GoPro Hero 11 Black and Hero 11 Black Creator Edition presented to combat the new DJI Osmo Action 3
GoPro has announced the Hero 11 Black, a competitor to the newly released DJI Osmo Action 3. While DJI has overhauled its action camera compared to last year's model, GoPro has kept things simple. Specifically, the Hero 11 Black relies on the same design as its predecessor, as well as its GoPro GP2 processor. While that may seem underwhelming, GoPro has upgraded this year's Hero action camera in other areas.
Fundamentally, the Hero 11 Black arrives with a new 27 MP camera, matching the Hero 11 Black Mini. Sporting an 8:7 aspect ratio, the large sensor can record videos in up to 5.3K at 30 FPS, or 60 FPS if you set the camera to a 16:9 ratio instead. Additionally, the Hero 11 Black supports 4K/120 FPS and 2.7K/240 FPS for creating slow-motion videos, mirroring its predecessor. Likewise, the camera utilises TimeWarp 3.0 technology, but GoPro has included HyperSmooth 5.0 video stabilisation this time around.
Moreover, the Hero 11 Black is capable of offering a 10-bit colour depth, or 8-bit with H.265 (HEVC) content. GoPro adds that the camera has an 'Enduro Battery' as well, although its capacity remains 1,720 mAh. The Hero 11 Black starts at US$399.98 with a year's GoPro subscription.
Alternatively, GoPro offers the action camera with an Accessories Bundle for US$449.98, which includes a spare Enduro battery, the Handler, a head strap and a quick clip, plus a 32 GB microSD card. Furthermore, there is the Hero 11 Black Creator Edition, a US$579.98 bundle that contains the Volta Hand Grip, Light Mod, Media Mod and Enduro battery. All versions are orderable now, unlike the Hero 11 Black Mini.