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GoPro HERO3: Black Edition
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on March 26, 2015
Color Name: Black, SilverVerified Purchase
Great product great price
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on March 25, 2015
Color Name: Black, SilverVerified Purchase
great product... love seeing my rides
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on March 20, 2015
Color Name: Black, SilverVerified Purchase
great little camera
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on March 20, 2015
Color Name: Black, SilverVerified Purchase
The camera it's self works great, battery life (as in all GoPro's) suck. Even with the resolution turned down 40 min seems to be tops.
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on March 18, 2015
Color Name: Black, SilverVerified Purchase
Its a gopro, what more to say
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on March 18, 2015
Color Name: Black, SilverVerified Purchase
excellent product!!!
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on August 19, 2013
Color Name: Black, SilverVerified Purchase
After reading so many bad reviews pointing out so many glitches in HERO3, I was a little hesitant when ordering the Black Edition. I work in the technology industry and figured that the problems are not hardware based but more on the software side and can be fixed with a firmware update. I was right and GoPro released a firmware update just after I placed my order. As soon as I received it, I charged the battery and manually installed the latest firmware which is v3.0 at the time of writing this review. I have used it for longer periods and everything works without any of the issues others have faced.

GoPro now recommends some specific microSD cards as some previous issues including random freezing were related to bad/slow memory cards and not the HERO3 hardware itself. Everything works perfect and videos are recorded in the highest quality when you use the recommended microSD cards but with the new firmware, the camera can detect if you are using a different card and while shooting in 4K, 2.7K and Protune video modes may result in a reduction of the data stream rate from 45Mb/sec to 35Mb/sec. I bought the recommended Samsung 64GB pro card and everything works perfect!

I ordered the Black Edition along with several accessories (protective covers, GoPro extra battery, Wasabi power pack and suction cup). I mostly use it to record my drag racing videos and the video and picture quality of Black Edition is excellent.

If you are holding back because of all the bad reviews, I can confirm that the problems are gone as long as you have the latest firmware and are using a recommended microSD card.
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on July 11, 2013
Color Name: Black, SilverVerified Purchase
This thing is AWESOME. I take it everywhere: Fishing, Driving in the car, Hunting, and Mountain biking, etc. Be sure to get yourself a bunch of mounting options to really enjoy the quality the GoPro Hero 3 Black. So far I have: Suction Cup, Handle bar, helmet mount, extendable reach pole. I would 100% buy again, I wish I had the money and I would buy another.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on July 11, 2013
Color Name: Black, Silver
Having just returned from a 6 day kayaking trip, I can say I am not impressed with the performance of the Hero 3: black edition. Don't get me wrong, it shoots beautiful video and takes great pics but the battery life is horrible and forget trying to use the wifi remote. I followed the suggestions to charge/discharge the batteries. turned it on to shoot vids/pics then right back off but it still wouldn't last very long. Fortunately I had bought extra batteries and a backup power source to recharge them or I wouldn't have shot more than a few minutes of the first day. Now, the wifi remote.... SUCKS!!! it constantly loses connection with the camera and may continue to record or never start recording, without warning. Yes, I updated the software before I left but I finally just gave up on the remote and just controlled it manually. I will be looking for either a refund or replacement for this product. GoPro should not sell this until they fix the connection problems.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 10, 2013
Color Name: Black, Silver
This camera is great. The gopro is easy to ues . Its not for everyone you need to be patient with and learn to use it. But once you do you can get great pics and videos.
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