GoPro is bringing back the ‘Mini’ camera format, a leak shows

Leaked images indicate that alongside the rumored Hero 11 Black, GoPro may also launch a small, compact “Mini” camera without any display screen.

At first glance, the rumored GoPro Mini looks like a reincarnation of the discontinued Hero Session line of cameras. But the device is more likely to be a scaled-down version of the upcoming Hero 11 Black, with leaker Roland Quandt from Winfuture suggesting that both cameras would feature a new large image sensor.

Meanwhile, leaked images show a Bluetooth button on the front of the GoPro Mini, giving a clear indication of how the camera would connect to other devices. The mounting options, present on both the bottom and back of the device, are also visible in the leaked photos, implying that the GoPro Hero 11 Black Mini could be more versatile in its applications.

A clear use case for an action camera as compact as the rumored GoPro Mini is aerial cinematography. The FPV drone community loves GoPro cameras. Many operators manually disassemble the device, so when they finally attach it to their small CineWhoop-style FPV drones, it’s as light as can be.

Earlier this year, GoPro released its own version of a camera compatible with FPV drones, the Hero 10 Black Bones. At 54 grams, Bones is the lightest GoPro ever. It can be mounted on a drone with a single screw boss to capture cinematic 5K 4:3 video at 30 fps, 4K 4:3 video at 60 fps, and 2.7K 4:3 video at super slow speeds of 120 fps.

The weight of the new GoPro Mini camera is not yet known. But if the battery flap in the leaked photos is any indicator, the device will likely feature a smaller battery than what’s found on your standard GoPro cameras. And, therefore, also save weight.

Leaked images of the GoPro Hero 11 Black Mini camera

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