The GoPro Hero11 is a high-quality, versatile action camera that is perfect for capturing all of your adventures. Although the GoPro Hero11 at time of writing is not the latest action camera from GoPro but it is still available. It is also available at a pretty good £299.99. The GoPro Hero11 features a sleek, compact design just like the 10 and the 12 that is easy to carry with you wherever you go, and it is capable of capturing stunning 4K video and 12 megapixel photos.

GoPro Hero11 - Review
GoPro Hero11 – Review

The GoPro Hero11 is an upgraded version of the Hero10, with a number of new features and improvements.

Some of the key differences between the Hero11 and Hero10 include:

  • Processor: The Hero11 has a more powerful processor than the Hero10, which allows it to capture better-quality video and photos, as well as support more advanced features such as live streaming and horizon leveling.
  • Video Quality: The Hero11 is capable of capturing video at higher resolutions and frame rates than the Hero10, including 5.3K resolution at 60 frames per second (fps), 4K resolution at 60 fps and 1080p resolution at 240 fps.
  • Photo Quality: The Hero11 has a 12 megapixel camera, compared to the 10 megapixel camera on the Hero10, which allows it to capture higher-resolution photos.
  • Stabilization: The Hero11 has improved image stabilization technology, which helps to smooth out shaky footage and make it look more professional.
  • Live Streaming: The Hero11 has the ability to live stream video to platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch, which is not possible on the Hero10.

The GoPro Hero11 is capable of capturing video in a range of resolutions and frame rates.

Some of the video settings available on the Hero11 include:

  • 5.3K resolution at 60 frames per second (fps)
  • 4K resolution at 60 fps
  • 2.7K resolution at 120 fps
  • 1440p resolution at 60 fps
  • 1080p resolution at 240 fps inc 8x slo-mo setting
  • 960p resolution at 120 fps
  • 720p resolution at 240 fps

The Hero11 also has a number of other video settings that you can adjust, including the field of view, the color profile, and the exposure settings. It is also possible to enable or disable features such as image stabilisation, low light mode, and audio recording.

Overall, the Hero11 has a wide range of video settings that allow you to customize your footage to suit your needs and preferences. Whether you’re looking to capture crisp, high-definition video or smooth, slow-motion footage, the Hero11 has you covered.

One of the standout features of the Hero11 is its built-in 3-axis electronic image stabilisation technology, which helps to smooth out shaky footage and make it look more professional. It also has a wide range of shooting modes, including timelapse, slow motion, and burst, which allow you to capture a variety of different types of footage. With this range of different settings you definitely need to invest some time to try them out and work out what works best for you.

In terms of durability, the Hero11 is built to withstand tough conditions, with a waterproof design that allows you to take it kayaking, canoeing etc. The unit is waterproof to 10 meters without a housing, so straight out of the box. There is a case available from GoPro that when used will allow the camera to be used to depths of 60m.

GoPro Protective Housing

The battery life of the Hero11 is pretty good. The camera now comes with the cold-weather enduro battery. These batteries have the white pull tabs rather than the older blue models from the Hero8. To charge the battery you can use the supplied USB-C lead or you can purchase a GoPro battery charger.

Dual Battery Charger + Enduro Batteries

The GoPro Hero11 is compatible with microSD cards. It is important to use a high-quality, high-capacity microSD card with the Hero11 in order to ensure that it performs at its best. It is recommended to use a microSD card with a Class 10 or UHS-3 rating, and with a capacity of at least 32GB.

UHS sets a minimum transfer of data that the card is capable of in a similar way to the SD speed class.

U1 – 10MB/s (same as class 10)
U3 – 30MB/s

This can be seen on cards as a number within a bucket/U.

U3 is pretty new and is a response to ensure that consumers can easily identify those cards with the highest transfer rates suitable for 4K/2K filming. If your card is not U3 this doesn’t necessarily mean that it is not up to the job. It may simply not be labeled with the new U3 symbol.

It is also a good idea to use a microSD card with a high write speed (speed class rating) in order to ensure that the camera can save large amounts of data quickly and efficiently. Some options that are compatible with the Hero11 include the SanDisk Extreme/Extreme Plus, the Samsung EVO Plus, and the Lexar Pro 1066x silver series. It is always a good idea to check the manufacturer’s website for the most up-to-date information on compatible microSD cards.

Overall, the GoPro Hero11 is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a high-quality action camera that can capture all of their adventures in stunning detail. Whether you’re kayaking, canoeing, surfing, skydiving, or simply exploring the great outdoors, the Hero11 is a reliable, versatile camera that will help you capture all of your memories in beautiful, high-definition video.