GoPro HD Hero3
We thought GoPro couldn’t get any more impressive, but their Hero3 Silver Edition arrived late in 2012 and managed to deliver photographic and video performance improved over previous models. To complement the Hero3 Silver Edition, the last member of the Hero3 family to be unveiled is now available at Road Rider: the Hero3 Black Edition, the most advanced GoPro yet.
Still as versatile, adaptable, mobile, and fun as ever, the Hero has slimmed down even more for its third version, and both the Hero3 Silver and Hero3 Black weigh in 25% lighter and measure out 30% smaller than the Hero2.
On the audio side, GoPro delivered a swath of improvements. They have significantly reduced the occurrence of wind noise during high speed video capture, and the Hero3 also delivers overall better sound quality.
GoPro developed the Hero3’s new six-element aspherical lens for improved picture quality. Waterproof to 60 meters, GoPro changed the domed lens on the waterproof housing of previous models to the flat lens of the Hero3 to improve picture clarity and reduce distortion for better underwater shots and video. A nice improvement is the inclusion of built-in Wi-Fi, which enables the user to remotely preview and control their GoPro from their iPhone or Android. Free apps are available for download at the iPhone App Store and at Google Play.
In addition to the improvements made on all Hero3 models, the Black boasts twice the video performance delivered by twice the resolution and twice the frame-rate of previous editions. Still photo capability has been improved threefold for the Black, delivering an amazing 12 megapixels at 30 frames per second with two times the low light performance over the Hero1 and the Hero2. Beyond the Silver Edition, the Hero3 Black offers more video options than the Silver’s four video settings, including 4k and 2.7k cinema modes. The Silver Edition, like the Hero2, still delivers 1080p video at 30 frames per second. This is impressive, but the Black edition delivers an even more quality 60 frames at 1080p.
Both Silver and Black Editions come with assorted mounts for different applications and a 3-way pivot arm. The Hero3 Black includes the WiFi remote.
Road Rider is currently stocking the GoPro HD Hero3 Silver and Black. Both show a wealth of improvement over the Hero2, but the Hero3 Black offers a whole new high-quality video and photo vantage point from the unmatched and seriously cool GoPro package.
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Collective Specs: Black and Silver Edition
- 30% smaller and 25% lighter
- New six element aspherical lens for better quality shots
- Improved sound quality and wind noise reduction
- Better waterproof housing with flat lens for better clarity and less distortion under water
- Built in WiFi and free Android and iPhone apps available for remote control and previewing
- Various mounts and 3-way pivot arm included
Hero3 Black Specs
- 720p at 120 frames per second (versus the Silver Edition’s 720p at 60 fps)
- 1080p at 60 frames per second (versus the Silver Edition’s 1080p at 30 fps)
- Addition of uber high resolution 4Kp and 2.7Kp Cinematic Modes
- Sharper camera lens
- Professional grade low light capabilities
- 12 megapixel photos (Versus the Silver Edition’s 11MP)
- 30 photos per one second burst (Versus the Silver Edition’s 10 photos per second)
- WiFi remote included
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
- GoPro HD Hero3 Black $399.99
- GoPro HD Hero3 Silver $299.99
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