Uncovering the Reality of the GoPro Hero 12 for Hard Enduro Enthusiasts


Introduction to the GoPro Hero 12

The GoPro 12 is definitely turning heads with its upgraded image stabilization, top-notch low-light performance, and longer-lasting battery. But you might be wondering, do these new features really make a difference for us hard enduro riders? Is it worth making the switch? Let’s dive in and explore together!

Technical Enhancements

  • 5K Video Recording
  • 23MP Photos
  • Improved HyperSmooth stabilization
  • Enhanced TimeWarp video
  • Rugged + Waterproof up to 33ft
  • HDR Video + Picture

Pros and Cons for Enduro Riders


  • Enhanced stabilization for rough terrains
  • Better battery life for long rides ( the most important for us! )
  • High-resolution video and photo capabilities


  • Higher price point

Evaluation: Should You Upgrade?

HDR Video: When it comes to enduro riding, especially in forested areas, our cameras are often challenged to expose both very bright areas (like the sky) and very dark areas (like tree shadows) correctly. The HDR feature aims to solve this problem by producing videos that have a balanced exposure for both types of areas, thereby enhancing the overall content quality.

Long Life Battery: Anyone who uses a GoPro will tell you the same thing: the battery life is just not enough! Although the new GoPro doesn’t boast a larger battery capacity, it is said to provide longer-lasting power. This suggests that they’ve optimized the device for better energy efficiency. Hopefully, it performs as well in the field as they claim!

But! If you’re using GoPro models older than the Hero 9, upgrading to the Hero 12 would bring significant improvements in video quality and stabilization, crucial for enduro riding. However, if you already own a Hero 11, the upgrade might not be as compelling.

Deciding to Upgrade: 5 Key Questions

  1. How often do you use your current action camera?
  2. Are you satisfied with your current video and photo quality?
  3. Do you need better battery life? ( Probably yes! )
  4. Are you willing to invest in new accessories?
  5. Are you single?

By answering these questions, you can make a more informed decision on whether upgrading to the GoPro Hero 12 is the right move for you.

For more information, visit GoPro’s official website.