GoPro Hero 12 Black: New information about changes from Hero 11 Black emerge before September launch
New information about GoPro Hero 12 Black has surfaced online, this time courtesy of Igor Bogdanov. To recap, Roland Quandt shared various Hero 12 Black details over the weekend, as well as numerous marketing images. As we discussed at the time, the Hero 12 Black will be an iterative update over its predecessor that lacks any of the hardware improvements demonstrated in an earlier leak.
Somehow, Bogdanov has obtained a Hero 12 Black datasheet, which outlines the dearth of changes from the Hero 11 Black. Based on this new leak, it appears that GoPro has improved HyperSmooth with v6.0 by adding 'Car Boost', a feature designed to reduce motion blur when recording at high speed, whether that be a moving vehicle or skiing. Additionally, GoPro promises that HyperSmooth 6.0 achieves this with minimal image cropping, albeit without providing any specifics.
Moreover, GoPro will market the Hero 12 Black as supporting High Dynamic Range (HDR) for photos and videos. For reference, Digital Photography Review forum members discovered that the Hero 11 Black is also HDR capable. Thus, this may only be a software change on GoPro's part. Furthermore, GoPro has added a standard tripod thread, arguably one of the biggest changes between the Hero 11 Black and Hero 12 Black. Currently, GoPro is expected to launch the Hero 12 Black on September 13 for €449.99, price matching its predecessor.