GoPro literally loses its way as it removes GPS from new GoPro Hero12 Black

GoPro El Grande
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The new GoPro Hero 12 Black was introduced yesterday, and boasts an impressive range of new features for the 2023 action cam. But despite the additions, there is one significant feature that has been taken away - and that's GPS. 

GPS has been a feature that has been on all of GoPro's flagship since the introduction of the GoPro Hero5 back in 2016 - and has therefore been one of our top recommendations for the best cameras with GPS. But the GoPro Hero 12 Black no longer offers this useful facility, which records your coordinates alongside your videos and stills.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.