Bigger sensors and automatic highlight uploads are just some of the big features from the new GoPro Hero 11 Black cameras in stores now.

Available in three different versions – Hero 11 Black, Hero 11 Black Creator Edition, and Hero 11 Black Mini – each camera contains a larger 1/1.9” sensor capable of capturing a billion colours in 10-bit colour video at 5.3K resolution and 60 frames per second. Or, if faster capture is required, 120 frames per second in 4K resolution. It marks a significant improvement over previous GoPro cameras that previously adopted the 16.7 million-colour 8-bit video standard.

For creators, the Hero 11 Black’s new sensor also enables shooting in an 8:7 aspect ratio, the largest vertical field-of-view possible in any GoPro camera so far. This ratio allows for easy editing to fit users’ preferred platforms, whether it be 9:16 portrait videos for TikTok and Instagram, or landscape 16:9 for YouTube. Simple cropping is made possible by the GoPro Quik app, which also lets users zoom in to focus on high-resolution highlights in videos.

Another headline feature is HyperView, offering the widest 16:9 field-of-view seen in a Hero camera yet. Aimed at adventurers, HyperView is suited for first-person filming during biking, skiing, surfing, and plenty more to capture as much action as possible.

Light trail photography is also made easier with the Hero 11 Black series thanks to the new Night Effect Time Lapse presets. With the new presets, users can take better snaps of star trails, light painting, and vehicle trails. Plus, different control settings make it possible for people of all skill levels to get the most out of the cameras. Easy Controls does most of the heavy lifting for new users, while Pro Controls lets experienced videographers and photographers have maximum creative control.

A GoPro subscription enables more features including cloud storage, and the ability to automatically upload highlight videos to users’ phones. Priced at $69.99 per year, a subscription also provides discounts on new cameras through the GoPro website.

Both the GoPro Hero 11 Black and Hero 11 Black Creator Edition versions are out now online and across retailers. The camera is the same across both products, although the Creator Edition includes extra accessories like a battery grip, media mod for microphone attachment, and an LED light mount. The Hero 11 Black retails for $799.95 ($649.95 for subscribers), and the Hero 11 Black Creator Edition costs $1,099.95 ($929.95 for subscribers).

Meanwhile, the Hero Black 11 Mini, which is similar to the base model in nearly every way except for the omission of LCD displays, launches on 25 October. It comes with a recommended price of $649.95 ($499.95 for subscribers).