Born from a passion to capture your adventures from your perspective, the completely redesigned HERO3: Editions line of cameras are the most advanced GoPro cameras, ever.
Shockproof and waterproof to 197' (60m), and proven in heavy surf from Tahiti to Northern California and everywhere in between, GoPro cameras can handle it thanks their highly engineered polycarbonate exoskeletal housing. Ready for action—from scuba diving to dirt track racing, and tough enough to take a spin across the asphalt or launch into space, GoPros are built to take a beating and keep filming. Replacement lens kits and housings are available, so there’s little worry while going for glory—even while diving with sharks.
Wear it. Mount it. Love it.™
GoPro mounts enable you to capture a fully immersive experience of your most exciting moments while ensuring your camera is securely attached and with you for the ride. Helmets, poles, boards, vehicles—and even yourself—whatever you’re into, there’s a GoPro camera mount that will help you get the perfect angle and POV for your most epic adventures. The HERO3 comes with a few basic mounts to get you started.
HERO3: The Most Advanced GoPro, Ever.
Weighing in at a scant 2.6 ounces, the HERO3: Black Edition is 25% lighter and 30% smaller than previous models.
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-30 fps and 4KP-15 fps (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 smartphones and tablets running the GoPro App.
Protune™—Powerful Control for Professionals
A new video mode that unlocks the camera’s full potential, Protune yields stunning image quality and cinema-caliber video for professional productions. Available on the Silver and Black Editions.
- 35Mbps Data Rate: Provides an improved, less compressed image.
- Neutral Color Profile: Allows for greater latitude through the color correction process.
- Log Curve Encoding: Provides more detail in shadows and highlights.
- Reduced Sharpening and Noise Reduction: Improves flexibility in professional workflows.
- 24fps Frame Rates: Easily intercut GoPro content with other sources without fps conversion.
Connect. View. Control. The GoPro App
The GoPro App lets you control your GoPro camera remotely using a smartphone or tablet. Features include full control of all camera settings, live video preview to your smartphone or tablet for easy shot framing and more—Available for free on the Apple App Store™ and Google Play.
Get new feature updates, product enhancements and more for your HERO3 through camera software updates. Available at gopro.com/support.
*only with HERO3 Black Edition Surf
HERO3 Camera Comparision
| ||White Edition || |
|Black Edition |
|VIDEO ||1080p30/ 960p30/ 720p60 fps ||1080p30/ 960p30/ 720p60 fps ||4Kp fps, 2.7 kp 30 fps, 1440p48/ 1080p60/ 720p120 fps |
|PHOTO ||5MP / 3 fps Burst ||11MP/ 10 fps Burst ||12MP/ 30 fps Burst |
|WI-FI ||Built-in ||Built-in ||Built-in |
|WI-FI REMOTE ||Compatible (sold seperately) ||Compatible (sold seperately) ||Included |
|GOPRO APP ||Compatible ||Compatible ||Compatible |
|PRO LOW-LIGHT ||Pro Low-Light || ||High Performance |
Battery & Charging
- 1050mnAh rechargeable lithium-ion
- Charge via USB
| ||HERO3: |
Black Edition with LCD Touch BacPac™
Black Edition using with Wi-Fi Remote
Black Edition using GoPro App
|RES/FPS ||Estimated Time ||Estimated Time ||Estimated Time ||Estimated Time |
|720/60 ||1:25 ||1:10 ||1:20 ||1:10 |
|1080/30 ||1:30 ||1:15 ||1:25 ||1:15 |
|1080/60 ||1:15 ||1:00 ||1:05 ||1:00 |
|1440/48 ||1:25 ||1:05 ||1:15 ||n/a |
|4k/15 ||1:30 ||1:10 ||1:20 ||n/a |
|2.7k/30 ||1:20 ||1:05 ||1:10 ||n/a |
- Extreme cold temperatures may decrease battery life. For use in these conditions it is suggested to keep camera in a warm place prior to use.
- To maximize HERO3 battery life when shooting longer duration activities, it’s is best to use camera with LCD Touch BacPac turned off or unattached altogether. Turning off Wi-Fi will also help conserve power.
- Using protune mode will increase power consumption. May vary per mode and camera edition.
HERO3 Premium Accessories + Mounts
LCD Touch BacPac
The LCD Touch BacPac is a removable LCD touch screen for GoPro cameras. As a removable accessory, the LCD BacPac keeps your camera as small and light as possible, yet provides the convenience of an LCD screen when attached.
The Battery BacPac attaches to your GoPro camera to double battery life. Perfect for long duration time-lapse photo sessions, endurance motorsports racing or any application where you need up to 2X the battery life.
GoPro mounts enable you to capture a fully immersive experience of your most exciting moments.