Despite the leaked photos suggesting that dramatic changes, like a much bigger sensor or an edge-to-edge screen, are unlikely on the Hero 11 Black, action cam fans who were eager for a big reason to wait for the new flagship might be disappointed. Based on GoPro tradition, the new flagship is anticipated to be released in September.
It looks like the first leaked images of the GoPro Hero 11 Black have surfaced—and they suggest that action cam manufacturers may not be making large evolutionary leaps in design, at least not right away.
GoPro Hero 11 Black Images Review
While it’s tempting to assume that the Hero 11 Black images are merely mockups based on the Hero 10 Black, WinFuture’s prior GoPro leaks seem to indicate that this cam will indeed look like this in the future.
While we are happy about that, it is nothing out of the ordinary. The only noticeable difference between the Hero 11 Black and its predecessor is the logo. The latter features a 1.4-inch front LCD for vloggers, a 2.27-inch rear touchscreen with improved responsiveness than the Hero 9 Black, and the usual waterproofing down to 10 meters.
GoPro Hero 10 vs GoPro Hero 11
It’s reasonable to state that nearly all of the Hero 10 Black’s enhancements were also under the hood—the important one was a new GP2 processor, which enabled new shooting modes like 5K/60p video and 4K/120p slow-mo footage—although there was also a more durable lens cover with a water-repellant coating, which was beneficial for water-sports enthusiasts.
GoPro HERO11 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with 5.3K60 Ultra HD Video, 27MP Photos, 1/1.9" Image Sensor, Live Streaming, Webcam, Stabilization
— Introducing the GoPro HERO11 Black - the ultimate action camera. Engineered for performance, this camera is packed with features to help you capture your adventures in stunning detail.
— The HERO11 Black is waterproof up to 33 feet (10 meters)*, making it perfect for use in all weather conditions. With a 5.3K60 Ultra HD video that gives you 91% more resolution than 4K and an incredible 665% more than 1080p, this camera captures the action with crisp detail and cinematic image quality.
— With a 1/1.9" image sensor, the HERO11 Black has a revolutionary new image sensor that provides an expansive field of view. This gives you an extra-large canvas for your creativity by capturing more of the sky and horizon in every shot. Zoom in, crop your shots, change digital lenses, adjust aspect ratios and more while keeping the rich textures and sharpness of your footage.
— The HERO11 Black is also packed with other features to help you get the perfect shot. The built-in touch display lets you easily frame your shot and change settings on the fly. Plus, with a high- performance battery that lasts up to 2 hours, you can keep shooting all day long.
GoPro HERO11 Black Creator Edition - Includes HERO11 Black, Volta (Battery Grip, Tripod, Remote), Media Mod, Light Mod, Enduro Battery, and Carrying Case
— GoPro HERO 11 Black is the ultimate all-in-one creative solution for your storytelling needs. With a revolutionary new image sensor, this camera offers an expansive field of view that will help you capture all the action.
— Plus, the all-in-one design combines the HERO 11 Black, Volta (Battery Grip, Tripod, Remote), and Media Mod and Light Mod that seamlessly come together in a powerful creative solution that delivers stunning pro-quality footage and capture versatility in an ultra portable design that’s light enough to comfortably carry through an all-day production.
— So whether you’re an adventure seeker, filmmaker, or Instagram influencer, the Go Pro HERO 11 Black is the perfect partner for your next project.
GoPro HERO10 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with Front LCD and Touch Rear Screens, 5.3K60 Ultra HD Video, 23MP Photos, 1080p Live Streaming, Webcam, Stabilization
— Introducing the GoPro HERO10, the ultimate action camera. With a revolutionary new processor, the HERO10 is faster, smoother, and better than any other action camera on the market.
— The powerful GP2 engine ensures that your footage is crisp and sharp, while the high-resolution photos and videos provide a unique and memorable experience. The HERO10 also comes with a number of features that set it apart from the rest. With a high frame rate, you can shoot incredibly smooth footage, while the high-resolution photos and videos provide a unique and memorable experience. Plus, with 8x slo-mo at 2.7K, you can pause videos and make them even more dramatic.
— The HERO10 also has a touchscreen, making it easy to use and ensuring that you can change settings on the go. With all of these features and more, the GoPro HERO10 is the ultimate action camera.
Despite the leaked images suggesting that dramatic changes—such as a much larger sensor or an edge-to-edge screen—are unlikely on the Hero 11 Black, action cam fans who were hoping for a big reason to wait for the new flagship may be disappointed. September might be when the new flagship is released, based on GoPro tradition.
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Based on these photographs, we can only reach limited conclusions about Hero 11 Black. It is unlikely, based on WinFuture’s history, that these are fake. We also do not know what internal or software changes the Hero 11 Black will have.
What is clear, however, is that GoPro and action cams in general have reached a peak stage of evolution when it comes to design. The Hero 9 Black was the last big physical change for GoPros, which was in response to the original DJI Osmo Action 3.
Even though the Hero 9 Black was GoPro’s biggest redesign since the Hero 5 Black in 2016, physical improvements of any kind have been increasingly difficult to find.
Indeed, we’re not upset at smartphone manufacturers for delivering small improvements to notches or bezels. In addition to modifying the winning formula with its Hero Black line, GoPro has also provided more significant changes to its 360-degree camera, the GoPro Max.
It’s a shame that the Hero 11 Black doesn’t include a 1/4-inch threaded mounting point, an edge-to-edge rear display, or even a secondary lens with a unique focal length, similar to smartphones. However, the more reasonable issue is that GoPro hasn’t updated its GoPro Max in almost three years.
It is safe to walk on the ground here.
The Insta360 One R 1-Inch Edition has also been an innovator that has bothered GoPro, providing another modular system with a large 1-inch sensor. We have also enjoyed the tiny Insta360 Go 2, which includes a clever charging case for the remote control, as well as 360-degree products like the Insta360 One X2.
Insta360 ONE X2 360 Degree Waterproof Action Camera, 5.7K 360, Stabilization, Touch Screen, AI Editing, Live Streaming, Webcam, Voice Control
— The Insta360 ONE X2 is the perfect action camera for anyone who wants to capture their best moments in 360 degrees. With just one device, you can shoot first in every direction with super 5.7K 360 capture and then choose your favorite angle later.
— Or pick just one lens with Steady Cam mode for ultra-stable wide angle footage. And with flow state stabilization, your footage will be taken with ease and accuracy.
— Finally, with IPX8 waterproof rating, you can go wherever the water takes you.