San Mateo, CA—GoPro released three versions of its all-new GoPro Hero11 Black camera: the Hero11 Black; Hero11 Black Creator Edition; and Hero11 Black Mini.
All three action cams feature a new, larger sensor and higher 10-bit color depth; a higher level of video stabilization; as well as the widest field of view featured natively in a Hero camera.
In addition, the Hero11 Black cameras take GoPro’s subscription service to a new level by delivering automatic highlight videos to a phone. GoPro subscribers need only plug-in a Hero11 to charge and the camera will upload footage to a GoPro cloud account. Moreover, once in the cloud, the footage is automatically edited into a highlight video that is sent to the phone via the GoPro Quik app.
GoPro Hero11 Black
GoPro’s most versatile camera is now more powerful than ever. The new version features GoPro’s signature Hero camera design, durability and performance levels. The camera is still waterproof down to 33 feet.
The new action cam records cinematic 5.3K 60p + 2.7K 240p video with 24.7–megapixel stills from video. It also captures 27–megapixel high-res photos.
In addition, its larger image sensor captures an extra-large field of view to include more of the scene with higher image quality. And users can instantly share vertical shots to social media.
What’s more, HyperSmooth 5.0 features AutoBoost and Horizon Lock built-in for smoother shots. Further, new night effects let users get creative after dark. Another feature is dual LCD screens. While the rear touchscreen provides playback, users can flip to the front screen to frame selfies.
Other features include a water-repelling lens; a shutter button; status light; a front LCD screen with live preview; folding fingers; a built-in mic; and a cold-weather Enduro battery with extended life.
The Hero11 Black is now available for $399.98 for GoPro subscribers or for an SRP of $499.99.
GoPro Hero11 Black Creator Edition
This is an all-in-one content capturing camera for vlogging, filmmaking and livestreaming that boasts an ultralightweight body that fits in the palm of a hand.
It offers all Hero11 Black’s performance plus a long-lasting battery grip with built-in buttons for one-handed camera control. In addition, it provides more than four hours of 4K recording per charge.
The Hero11 Black Creator Edition also includes the Volta hand grip; an optional directional microphone; an external mic input; an HDMI port for connecting to external displays; a high-output LED light; as well as two cold shoe mounts for mounting additional accessories.
The Hero11 Black Creator Edition is also now available. It retails for $579.98 to GoPro subscribers or with a $699.99 SRP.
GoPro Hero11 Black Mini
This smaller, lighter, simpler version of the Hero11 Black has all the performance features of its bigger sibling. However, the action cam’s smaller size and simple one-button design make it a choice for people who want maximum simplicity without sacrificing performance or quality.
GoPro will make the Hero11 Black Mini available at GoPro.com on October 25, 2022 for $299.98 to GoPro subscribers. With an SRP of $399.99, it will roll out to retailers globally thereafter.
Key Hero11 Black Features
The new 1/1.9-inch sensor delivers over one billion colors in 10-bit color video at up to 5.3K resolution at 60 frames per sec in both the Hero11 Black and Hero11 Black Mini. At 27MP, this results in 64x more colors captured in 10-bit video over the 16.7 million colors in 8-bit.
The larger sensor also enables an 8:7 aspect ratio video for the largest vertical field of view ever on a GoPro. This means users can now capture more of a scene vertically with the ability to crop for different aspect ratios in the GoPro Quik app. Therefore, it is possible to simultaneously create extra-tall 9:16 vertical shots for Instagram and TikTok, plus high-resolution 16:9 cinematic shots for YouTube or the big screen. Filmmakers can also zoom in on the best sections of a video to create high-res close–ups.
In addition, the new sensor enables HyperView, the widest 16:9 field of view ever native to a Hero camera. A solution for filming a first person view while biking, skiing, surfing, motorcycling or similar activities, HyperView makes the activities look faster.
Other Shared Features
Now, HyperSmooth 5.0 technology has in-camera 360º Horizon Lock to keep footage steady even if the camera rotates a full 360º during capture. HyperSmooth 5.0 also automatically determines the level of video stabilization needed based on the speed and movement for the smoothest, widest shots.
Also new is a hyper-immersive HyperView digital lens that delivers the widest angle 16:9 shot ever produced natively in a Hero camera. Moreover, it enables high-action point-of-view capture. Plus, GoPro’s signature SuperView is now available in 5.3K 60p and 4K 120p.
In addition, three new night effect time-lapse presets make capturing pro-quality star trails, light painting and vehicle light trails easier. What’s more, TimeWarp 3.0 now captures at 5.3K, a 91% leap in resolution from 4K and 665% more than 1080p.
The cameras also feature simpler camera control with easy and pro modes. Easy controls make it simpler to record in the best setting for any situation. Conversely, pro controls unlock every aspect of a Hero11 camera for maximum creative control.
Finally, the Enduro battery improves camera performance in cold and moderate temperatures. It also extends recording times up to 38% in the Hero11 Black. The Enduro battery comes in-box with the Hero11 Black and Hero11 Black Creator Edition; it is a built-in Enduro battery in the Hero11 Black Mini.