GoPro unveils HERO12 Black with HDR video, wireless audio, and longer battery life

The most versatile and powerful GoPro ever.

GoPro announces its new flagship model, the HERO12 Black, which offers impressive features and performance for both professional and casual users.

In the Philippines, the HERO12 Black has a suggested retail price of ₱24,990 and is available for preorder today at GoPro Official LazMall and Shopee Mall Stores and at GoPro Authorized Partners nationwide. The camera will be available in stores nationwide on September 14, along with the HERO12 Black Creator Edition for ₱36,990.

The HERO12 Black boasts up to 2x longer runtimes than its predecessor, thanks to a redesigned power management system that delivers up to 155 minutes of continuous recording at 1080p30 with HyperSmooth 6.0 video stabilization turned on. The camera also supports wireless audio devices, such as Apple AirPods and other Bluetooth earbuds, headphones, and microphones, making it ideal for vlogging, scene narration, and voice control.

The camera captures stunning high dynamic range (HDR) video in market-leading 5.3K and 4K resolutions, as well as 8x slo-mo in up to 2.7K resolution. The camera also features an extra-large 8:7 sensor that enables versatile aspect ratios, such as vertical 9:16, widescreen 16:9, traditional 4:3, or full-frame 8:7.

An exciting part of HERO12 Black’s new capabilities is its new Max Lens Mod 2.0 accessory (priced at ₱7,490), which enables the market’s widest 177-degree field of view at 4K resolution at 60 frames per second.

Max Lens Mod 2.0 can capture video and photos in three field-of-view settings —Max Wide, Max SuperView, and the all-new, hyper-immersive Max HyperView— fully exploiting HERO12 Black’s extra-large sensor to enable perspectives that are 36% wider when capturing widescreen video and 48% taller when capturing vertical video when compared to HER012 Black’s standard lens. Max Lens Mod 2.0 features 2x more scratch-resistant glass than its predecessor along with a durable hydrophobic lens coating that wicks water drops away.

GoPro is also launching a new extension pole that collapses to just 10 inches and is designed to work with HERO12 Black’s new 1/4-20 mounting threads. Included with the new extension pole is a detachable, wearable, and waterproof Bluetooth shutter remote that makes it easy to control HERO12 Black’s shutter even when the pole is fully extended. The all-new Extension Pole + Waterproof Shutter Remote will be available in October 2023.

GoPro Hero12 Black

GoPro is also expanding its software experience and GoPro subscriber benefits with the launch of its new Quik desktop app. Quik desktop will be available exclusively to GoPro subscribers at no additional charge.

Quik desktop brings the speed and convenience of the Quik mobile app to desktop users but with an expanded list of features and capabilities that take advantage of a desktop computer’s processing power and screen size. Quik desktop and Quik mobile apps will sync with one another so that you can start an editing project on one app and seamlessly transition to the other for maximum convenience and flexibility. Quik desktop will be available for Mac on November 1 and Windows in Summer 2024.

GoPro will also host a HERO12 Black “Ask Me Anything” virtual event exclusively for GoPro subscribers on September 7. Tune in here.

To learn more about HERO12 Black, Max Lens Mod 2.0, Extension Pole + Waterproof Shutter Remote, and Quik desktop app, visit

Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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