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The New GoPro Hero3 Review

Updated on November 19, 2014

The New GoPro Hero3 Review

GoPro announced the release of its new GoPro Hero 3 - the high definition line of cameras which means new cutting edge technology outfitted in a reduced size camera that is priced fairly to customers. Out of the series, the top of the line HD camera is the GoPro new Hero3 Black Edition. It received some great appreciations from various reviews. In this lens let's make the new GoPro Hero3 review.

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How is The New GoPro Hero3 Different From Its Predecessor GoPro Hero2?

GoPro is the producer of the most durable and versatile action cameras of the world and the manufacturer of the most attractive and engaging content today.

GoPro has recently announced the launching of its new HD Hero3 action camera line that come in Black, White and Silver editions. Each of these new editions has kept the iconic look of its predecessors. However, they come in at about half the size of their previous editions. In addition, it is equipped with Wi-Fi technology as well. What make these cameras different from the earlier versions are its specifications. It is smaller in size but has twice as many frames per second and contains 64GB storage. This New GoPro Hero3 review will give you some ideas why it's worth to invest in this new action camera.

GoPro New Hero3 Action Camera
GoPro New Hero3 Action Camera

The New GoPro Hero3 In The Market of Action Cameras

High definition (HD) action cameras are now designed to improve the enjoyment of most extreme sports. Most action junkies and sports enthusiasts are fortunate to have the technology to record some great footage, regardless of how harsh the environment they are performing in. The great design features incorporated in these new breed of high definition cameras include waterproof design, rugged build quality, excellent HD recordings, universal mounting options and lightweight design. All these features make up a great action camera and they can all be found in the new GoPro Hero3. In the following sections of the new GoPro Hero3 review, you will be able to learn more about the exciting features of this new action camera from GoPro.

The New GoPro Hero3 Review: The New Line of GoPro High Definition Cameras

GoPro Hero3 High Definition Cameras
GoPro Hero3 High Definition Cameras

According to GoPro, the new Hero3 is waterproof to 190 feet and sports better audio recording system compared to the Hero2. The Black Edition has 12 megapixels and costs around $400. On the other hand, the Silver Edition which has 11 megapixels is available at $299 while the White Edition in 5 megapixels cost around $199.

The components of the new GoPro HD Hero3 action camera include 12mp sensor that is greater compared to the HD Hero2 and f2.8 lens aperture. The camera also utilizes a micro HDMI output and port for optional accessories such as composite A/V adapter and 3.5 stereo mic adapters. The biggest improvement is that the memory storage device now uses micro SD cards rather than SD cards. What is even better is you can find 64GB micro SD cards online and accessories as well as external housing from other cameras of GoPro such as the HD Hero and Hero2 are compatible.

This latest line of action cameras from GoPro has incorporated the latest technology and it uses the most advanced technology yet. The cameras included in this line is 30% smaller, twice as fast and have the capability of capturing even clearer HD footage because of its improved camera lens and processor. By far, the new GoPro Hero3 is the leading point in the market for action cameras. Currently, the new Hero3 has three different models namely the Black, White and Silver Editions. But not all of them incorporate similar technology.

The New GoPro HERO3: Black Edition Review

New GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Review
New GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Review

Of the three, the new GoPro Black Edition is said to be the most advanced action camera released ever by GoPro. Its major advancements include video capture at 3840 x 1260 at 15 fps that is the new 4k technology a lot of people including the industry is most excited about. Another advancement sported by this new camera is it takes 1080p footage at 60 fps rather than 30 fps.

The exciting specifications of the Black Edition include 2.7K recording at 30 fps, 1080 full high definition 30 fps, 960 high definition 100 fps, 720 high definition 120 fps, cinema at 4k 12 fps, 12 mp photo capture with burst mode at 30 frames per second and 480 WVGA.

This is the most advanced GoPro Hero3 action camera and it is Wi-Fi enabled. It is 25% lighter, 30% smaller and twice more powerful compared to the previous models. It is wearable as well as gear mountable and waterproof to 197 feet and can capture ultra wide 720p 120 fps, 1080p 60 fps, 1440p 48fps video and 12 megapixel photos at 30 photos per second rate. It is considered the most versatile camera.

The New GoPro Hero3 Black Edition Review Video


Black Edition

New GoPro HERO3 White Edition Review
New GoPro HERO3 White Edition Review

The New GoPro HERO3: White Edition Review

Included in the new Hero3 line of action camera released by GoPro is also the White Edition. This is considered to be the most affordable cameras of all in this line. It is capable of 1080p footage at 30 frames per second and the main difference is the 5MP sensor.

The White Edition of the GoPro Hero3 boasts similar high performance specifications as the original high definition Hero Camera that it replaced. It has built-in Wi-Fi and new user interface. It is 25% lighter and 30% smaller. Like the Black Edition, it is gear mountable and wearable, waterproof to 197 feet and can capture 720p 60 fps, 1080p 30 fps video and 5 megapixel photo at 3 photos per second rate.


White Edition

New GoPro HERO3 Silver Edition Review
New GoPro HERO3 Silver Edition Review

The New GoPro HERO3: Silver Edition Review

The last camera in this line is the New GoPro Silver Edition. This camera is essentially GoPro high definition Hero2 in smaller body with new outputs. Its video captured remained the same quality as the High Definition Hero 2 that has 1080p HD capture at 30 frames per second. The enhancements which resulted to clearer footage are the new camera sensor and lens that is capable of producing even clearer footage and more enhanced lowlight capacity.

The Silver Edition has the same high performance specifications as the popular high definition Hero2 camera. It has replaced and features built-in Wi-Fi. It is 25% lighter and 30% smaller. It is also gear mountable and wearable and waterproof to 197 feet. It has the capability of capturing ultra wide 1080p 30 fps, 720p fps video and 11 megapixel photos at 10 photos per second rate.

GoPro Camera HD HERO3:

Silver Edition

New GoPro Hero3 HD Camera
New GoPro Hero3 HD Camera

Conclusion And Recommendations

This new line of HD action cameras from GoPro which is the Hero3 has been anticipated by many people and because of its recent release, the long yearning for this product comes to an end. It has some exciting features and great improvements over the last versions and this made it exciting.

These new editions of the GoPro high definition cameras are a must have. They are perfect choice by those who want to have a more improved photo and video capturing capability.

All three editions of the new GoPro Hero3 are already available for purchase. Check them out!


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GoPro Camera HD HERO3:

Silver Edition


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