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GoPro Digital HERO 3 Sports Wrist Camera

by GoPro

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  • 3 megapixel all-season digital sports camera
  • Shoots TV quality 640x480, 30fps video (use internal or optional SD memory)
  • 16MB of internal memory and accepts up to a 2GB SD card
  • Pivots upright for on the fly photos or video
  • Waterproof up to 100 feet

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Product Description

The Go Pro 3MP Digital Hero Camera. Finally a camera that's easy to use during any activity. Surf, ski, hike, bike, kayak, or climb. Pivots upright for on the fly photos or video. Crack proof polycarbonate waterhousing and glass lens. Functional to 30 feet and waterproof up to 100 ft underwater. This camera has a 3MP (2048x1536) photo resolution and 640x480 video resolution, and 16mb of internal memory expandable to 2GB with an SD card (not included) . Also comes with the ultimate camera strap and ski glove adapter lash, connects to your PC via USB (cable included) with no driver required, and is powered by two AAA batteries which are included. Additional Features: Instant Power-Up, Simple Button Layout, Half Second or Less Click to Capture, Self-Timer, Optical Viewfinder to Preview the Scene, File Format Compatibility: JPEG File Format, AVI File Format, White Balance: Automatic for Adjusting Light.

From the Manufacturer

The GoPro Digital HERO 3 Sports Wrist Camera is easy to use during any activity. This shockproof/waterproof wrist camera makes it easy to shoot digital video and photos during your favorite sporting activities. Miniature size and patented versatility combine with TV resolution video and 3 megapixel photos to form a highly-convenient and fun sports camera.

HERO 3 Sports Wrist Camera Highlights

  • Use camera while you surf, ski, hike, bike, kayak, or climb
  • Pivots upright for on the fly photos or video
  • Exceptionally durable, with crack proof poly carbonate water housing and glass lens
  • Waterproof up to 100 ft underwater
  • This camera has a 3MP (2048x1536) photo resolution and 640x480 video resolution, and 16mb of internal memory expandable to 2GB with an SD card (not included)
  • Comes with the ultimate camera strap and ski glove adapter lash
  • Connects to your PC via USB (cable included) with no driver required
  • Powered by two AAA batteries which are included
Additional Features:
  • Instant power-up
  • Simple button layout
  • Half-second or less click to capture
  • Self-timer
  • Optical viewfinder to preview the scene
  • File format compatibility: JPEG file format, AVI file format
  • White balance: Automatic for adjusting light


Product Details

  • Item Weight: 12 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B000NDYER4
  • Item model number: GDH30
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,228 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 8, 2008

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Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars

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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By drewhead on August 29, 2007
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We purchased the 3MP in July 2007 for our trip to Hawaii. I chose this product over a camera-specific waterproof housing mainly because of the huge price differential (the Go Pro Hero was much cheaper, even the latest 3MP version). The latest 3MP version was also an added bonus in terms of picture quality expectations. For our vacation, I forgot to bring the instructions, but after some trial and error it was fairly easy to figure out. Trial and error also includes figuring out the appropriate focal point - I found out that shots taken around 3-4 ft or closer came out blurry. Battery life is also a major issue, but as long as you're aware of the short half-life and bring along plenty of AAA batteries, you'll be fine. As one reviewer elsewhere pointed out, video-taking uses up the most battery power.

One complication during our trip was the fact that one of the polycarbonate tabs that holds the clamp in place to maintain the seal snapped right off after only the 3rd use (i.e., 3rd time unclamping to take out the SD card to download onto my computer). Go Pro Hero Camera was actually extremely responsive in replacing the waterhousing without fuss. Upon receiving the replacement housing, it also became apparent that the original 2-tabbed clamping was a design flaw. The newer waterhousing version has a continuous plastic ridge to hold the clamp. I haven't tested this one out yet, but at least the design change makes sense.

One word on the quality of the photos - for underwater shots, the 2 most important factors for good pictures are water clarity and SUNLIGHT. Once you have those, the next most important resource is a software filter program. I didn't have access to my usual Photoshop, so I simply downloaded and used Picasa (version 2), which did a great job on 90% of the shots.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Piperkat on October 5, 2007
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You can't beat the handiness of a camera that straps to your wrist and is waterproof. It's so incredibly portable, and with a few steps, ready to snap pictures. You do need to buy a SD card (not included, around $40 for a 2GB) because the internal storage of the camera is not much. It will hold a 10sec video and a few pics, then it's full. I would also buy rechargable batteries for it.

The directions are ok, but not great. They don't go into troubleshooting, so it was hard for me to know when the camera was full or had taken a picture.

Once I conquered the storage issue, I had great success with the camera. The limitations are that it is difficult to frame the picture because the viewfinder is so small, there's no zoom, focus or flash, and there's no screen to view your shot. So you have to wait until you connect it to the computer to see what you got.

But if you need a camera to take hiking, snorkeling, running or whatever and don't want to risk damaging your camera, then it's great. It's not going to be a good party or indoor camera. It's not going to take pictures worthy of National Geographic- but it will capture your crazy outdoor adventures.

Finally, EVERYONE asks what IS that thing on your wrist!?! So it's a great conversation piece and icebreaker among other outdoor enthusiasists.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jason S. Sellers on July 31, 2007
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This camera does everything it says it will. I love it. I have used it to film kayak trips, and playing in the pool, it is great. Also, I had a small issue with the case, and I contacted GoPro, they had FANTASTIC customer service! They resolved my issue immediately and got me a new case sent out.

buy this camera, you can't lose for the $$.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By James F. Munro on May 13, 2008
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This little camera is a great deal. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to capture underwater fun on their vacation. If you want a serious still or video underwater camera you should look elsewhere (and it will cost you).

I bought it with the plan for using while snorkeling, scuba diving and swimming and have been pleased with the quality of all three. I didn't have high expectations on the quality but was pretty impressed when I got the video and stills onto my computer. They were large and crisp. I was able to capture some elusive barracuda off in the distance. The still pictures of the ocean floor (down 10-15' while snorkeling) were clear and bright.

They put a lot of thought into features that you might need (auto picture taking, triple shot, hold settings from previous sessions, easy to delete if needed) so I appreciate their anticipation of user needs. They can't cover every want, but they did well enough.

I do notice how consistently darker the video quality is than the photos and if you're doing low-light or deep diving in scuba, or snorkel on a very overcast day your videos may be hard to view. Pictures are much more forgiving.

It is very challenging to get your videos or pictures in frame properly so have a lot of cut off heads but with some editing you can work around this, usually. The viewfinder is tiny and hard to look through while the camera is strapped on your wrist.

I still would say that the quality of the overall product is impressive and I don't think there is anything close to it in terms of value.

Pros:
1. Inexpensive but well designed & constructed.
2. Good quality pictures and video (if the light conditions are decent)
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