GoPro Hero3 Black Edition

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The GoPro is pretty nice because you can use your…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $320

Summary

The GoPro is pretty nice because you can use your iPhone app to view the camera wirelessly through Bluetooth, which is a great feature for trying to get the angle and shot that you're trying to line up as it's mounted to your head or arm or leg, maybe on your surfboard. You do not need a view finder anymore with this technology. I was not as impressed with the sound quality at concerts.

All in all it is a very cool item to my collection, very excited to get it out on the mountain and capture all the moments that we forget in everyday life, very user-friendly, easy to work. One downside is the battery life—it doesn't take long to run out of power. But other than that great product.

Pros

  • You can hook it up to your iPhone
  • Superclean quality video
  • Waterproof and durable

Cons

  • Sound quality so-so
  • Battery power needs to be longer

The GoPro Hero Three is a great item to my collection of cameras. This is fun to use as I use my iPhone to view what I am filming. I can also hit record on my iPhone through the GoPro app. This makes life so much easier to see what you are filming before you hit record. I was very impressed with the app. It has a few glitches, but all in all works very well.

The quality of video that the GoPro puts out is phenomenally awesome, very wide angle and captures just about everything in view of site when mounting to my helmet. I can capture some of the best quality powder runs on the mountain. I pull out my iPhone just before making a run down the mountain, hit record, and on my way. I can see the view that the camera is projecting.

This is much easier to use than the old-style GoPro, as the old GoPro did not have a viewfinder or a wireless remote. This cost me some very good shots. Now it's so much easier to use the new GoPro Three. I am very impressed with the technology GoPro is putting out.

Keep up the good work! Thank you for this great great product as this will bring many memories to enjoy with my family and friends.

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20% lighter and smaller than the previous Black Edition, the new 3+ delivers improved image quality and a host of powerful new features. New SuperView video mode captures the most riveting wide-angle perspective you can find in an HD camera. Auto Low Light mode automatically adjusts frame rate for stunning low-light performance. Combined with a 30% longer battery life, faster built-in Wi-Fi and a sharper lens, the Hero 3+ Black Edition is the most advanced GoPro yet. It can shoot hours of professional-quality 1080p60 HD video and can fire off up to ten 12-megapixel still photos per second with twice the performance in low light. You can also use the Continuous Photo mode, which captures continuous stills at a 3, 5 or 10 photo-per-second rate up to 30 photos at a time. Built-in Wi-Fi allows remote control with the included Wi-Fi remote. The remote has a range of up to 600 feet. Or you can download the free GoPro App for live video preview and remote control on your smartphone. An updated aspherical lens reduces distortion, delivers incredibly crisp images and allows you to choose from ultrawide, medium and narrow fields. The redesigned waterproof housing guarantees high-quality videos and photos above and below water. Made from rugged polycarbonate, the quick-release external housing is shockproof and waterproof to 131 ft. Advanced audio sound system prevents windblasts from blocking out conversation and the sounds of your sport. External stereo mic input port lets you hook up a microphone to the camera. Integrated battery warmer prolongs battery life in cold conditions. Includes all the mounting hardware you need for most fast-paced sports. Supports SD cards up to 64 GB, not included. Also includes a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and USB cable. Compatible with PC and Mac. Battery charges via USB cable. Imported. Weight 2.6 oz with battery. Battery Rechargeable lithium-ion. HD video resolution modes: 1440 = 1920x1440 pixels, 48 fps. 1080p = 1920x1080 pixels, 60

- L.L.Bean

GoPro HD Hero3 Black Edition - Closeout - Smaller, lighter and 2X more powerful, again. The Wi-Fi enabled HERO3: Black Edition is the most advanced GoPro, ever. No expense was spared during its development, resulting in a GoPro that is 30% smaller, 25% lighter and 2x more powerful than previous models. Wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197' (60m), capable of capturing ultra-wide 1440p 48fps, 1080p 60 fps and 720p 120 fps video and 12MP photos at a rate of 30 photos per second, the HERO3: Black Edition is the world's most versatile camera. Built-in Wi-Fi, GoPro App compatibility and the included Wi-Fi Remote (normally a separate $79.99 accessory) make the HERO3: Black Edition all the more versatile, still. Key Benefits Wearable, mountable design Immersive, wide angle capture of your favorite activities Professional quality HD video & 12MP photos Built-in Wi-Fi enables remote control via included Wi-Fi Remote or live video preview and remote control on smartphones and tablets running the free GoPro app. Rugged housing is waterproof to 197'/60M and captures sharp images above and below water Compatible with all GoPro mounts for attaching to gear, body, helmets, vehicles and more Compatible with LCD Touch BacPac(TM) and second generation Battery BacPac(TM) Backwards compatible with older generation BacPacs(TM) New advanced camera settings: Looping video, Continuous Photo, Manual White Balance control, Protune Mode, allows to shoot photos while recording video and more. Key Specs Professional 4K Cinema 15 fps / 2.7K cinema 30 fps / 1440p 48 fps / 1080p 60 fps / 960p 100 fps /720p 120 fps and more video capture 12MP photo capture with 30 fps burst Wi-Fi Built-In Wi-Fi Remote Compatible (included) GoPro App Compatible (FREE) 197'/ 60m Waterproof Housing* Assorted mounts and hardware included for attaching to helmets, gear and more

- Massey's Outfitters

On Sale. Free Shipping. GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Adventure Camera DECENT FEATURES of the GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Adventure Camera Wearable, mountable design Immersive, wide angle capture of your favorite activities Professional quality HD video and 12MP photos Built-in Wi-Fi enables remote control Included Wi-Fi Remote or live video preview and remote control on smartphones and tablets running the free GoPro app Rugged housing is waterproof to 197ft/60M and captures sharp images above and below water Compatible with all GoPro mounts for attaching to gear, body, helmets, vehicles and more Compatible with LCD Touch BacPac and second generation Battery BacPac Backwards compatible with older generation BacPacs Video looping Continuous photo Simultaneous photo + video Protune, manual white balance controls and more What's Included HERO3 Black Edition Camera 197' / 60m Waterproof Housing Wi-Fi Remote Wi-Fi Remote Key + Ring Remote Charging Cable Rechargeable Li-ion Battery QR Buckle, J-Hook, 3-way Pivot 1 Curved + 1 Flat Adhesive Mount Assorted Mounts and Hardware The SPECS of the GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Adventure Camera Professional 4k Cinema 12/2.7k Cinema 30/1440p 48 fps/1080p 60 fps/960p 100 fps/720p 120 fps/WVGA 240 fps and more video capture 12MP photo capture with 30 fps burst Wi-Fi Built-In Wi-Fi Remote Compatible (included) GoPro App Compatible (FREE) Professional Low-Light Performance 197' / 60m Waterproof Housing Assorted mounts and hardware included for attaching to helmets, gear and more Single Unit: Dims 3.94 x 3.94 x 9.65in. Single Unit: Dims 10 x 10 x 24.5 cm Inner Pack(6): Dims 9.06 x 13 x 10.8in. Inner Pack(6): Dims 23 x 33 x 27.5 cm Single Unit: Weight 19.29 oz / 547 g This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw

2X Faster Video Performance The HERO3: Black Edition captures professional, cinema-quality video at 2X the resolution and 2X the frame-rate of previous models while delivering 2X better low light performance. Slow-motion aficionados and industry professionals will love the HERO3: Black Edition's 1080p-60, 720p-120, WVGA-240, 960p-100 and 1440p-48 video modes while those desiring a cinematic look will appreciate the ultra-high resolution 2.7kp-24 and 4kp-12 (Protune only) video modes. 3X Faster Photo Performance The HERO3: Black Edition's photo performance is 3X improved, now boasting 12MP burst capture at a staggering 30 frames per second with 2X better low light performance compared to previous models. Still Photo and Time-lapse Photo modes remain the same but are now joined by a new Continuous Photo mode that captures continuous 12MP stills at a steady 3, 5, or 10 photo-per-second rate, up to 30 photos at a time. Improved Sharpness, Less Distortion The HERO3's reduced-distortion, 6-element aspherical lens combines with user-selectable Ultra-wide, Medium and Narrow field-of-views to deliver more perspective-capture options than ever before. Add the totally updated flat-lens waterproof housing that delivers stunning image sharpness both above and below water and you've got one of the most powerful and durable image capture solutions on the planet. Redesigned Audio System Understanding that sound quality is as important as image quality, GoPro engineers completely redesigned the HERO3 to be as adept at capturing the subtle, natural sounds of voice and music as it is at capturing the immersive sounds of sport. Also improved is GoPro's already famous wind-noise reduction, ensuring that you'll hear more of your passion, be it your engine or expletives, and less of the wind during high speed activities. Built-in Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi Remote Included) The HERO3 Black Edition features built-in Wi-Fi and includes GoPro's Wi-Fi Remote accessory. The Wi-Fi Remote is normally available as a $79.99 accessory but is included with the HERO3: Black Edition. The Wi-Fi Remote is waterproof, wearable and can control up to 50 Wi-Fi-enabled GoPros at a time from a range of 600'. The HERO3's built in Wi-Fi means it can also be controlled by iOS or Android smartphones and tablets running the GoPro App. The GoPro App enables full camera control and live scene preview on any compatible iOS or Android smartphone or tablet. The HERO3: Black Edition is compatible with all GoPro mounting accessories and older generation BacPacs(TM) along with the newer generation LCD Touch BacPac and 2nd generation Battery BacPac. However, as all HERO3 cameras have a new size and shape they require HERO3-specific Wrist, Skeleton and 3D housings so be sure to check for HERO3 compatibility when purchasing any new housing accessories. What's Included HERO3: Black Edition Camera 197'/ 60m Waterproof Housing* Wi-Fi Remote + Key Ring Remote Charging Cable Rechargeable Li-ion Battery QR Buckle J-Hook Buckle 3-Way Pivot 1 Curved Adhesive Mount 1 Flat Adhesive Mount Assorted Mounts and Hardware USB Charging Cable Includes a FREE gift- choose above Key Benefits Wearable, mountable design Immersive, wide angle capture of your favorite activities Professional quality HD video & 12MP photos Built-in Wi-Fi enables remote control via included Wi-Fi Remote or live video preview and remote control on smartphones and tablets running the free GoPro app. Rugged housing is waterproof to 197'/60M and captures sharp images above and below water Compatible with all GoPro mounts for attaching to gear, body, helmets, vehicles and more Compatible with LCD Touch BacPac(TM) and second generation Battery BacPac(TM) Backwards compatible with older generation BacPacs(TM) New advanced camera settings: Looping video, Continuous Photo, Manual White Balance control, Protune Mode, allows to shoot photos while recording video and more. Key Specifications Professional 4k Cinema 12 fps / 2.7k cinema 30 fps / 1440p 48 fps / 1080p 60 fps / 960p 100 fps /720p 120 fps and more video capture 12MP photo capture with 30 fps burst Wi-Fi Built-In Wi-Fi Remote Compatible (included) GoPro App Compatible (FREE) 197'/ 60m Waterproof Housing* Assorted mounts and hardware included for attaching to helmets, gear and more Photo Modes 12, 7, 5MP resolutions Burst: 30 photos per second Continuous Photo: 3 photos per second, 5 photos per second, 10 photos per second Time-lapse: 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 second intervals Simultaneous Photo + Video: 12MP + 1440p24 fps 8MP + 1080p30 fps 8 8MP + 720p60 fps Battery & Charging 1050mAh rechargeable lithium-ion Charge via USB Audio Mono, 48kHz, AAC compression w/ AGC Supports optional 3.5mm stereo mic adapter ** Storage Memory: MicroSD class 10 or higher required Up to 64GB capacity supported Record times will vary with resolutions and frame rates Included Cables USB charging cable Operating System Microsoft Windows(R) Vista, 7 and later

- Mountains Plus

The GoPro HD Hero3 Adventure Camera Black Edition only weighs 2.6 ounces, it is 30% smaller, 25% lighter and 2x more powerful than previous models, and it now comes with a Wi-Fi Remote. The HERO3's built in Wi-Fi means it can also be controlled by iOS smartphones and tablets running the GoPro App*. (* A software update for your HERO3 camera is required before using the GoPro app. available December 14, 2012 for the HERO3: Black Edition) This camera is the most versatile one yet, it is Wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197' (60m), capable of capturing ultra-wide 1440p 48fps, 1080p 60 fps and 720p 120 fps video and 12MP photos at a rate of 30 photos per second. With the Hero3 Adventure Camera Black Edition GoPro increased the video resolution, frame rate and low light performance by 2X. The GoPro engineers completely redesigned the HERO3 to capture the subtle, natural sounds of voice and music in addition to capturing the immersive sounds of a sport, all while reducing wind-noise. They also increased the Photo performance by 3X , now boasting 12MP burst capture at a staggering 30 frames per second with 2X better low light performance compared to previous models. Still Photo and Time-lapse Photo modes remain the same but are now joined by a new Continuous Photo mode that captures continuous 12MP stills at a steady 3, 5, or 10 photo-per-second rate, up to 30 photos at a time. The HERO3 has a new reduced distortion 6-element aspherical lens, it also lets you choose Ultra-wide, Medium and Narrow field-of-views to deliver more perspective-capture options. This camera has an updated flat-lens waterproof housing that delivers stunning image sharpness both above and below water.In the Box:HERO3 Black Edition Camera197'/ 60m Waterproof Housing*Wi-Fi Remote + Key RingRemote Charging Cable Rechargeable Li-ion BatteryQR Buckle, J-Hook Buckle, 3-Way Pivot, 1 Curved Adhesive Mount, 1 Flat Adhesive Mount, Assorted Mounts and HardwareUSB Charging CableWearable, mountable designImmersive, wide angle capture of your favorite activitiesProfessional quality HD video & 12MP photosBuilt-in Wi-Fi enables remote control via included Wi-Fi Remote or live video preview and remote control on smartphones and tablets running the free GoPro app. Rugged housing is waterproof to 197'/60M and captures sharp images above and below waterCompatible with all GoPro mounts for attaching to gear, body, helmets, vehicles and moreCompatible with LCD Touch BacPac and second generation Battery BacPacBackwards compatible with older generation BacPacsNew advanced camera settings: Looping video, Continuous Photo, Manual White Balance control, Protune Mode, allows to shoot photos while recording video and more.Professional 4K Cinema 15 fps / 2.7K cinema 30 fps / 1440p 48 fps / 1080p 60 fps / 960p 100 fps /720p 120 fps and more video capture12MP photo capture with 30 fps burst Ultra sharp ?/2.8 6-element aspherical glass lensUltra wide angle / reduced distortion2X Better low-light performance Compared to HD HERO2 and HERO3 White and Silver Edition Cameras12, 7, 5MP resolutionsBurst: 30 photos per secondContinuous Photo: 3 photos per second, 5 photos per second, 10 photos per secondTime-lapse: 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 second intervalsSimultaneous Photo + Video: 12MP + 1440p24 fps, 8MP + 1080p30 fps, 8MP + 720p60 fps1050mAh rechargeable lithium-ion, Charge via USBMono, 48kHz, AAC compression w/ AGCSupports optional 3.5mm stereo mic adapter (Not Included, Optional accessories sold separately)Memory: MicroSD class 10 or higher required, Up to 64GB capacity supported Record times will vary with resolutions and frame ratesMicrosoft Windows Vista, 7 and laterMac OS X 10.5 and later

- Campmor