GoPro is reportedly ready to launch its next camera, but don’t hold your breath for a major redesign. Instead, as per the first spotted images and specs WinFuture, The GoPro Hero11 block looks virtually identical to the Hero10 and all the important tweaks are on the inside.
The biggest upgrade seems to be the new sensor, which WinFuture It is said to have 27-megapixel still images. (The current Hero10 Black, for comparison, shoots 23-megapixel photos.) Video resolution doesn’t seem to be changing, though: The new model still reportedly caps out at 5.3K at 60 frames per second or 4K at 120 fps. . Details about the new sensor are scarce at the moment, but a slightly larger sensor with the same resolution could be a win for low-light shooting.
Beyond that, GoPro doesn’t seem to mess with its hardware. It makes sense, really: GoPro’s mount and accessory ecosystem is a big part of the company’s appeal, and the Hero9 is a big change from just two years ago, so GoPro sticks to its basic format. And with last year’s big change being the processor, this year’s new sensor upgrade fits the bill. The leaked Hero11 images look identical to the Hero 10 so far, except for the blue “11” on the side where the “10” used to be. (Because, you know, upgrades!) It still has a 2.27-inch screen on the back and a 1.4-inch screen on the front, big rubber buttons, and an overall GoPro feel.
A small improvement would fit what GoPro CEO Nick Woodman told investors in February. He said the company plans to launch new Hero and Max cameras this year, bringing a total of four cameras from the two lines. “And we expect to expand that further by the end of 2023,” Woodman said. Much of the company’s focus is on the software inside the cameras and the Quick app. GoPro is trying hard to diversify its offerings and find ways to get cameras into the hands of more than just your typical adventurous GoPro customer.
Based on what we know so far, the Hero11 Black will remain a GoPro. WinFuture It is reported that the device could arrive in the middle of this month. There’s no word yet on pricing, which is one of the many changes GoPro will have to make with its tiny camera to appeal to the masses.