GoPro 12 rumors emerge – but are they looking better for GoPro or for DJI?

A photo of the GoPro Hero 11 Black
(Image credit: Basil Kronfli/Digital Camera World)

According to a rumor on WinFuture, GoPro is readying a Hero 12 Black for mid September but, despite recent competition from DJI, it looks like GoPro will be sticking with the existing 1/1.9-inch image sensor, used in the GoPro Hero11 Black, capable of 27-megapixel photos and 5.3K video.

That's a significant drop back in size terms from the 1-inch image sensor which we've heard about from other sources, and would leave DJI the leading action camera in terms of sensor size and, one might assume, low-light capability. 

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Adam Juniper
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With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 


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