GoPro Hero 12 Black Faces Competition as DJI Aims to Steal the Action-Cam Crown
The GoPro Hero 12 Black is rumored to be on the horizon, but leaks suggest it might not bring significant upgrades compared to its predecessor, the Hero 11 Black. According to leaks from WinFuture and @Quadro_News, here’s what we know so far about the Hero 12 Black:
Camera Sensor: The Hero 12 Black is expected to retain the same 1/1.9-inch sensor as the Hero 11 Black, capable of shooting 5.3K/60p videos and 27MP photos.
Battery Life: While there were rumors of a hardware upgrade, it seems that the improved battery life will come from software optimizations. The Hero 12 Black is reported to use the same 1,720mAh Enduro battery as the Hero 11 Black, offering around 70 minutes of 5.3K/60p video recording and over 90 minutes in 5.3K/30p mode.
Design: Physically, the Hero 12 Black is expected to be almost identical to its predecessor. However, one notable change is the inclusion of a standard tripod thread between the mounting fingers on the underside of the camera, making it more versatile for tripod use. The camera may also feature a new speckled finish, possibly indicating the use of recycled or environmentally-friendly materials.
Waterproofing: The Hero 12 Black is expected to maintain its waterproof design, allowing it to be submerged up to 10 meters (33 feet) without an external case.
Display: The camera will likely retain a 2.27-inch screen.
Stabilization: The Hero 12 Black is rumored to feature HyperSmooth 6.0, although details about how it improves upon the existing HyperSmooth 5.0 stabilization are not clear.
Live Streaming: It should continue to offer 1080p live-streaming capabilities and 8x slow-motion video, likely at 2.7K resolution.
While these leaks provide insights into the potential specifications of the GoPro Hero 12 Black, it appears that the camera might not bring significant hardware upgrades compared to its predecessor. This could be seen as both an advantage and a drawback, as it would ensure compatibility with existing accessories and cases but might leave potential buyers expecting more innovation. Keep in mind that these details are based on leaks and have not been officially confirmed by GoPro.