According to reports, the GoPro Hero11 Black will sport a brand-new sensor and an older design.
The next GoPro camera is apparently about to be released, but don’t hold your breath for a significant change. Instead, it appears that the GoPro Hero11 Black will look almost identical to the Hero10, according to images and specifications initially discovered by WinFuture, and all of the necessary changes may be made internally.
The biggest improvement appears to be a new sensor with the “widest ever field of view on any GoPro,” according to WinFuture, which could capture still images with a resolution of 27 megapixels and still images with a resolution of 24.7 megapixels from videos. For comparison, the current Hero10 Black captures photographs at a resolution of 23 megapixels. Video resolution doesn’t seem to be changing, though; the new model will apparently still have a maximum resolution of 5.3K at 60 frames per second or 4K at 120 fps. The new sensor’s specifications are currently very lacking, although even a little larger sensor with the same resolution could be beneficial for low-light photography.
Beyond that, it appears like GoPro isn’t fiddling with its “hardware.” This is actually a wise decision as GoPro’s mount and accessory ecosystem make up a significant portion of the company’s appeal. The Hero9 was a significant upgrade just two years ago, so GoPro is sane to stick with its basic design. Additionally, a new sensor this year would follow the improvement path as the CPU had a significant modification last year. The only difference between the Hero 11 and the Hero 10 in the leaked images is a blue “11” on the side where there was once a “10.” (As a result of updates, of course!) It still includes a 2.27-inch monitor on the back and a 1.4-inch display on the front, along with the typical GoPro features like huge rubber buttons.
An insignificant change would be in line with what GoPro CEO Nick Woodman informed investors in February. He stated that the company planned to introduce new Hero and Max cameras this year, taking care of a total of 4 cameras from the 2 lines. And we anticipate developing that further by the end of 2023, Woodman said. Software, including that found in the cameras and the Quik app, is a major area of focus for the company. GoPro is working hard to broaden its selection and find ways to get its cameras into the hands of people who aren’t only your usual adventurous GoPro customers.
However, the Hero11 Black will continue to be a GoPro through and through, at least based on what we all now know. According to WinFuture research, the machine might arrive as soon as the middle of this month. No word on price, either, which is unquestionably one of the things GoPro will need to change the most if it wants people to buy its little camera.