GoPro Hero 11 Black and Hero 11 Black Mini release dates confirmed for DJI Osmo Action 3 clash
GoPro has finally confirmed the release date for the Hero 11 Black, its next-generation action camera. Incidentally, GoPro's launch event coincides with the debut of the DJI Osmo Action 3, the Hero 11 Black's primary competitor throughout 2022 and into 2023. Typically, GoPro refreshes its action cameras during the middle of September. However, DJI has brought the release of the Action 2's successor forwards by nearly six weeks.
So far, GoPro has only released scant teasers, with its website containing the URL 'hero11-black-teaser'. The company's accompanying teaser video hints at the release of a second action camera though, as does its Hero 11 Black holding page. Based on earlier leaks, the second device is the Hero 11 Black Mini, rather than a Hero Max successor. Purportedly, the Hero 11 Black Mini is essentially its bigger sibling but without its twin displays. As we have discussed separately, this should mean that the Hero 11 Black Mini has a 27 MP camera sensor that can record videos at 5.3K and 60 FPS or 120 FPS if you drop the resolution to 4K.
It remains to be seen whether GoPro has overcome the overheating issues that plagued the Hero 10 Black. While GoPro released patches to mitigate this issue, the Hero 11 Black Mini will likely utilise at least as powerful of a chipset but within a considerably smaller chassis. The same could be said for the Hero 11 Black, which appears to retain its predecessor design. Reputedly, GoPro will charge €449 for the Hero 11 Black Mini, which would make it more expensive than the DJI Osmo Action 3. With both action cameras due on September 14, it will be interesting to see how GoPro and DJI attempt to upstage each other on launch day.