Which memory card should I use for the GoPro Hero 12 / HERO12 Black?

If you are looking for the right memory card for the GoPro Hero 12, then you have come to the right place. Below we will show you the microSD cards with the best performance and reliability. So you are ideally equipped for vacation, action videos, sports recordings and other possible uses of the camera. All microSD memory cards shown are compatible with the GoPro HERO12 Black.

Personal recommendation: SanDisk Extreme with U3 class

To put it very briefly: Get a SanDisk Extreme microSDXC with U3 class. In addition to the many other symbols and abbreviations on one memory card “U3” shows in particular that videos are saved at 30 MB/s. This means that both 4K recordings and HD slow-motion videos with high frame rates are stored reliably without data loss. Compatible with the GoPro Hero 12 is e.g. B. the SanDisk Extreme with 128 GB or 256 GB:

0,71 EUR
SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I memory card 128 GB + adapter (for smartphones, action cameras and ...
  • The SanDisk Extreme microSD memory card is ideal for all Android smartphones, tablets, action cams and...
  • A read speed of up to 190 MB / s and a write speed of up to 90 MB / s enables you to ...
  • The microSD memory card offers fast in-app performance and super-fast loading thanks to the A2 rating
SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I memory card 256 GB + adapter (for smartphones, action cameras and ...
  • The SanDisk Extreme microSD memory card is ideal for all Android smartphones, tablets, action cams and...
  • A read speed of up to 190 MB / s and a write speed of up to 130 MB / s enables you to ...
  • The microSD memory card offers fast in-app performance and super-fast loading thanks to the A2 rating

Why we recommend these cards should be explained briefly and clearly here:

  • GoPro recommends SanDisk memory cards as suitable camera accessories
  • Accordingly, these memory cards are officially compatible with the action camera
  • The SanDisk Extreme is cheaper than the Extreme Pro, but fast enough for the GoPro HERO12 Black
  • We at Sir Apfelot have only had good experiences with SanDisk so far
  • Additional benefits of classes, UHS, I, A, V and other ratings Is there ... here
Which memory card should you use in the GoPro Hero 12 / GoPro HERO12 Black? Here you can find our recommendation of microSD cards with the corresponding reasons.
Which memory card should you use in the GoPro Hero 12 / GoPro HERO12 Black? Here you can find our recommendation of microSD cards with the corresponding reasons.

Tip: Use several small memory cards instead of just one large memory card

In addition to the 128GB and 256GB storage sizes highlighted above, there are also 512GB, 1TB and 2TB microSDXC cards available on the linked product page. However, there are several arguments in favor of using several small memory cards in rotation instead of permanently using one card with high storage capacity. Here are the five most important reasons:

  1. If a single small memory card fails, not all of the data that would be stored on a large card is lost.
  2. Experience has shown that cards with high storage capacities fail faster than those with smaller storage sizes.
  3. With photo cameras, action cams and drones, it is not uncommon for SD cards with too high a capacity to have reading problems.
  4. An SD card with a high storage capacity encourages you to save the data less frequently (e.g. transfer it to the computer), which is why recordings for a long period of time can be lost in the event of a failure.
  5. With several small memory cards, you always have a replacement with you - regardless of whether a card is full or cannot be used.

That's why it's very practical to have several memory cards for the GoPro HERO12 Black with 64 GB, 128 GB and / or 256 GB. Even instead of the 256 GB card, you might want to use two 128 GB memory cards. At least if you don't plan on doing long 4K recordings that would max out 256GB in a single take.

Conclusion on the topic

As you can see, the SanDisk Extreme U3 memory card in microSDXC format is the best choice for the GoPro Hero 12. The fact that GoPro itself recommends it for its own cameras is an important point here. But our positive experiences with SanDisk products in cameras and drones also play into the recommendation.

0,71 EUR
SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I memory card 128 GB + adapter (for smartphones, action cameras and ...
  • The SanDisk Extreme microSD memory card is ideal for all Android smartphones, tablets, action cams and...
  • A read speed of up to 190 MB / s and a write speed of up to 90 MB / s enables you to ...
  • The microSD memory card offers fast in-app performance and super-fast loading thanks to the A2 rating
SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I memory card 256 GB + adapter (for smartphones, action cameras and ...
  • The SanDisk Extreme microSD memory card is ideal for all Android smartphones, tablets, action cams and...
  • A read speed of up to 190 MB / s and a write speed of up to 130 MB / s enables you to ...
  • The microSD memory card offers fast in-app performance and super-fast loading thanks to the A2 rating
AYCLIF Aluminum Memory Card Case Shockproof Memory Card Case for 12 Micro SD SDXC SDHC TF...
  • Pocket size - product size: 9,2x6,2*1 cm. Compact appearance and small size, making it perfect to carry.
  • Materials - This memory card case is made of high quality aluminum and elastic EVA material.
  • CAPACITY - Can hold 6 x SD/SDXC/SDHC card, 12 x Micro SD/SDHC/SDHC card.
54,00 EUR
GoPro HERO12 Black – waterproof action camera with 5,3K60 Ultra HD video, 27 MP photos, HDR,...
  • Robust + waterproof up to 10 m: The HERO12 Black is completely waterproof, more robust than ever before - and for every...
  • High dynamic range for videos + photos: The HERO12 Black sets new standards with HDR for videos (5,3K and 4K) and photos...
  • Incredible image quality: With 5,3K videos that are 91% higher resolution than 4K and an incredible 665% higher...
85,99 EUR
GoPro HERO12 Black Creator Edition – includes HERO12 Black, Volta (battery grip, tripod,...
  • All-in-one solution for creative recordings: The HERO12 Black Creator Edition includes the HERO12 Black, the best...
  • All-day recording + Enduro battery: The HERO12 Black Creator Edition combines the advanced Enduro battery of the...
  • High dynamic range for videos + photos: The HERO12 Black Creator Edition offers a high dynamic range (HDR)...

My tips & tricks about technology & Apple

Did you like the article and did the instructions on the blog help you? Then I would be happy if you the blog via a Steady Membership would support.

The page contains affiliate links / images: Amazon.de

Post a comment

Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked with * marked

In the Sir Apfelot Blog you will find advice, instructions and reviews on Apple products such as the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, iMac, Mac Pro, Mac Mini and Mac Studio.