Hands-on GoPro Hero 11 Black review: social climber

GoPro Hero 11 Black specs

Sensor: 1/1.9in (8:7 aspect ratio)
Video (max resolution): 5K/60p
Video (bit-rate): 10-bit or 8-bit
Video (slo-mo): 4K/120p
Photos: 27MP
Stabilization: HyperSmooth 5.0
Battery: GoPro Enduro
Processor: GP2

The GoPro Hero 11 Black is the new flagship model in an action camera range that dates back to 2005. It isn’t a huge upgrade on the Hero 10 Black, which will remain on sale for the lower price of $349.98 / £349.98 / AU$549.95 with a GoPro Subscription. But the Hero 11 Black’s new 1/1.9in sensor does bring some new tricks that’ll make it particularly appealing for social media creators and those who like to color grade their videos.

That new sensor is mainly on board to boost the Hero 11 Black’s versatility, rather than its image quality. Because it has an almost square 8:7 aspect ratio, you can export videos in various formats – like 9:16 for TikTok and Instagram, for example – without losing any quality or resolution. This makes the Hero 11 Black, and potentially its incoming Hero 11 Black Mini sibling, the best action camera around for shooting social media videos.