GoPro HERO11 Black Mini now on sale

You can finally get your hands on this magnificently versatile high-quality action cam, made for recording outdoor adventures

GoPro Hero11 Mini
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Following the much-lauded launch of the GoPro Hero 11 Black two months ago, the GoPro Hero11 Black Mini (opens in new tab) is finally shipping (after the original release date was pushed back from 18 November), just in time for Black Friday (opens in new tab) and Christmas. 

While it didn’t reinvent any wheels, the full-size GoPro Hero11 Black is a very impressive piece of tech and it raced straight to the top of our guide to the best action cameras available today. You can read a full review here, and also check out how the Hero11 compares to the Hero10.

GoPro HERO11 Black Mini

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That the Hero11 was going to be accompanied by a smaller sidekick, however, was one of the more intriguing elements of the release, even if it was September’s worst kept secret, with leaks and low-lit images of the mini doing the rounds long before the new model landed. But now we can actually get a proper look at the little action camera to see what’s it’s capable of.

GoPro Hero11 Mini

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Dispensing with a screen (to keep the dimensions and weight down), the miniature version of the GoPro Hero 11 Black is squarely angled towards adventurers and athletes looking to shoot cutting edge POV vision without hulking much bulk around. 

The Hero 11 Black Mini is super versatile, thanks to its tiny size and dual mounting fingers, and it’s simple to operate, with one-button control. As you’d expect, the performance remains superlative, delivering cinematic 5.3K60, 4K120 + 2.7K240 video, with 24.7 megapixel stills.  

GoPro Hero11 Mini

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The slimmed-down build boasts the identical larger 8:7 sensor as the full size Hero 11 Black, and also features GoPro’s signature HyperSmooth 5.0 and 10-bit colour depth, and HyperView wide-angle lens, which can deliver the widest angle 16:9 shot ever produced natively in a Hero camera.

Other features include 360-degree Horizon Lock and three new night effect time lapse presets, which enable you to easily capture pro-quality star trails, light painting and vehicle light trails.

The Mini is powered by a new Enduro Lithium Ion rechargeable battery, and although the 1,500mAh is lower, there’s no screen to drain it so the run time is comparable to the bigger model. On the downside, you can’t swap the battery out when it’s out of juice.

GoPro Hero11 Mini

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And, as you might expect, the Hero11 Black Mini will also leave a smaller hole in your bank balance than the big daddy cam; it’s available now on GoPro.com for £299.98 (US$299.98 / AU$499) for GoPro Subscribers and £449.98 MSRP, with wider retail availability coming soon. Mini joins the already-available HERO11 Black at £349.98 for GoPro Subscribers (£549.98 MSRP) and HERO11 Black Creator Edition at £579.98 for GoPro Subscribers (£829.94 MSRP).

Watch this space for a full reviews. And be sure to look out for Black Friday deals on this and other GoPro action cams.

Pat Kinsella
Editor T3 Outdoors

Pat Kinsella has been chasing adventures and writing about the outdoors for two decades. In pursuit of stories he’s canoed Canada’s Yukon River, climbed Mont Blanc and Kilimanjaro, skied and mountain biked across the Norwegian Alps, run ultras across the roof of Mauritius and through the hills of the Himalayas, and set short-lived speed records for trail-running Australia’s highest peaks and New Zealand’s nine Great Walks. A former editor of several Australian magazines he’s a longtime contributor to publications including Sidetracked, Outdoor, National Geographic Traveller, Trail Running, The Great Outdoors, Outdoor Fitness and Adventure Travel, and a regular writer for Lonely Planet (for whom he compiled, edited and co-wrote the Atlas of Adventure, a guide to outdoor pursuits around the globe). He’s authored guides to exploring the coastline and countryside of Devon and Dorset, and recently wrote a book about pub walks (opens in new tab). Follow Pat's adventures on Strava (opens in new tab).