GoPro Announces the Latest HERO11 Black Action Camera09/14/2022
When you thought the latest flagship GoPro action camera experience was at its peak, GoPro has surged ahead and surpassed those specs with the new HERO11 Black action camera and the HERO11 Black Creator Edition, and the new ultra-compact HERO11 Black Mini model. Not to worry―all the great features of the HERO10 are still there, such as 5.3K60 / 4K120 / 2.7K240 video capture, waterproof to 33', a long-lasting 1720mAh Enduro battery, a scratch-resistant lens, dual LCD screens, as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth streaming and control.
More Powerful Sensor
The HERO11 Black introduces a brand-new 27MP sensor that can capture incredible detail in stills and video, updated HyperSmooth 5.0 stabilization, automatic highlight videos, optional 8- or 10-bit color, and a new HyperView ultra-wide digital lens that optimizes the 8:7 sensor image to a cinematic 16:9 aspect ratio.
The new, larger sensor allows you to record and crop your footage in the aspect of your choice―extra wide for cinematic shots, vertical for social media, a fuller frame for stills―while maintaining the highest image quality and color depth. Its one billion colors (and now offering the choice of 8- or 10-bit color) provide exceptional color depth for stills and videos.
Cloud Backup and Streaming
In addition to livestreaming capabilities using Wi-Fi, now the HERO11, while charging, can be set to upload your footage to the cloud automatically (with an optional subscription). It can also automatically create highlight videos from your footage, complete with synced music, which you can share from your phone seamlessly.
Stable, Steady Shots
GoPro won an Emmy in 2021 for its HyperSmooth technology, but the brand didn’t stop there, because the stabilization technology has been greatly improved in the HERO11 with HyperSmooth 5.0, which provides even steadier shots. And since it now features a larger sensor, those wobbly shots can maintain smoothness without losing much image quality. Adding the new Horizon Lock feature to your shots provides smooth capture and locks your footage straight on the horizon even when panning, tilting, and rotating the camera 360°.
You can also capture cinematic shots underwater, since the camera is waterproof to 33', and its water-resistant lens cover facilitates clear shots and prevents lens flares and artifacts from tainting your images. The cover is also scratch resistant, so you can use the camera in all conditions without causing damage to the lens.
A 1720mAh Enduro battery is included with the camera, which provides extended power and high performance in extreme temperatures. It records to a microSD card up to 256GB, and if you are capturing 4K video and up, you’ll need to use a minimum v30 or UHS-3 model. As the previous models, the HERO11 is compatible with optional Mods, including the Media Mod that allows you to add a professional microphone to your videos.
Creator Edition Bundle
The Creator Edition includes the HERO11 Black camera and provides numerous additional items that can get you up and running as a vlogger with extended power, lighting, and mounting. In the box, you’ll find all the items that come with the original camera, as well as the removable Media Mod that features its own built-in mic with a windscreen, and a port for adding an external microphone. The Light Mod is also included, adding an LED light with a diffuser and 2-finger adapter to your GoPro.
HERO11 Black Mini
The HERO11 Black Mini, also recently announced, sports the same powerful features as the HERO11 Black, but is even smaller and lighter with a simpler, one-button operation. It also features two sets of folding fingers on the bottom and a low-profile set on the rear for more mounting options. Its size and mounting options make the Mini easier to mount on a helmet, on your body, or anywhere that a tiny camera can capture your biking, skiing, skating, or surfing adventure.
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