I think GoPro Hero 11 Black’s 8:7 sensor is the future of smartphone photography

A photo illustrating the need for square smartphone sensors
(Image credit: Basil Kronfli)

I was at a Banks gig in London at the behest of my partner, who’s a bit younger than me – I’d never heard of Banks, and when I arrived, I quickly realized I was the oldest person there. Despite not being down with the kids, I had some phones to test – the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, so wasn’t going to pass up a mixed lighting environment. 

Poised to capture some sample pictures and video as the support act hit the stage, I raised my phone up, but quickly stopped, and looked around. Everyone was holding their phones vertically, in portrait orientation, and everyone was capturing video. My landscape orientation, photo-taking iPhone sheepishly retired for a moment while I took this in.

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.