GoPro Hero 11 Black Mini review

A smaller footprint, no displays and the same great video quality make this the best action camera for extreme sports

GoPro Hero 11 Black Mini on a garden wall
(Image: © Jamie Carter/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

It has no displays, but with a significantly smaller form factor than GoPro’s flagship action camera, the HERO 11 Black Mini competently fills a niche for anyone looking to save space and weight. It’s essentially identical to the HERO 11 Black, though its built-in battery, lack of photo mode, and lack of displays make this action camera ideal for extreme sports and any scenario where simplicity and weight-saving are a plus.


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    Compact size

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    Two sets of folding fingers for mounting

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    Excellent video quality

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    Effective image stabilization


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    No LCD displays

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    Built-in battery

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    No photo mode

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Does anyone need the GoPro HERO 11 Black Mini? If you’ve admired the GoPro HERO 11 Black from afar, but want something smaller and more affordable then the HERO 11 Black Mini is easily among the best GoPro cameras as well as the best action cameras. A miniaturized version of its big sister, it’s aimed primarily at cyclists, skateboarders, skiers and surfers after the smallest action camera possible for attaching to a helmet, to equipment (including drones) or wearing as a body cam, the HERO 11 Black Mini costs US$299.99/£299.99/AU$499.95 with a GoPro Subscription. That’s about 25% less than the HERO 11 Black. 

In some ways, a rehash of both 2015’s GoPro Session and 2022’s US-only GoPro HERO 10 Black Bones drone cam, the HERO 11 Black Mini has nearly every feature of the HERO 11 Black. Nearly, but not quite. There are no LCD displays, front or back. The battery can’t be replaced. If you won’t miss any of those features then the HERO 11 Black Mini could be for you. 

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.