Home Technology The GoPro Hero11 Black reportedly has a new sensor and old design

The GoPro Hero11 Black reportedly has a new sensor and old design

The GoPro Hero11 Black reportedly has a new sensor and old design

GoPro is reportedly getting ready to launch its next camera, but don’t hold your breath for a major redesign. Instead, according to pictures and specifications spotted for the first time by WinFuture, it looks like the GoPro Hero11 Black will look almost identical to the Hero10, and all the major tweaks will be on the inside.

The biggest upgrade sounds like a new sensor, which WinFuture says it will be able to shoot 27-megapixel still images. (By comparison, the current Hero10 Black shoots 23-megapixel stills.) The video resolution doesn’t sound like it’s changing, though: the new model will reportedly still hit 5.3K at 60 frames per second, or 4K at 120 fps . Details about the new sensor are currently quite scarce, but even a slightly larger sensor with the same resolution could be a win for low-light shooting.

The upcoming Hero11 Black could be released in the coming weeks.
Image: WinFuture

Furthermore, it seems that GoPro is not messing with its hardware. That actually makes sense: GoPro’s mounting and accessories ecosystem is a big part of the company’s appeal, and the Hero9 was a pretty big change just two years ago, so GoPro is smart about sticking to its basic form. And since last year’s big change was the processor, a new sensor would fit in the upgrade path this year. The leaked Hero11 images look identical to the Hero 10 so far, except for a blue “11” on the side where a “10” once stood. (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 that general GoPro feel.

A small improvement would match what GoPro CEO Nick Woodman told investors in February. He said the company plans to launch new Hero and Max cameras this year, with 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 software, both in the cameras and in the Quik app. GoPro is doing its best to diversify its offerings and find ways to get its cameras into the hands of more than just your typical adventurous GoPro customer.

However, based on what we know so far, the Hero11 Black will remain a GoPro through and through. WinFuture reports that the device could be released in the middle of this month. Also, no word on price yet, which is one of the things GoPro will have to change the most if it wants its tiny camera to appeal to the masses.