GoPro Hero12 Black and Max Lens Mod 2.0: The Ultimate Action Camera Combo


GoPro has just announced its latest flagship action camera, the Hero12 Black, along with a new accessory, the Max Lens Mod 2.0. The new camera and lens mod offer stunning performance, longer battery life, wider field of view, and more features for both casual and professional users. Here are some of the highlights of the new GoPro Hero12 Black and Max Lens Mod 2.0.

Longer Runtimes and Wireless Audio Support

One of the most noticeable improvements of the Hero12 Black is its longer battery life. Thanks to a redesigned power management system, the camera can run up to twice as long as its predecessor, the Hero11 Black. This means you can capture more of your adventures without worrying about running out of juice.

Another new feature of the Hero12 Black is its wireless audio support. The camera can connect to Bluetooth audio devices, such as Apple AirPods, and use them as external microphones. This allows you to record high-quality audio without any wires or adapters. You can also use wireless headphones to monitor your audio levels and playback.

HDR Video in 5.3K and 4K Resolution

The Hero12 Black also boasts impressive video quality, with high dynamic range (HDR) video in 5.3K and 4K resolution. HDR video captures more details in both bright and dark areas, resulting in more realistic and vivid colors. The camera also supports 1080p resolution at up to 240 frames per second, for super slow-motion effects.

GoPro Hero12 Black and Max Lens Mod 2.0

The Hero12 Black also features improved HyperSmooth 6.0 video stabilization, which reduces camera shake and smooths out your footage. You can also use TimeWarp 4.0 to create stunning time-lapse videos with speed ramping and automatic horizon leveling.

Max Lens Mod 2.0: The Widest-Ever Field of View

The Max Lens Mod 2.0 is a new accessory that attaches to the front of the Hero12 Black, replacing the flat lens cover. The new lens mod enables the widest-ever field of view at 4K resolution at 60 frames per second, with a whopping 177 degrees of coverage. This is ideal for capturing immersive first-person perspectives or breathtaking landscapes.

The Max Lens Mod 2.0 also adds an extra level of stabilization with Max HyperSmooth, which compensates for tilts and spins in any direction. You can also use Max Horizon Lock to keep your horizon level no matter how you rotate your camera.

The Max Lens Mod 2.0 has three field-of-view settings: Max Wide, Max SuperView, and the all-new Max HyperView. Max Wide is the standard wide-angle view, while Max SuperView is even wider and taller, fully exploiting the extra-large 8:7 sensor of the Hero12 Black. Max HyperView is the most extreme and immersive view, capturing everything in front of you and beyond.

The Max Lens Mod 2.0 is also more durable and scratch-resistant than its predecessor, with a hydrophobic coating that repels water drops.

New Features for Professionals

The Hero12 Black also offers some new features for professional users, such as Timecode Sync and GP-Log.

Timecode Sync allows you to synchronize multiple Hero12 Black cameras using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, making it easier to edit footage from different angles or locations.

GP-Log is a new color profile that records more data and dynamic range, allowing for more flexibility and control in post-production. You can also use Look Up Tables (LUTs) to apply different color grades to your footage.

Quik Desktop App: Coming Soon

GoPro also announced that it will launch a new Quik Desktop App for GoPro subscribers in November 2023. The Quik Desktop App will sync with the Quik Mobile App, allowing you to seamlessly edit and manage your content across different devices. The Quik Desktop App will also offer more advanced editing tools and features than the mobile version.

The GoPro Hero12 Black is available for preorder on for $399.99, as well as the Max Lens Mod 2.0 for $99.99, or $79.99 for GoPro subscribers. Both products will be available in stores worldwide on September 13.


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