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GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition Adventure Camera (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- 20% smaller and lighter housing (waterproof to 131'/40m)
- 33% improved image sharpness and reduced distortion
- Faster built in Wi-Fi for enhanced connectivity to the Wi-Fi Remote (included) and GoPro App
- Super View video mode captures the world"s most immersive wide angle perspective
- 30% longer battery life
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|Item Dimensions||3 x 2 x 3.15 inches|
|Item Weight||1.4 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Voltage||3.7 Volts|
|Shipping Weight||1.5 pounds|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p_hd|
|Water Resistance Level||Waterproof|
The HERO3+ includes the GoPro Wi-Fi Remote and it's compatible with the optional LCD Touch BacPac and Battery BacPac (both sold separately). The Wi-Fi Remote has a range of up to 600' (180m). Plus, it's waterproof down to 10' (3m) and it can control up to 50 cameras at a time. The HERO3+ camera features an ultra wide angle glass lens, a low-light image sensor and a microSD card slot that accepts up to 64GB cards. There's a built-in mono microphone and a port for optional accessories including the 3.5mm Stereo Mic Adapter and Composite A/V Adapter, which are both sold separately.
From the Manufacturer
Smaller, lighter, mightier still.
Capture and share your life's most meaningful experiences with the HERO3+ Black Edition. 20% smaller and lighter than its best-selling predecessor, it delivers improved image quality and powerful new features geared for versatility and convenience. SuperView™ is a new video mode that captures the world's most immersive wide angle perspective, while Auto Low Light mode intelligently adjusts frame rate for stunning low-light performance. Combined with 30% longer battery life, faster built-in Wi-Fi and a sharper lens, the HERO3+ Black Edition is the most advanced GoPro yet.
Smallest, lightest GoPro yet.
The HERO3+ Black Edition is 20% smaller and lighter than previous models—making it the most mountable, wearable and versatile GoPro ever.
30% longer battery life.
Featuring a 30% increase in battery life, you can go longer and capture more with the HERO3+ Black Edition.
Professional video quality.
Stunning video quality has made GoPro the world's best-selling camera company, and the HERO3+ Black Edition continues this tradition. High-resolution, high-frame rate 1440p48, 1080p60, 960p100 and 720p120 video modes result in professional quality footage and allow for liquid-smooth slow motion playback. 4Kp15 and 2.7Kp30 enable ultra high-resolution, cinema quality capture.
Powerful photo capture.
The HERO3+ Black Edition captures gorgeous 12MP stills at up to 30 frames per second—perfect for fast-action sequences. Time Lapse mode enables automatic photo capture at 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 second intervals. Continuous Photo shoots full-resolution stills at a steady 3, 5 or 10 frames per second when holding down the shutter button.
GoPro is proud to introduce SuperView, a video mode that captures the world's most immersive wide angle perspective. It allows you to capture more of yourself and your surroundings in the shot resulting in captivating, ultra engaging footage.
New Auto Low Light Mode.
Want your camera to automatically adjust for low-light situations? Auto Low Light mode intelligently changes frame rates based on lighting conditions for enhanced low-light performance.
Sharper Image, Less Distortion.
Enjoy crisper, clearer footage with reduced distortion. The HERO3+ Black Edition boasts a 33% increase in image sharpness thanks to its sharper lens and 2x reduction in imaging artifacts.
Sound quality is as important as image quality. The HERO3+ Black Edition features upgraded audio performance, capturing even the most subtle of sounds-whether you’re recording voices, music or the roar of your engine on a spirited drive. Advanced wind-noise reduction technology keeps the audio clearer during high-speed activities.
4x Faster Wi-Fi
Speedier Wi-Fi delivers 4x faster² video preview and faster photo and video sharing with the GoPro App than ever before.Also enjoy enhanced connectivity to the included Wi-Fi Remote, which enables control of up to 50 cameras from distances of up to 600ft/180m.
Control. View. Share.
The GoPro App lets you control your camera remotely, preview shots and play back content on your smartphone or tablet. Plus, it makes it easy to share your favorite photos and videos via email, text, Instagram™, Facebook® and more.¹
Available at the Apple App Store, Google Play and Windows Phone³ marketplace
- Control your camera remotely—start/stop recording, adjust settings and more
- See what your camera sees with live preview
- View Photos and play back videos¹
- Copy photos and videos¹ to a GoPro album on your smartphone or tablet
- Share photos and videos¹ via email, text, Instagram™, Facebook® or other app
- Browse and delete files on the camera's memory card
- HERO3+ Black Edition Camera
- 131’/40m Waterproof Housing
- Wi-Fi Remote
- Higher Capacity Li-ion Battery
- Quick Release Buckle
- Vertical Quick Release Buckle
- 1 Curved + 1 Flat Adhesive Mount
- 3-Way Pivot Arm
- USB Charging Cable
|HERO3+ Black Edition||HERO3+ Silver Edition||HERO3 White Edition|
|VIDEO||4Kp15 / 2.7Kp30 / 1440p48 / 1080p60 / 960p100 / 720p120 fps||1080p60 / 960p60 / 720p120 fps||1080p30 / 960p30 / 720p60 fps|
|PHOTO||12MP/ 30 fps Burst||10MP / 10 fps Burst||5MP / 3 fps Burst|
|WI-FI REMOTE||Included||Compatible (sold seperately)||Compatible (sold separately)|
Battery + Charging
- 30% longer battery life compared to HERO3: Black Edition
- Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- Rated at 1180mAH, 3.7V, 4366mWh
The chart below indicates the approximate continuous recording time (hr:min) you can expect when shooting in various video modes using a fully-charged battery.⁴
|With Wi-Fi Off||With Wi-Fi On + Using Wi-Fi Remote||With Wi-Fi On + Using GoPro App||With Wi-Fi Off + Using LCD Touch BacPac™|
|Video Mode||Estimated Time||Estimated Time||Estimated Time||Estimated Time|
|4Kp 15 fps||2:00||1:50||1:20||1:25|
|2.7Kp 30 fps||1:40||1:35||1:10||1:15|
|1440p 48 fps||1:50||1:40||1:10||1:20|
|1080p 60 fps||1:30||1:20||1:00||1:10|
|1080p 30 fps||2:00||1:50||1:20||1:25|
|720p 120 fps||1:55||1:45||1:15||1:20|
¹Compatibility varies by device. Video playback and sharing is compatible with videos captured in select modes only.
²Actual results may vary.
³Content playback, sharing and access to the camera's memory card is not available on Windows Phone.
⁴Based on GoPro engineering testing. Actual performance may vary based on settings, environmental conditions and other factors. Maximum battery capacity will normally decrease with time and use.
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You will get great shots under 4' and soft focus beyond that. Depending on what you want it for, this camera may not be for you and the regular H3 might be a better bet. Since this is an effect of the lens it applies to both stills and video. On the other hand, it's still a decent small action camera, and if you take a lot of video in motion you may not notice this at all. For YouTube uploads and streaming it may not matter, I haven't tested this myself. If you want better clarity in your images the 3B is a good choice. I personally will play with it this week before deciding if I should return it. (Update: it's going back.)
It boggles the mind that they have produced a camera that claims to have a better lens and ignored the fact that it is in fact worse for 90% of what you'll be filming. Great clarity on your handlebars but not so good on the scenery.
Edit: other pluses- the color is much better with the 3+ than the 3. Low light shooting is also better, although sometimes lens flare from lights is a little worse, sometimes better. No more chromatic aberration (yellow/purple fringing). Just do some reading before buying this, they made some trade-offs in the new lens.Read more ›
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"Camera software update 2.0 has lots in store for your GoPro. HERO3+ Black Edition cameras will get new SuperView(tm) video modes, new Auto Low Light settings, advanced Protune(tm) controls and more. For HERO3+ Silver Edition cameras, update 2.0 increases the field of view on all photo and video modes for even more immersive, wide-angle footage. And with new wireless camera software updates via the GoPro App, updating your GoPro has never been easier."
UPDATE - 12/9/2013 - I've just updated my video with additional video samples from the Hero3+ compared to the Hero3. I also stuck in a short video of the Sony HDR-AS30V for additional comparison.
Just about a year ago I bought the GoPro Hero3 Black. It was frought with issues and I felt it had been rushed out the door without adequate testing. Fortunately, some 3 firmware updates later, the GoPro Hero3 Black has become a reliable sports cam for me.
I was both happy and frustrated to learn that the GoPro Hero3+ Black was being introduced. With promises of improved battery life and sharper lens, I wished I had waited to buy the Hero3+ instead of the Hero3. But now that I"ve also got the Hero3+ Black, I've learned that it's not that big of an upgrade really and I still use and thoroughly enjoy using the Hero3. In fact for some things the Hero3 Black is superior to the Hero3+ Black. But battery life is definitely better and some people will love the new "super wide" mode that really gives you a stronger fisheye effect.
I have been using the Hero3+ a lot for time lapse phtography and for recording bike rides.Read more ›
Finally I did a comparison of HERO3+ BE with HERO3 BE and the HERO+ BE lens is out of focus for objects that are far away but crisp for closeups. I use my GoPro cameras to record my motorsport activities so closeup sharpness is more important to me that is why I never noticed the out of focus background scenes. I do not use the GoPro cameras to capture images and instead use a Canon 60D for photography. I have removed one star as my older HERO3 BE was sharp even for distant objects.
(End of Update)
This review is about GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition which I have bought but there are some comments about other editions, casing and microSD card also which you may find useful for a comparison.
When GoPro released HERO3, the whole internet was flooded with customers complaining about several issues which GoPro kept fixing with new firmware updates. I owned a HERO3 Black Edition and luckily encountered no issues as I always kept it up-to-date with the latest firmware. I also bought a recommended microSD card supporting full bitrate (more on this at the end of review).
GoPro HERO3+ is exactly what the name says..an upgraded and more polished HERO3 but with a new lens and several new useful features, GoPro would have just changed the shape and easily called it HERO4.
- Smaller and lighter
The waterproof case that comes with the package is now smaller and lighter but the actual camera is still the same size and weight. Smaller also means that unlike the previous waterproof case which supported maximum depth of 60m, the new smaller case now supports only 40m. Mounting base is same so it is still compatible with older accessories using the same mount.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've owned this now for 2 years, after owning it almost a year it started acting up. so i updated the firmware, then new batteries, then a new card and it worked again for a few... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dennis Montalbine
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