The previously disclosed GoPro Hero 11 Mini camera, which has been scheduled to begin delivering today, has been slightly delayed, according to GoPro (Oct 25th). This modification was made quite recently since only a few days ago, everything was still scheduled to begin delivering. Now shipment of the camera will begin on November 18, almost three weeks later. Although the precise reason for the last-minute delay is unknown, I would bet on either inventory levels (quantities required for a significant worldwide release) or a bug it would have been difficult to fix after distribution had begun.
In any case, I don’t believe a three-week wait is a huge concern, especially during this October-November period when there aren’t many interesting travel or adventure opportunities (for most people). The summer season is already well behind us in the Northern Hemisphere, but the snow and ice season is still a ways off. Missing the holidays due to this delay would have been a real issue. In any case, GoPro will hold its quarterly earnings call on Thursday. Historically, these calls have been highly instructive. So I’m certain that whether in the prepared remarks segment or in the investor Q&A area, we’ll receive some clarification on it.
Experts have a thorough review of the Hero 11 Black Mini whenever it’s available. The Hero 11 Black Mini’s design objective is to essentially take all of the video performance features of the larger Hero 11 Black and pack it into a smaller casing without a back display in order to save $100. It kind of wants to be similar to the GoPro Session of the past, but it’s not quite that compact.
GoPro Hero 11 Mini 2023 Overview
The GoPro Hero 11 Black Compact is rumored to go on sale next week, and the most recent leak discloses its key specs. The mini action cam forgoes screens totally in favor of a more affordable price tag than the Hero 11 Black. Last week, information about the GoPro Hero 11 Black Mini initially started to circulate. A fresh leak has already made all the important information about the camera public before it is officially announced as a smaller alternative to the Hero 11 Black.
The GoPro Hero 11 Black Mini will launch with the same internal spec list as the standard Hero 11 Black, as disclosed by Roland Quandt. 5.3K live video at 60 frames per second and the new 27 MP sensor will thus also be included in the tiny camera. Also accessible are 2.7K at 240 FPS and 4K video at 120 FPS. In addition, the GoPro Hero 11 Black Mini will have HyperSmooth 5.0 technology and be powered by the GP2 chip. Apparently, the Mini camera will be able to perform all the functions of the standard Hero 11 Black.
However, as was previously mentioned, the Hero 11 Black Mini won’t have a display; the Hero 11 Black will have two. Instead, it seems to rely on a Bluetooth link to a smartphone’s overall operational control. But that hasn’t been confirmed. But that hasn’t been confirmed. The Hero 11 Black Mini is described as being around 5 by 5 cm in size, which effectively makes it a square. The little action camera is rumored to cost €449, which is a little less than the Hero 11 Black’s €549.
In addition to checking off a few professional checkboxes, GoPro has introduced a ton of additional capabilities that make the newest camera a delight to use in any situation. (If you’re interested, you can read our thorough HERO10 review from the previous year.) Here are a few of the HERO 11 Black’s novel and noteworthy features. Although the previous model has not been completely updated, the adjustments that have been made are fairly substantial.
The new, bigger 1/1.9′′ sensor is the primary improvement of the GoPro HERO11 Black. We can now film utilizing a new 8:7 aspect ratio, which captures a wide viewpoint and allows for all kinds of crop factors in post-production, thanks to the enormous sensor that was crammed into the little camera.
In actuality, the vertical field of vision is up 16% over the last camera.
GoPro is aware that most material shared today has a vertical orientation, like what we see on TikTok and Instagram, but native widescreen content like that on TV and YouTube isn’t going anywhere. Therefore, you can utilize the 8:7 aspect ratio on the bigger sensor instead of having to decide whether to photograph in landscape and portrait mode, giving you plenty of leeway for cropping afterward without sacrificing image quality.