As GoPro enthusiasts worldwide eagerly await the launch of the GoPro Hero 12 Black, leaks and speculations paint a picture of subtle enhancements rather than groundbreaking innovations. Let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of these leaks and see how the HERO 12 Black potentially matches up against its predecessor, the HERO 11 Black.
1. Camera Sensor:
– HERO 12 Black: 1/1.9-inch sensor, with 5.3K/60p video recording and 27MP photos.
– HERO 11 Black: Identical 1/1.9-inch sensor with similar video and photo capabilities.
Despite prior rumors, the sensor size remains consistent, suggesting that GoPro is confident in its current capabilities.
2. Battery Life and Optimization:
– HERO 12 Black: Software optimizations to prolong battery life, using the same 1,720mAh Enduro battery. Estimates suggest around 70 minutes of 5.3K/60p video and over 90 minutes at 5.3K/30p.
– HERO 11 Black: Uses the same Enduro battery, but likely with slightly lesser longevity due to the absence of the software optimizations present in the HERO 12.
3. Design Elements:
– HERO 12 Black: Almost identical to its predecessor but introduces a standard tripod thread for added versatility and potentially sports a speckled finish, hinting at more eco-friendly materials.
– HERO 11 Black: Lacks the tripod thread, and the finish is more standard.
Both models can dive up to 10 meters without needing an external case, ensuring they remain adventure-ready.
The HERO 12 Black is set to have a 2.27-inch screen, likely mirroring the HERO 11 Black’s display.
– HERO 12 Black: Rumored to feature HyperSmooth 6.0, although specifics on its improvement over previous versions remain under wraps.
– HERO 11 Black: Uses HyperSmooth 5.0 stabilization.
7. Live Streaming and Slow-motion:
The HERO 12 Black is said to continue offering 1080p live-streaming and 8x slow-motion video, possibly at 2.7K resolution, similar to its predecessor.
While leaks hint at only incremental upgrades in the HERO 12 Black, its software optimizations and design tweaks might still lure GoPro enthusiasts. It’s a balance between familiarity, ensuring compatibility with existing accessories, and introducing subtle innovations. Yet, always remember to take leaks with a grain of salt; the actual product might still have some surprises in store!
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