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GoPro HERO3: Black Edition

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  • Versatile shooting modes for pros
  • More detail in brightly-lit areas
  • Wi-Fi built in
  • Lighter and smaller
  • Reduced fogging in the housing
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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 9.65" Single Unit: Dims 10 x 10 x 24.5 cm Inner Pack(6): Dims 9.06 x 13 x 10.8" Inner Pack(6): Dims 23 x 33 x 27.5 cm Single Unit: Weight 19.29 oz / 547 g This item is NOT eligible for High Altitude Rewards Point bonuses, Rewards Promotions, or Affiliate Cash Back. Please don't hate us. This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

From the Manufacturer

The Camera That Started a Movement

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.


Unprecedented Durability

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.

Camera Features
Camera Features
Smaller, lighter, better.
Smaller, Lighter...Better

Weighing in at a scant 2.6 ounces, the HERO3: Black Edition is 25% lighter and 30% smaller than previous models.

Smaller, lighter, better.
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.
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
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
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
Built-in Wi-Fi

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
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
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.

GoPro App Camera Features

Software Updates

Get new feature updates, product enhancements and more for your HERO3 through camera software updates. Available at

What's Included

Hero 3 Editions
What's Included
*only with HERO3 Black Edition Surf

HERO3 Camera Comparision

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White Edition

Silver 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
Black Edition
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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Using protune mode will increase power consumption. May vary per mode and camera edition.

HERO3 Premium Accessories + Mounts

Recommened Accessories
LCD Touch BacPac
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.

Battery BacPac
Battery BacPac

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.

Available Mounts

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 2.3 x 1.6 inches ; 2.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B009TCD8V8
  • Item model number: CHDHX-301
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (919 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,022 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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1,460 of 1,505 people found the following review helpful By JMF on March 24, 2013
Gopro Hero 3 Black: Purchase date: March 7, 2013. This is a long review, but I have addressed some technical issues here that may assist you if you have bought a Gopro Hero 3, or if you plan to. I have put mine through its paces for nearly 2 weeks before posting this.

The first thing you must do is update the firmware manually. After several attempts with the automatic process, my Gopro -and many others I suspect- failed to update, and it was never at all apparent that the process failed. After several days of use, the camera began to malfunction. If you don't get your firmware updated successfully, you are guaranteed to have major problems.
Here is a quick guide on how to manually update your firmware: (If you have a Mac, or are not computer-savvy, check online for more detailed instructions. Lawrence M. Friedman posted a comprehensive how-to on Gethypoxic.)
1. Jot down your serial number (both lines) from inside the battery port. Insert a Class 10 micro SD, battery, and take a picture to ensure your card is good. Ensure WiFi is off, and charge your camera to 2 bars if necessary. (Steps 1-5 on the update instructions at At this point, do not connect your Gopro to your PC.
2. Instead, download the update files from onto your PC. To do this, follow the prompts for 'manual update.' Complete the registration fields.
3. Connect the camera to your PC & power up. Open your Gopro drive, then move the update files from your PC onto your Gopro. DO NOT put the files into either folder (DCIM or Misc), just place the files next to those folders (root).
4. Disconnect your GoPro from your PC, then turn it back on. This should initiate the update process.
IMPORTANT: Now pay attention to your Gopro LCD display.
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1,449 of 1,568 people found the following review helpful By HiroDuke on January 4, 2013
Beware that the GoPro Hero 3 is either not production ready or their Quality Department has dropped the ball. I am currently on my first replacement unit and will have to either return this or obtain another replacement, the issues are the following:

First Unit Issues (Latest Firmware Update)
- Unit kept freezing
- After a day, unit stopped detecting SD card.
- Performed all trouble shooting (i.e. hard restart, reformatting of SD card, pulling out battery, updated to latest firmware), but the unit was just bad.
- The unit had to be replaced.

Second Unit Issues (Latest Firmware Update)
- The replacement unit did not suffer the same issues as the first unit.
- But contained the battery drain issue when the unit is fully off (WiFi turned off as well).
- No matter how many times I recharged the battery, the battery would be dead by the next day even with the GoPro off. Please note that this is not normal for this unit and my prior unit did not suffer this issue.

At the end of the day, it seems that the issues that I have been experiencing above align with numerous complaints on the Gopro forums and the internet. In addition, the GoPro customer service line has been backed up so bad it is either a 45 minute wait or they can't take your call at all.

I do believe this product is the best camera on the market, IF YOU CAN GET ONE THAT WORKS PROPERLY. I am a supplier manager/buyer at a Fortune 500 Company within the tech industry and I can tell you that either this product is not production ready with the amount of issues, or the GoPro Quality Department has really dropped the ball.
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May 30, 2013
Hi HiroDuke,

First off, our apologies for the long overdue response. We only recently obtained the ability to provide input through Amazon's review system. We are truly sorry to hear about the issues experienced with your camera as well as the replacement camera received shortly thereafter. The issues described should have been fully resolved for quite some time now. Should you encounter any further issues please do make sure your camera is running the latest firmware version as there have been a number of updates released since the time of the initial posting

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to our customer support team.
1,095 of 1,248 people found the following review helpful By Robot Andross on January 5, 2013
We bought two Hero3 black edition cameras, used them this weekend with great video quality but terrible battery life and if you plan to use the wifi feature you will need to buy extra batteries or the battery back pack(I assume that is why they make it). We used the wifi iPhone app on one of the hero3 cameras and the battery was drained to almost empty in 30mins and the other hero3 camera we didn't use the wifi feature and it lasted longer but not as long as expected(comparing to our other herohd and hero2).

The GoPro App has its own set of bugs but it works great for previewing a shot before you are set to record. The 4 or 7 second lag in the video previewing is alittle annoying but you get use to it.

Now here is the biggest problem and why GoPro as a business has bad business practices.
We tried to post this same review (but 3 stars and minus the go-pro being a bad company part) but they have refused to post it! We did not violate any of the rules they have when posting a review on their website. The review was rejected because of the simple fact that it was a 3 star review of their product...

I will now be looking towards other Motorsports cameras because of their lack of customer support and shady business practices!

* Much better video quality then previous GoPro Hero's
* Built in WiFi
* Comes with remote
* GoPro App

* GoPro refused to let me post this review on their website!
* Terrible customer service!
* No Battery life!
* Preview lag and Bugs in GoPro App
* No Suction Cup when you spend $400.00 :-(
* No wall charger when you spend $400.00

I will continue to post this review on as many review websites as possible because of the way GoPro has handled this matter!
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