Best-in-class image quality, even better HyperSmooth video stabilization and a huge boost in battery performance come together in the world’s most versatile camera. It takes 5.3K video and adds HDR (High Dynamic Range) for even more detail. Tough and lightweight, it’s ready for anything on land or water while advanced stabilization keeps footage smooth over rough terrain.
- Includes HERO12 Black camera, Enduro Rechargeable Battery, curved adhesive mount, mounting buckle + thumb screw and USB-C cable
- HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video + Photo for more vivid images
- 2x longer continuous recording at 5.3K60¹, 1.5 hours at 5.3K30 and over 2.5 hours at 1080p30²
- 5.3K60, 4K120 and 2.7K240 video resolutions
- Works exclusively with Max Lens Mod 2.0 for an industry-leading 177° field of view in 4K60
- HyperSmooth 6.0 video stabilization with 360° Horizon Lock³
- New Bluetooth audio support works with AirPods + other headphones as wireless mics
- Large image sensor captures ultra wide 156° field of view in 8:7
- 27 megapixel photos with 24.7 megapixel stills from video
- Waterproof to 33ft + built tough
- A microSD card is required, but not included
Jaw-Dropping 5.3K Video
5.3K delivers best-in-class image quality with 91% more resolution than 4K.
HERO12 Black also captures in 4K, 2.7K and 1080p video resolutions.
Up to 8x Slo-Mo
Get 4x slo-mo—that’s 120 frames per second—at a ridiculously high 4K resolution. You can also ramp up the slo-mo to 8x—240 frames per second—at 2.7K.
Ultra Durable + Waterproof
Waterproof to 33 feet and built to take a beating.
Water-Repelling Lens Cover
Hydrophobic lens sheds water to keep your shots crystal clear when you’re in the water.
Emmy®-Winning Video Stabilization
HyperSmooth 6.0 continues to raise the bar for in-camera video stabilization, giving you impossibly smooth footage no matter how rough it gets. And it’s winning awards, too—an Emmy® Award for In-Camera Sensor and Software Stabilization.
With HyperSmooth 6.0, HERO12 Black automatically ensures you get the widest shots possible while using video stabilization depending on your speed and movement in the scene.
Built-In Horizon Lock
Horizon Lock is a built-in part of HyperSmooth 6.0, so it’s easier than ever to keep the horizon level when your camera rotates a full 360°.³
The Must-Have Upgrade for Ultimate POV
New Max Lens Mod 2.0
Get the widest, tallest and most thrilling POV shots possible—including an ultra wide, industry-leading 177° field of view—all in 4K60. And Max HyperSmooth provides unbreakable video stabilization in all video modes. This is the perfect upgrade for mountain biking, skiing and other action sports.
Ultra Wide Angles in 4K
Get an expansive field of view that’s 36% wider than HERO12 Black alone4 for amazing views of your bike or skis, and it makes the video look faster and more immersive—all in stunning 4K60.
Vertical Capture for Social Media
4K60 Vertical Capture dramatically expands your field of view by up to 48%5 without additional mounts or needing to rotate the camera for immersive POV that’s ready for social media.
177° In 4K60
New to Max Lens Mod 2.0, Max HyperView delivers a 177° field of view—that’s the widest view available in a GoPro, even compared to GoPro MAX shooting in single-lens mode—in stunning 4K60.
Up to 2x Longer Runtime
Thanks to its improved power management, HERO12 Black delivers 2x longer continuous recording at 5.3K60 (70 minutes)¹, plus over 1.5 hours at 5.3K30 and over 2.5 hours of continuous recording at 1080p30.²
Cold-Weather Enduro Battery Included
Using advanced technology, the long-lasting Enduro Rechargeable Battery boosts performance in cold temperatures over previous GoPro cameras and batteries.
All-New HDR Video
HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video delivers greater detail and color in highlights and is now available in 5.3K and 4K60.
Larger Image Sensor
Lets You Do More
Shoot Wide Screen, Vertical or Full Frame
With a tap, switch between Wide Screen or new Vertical Capture depending on whether you’re shooting for traditional wide-screen playback or social media. Or capture in Full Frame and decide later in the Quik app for maximum versatility.
Ultra Wide-Angle Digital Lenses
HyperView and SuperView—both GoPro exclusive digital lenses—enable ultra wide 16:9 capture, standard in HERO12 Black. For even wider shots, consider the new Max Lens Mod 2.0 accessory (see above).
156° Field of View in Full 8:7
The large image sensor also lets you capture a wide 156° field of view in a full-frame 8:7 aspect ratio, in 5.3K and 4K.
Pro-Level Imaging + Sound
10-bit color enables enhanced color depth, smoother gradations and more realism. And pro creators can use GP-Log encoding with LUT to max out dynamic range before applying color correction.
New TimeCode Sync
Wirelessly synchronize multiple HERO12 Blacks via timecode in the Quik app. It’s perfect for when you want to capture an activity from multiple angles and then make precise, match-frame edits in post-production. Use matching timecode clips in Adobe Premiere Pro and other applications that support multi-camera editing for your next project.
New Bluetooth Audio Support
Now you can use your Apple AirPods, Bluetooth earbuds or other wireless mics during interviews or narration. You can also give voice commands remotely and hear alerts from your camera.
Stunning 27MP Photos + 24.7MP Frame Grabs
Just point and shoot for frame-worthy photos. And you can grab high-res, ready-to-share photos right from video.
Dual LCD Screens
Get smooth, snappy playback on the super responsive rear touch screen, and flip to the front screen to frame selfies.
Night Effects at the Push of a Button
Use the Earth’s rotation and stars to capture beautiful light trails in the night sky.
Create brilliant brush stroke effects with moving light.
Vehicle Light Trails
Use night-time traffic to record stunning light trail shots.
Nail Any Shot with In-Camera Power Tools
Hindsight captures up to 30 seconds of footage before you start recording—even if you press the shutter button too late, you’ll still get the shot.
Scheduled + Duration Capture
With Scheduled Capture, your GoPro will turn itself on and automatically capture a shot up to 24 hours in advance. Duration Capture makes it easy to capture video clips from 15 seconds to 3 hours long.
New Interval Photo can automatically capture photos at fixed intervals while you stay focused on your favorite activities.
Build the perfect setup.
HERO12 Black is compatible with 50+ mounts, mods and accessories.
Turn HERO12 Black Into A Creative Powerhouse
Max Lens Mod 2.0
The must-have upgrade for ultimate POV. All new for HERO12 Black.
Add a directional mic, HDMI port + more.
Lightweight, tough + water resistant.
Powered battery grip, tripod + remote.
Upload, Edit + Share With Ease
Highlight Videos Sent To Your Phone Automatically
After you capture, plug in your GoPro. While it charges, Quik uploads footage to the cloud and uses it to make a ready-to-share highlight video—then sends it to your phone.6
Edit Easily in the Quik app
The Quik app is loaded with simple tools. Tweak Automatic Highlight Videos created by the app, or make your own from scratch. Change digital lenses, add filters, crop, cut and more.
Unlimited Cloud Backups
Get unlimited cloud backup of your GoPro + imported footage at 100% quality. Auto Upload is also a huge time saver. Backup from the app, the camera or the web.6
DESIGN + DIMENSIONS
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) (MM)
71.8 W X 50.8 H X 33.6 D (MM)
WEIGHT (CAMERA W/MOUNTING FINGERS + EMBEDDED BATTERY)
154G (CAMERA W/MOUNTING FINGERS + BATTERY)
121G (WITHOUT BATTERY)
REMOVABLE 1720MAH ENDURO BATTERY
RUGGED + WATERPROOF
10M (33FT) WITHOUT PROTECTIVE HOUSING. 60M(196FT) WITH PROTECTIVE HOUSING.
BUILT-IN MOUNTING WITH FOLDING FINGERS
IMAGE QUALITY / HARDWARE SPEC
156° IN 8:7 ASPECT RATIO
VIDEO RESOLUTIONS & FRAME RATES
5.3K (8:7) 30/25/24 FPS
5.3K (16:9) 60/50/30/25/24 FPS
4K (9:16) 60/50/30/25
4K (16:9) 120/100/60/50/30/25/24 FPS
2.7K (4:3) 120/100/60/50 FPS
2.7K (16:9) 240/200 FPS
1080 (9:16) 60/50/30/25
1080P (16:9) 240/200/120/100/60/50/30/25/24 FPS
MAX PHOTO RESOLUTION
PHOTO FRAME-GRABS FROM VIDEO
24.69MP FROM (8:7) 5.3K VIDEO
INCLUDES TIMEWARP, STAR TRAILS, LIGHT PAINTING AND MORE.
3-MICS | 3.5MM AUDIO MIC INPUT WITH MEDIA MOD FOR HERO12 BLACK OR PRO 3.5 MIC ADAPTER (SOLD SEPARATELY) | RAW AUDIO CAPTURE (.WAV FORMAT) | WIRELESS AUDIO
UPLOADS AUTOMATICALLY TO THE CLOUD + GET A HIGHLIGHT VIDEO AUTOMATICALLY WITH GOPRO SUBSCRIPTION | WI-FI + BLUETOOTH®
11 LANGUAGES WITH 6 ACCENTS
QUIK APP GOPRO LABS OPEN GOPRO
MAX LENS MOD 2.0, VOLTA, MEDIA MOD, THE REMOTE, AND OVER 40 OTHER ACCESSORIES
1Compared to HERO11 Black 5.3K60 recording time of 35 minutes before thermal shutdown at a temperature of 77°F (25°C) with a wind speed of 0.6m/sec.
2Runtime measured at a temperature of 77°F (25°C) with a wind speed of 0.6m/sec with the Wide digital lens; wireless connections, Bluetooth and HyperSmooth on; front and rear LCD screen on with a 1-minute screensaver; and voice control off.
3Horizon Lock is unavailable when recording 5.3K60, 4K120, 2.7K240 and 1080p240 video. Horizon Leveling will be used for these high-performance settings.
4Compared to HERO12 Black recording 16:9 aspect ratio footage with the Wide digital lens vs. HERO12 Black with Max Lens Mod 2.0 using the Max SuperView lens.
5Compared to HERO12 Black recording 9:16 aspect ratio footage with the Wide digital lens vs. HERO12 Black with Max Lens Mod 2.0 using the Max SuperView lens.
6Within your home Wi-Fi network. GoPro subscription required. GoPro subscription available in select territories. Cancel anytime. Visit gopro.com for info and availability.
*MicroSD card rating v30 or UHS-3. Recommended SD Cards
WARNING: This product contains Nickel, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to P65Warnings.ca.gov.