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While for some screens GoPro Hero 11 Black Mini Seems like a budget option, for the brand’s base of extreme sports enthusiasts and high-octane adventurers, the Hero 11 Black Mini could be the best GoPro product of the year. The action camera maker seems to have provided the best until the end.
The new Hero 11 Black Mini is available globally starting today (Tuesday, November 8), and it’s been an unexpected early arrival since GoPro pushed its release date to November 18 recently.
The Hero 11 Black Mini is a little cheaper than usual HERO 11 BLACKcosting $299.98 / £299.98 / AU$499 when you buy the camera with a one-year GoPro subscription included, with $49.99 / £49.99 / AU$70 annually thereafter.
While you can opt out of GoPro at any time if you’re willing to pay the full initial price of $449.98 / £449.98 / AU$799.95, one of the range’s biggest features this year has been access to remote video processing so you can edit your footage to Professional clips on the go.
Analysis: Bigger Doesn’t Always Mean Better
The GoPro Hero 11 Black Mini’s main draw is that it’s 13% smaller than the Hero 11 Black — significant if you’re trying to keep it in your mouth (we’re referring to bites here, we’re not unfamiliar) or on a helmet for hours — and it has a new set Low mounts allow it to reach tighter and safer places.
The Hero 11 Black Mini features the same larger 8:7 sensor as the Hero 11 Black and all the same HyperSmooth 5.0, 10-bit color depth, and HyperView wide-angle lens as you get other 2022 GoPro cameras. So there’s a lot of bang for your buck here.
The device also gets the new Enduro Lithium Ion rechargeable battery technology, but with a smaller 1,500mAh capacity. This smaller battery loses the ability to switch, but it manages to take advantage of the lack of a screen to get similar run times with the Hero 11 Black standard.
It’s also likely that it will be the camera that will make the most of automatic cloud uploads, and the AI GoPro’s fast light reel that is automatically released in the cloud and sent to your smartphone.
Overall, there is a great balance between the price and the specific features here, which makes it a strong contender to be one of the Best Action Cams You can get.