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GoPro HD Hero3 Cameras and Accessories

Updated on October 14, 2013

GoPro Hero 3 Must Have Accessories

Joining the range of GoPro HD Hero 3 cameras is a the new Hero 3+, replacing the original Hero 3 Black and Silver models the 3+ is 20% smaller again, it is also lighter but has 30% better battery capacity! Auto low light improves performance and a new SuperView super wide angle mode is included. On top of the GoPro is claiming a massive 33% increase in image sharpness.

To go with the GoPro Hero 3 White and 3+ Silver and Black models is a range of exciting accessories, the best are featured below, some are aimed directly at the new cameras, or gain additional functionality, but most if not all existing accessories will be compatible.

This is a big rather than step change for GoPro who have been progressively developing their cameras and is clearly aimed at securing GoPro's market leading position.

GoPro HD Hero 3 Image Courtesy of Amazon.com

The New GoPro HD Hero 3+

Check out Bike Magic's Hero to Hero comparison! - GoPro HERO3+ Black vs HERO3 Black

At first sight there doesn't appear to be a great deal of difference, but put on full screen and you can clearly see just how good the 3+ is.

GoPro HD Hero3 Black Edition vs. GoPro HD Hero2 - Why should you buy a HD Hero 3 over a HD Hero 2?

  1. 30% Smaller and lighter (Hero 3+ is 20% lighter again!)
  2. Improved build quality
  3. Built-in Wifi (even faster on the 3+)
  4. Waterproof case includes a flat lens with less of fish-eye effect
  5. Performs better in low light (3+ improves on the 3)
  6. Improved image quality (3+ has a 33% sharper image)
  7. Higher dynamic range
  8. Resolution and frame rate (fps) increased at all settings
  9. Still image quality and burst rate increased
  10. Waterproof case of a higher quality
  11. White Balance Adjustment
  12. Still images can be captured in RAW format
  13. Remote Control as standard

Go Professional Pro Watertight Rugged Case for GoPro Camera HD HERO2 & HERO3

Amazon.com

Wasabi Power Battery

(2-Pack) and Charger for GoPro HD HERO3 and GoPro AHDBT-201, AHDBT-301

Amazon.com

GoPro Camera ALCDB-301 LCD Touch BacPac

(Black)

Amazon.com

GoPro Chest Mount Harness

Amazon.com

GoPro Hero 3 Models and Specifications

Hero 3 Specs - GoPro
Hero 3 Specs - GoPro

GoPro Hero 3 Features

  1. Wifi built in as standard
  2. Cameras are 30% smaller & 25% lighter
  3. Improved Lens to reduce distortion
  4. Hero 3 Black is the top of the range, with 4k and 2.7k video quality, 120fps in 720p and and 48fps in 1440p mode.
  5. Hero 3 Silver is a direct replacement for the Hero 2 (but with WIFI)
  6. Hero 3 White is a direct replacement for the original GoPro Hero (but again with WIFI)

A GoPro HD Hero 3 Must Have Accessory - LCD Touch BacPac

This latest removable LCD screen for GoPro HD HERO cameras features a touch screen and has a sharper screen, a integrated headphone socket, and a speaker with volume control. Included in the box is a Waterproof Touch Backdoor, a Standard Backdoor, a Skeleton Backdoor and a special Protective Case

BacPac GoPro HERO3 LCD Touch
BacPac GoPro HERO3 LCD Touch

Provides intuitive control, preview and playback, turn your GoPro into a fully featured, weatherproof action camcorder.

 

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GoPro HD Hero 3 Power Accessories

The GoPro Camera is a power hungry beast, the supplied battery is good for a couple of hours but it makes sense to either use an battery extender or plug the camera into a power source if one is available.

Wasabi Power Battery (2-Pack) and Charger for GoPro HERO3+, HERO3 and GoPro AHDBT-201, AHDBT-301, AHDBT-302
Wasabi Power Battery (2-Pack) and Charger for GoPro HERO3+, HERO3 and GoPro AHDBT-201, AHDBT-301, AHDBT-302

More power while on the Go, charge your battery from the mains or via a 12v vehicle socket. Complete with 2 long lasting batteries.

 

GoPro Hero 3 Auctions - Save a bundle by buying used GoPro equipment

As long as you buy from a reputable seller with good feedback then the GoPro camera is a good choice, it is robust and reliable and so can be bought with confidence from sites such as eBay.

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What Sport do you use your GoPro HD Hero 3 camera for?

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      A fantastic camera for sports enthusiasts who want to share their POV!

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