5 things you need to know about the new GoPro Hero 12 Black

5 dingen die je moet weten over de nieuwe GoPro Hero 12 Black
Like almost every year in September, GoPro announced the latest GoPro action cam this year on September 6: the GoPro Hero 12 Black. Previously, some 'leaks' had been released on various technology-related websites, including the design and possible new functions. Now that the official announcement is out of the way, it's time to take a look at the most important things you need to know before buying the new GoPro Hero 12 Black!

1. Housing

As has been the trend in recent years, GoPro continues to pack its new action cameras in the same compact housing. This makes the new Hero 12 backwards-compatible with the batteries, waterproof housings and other accessories from previous generations. New to the housing is the 1/4" screw connection at the bottom. This gives you the option to mount your GoPro Hero 12 directly on tripods and selfie sticks, without having to use the original screw/mount system. However, this is still present.

Below you will find a number of accessories that work perfectly with the latest GoPro Hero 12 Black.

2. Better stabilization: Hypersmooth 6.0

For years, GoPro has been one of the market leaders in built-in stabilization in action cams. With the latest Hypersmooth 6.0, steps have also been taken compared to the GoPro Hero 11 Black. The built-in software analyzes the video up to 4x in real-time to apply stabilization. In addition, the new GoPro Hero 12 Black can dynamically crop your video thanks to the improved 'AutoBoost' so that there is only a crop when really necessary. The 'Horizon Lock' function is already a few generations old, but with the current upgrade you can fix the horizon even better than with previous GoPro models for an interesting creative effect.

3. Record longer

As mentioned earlier, the GoPro Hero 12 Black is compatible with batteries from the three previous generations back to the Hero 9. The latest variant has an energy-efficient processor. GoPro promises up to 2x longer recording time with the same battery. Of course, this remains to be seen in practice, but the prospect is promising. Are you looking for an extra battery or fast charger to charge multiple GoPro batteries at the same time? Then view our range of GoPro batteries and chargers.

GoPro batteries and chargers.

4. Bluetooth audio recording

It has been requested for years: a better audio solution for GoPro action cameras. Thanks to the updated Bluetooth chip, you can now also connect audio devices to your GoPro Hero 12 via Bluetooth. For example, you can connect your Apple Airpods and use the built-in microphone. GoPro has thought of everything: while you record a video with an external Bluetooth microphone, the internal GoPro microphone also records audio. This way you always have some form of audio, even if the Bluetooth signal fails. The new Bluetooth function also offers the option of using 'voice commands'. With a simple command such as “GoPro start recording”, the camera starts recording without you having to touch a button. Handy if you have mounted your GoPro on a tripod or selfie stick .

    • "GoPro Capture"
    • "GoPro Stop Capture"
    • "GoPro Start Recording"
    • "GoPro Stop Recording"
    • "GoPro HiLight"
    • "GoPro Take a Photo"
    • "GoPro Shoot Burst"
    • "GoPro Start Time Lapse"

    • "GoPro Turn Off"
    • "GoPro Video Mode"
    • "GoPro Photo Mode"
    • "GoPro Time Lapse Mode"
    • "GoPro Stop Time Lapse"

5. HDR video and recording modes

Not completely new, but improved: the different recording modes and HDR videos. Starting with HDR: this stands for High Dynamic Range and results in a colorful, contrast-rich image in which shadows and highlights are both well preserved. The GoPro Hero 12 Black has built-in HDR video, so you can create the most beautiful images for your vlog or quick montage! Do you want to know more about HDR photography? Read our article about the ins and outs of HDR photography . The sensor of the GoPro Hero 12 is also unchanged. With a 1/1.19" sensor, you can take 24.7-megapixel photos and film in 5.3K at 60 fps. Modes such as 4k, 1080p and different frames per second are also possible. There is a perfect one for every creator. mode or combination.For those who want an extra wide field of view, GoPro has designed the Max Lens Mod 2.0. The 177˚FOV digital lens gives you an ultra-wide angle and extra stabilization. Ideal for motorcyclists and cyclists.


If we look at the new GoPro Hero 12 Black, it is not a huge update compared to the previous generation. It is not a revolution but an evolution. Still, there are a handful of new features for content creators, such as extended battery life and new Bluetooth capabilities. With the new GoPro Hero 12 Black, GoPro has launched a strong product that will be an asset to many creators with its useful functions.

After reading this article, do you still have questions about the GoPro Hero 12 Black or do you want advice about which accessories can help you capture the coolest GoPro adventures? Please feel free to contact us , we will be happy to help you.

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