, this camera will also be 1 ATM water resistant.
When recorded at 5.3K/60 FPS, the Hero 12 Black should provide 9 minutes more battery life than its predecessor (70 minutes). The camera is most likely equipped with a 1,720 mAh Enduro battery, which should last 90 minutes when the resolution is reduced to 5.3K/30 FPS and 150 minutes when recording at 1080p/30 FPS. Additionally, it is claimed that the upcoming model will have HyperSmooth 6.0 technology, an upgrade to the company’s electronic image stabilization.