We’ve already seen images of the new GoPro Hero 11 Black, and the design of the new action camera looks to be largely identical to last year’s model and even the one from two years ago. However, it seems that underneath the familiar casing, GoPro seems to have made some performance improvements. WinFuture, the same source that brought us the “unofficial” images, now says that the GoPro Hero 11 will get a new sensor, with higher resolution.
Despite the familiar design, the GoPro Hero 11 Black could be a major performance upgrade
It looks like the GoPro Hero 11 Black will get several performance upgrades thanks to the new sensor. While shooting will still be limited to 5.3K at 60 FPS or 4K at 120 FPS, just like the Hero 10, the new sensor, with 27 megapixel resolution, will allow for more detailed shots. For shooting, it will be able to use the full 27 megapixels, while during filming captures can be taken at 24.7 megapixels. Previously, the Hero 10 took images at 23 megapixels.
Then, the new GoPro Hero 11 Black will allow for an expanded field of view, which will make this the “widest” of GoPro’s cameras to date. With any luck, a larger sensor could also improve the camera’s low-light performance. GoPro users know that material made in the evening or indoors doesn’t currently live up to expectations.
GoPro CEO Nick Woodman previously said he was preparing to diversify the action camera portfolio. Previously, the company has reduced the number of models released each year, and now wants to offer two options from each range: the Hero and Max. So we can also expect a new, cheaper GoPro variant, along with a new 360 camera sometime in the near future. It’s possible, however, that GoPro will just keep the previous models on offer and add new models to replace them from the “flagship” area, as Apple does every year with smartphones.