GoPro Hero11 Black: Will own a new Sensor & an old Design

According to images and specs first emerged, the GoPro Hero11 Black will look virtually identical to the Hero10, and all the essential tweaks will be on the inside.

GoPro is reportedly ready to launch its next camera, but don’t hold your breath for a significant redesign.

The most significant upgrade sounds like a new sensor offering the “widest ever field of view on any GoPro,” which WinFuture says will be capable of 27-megapixel still images 24.7-megapixel stills grabbed from videos. Video resolution doesn’t communicate like it’s transforming, though: the new model will reportedly still limit out at 5.3K at 60 fps or 4K at 120 fps. Attributes about the new sensor are otherwise pretty scarce, but even a slightly larger sensor with the exact resolution could be a win for low-light shooting.

Beyond that, it looks like GoPro’s not disarraying with its hardware. It makes sense, really: GoPro’s mount and accessory ecosystem is a significant portion of the company’s appeal. The Hero9 was a substantial change two years ago, so GoPro is wise to stick with its basic shape.

With last year’s significant change being the processor, a new sensor this year would fit the upgrade path. The leaked Hero11 images glimpse identical to the Hero 10, excluding a blue “11” on the side where there was once a “10.” Instead, it has a 2.27-inch screen on the back, a 1.4-inch screen on the front, large rubbery buttons, and that general GoPro feel.

A slight modification would match what GoPro CEO Nick Woodman told investors in February. He said the company planned to launch new Hero and Max cameras this year, getting to a total of four cameras from the two lines. “And we expect to expand that further by the end of 2023,” Woodman said. Much of the company’s attention is focused on software inside the cameras and the Quik app. In addition, GoPro is trying hard to diversify its offerings and find ways to get its cameras into the hands of more than just your typical adventuring GoPro customer.

Based on what we know so far, the Hero11 Black will remain a GoPro through and through. However, WinFuture reports that the device could come as soon as this month. No word yet on price, either, which is one of the things GoPro will need to change if it wants its tiny camera to appeal to the masses.

GoPro is envisioned to revamp its flagship camera series momentarily, and – with the design having already been leaked – further details have materialized, offering us a glimpse at its specifications and capabilities.

According to a recent leak, the new GoPro Hero 11 Black will feature a 27-megapixel sensor, increasing the maximum photo resolution from the 23-megapixel sensor on the Hero 10 Black.

This new CMOS sensor, along with new lenses in front of it, will reportedly show a wider maximum field of view. You’ll also be able to save individual 24.7-megapixel stills from video frames.

Despite that, the maximum frame rates and video resolution appear the same as the Hero 10. That means you get 5.3k resolution at 60 frames per second or 4K resolution up to 120 frames per second.

Other features are expected, as is typical for GoPro. For example, its HyperSmooth image and video stabilization system will be upgraded to version 5.0, offering effective algorithm-powered stabilization.

Similarly, it’s said to offer an auto smile and blink detection so that it knows when to take photos. As for the hiatus of the hardware, it’s claimed it will feature the same 2.27-inch display as the Hero 10 on the back and a secondary 1.4-inch color screen on the front. In addition, it should endure water to depths of 10 meters and feature the same 1720mAh battery as its predecessor.