The Gear Loop is supported by its readers. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

(The Gear Loop) - Action camera stalwart GoPro has taken the wraps off its newest additions: the Hero 11 Black, Hero 11 Creator Edition and Hero 11 Black Mini.

To ensure they out-do their predecessors, all three action cameras feature a new, larger sensor that delivers the highest resolution, 10-bit colour depth, improved level of video stabilisation and widest field of view ever featured natively in any of GoPro’s Hero cameras.


GoProGoPro Hero 11 Black and Mini photo 2

For such a small device, the stats are might impressive: the new 1/1.9” sensor delivers over 1 billion colours in 10-bit colour video at up to 5.3K resolution at 60 frames per second in both Hero 11 Black and Hero 11 Black Mini and 27 megapixel photos in Hero 11 Black.

To keep apace with social media trends, GoPro has also enabled 8:7 aspect ratio video for the largest vertical field of view ever on a GoPro.  The new sensor also enables HyperView, the widest 16:9 field of view ever, according to its maker.

GoProGoPro Hero 11 Black and Mini photo 5

Fans of extreme sports, mountain-biking and much more will be pleased to hear that HyperSmooth has been further improved, while a new Enduro batter extends recording times up to 38 per cent in Hero 11 Black, so you can film extreme stuff for longer.

Arguably one of the coolest features comes to those customers paying for GoPro’s subscription service, as the company can now deliver an automatic highlight reel video straight to your phone. Users simply plug the camera into charge and the it will upload your footage to your GoPro cloud account where it’s automatically edited into a highlight video that is sent to your phone via the GoPro Quik app.  

GoProGoPro Hero 11 Black and Mini photo 6

Distinguishing the three new cameras is fairly simple, as the Creator Edition comes with a long-lasting battery grip with built-in buttons for one-handed camera control. Designed for Vlogging, it also includes an optional directional microphone, external mic input, HDMI port for connecting to external displays, a high-output LED light and two cold shoe mounts for mounting additional accessories. 

The Mini does exactly what it says on the tin and packs all of the technology found in the Hero 11 Black, but does away with the screens and opts for a simplified one-button control.

GoProGoPro Hero 11 Black and Mini photo 8

The Hero 11 Black and Creator Edition are available today, while the Mini will be launching on October 25. Pricing is as follows:

The GoPro Hero 11 Black retails for $499.99/£499.99 or $399.98/£399.98 for GoPro subscribers.

The Mini, when it launches, will cost $399.99/£399.99 or $299.98/£299.98 for subscribers.


Writing by Leon Poultney.