GoPro Hero 11 Black: Specifications and launch window confirmed for refreshed action camera
It seems that GoPro is close to succeeding the Hero 10 Black, an action camera that the company introduced almost a year ago. Seemingly due to launch around the time of the DJI Action 3, the Hero 11 Black should arrive in mid-September, mirroring its predecessor. While GoPro has not confirmed any details yet, Roland Quandt and WinFuture were the first to reveal marketing images of the upcoming action camera, as we discussed last month.
Now, the pair have leaked Hero 11 Black specifications, confirming a few changes from its predecessor. On the one hand, GoPro is alleged to have equipped the Hero 11 Black with a new CMOS camera sensor that outputs at 27 MP. By contrast, the Hero 10 Black can create up to 23 MP still images. However, the Hero 11 Black will maintain its predecessor's peak video resolutions, such as 5.3K at 60 FPS and 4K at 120 FPS.
On the other hand, GoPro has upgraded the Hero Black series to HyperSmooth 5.0 video stabilisation, up from HyperSmooth 4.0 on the Hero 10 Black. Battery capacity remains unchanged at 2,700 mAh though, while waterproofing stays at up to 33 feet. Likewise, the Hero 11 Black has two displays, a 2.27-inch on its rear and a 1.4-inch one on its front. WinFuture does not mention whether the action camera relies on the same GoPro GP2 chipset as its predecessor, although it notes that many hardware details are unchanged from last year's model.
As such, GoPro may rely on software optimisations to help distinguish the Hero 10 Black and Hero 11 Black, along with the revised camera sensor. Pricing details have not leaked yet, but we would not be surprised to see GoPro launch the Hero 11 Black for US$499, price matching the outgoing model.