"New is NOT always better!" The newest GoPro Hero isn't our favorite any more

GoPro Hero 11 and Volta grip
(Image credit: GoPro)

A never-ending task at Digital Camera World, and one we don't take lightly, is maintaining our buying guides. Something caught my eye this week, however, as I was checking our advice for potential action camera customers: GoPro has lost two major battles – one with DJI, and one with itself!

That's because we keep a guide to all the best action cameras (which can include competitors to GoPro) and in that one GoPro has been unseated by the DJI Osmo Action 4, which offers a larger image sensor that we prefer for low light work. It's a balancing act, admittedly – the camera is 'only' 4K compared to the top GoPro's 5.3K, but we made the choice based on what was more useful most of the time.

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook