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- Professional 1080p 30 fps, 960p 48 fps, and 720p 60 fps and WVGA 240 fps video capture
- 11MP photo capture with 10 frames per second burst
- Wi-Fi built-in, and compatible with Wi-Fi remote (sold separatly) and GoPro App (free)
- 197-Feet / 60m Waterproof Housing
- Basic mounts and hardware included for attaching to helmets, gear, and more
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|Item Dimensions||9.65 x 3.94 x 3.94 inches|
|Item Weight||0.16 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||2 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Voltage||5 Volts|
|Lithium Battery Weight||2 grams|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||11 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Shipping Weight||1.25 pounds|
|Supported Battery Types||Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)|
|Video Capture Format||h.264|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p_hd|
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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.
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: Silver Edition is 25% lighter and 30% smaller than the HD HERO2 camera it replaces.
Professional Quality Video
The HERO3: Silver Edition captures professional quality video at 1080p-30, 720p-60, 960p-48 and WVGA-120 resolutions and frame rates.
Professional Quality Photos
The HERO3: Silver Edition captures 11MP still photos and has a burst capture rate of 10 frames per second. Time-lapse photo capture mode enables automatic photo capture at 0.5, 2, 5, 10, 30 and 60 second intervals.
Improved Sharpness, Less Distortion
The HERO3: Silver Edition's reduced-distortion aspherical lens combines with user-selectable 1080p Ultra-wide, Medium and Narrow field-of-views to deliver more perspective-capture options than are available on the White Edition camera. The totally updated flat-lens waterproof housing delivers stunning image sharpness both above and below water.
Redesigned Audio System
Understanding that sound quality is as important as image quality, GoPro engineers completely redesigned the HERO3: Silver Edition 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.
The HERO3: Silver Edition features built-in Wi-Fi and is compatible with both the Wi-Fi Remote (optional accessory) and the GoPro App. The Wi-Fi Remote (not included) is a waterproof, wearable remote control that can control up to 50 Wi-Fi-enabled GoPros at a time from a range of 600'. The HERO3: Silver Edition's built in Wi-Fi means it can also be controlled by iOS smartphones and tablets running the GoPro App. The GoPro App enables full camera control and scene preview on any compatible iOS smartphone or tablet.
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.
HERO3 Camera Comparision
|White 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 REMOTE||Compatible (sold seperately)||Compatible (sold seperately)||Included|
|PRO LOW-LIGHT||Pro Low-Light||High Performance|
Battery & Charging
- 1050mnAh rechargeable lithium-ion
- Charge via USB
Silver Edition with LCD Touch BacPac™
Silver Edition using with Wi-Fi Remote
Silver Edition using GoPro App
|RES/FPS||Estimated Time||Estimated Time||Estimated Time||Estimated Time|
- 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 is best to use camera without LCD Touch BacPac attached and make sure Wi-Fi is turned OFF.
- Using protune mode will increase power consumption. May vary per mode and camera edition.
Control your GoPro camera remotely with the Wi-Fi Remote. Access all your GoPro camera settings, power ON/OFF and start/stop recording. The Wi-Fi Remote makes using the GoPro convenient and easy.
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. Compatible with all GoPro cameras.
GoPro mounts enable you to capture a fully immersive experience of your most exciting moments.
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Top Customer Reviews
Compared to the Hero2, the Hero3 is about half the thickness of the Hero2, but more importantly the Hero3 is noticeably lighter, both in hand and when mounted to things like helmets or handlebars. The reduced body thickness also makes the camera easier to position and get to the perfect angle - especially when using the Chesty harness mount or the handlebar mount.
The new sealed splash-proof case is obviously thinner like the camera, but features the same spring-loaded buttons just like the Hero2 has. If you have a large selection of Hero2 mounts and accessories, they will still work with the Hero3, including the LCD BacPac (though the newer version is in black to match the Hero3 color scheme), the Battery BacPac (newer version gets the same color treatment) and the redundant WiFi BacPac (which you won't need since WiFi is built into the Hero3). The new lens cover is rectangular, and the replaceable lens piece is now recessed behind the frame - much better than the bubble-eye Hero2 lens piece that was easily prone to getting scuffed or scratched because it stuck out. One little "improvement" that is actually a little annoying is the new 2-step release clamp at the top. Whereas with the Hero2 case you had to tug at a tight-fitting latch, on the Hero3 case you have to slide a small tab with one hand, then you can lift the latch open with the other hand.Read more ›
I think that gopro has been proactively trying to bury these problems (and that is why my first review was taken down and the average review is now 3 stars instead of 2 1/2 like it was when I wrote it the first time). I will keep an eye on this one and see if they take it down as well. I'm an Amazon Prime member and and software engineer. I have written probably two dozen product reviews on Amazon and too my knowledge, only the gopro one has been removed. This gopro camera has serious problems, I believe it is do to a hardware issue with the memory card controller and that it cannot be fixed with firmware updates. At least not any of the updates available to me in February 2013.Read more ›
This camera is essentially a paperweight until GoPro releases a patch or update to the firmware of this camera. Until they do, I cannot, in good conscience, recommend this product.
Sorry for such a late reply and to learn of the trouble endured. If your camera is still experiencing any freezing issues, please make sure you have updated the camera's firmware to the most recent version available on our website. Please also be sure to use a recommended SD card, with a class 10 write speed rating, and that the SD card has been formatted for the camera by using the delete ALL function in the setting menu (**save any footage you have on the SD card first because this will erase the card).
We hope this helps get you back out there to record some awesome footage, but if you are still having any trouble please reach out to our support team.
I contacted the local GoPro dealer to get it fixed but havent gotten a reply yet.
We tested the camera out over a couple of days at our home resort in NH, and were immediately impressed with the image quality it's capable of producing. With just a little editing, you're producing some fun action video to share with family and friends. In this regard, the GoPro meets expectations -- it's simple to operate, and it shoots amazingly high quality video.
At home and over the first few days of our vacation, we played around with different placement and angles (you do have to aim the camere somewhat carefully in "medium" view, or you end up looking at the ground a lot). We successfully (though not without glitches) have used the iOS and Android apps to manage setup and aiming. And we took some really compelling video of storm-riding at Steamboat, where the wide-angle and high resolution made simply beautiful shots. We also took it with us -- in its waterproof housing -- to the famous natural hot springs outside Steamboat. It was great fun taking the camera right in the water, and the first few pictures and short video I took were cool.
And then it happened -- I am guessing something glitched when changing between camera and video modes -- but the unit stopped recording altogether. Oh, it looked like it was recording, and the video / image counter incremented... but nothing was actually stored on the MicroSD card, and the counter reset when you shut the camera off...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The GoPro product is a good camera and brand. It takes good quality videos and pictures. It is very useful when taking pictures or videos of you doing something like skateboarding. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Matthew Lansberry
Just got it today. Got home stoked to use it and I have had nothing but problems with it since I got it. If I were you, I'd look elsewhere for an action camera. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
The GoPro takes great wide angle video and it is totally worth the money.Published 6 months ago by daw
this camera will not work with my iPhone 4. It is not compatible woth my mac desk top. I spent too much time on the phone with go pro trying to get thing to work before being told... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Shirley
Unbelievable. An utter waste of money. Not one to complain but have a distinctly negative result. Maybe my fault for putting faith where I should have not. Read morePublished 7 months ago by John D.
awesome camera. just wish I did more awesome things to capture on it
quality of the video and stills is amazing
Arrived in mint condition!!! Works great! Sd card even included! Thank you!Published 8 months ago by Shay Deals
it never worked properly, it was a gift for my son. I should've returned it.Published 9 months ago by Roni SD
I just sold my original Hero HD and purchased this camera. I had my challenges with the old camera Firmware and updates like everyone else. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Matthew J Hood