The new GoPro Hero 11 Black cameras have a bigger and better sensor

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GoPro has new Hero 11 Black cameras on the way, with three different versions designed to suit all sorts of on-the-go filmmakers.

The Hero 11 Black and Hero 11 Black Creator Edition versions are available now, with the smaller Hero 11 Black Mini due out later next month. Each new GoPro camera features a larger sensor than previous models, capturing 10-bit colour videos in up to 5.3K resolution at 60 frames per second or 120 frames in 4K. Also, the base Hero 11 Black model takes 27 megapixel photos, compared to the Mini’s 24.7 megapixels.

This sensor also enables versatile content creation across various platforms thanks to its 8:7 video aspect ratio, the largest vertical field-of-view from a GoPro to date. With this, you can easily edit footage via the GoPro Quik app to 16:9 widescreen or 9:16 vertical depending on where you want to share your clips. Another benefit of the new sensor is HyperView, which captures the widest 16:9 footage on a Hero camera, ideal for first-person filming.

One of the nifty features the Hero 11 Black series has is the ability to automatically upload highlight videos to your phone. However, this requires an active GoPro Subscription, which costs $69.99 a year, that also enables auto cloud backups.

Additional features include three new Night Effect Time Lapse presets: Star Trails, Light Painting, and Vehicle Light Trails. These are intended to make capturing professional-looking light trail images easy. New and experienced users should feel at home with the Easy Controls and Pro Controls modes, designed to automate or unlock different settings for various levels of creative control. Plus, the included Enduro Battery extends recording times in cold and moderate temperatures by up to a reported 38%.

Performance differences between the Hero 11 Black models are fairly minimal. Other than a slightly lower megapixel count, the Mini comes in a smaller form factor without the displays featured on the standard version. The standard Hero 11 Black has two LCD displays: one touch-enabled rear screen, and a smaller front screen for selfies. Meanwhile, the Hero 11 Black Creator Edition includes a Hero 11 Black camera and bundles it with a battery grip, a media mod for an optional directional microphone, external mic input, cold shoe mounts and HDMI output, plus an LED light mount.

GoPro Hero 11 Black camera range
From left to right: the Hero 11 Black kitted out with the Creator Edition attachments, the Hero 11 Black camera, and the Hero 11 Black Mini.

Out now, the GoPro Hero 11 Black camera costs $649.95 for GoPro Subscribers or $799.95 sans subscription, while the Creator Edition is $929.95 for subscribers or $1,099.95 for non-subscribers. The Hero 11 Black Mini is out on 25 October and subscribers can get it for $499.95, while others will pay $649.95.

A new sensor and wider capture angle make the new GoPro cameras look like a pretty sweet piece of tech for versatile content production. Whether you want one for capturing outdoor adventures or vlogging, it seems like a decent option, especially when bundled with a subscription.

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