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GoPro HERO11 Black

The GoPro HERO11 Black is the latest addition to the GoPro HERO series. While it shares a lot of features with, and looks exactly like, the HERO10 (except that it has ’11 Black’ painted on its side instead of ’10 Black’), it does boast more than a few improvements that are worth noting. While it’s currently the best-specked GoPro, depending on your needs, the improvements on the HERO11 can either be trivial or downright game-changing.

The GoPro HERO11 Black’s most noteworthy feature is its new sensor. The HERO11 boasts an impressive 1/1.9 CMOS sensor that makes the camera more versatile than ever. The sensor allows users to shoot in 8:7 aspect ratio, which in turn allows for a greater vertical field of view than the HERO11’s predecessor (16 percent better, to be exact). This makes it ideal for vloggers and social media content creators who prefer to shoot vertically oriented video. It is important to note that footage captured in 8:7 aspect ratio can be cropped to 9:16, 1:1, and 16:9 in post, without losing any quality.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4

Things we like:

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    New sensor allows for capturing 8:7 footage
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    10-bit color video captures more details and allows for more flexibility when color grading in post
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    Has the best stabilization among GoPros
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    Already comes with a rechargeable Enduro battery
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    26 grams lighter than its predecessor

Things we don't like:

  • check-markDespite the bigger sensor, the HERO11 still doesn’t perform well under low-light conditions
  • check-markPricey
  • check-markIf you don’t care for better vertical field of view, the HERO10 may offer better value

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GoPro HERO11 Black

If you’re using your HERO11 for vlogging during your travels, you might want to invest in GoPro’s Adventure Kit–which includes The Handler (a floating hand grip), a Head Strap, and a QuickClip (which allows you to clip your GoPro onto any strap).

The HERO11 isn’t just for casual vlogging, as the bigger sensor also enables HyperView, which compresses the 8:7 aspect ratio into an immersive 16:9 shot. It also boasts improved stabilization with its HyperSmooth 5.0, making it great for a wide variety of outdoor activities.

Moreover, the HERO11 features 10-bit color and is capable of taking 27MP photos and frame grabs. On top of all this, the HERO11 comes with a rechargeable Enduro battery, which only comes as an optional extra with the HERO10.

As with all other GoPro cameras, users get unlimited access to GoPro’s Quik app, which includes features like automated video creation and trimming. With a subscription, users can add access to more royalty-free music along with other features and more advanced editing tools.

Advertised as the most powerful GoPro yet, the HERO11 is around $50 pricier than the HERO10. While we consider this the best action camera in the market today due to its sheer versatility and unrivaled performance (it’s basically a HERO10 with better stabilization, image quality, and battery life), whether or not it’d be more prudent to wait another year for a GoPro with a bigger update is another story entirely.

Specs & Features

  • Sensor: 1/1.9" CMOS
  • Processor: GP2
  • Photo: 27 MP
  • 8-bit+10-bit color
  • Waterproof: Up to 33 ft without housing
  • Battery: Rechargeable Enduro battery (1720mAh Lithium-Ion)
  • Resolution: 5.3K @ 60 fps (maximum of 30 fps when using HyperView), 4K @ 120 fps, 2.7K @ 240 fps
  • Livestreaming: 1080p
  • HyperSmooth 5.0 Image Stabilization
  • Horizon Lock/Horizon Leveling
  • Auto upload to GoPro cloud (subscription required)
  • Voice control
  • GPS enabled with Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
  • 3.5mm Audio Mic Input with Media Mod for HERO11 Black
  • TimeWarp 3.0 Video
  • Night Lapse Video
  • 8x Slo-Mo
  • Exposure Control
  • Max Bit Rate: 120MBPS
  • Photo Formats: JPEG, RAW
  • Editing app: GoPro Quik

Related Reviews

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4

Things we like:

  • check-mark
    New sensor allows for capturing 8:7 footage
  • check-mark
    10-bit color video captures more details and allows for more flexibility when color grading in post
  • check-mark
    Has the best stabilization among GoPros
  • check-mark
    Already comes with a rechargeable Enduro battery
  • check-mark
    26 grams lighter than its predecessor

Things we don't like:

  • check-markDespite the bigger sensor, the HERO11 still doesn’t perform well under low-light conditions
  • check-markPricey
  • check-markIf you don’t care for better vertical field of view, the HERO10 may offer better value

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