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GoPro Hero3 Black Edition

Updated on July 10, 2014

GoPro Hero3: Now Available in Stores

Are you ready for an even better, smaller, lighter, and more powerful GoPro camera? Then get ready for the WiFi-enabled GoPro Hero3 Black Edition, which was released in November 2012! This powerful camera is the latest in a line of popular cameras made to be as active as you are.

GoPro cameras are wearable and mountable and can be used to capture incredible POV (point of view) video and still photos. And the newest addition to the family is even better than its predecessors. Take a look below for more information about the new GoPro Hero3!

(Image of GoPro Hero3 Black Edition by GoPro)

gopro hero3 black edition
gopro hero3 black edition

GoPro Hero3 Black Edition

New model with 4k video and built-in Wi-Fi now available

GoPro, the popular action camera manufacturer, is revamping its camera line. The company recently announced the addition of the new Hero3 Black Edition which will be available in November. The new model is 30% smaller and 25% lighter than the company's previous models, but comes packed with new features, including professional 4k cinema video, built-in Wi-Fi that enables remote control and live video preview, and 12 MP photo capture with 30fps burst.

Like the previous models, the new Hero3 Black Edition has a rugged housing that is waterproof to 197 feet (60 meters) and is compatible with all GoPro mounts for attaching to helmets, vehicles, or your body.

The company is also updating the other models in its action camera line. The 5 MP Hero HD and the 11 MP Hero2 will be replaced with the Hero3 White Edition and Hero3 Silver Edition, respectively. All three of the new models will feature built-in Wi-Fi.

GoPro released the new cameras on November 14, and you can now buy them directly from GoPro or find GoPro deals at Amazon.

(Image of GoPro Hero3 Black Edition by GoPro)

GoPro Hero3 Black Edition and Silver Edition - Now available to order

The Hero3 Silver edition was also released in November. It doesn't offer the 4k cinema-quality video featured in the Black Edition, but it does have many of the other features, including built-in WI-Fi, 10 fps, time-lapse mode, 1080p video, and much more.

GoPro HERO3: Silver Edition
GoPro HERO3: Silver Edition

Product features:

- Professional 1080p 30 fps, 960p 48 fps, and 720p 60 fps and WVGA 240 fps video capture

- 11MP photo capture with 10 frames per second burst

- Wi-Fi built-in, and compatible with Wi-Fi remote (sold separatly) and GoPro App (free)

- 197-Feet / 60m Waterproof Housing

- Basic mounts and hardware included for attaching to helmets, gear, and more


GoPro Hero3 White Edition - The most affordable GoPro Hero3

All of the Hero3 takes great video and still shots, but if you don't need all the bells and whistles on the Black and Silver Editions, you can save some money with the White Edition.

GoPro HERO3: White Edition - (197'/ 60m Waterproof Housing)
GoPro HERO3: White Edition - (197'/ 60m Waterproof Housing)

Product features:

Professional quality video capture in 1080p 30fps, 960p 30 fpts, 720p 60 fps, and WVGA 60 fps

Built in Wi-Fi compatible with the GoPro app for Smartphones/Tablets; as well as the Wi-Fi remote (available seperatly)

5 MP photos with 3 fps burst mode, and time lapse at .5, 2, 5, 10, 30, and 60 second intervals

197'/ 60m Waterproof Housing with integrated flat lense housing

Compatible with LCD Touch BacPac, and 2nd generation Battery Bacpac, as well as backward compatible with all older generation bacpacs


GoPro Hero3 Black Edition Features

Reasons to love the new GoPro

What's new and improved with the GoPro Hero3 Black Edition? Take a look!

  • Professional quality HD video (4k Cinema 12 fps, 2.7k cinema 30 fps, 1440p 48 fps, 1080p 60 fps, 960p 100 fps, 720p 120 fps)
  • 12MP photo capture with 30 fps full-resolution burst
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with remote control (Get live video preview and remote control on smartphones and tablets running the free GoPro app)
  • Rugged housing waterproof to 197 feet (60 meters)
  • Simultaneous photo and video shooting
  • 25% lighter and 30% smaller than previous models

If the anticipation is killing you and you just can't wait to get your hands on a GoPro Hero3, or if you want to give it a try before you buy, then hop over to BorrowLenses and rent it.

They've got their hands on the new POV action camera already, and you can rent it for as little as three days. The price starts at $64 for three days and goes up, depending on your rental period. Rental periods are available up to 4 weeks. So if you're ready to give the newest GoPro a trial run, be sure to check it out.

GoPro Hero3 Black Edition Release Date: November 14, 2012

See the GoPro Hero3 Black Edition in Action

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      internetsuc6 4 years ago

      Somebody has to be the first... Great lense by the way