GoPro announced the release of the new Hero 11 Black action camera, which received a larger sensor than its predecessor, with the ability to shoot in an aspect ratio of up to 8:7 at a resolution of 5.3K/60fps. A larger sensor with a size of 1/1.9″ allows the Hero 11 Black to take photos with a resolution of 27 MP (23 MP in previous models). Support for 10-bit color depth has also appeared. In addition, by default, the new model comes with an Enduro battery, which was previously sold as an accessory.
The action camera also received a number of new shooting modes. It is possible to capture the horizon when rotating the camera 360 degrees, shoot video in HyperView mode with an aspect ratio of 16:9, make slow-mo 2.7K/240fps or 4K/120fps, shoot the movement of stars in the night sky, paint with light at night and create spectacular shots with cars driving on the roads at night. The fifth generation of the company’s HyperSmooth stabilization system has received the AutoBoost function, which automatically determines the level of stabilization to obtain the best possible result. As before, the camera can be submerged under water to a depth of 10 meters. And as a bonus – the function of automatically creating a video from the best moments that you took. After you connect the camera to the network, it will upload your videos to the cloud storage, edit the cut and send it to your smartphone. But this feature will require a paid GoPro subscription to work.
Hero 11 Black will also be available in Creator Edition. It includes a tripod, an LED light and a Media Mod case with an additional microphone
Hero 11 Black Mini looks no less interesting. It is more compact (by 13%) and lighter (by 20 grams) than the Hero 11 Black. The camera received the same GP2 processor and sensor as the older model, and offers an almost identical set of shooting modes. However, the Hero 11 Black Mini does not have any display, and the 1500 mAh battery is built-in. In addition, there is no photo mode (however, you can take a photo from the recorded video), no GPS, stereo audio, schedule shooting function, webcam mode and some other functions.
The Hero 11 Black and Hero 11 Black Creator Edition are now available for purchase. The price is $499.99 and $699.99, respectively (or $399.98 and $579.98 if you have a GoPro subscription). The Hero 11 Black Mini will go on sale October 25 for $399.99 ($299.98 for GoPro subscribers).