GoPro is releasing new products tomorrow September 14. Will GoPro MAX 2 be one of them?
GoPro MAX (reviewed here) is one of the best 360 cameras in the market. It was the first to offer a single-lens shooting mode, and has an easily detachable lens protector that in my opinion remains one of the best lens protector designs.
Max was released in 2019, and people have been waiting for its successor. GoPro is launching new products tomorrow. Will the MAX be one of them?
GoPro posted a teaser trailer for their product launch. The teaser appears to show two cameras: the GoPro Hero 11 and the new Hero Mini.
The Hero 11 is expected to have a new sensor and its Quik software is expected to add a feature to automatically select highlight clips from your video. Hero Mini appears to be a half-sized GoPro Hero camera with no front or rear screen. It could be useful for situations where you don’t really need a screen, such as for POV shots or FPV drone videos (although GoPro already released Hero 10 Bones). We don’t know the Mini it will have the same sensor as the Hero 11 or will use the sensor from the Hero 10.
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What’s not mentioned or hinted anywhere is a GoPro MAX successor. There have been many rumors about a Max 2, but none of them amounted to anything more than wishful thinking or speculation. In my Insta360 X3 review, I said I don’t expect a Max 2 in the immediate future and some people accused me of bias against GoPro. (I’m actually a fan of both Fusion and Max, and I keep saying that Max has one of the best video quality for 360 cameras.) Even though it appears we won’t see a Max 2 tomorrow, GoPro has said that they will continue selling 360 cameras. We could see an update to the Quik app to enable automatic reframing for Max and possibly Fusion.
Stay tuned for the premiere on September 14, 6am PT / 9am ET: