GoPro HERO11 Black comes with multiple improvements over its predecessor. However, the big things come in small packages, and the mini variant was the most exciting.
GoPro introduced the brand new HERO11 Black and then sought to make a smaller version of the same quality. HERO11 Black Mini integrates most of the capabilities of a larger camera, delivers industry-leading video quality, and reduces weight and profile.
The matrix tops its capabilities in the HERO11 Black Creator Edition. But the entire line comes with an ever larger 1/1.9-inch sensor, which delivers 5.3K resolution.
For the Mini and the Black, that translates to high frame rate videos. It lets the Black take 27-megapixel photos and offers full aspect ratios from 16:9 to 8:7, which the company says represents the largest fields of view ever in any of its cameras.
Meanwhile, the Mini seeks more mounting flexibility, thanks to an extra pair of double-mounted “fingers” at the rear. These provide a variety of angles.
If you’re looking to capture the bad moments on your last outdoor adventure, HERO11 Black – or its mini version – should help you get the shot you need.
GoPro HERO11 Black vs. Mini
Outdoor hikers, road cyclists, backpackers, or anyone looking to reduce weight can find value in the Mini. It is about 20g (0.7oz) lighter than HERO11. Its size and weight are about 13% smaller, the company said.
But how does it compare in terms of the crucial function of video shooting? Thanks to the common sensor, video quality shouldn’t differ much between the three HERO11 options. Shared devices should offer equal frame rates and resolutions across the group.
Speaking of resolution, how clear is 5.3K? To put it in perspective, GoPro said it offers 91% higher resolution than 4K, and 665% more resolution than 1080p.
The kit also comes with GoPro’s HyperSmooth 5.0, which supports 360-degree horizon locking to stabilize shake shots.
Interestingly, it is only possible to control the Mini using an app. Eliminates the touch screen used by larger cameras; Instead, users interact with it via the Quik app.
The camera has a small screen that shows four things: the current resolution, frame rate, remaining recording time, and battery life. It’s located next to the camera’s only button: record.
The camera’s time-lapse preset allows users to shoot and even paint lighting at night.
Setting the HERO11 Black or Creator Edition interface to “Pro Controls” gives you the same level of detail HERO10 . has been provided. Easy Controls setup makes for a simplified interface if you prefer going to the basics.
The Creator Edition offers the same capabilities as the base model, plus a more attractive battery that delivers up to 4 hours of 4K recording.
The battery grip makes it easier to operate with one hand and allows you to connect other accessories such as a directional microphone (microphone not included). It has an HDMI port for connection to external displays.
Subscribe and save on prices
Pricing for the GoPro HERO11 Black lineup is based on the company’s annual subscription service. The $50 annual package gives users discounts on cameras, a trade-in program for broken equipment, and an automatic cloud upload service.
The service backs up all your content in its original quality automatically And the It sends you a distinct reel that is automatically assembled after each load.
The HERO 11 Black It comes at the same price as its predecessor: $400 MSRP if you subscribe and $500 if you opt out.
HERO11 Black was dropped on September 14, but GoPro won’t release the Mini until October 25 — and you’ll only get it early if you subscribe. It hits retail shelves sometime after that. The company has not set a date.