GoPro HERO3 Black Edition
The Wi-Fi enabled HERO3: Black Edition is the most advanced GoPro, ever. No expense was spared during its development, resulting in a GoPro that is 30% smaller, 25% lighter and 2x more powerful than previous models.
Wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197' (60m), capable of capturing ultra-wide 1440p 48fps, 1080p 60 fps and 720p 120 fps video and 12MP photos at a rate of 30 photos per second, the HERO3: Black Edition is the world's most versatile camera.
Smaller, lighter and 2X more powerful, again.
The Wi-Fi enabled HERO3: Black Edition is the most advanced GoPro, ever. No expense was spared during its development, resulting in a GoPro that is 30% smaller, 25% lighter and 2x more powerful than previous models. Wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197' (60m), capable of capturing ultra-wide 1440p 48fps, 1080p 60 fps and 720p 120 fps video and 12MP photos at a rate of 30 photos per second, the HERO3: Black Edition is the world's most versatile camera. Built-in Wi-Fi, GoPro App compatibility and the included Wi-Fi Remote (normally a separate $79.99 accessory) make the HERO3: Black Edition all the more versatile, still.
Weighing in at a scant 2.6 ounces, the HERO3: Black Edition is 25% lighter and 30% smaller than previous models.
2X Faster Video Performance
The HERO3: Black Edition captures professional, cinema-quality video at 2X the resolution and 2X the frame-rate of previous models while delivering 2X better low light performance. Slow-motion aficionados and industry professionals will love the HERO3: Black Edition's 1080p-60, 720p-120, WVGA-240, 960p-100 and 1440p-48 video modes while those desiring a cinematic look will appreciate the ultra-high resolution 2.7kp-24 and 4kp-12 (Protune only) video modes.
3X Faster Photo Performance
The HERO3: Black Edition's photo performance is 3X improved, now boasting 12MP burst capture at a staggering 30 frames per second with 2X better low light performance compared to previous models. Still Photo and Time-lapse Photo modes remain the same but are now joined by a new Continuous Photo mode that captures continuous 12MP stills at a steady 3, 5, or 10 photo-per-second rate, up to 30 photos at a time.
Improved Sharpness, Less Distortion
The HERO3's reduced-distortion, 6-element aspherical lens combines with user-selectable Ultra-wide, Medium and Narrow field-of-views to deliver more perspective-capture options than ever before. Add the totally updated flat-lens waterproof housing that delivers stunning image sharpness both above and below water and you've got one of the most powerful and durable image capture solutions on the planet.
Redesigned Audio System
Understanding that sound quality is as important as image quality, GoPro engineers completely redesigned the HERO3 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.
Built-in Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi Remote Included)
The HERO3 Black Edition features built-in Wi-Fi and includes GoPro's Wi-Fi Remote accessory. The Wi-Fi Remote is normally available as a $79.99 accessory but is included with the HERO3: Black Edition. The Wi-Fi Remote is waterproof, wearable and can control up to 50 Wi-Fi-enabled GoPros at a time from a range of 600'. The HERO3's built in Wi-Fi means it can also be controlled by iOS or Android smartphones and tablets running the GoPro App. The GoPro App enables full camera control and live scene preview on any compatible iOS or Android smartphone or tablet.
The HERO3: Black Edition is compatible with all GoPro mounting accessories and older generation BacPacs™ along with the newer generation LCD Touch BacPac and 2nd generation Battery BacPac. However, as all HERO3 cameras have a new size and shape they require HERO3-specific Wrist, Skeleton and 3D housings so be sure to check for HERO3 compatibility when purchasing any new housing accessories.
- Wearable, mountable design
- Immersive, wide angle capture of your favorite activities
- Professional quality HD video & 12MP photos
- Built-in Wi-Fi enables remote control via included Wi-Fi Remote or live video preview and remote control on smartphones and tablets running the free GoPro app.
- Rugged housing is waterproof to 197’/60M and captures sharp images above and below water
- Compatible with all GoPro mounts for attaching to gear, body, helmets, vehicles and more
- Compatible with LCD Touch BacPac™ and second generation Battery BacPac™
- Backwards compatible with older generation BacPacs™
- New advanced camera settings: Looping video, Continuous Photo, Manual White Balance control, Protune Mode, allows to shoot photos while recording video and more.
- Professional 4k Cinema 12 fps / 2.7k cinema 30 fps / 1440p 48 fps / 1080p 60 fps / 960p 100 fps /720p 120 fps and more video capture
- 12MP photo capture with 30 fps burst
- Wi-Fi Built-In
- Wi-Fi Remote Compatible (included)
- GoPro App Compatible
- Assorted mounts and hardware included for attaching to helmets, gear and more
-  HERO3: Black Edition Camera
-  197’/ 60m Waterproof Housing*
-  Wi-Fi Remote + Key Ring
-  Remote Charging Cable
-  Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
-  QR Buckle
-  J-Hook Buckle
-  3-Way Pivot
-  Curved Adhesive Mount
-  Flat Adhesive Mount
-  USB Charging Cable
- Assorted Mounting Hardware
|Optics||Lens Type:||Fixed Focus, 6-element glass lens|
|Field of View:||170° ultra wide angle|
|127° wide angle|
|90° narrow angle|
|Video||Resolution Settings:||4K: 3840x2160 (16:9), 15 fps (PAL: 12.5 fps)|
|4K Cin: 4096x2160 (17:9), 12 fps (PAL: 12 fps)|
|2.7K: 2716x1524 (16:9), 30 fps (PAL: 25 fps)|
|2.7K Cin: 2716x1440 (17:9), 24 fps (PAL 24 fps)|
|1080p: 1920x1080, 60, 48, 30, 24 fps (PAL: 50, 48, 25, 24 fps)|
|1440p: 1920x1440 (4:3), 48, 30, 24 fps (PAL: 48, 25, 24 fps)|
|960p: 1280x960 pixels (4:3), 100, 48 fps (PAL: 100, 48 fps)|
|720p: 1280x720 pixels (16:9), 120, 60 fps (PAL: 100, 50 fps)|
|WVGA: 848x480 (16:9), 240fps (PAL 240 fps)|
|Video Format:||H.264 compression, saved as MP4 (.mp4) file|
|Exposure Control:||User selectable center weighted and spot metering settings|
|White Balance:||Auto and Manual|
|Audio||Microphone:||Built-in, mono, 48 kHz with AGC (automatic gain control)|
|Supports optional 3.5mm stereo mic adapter**|
|Photo||Resolution:||12, 7, 5 megapixel|
|Capture Modes:||30 Photo Burst|
|Continuous Photo: 3, 5, or 10 photos per second|
|Time-Lapse every 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60seconds|
|Simultaneous Photo + Video
|Storage||Memory:||microSD up to 64GB (Class 10 or higher)|
|Connectors||PC Connection:||USB 2.0 (data connection and battery charging)|
|HDTV Out:||HDMI Out (cable not included)|
|Power and Battery||Battery Type:||Rechargeable 1050 mAh Lithium-Ion|
|Battery Life:||Approximately 2.5 hrs|
|Charging:||Via USB to computer or optional power adapter|
|Charge Time:||80% capacity after 1 hour with optional power adapter,
or 2 hours with a computer's USB port
|Waterproof Housing||Depth Rating:||Up to 197 feet / 60 meters|
|Construction:||Polycarbonate and stainless steel|
|Additional Information||PC Compatibility:||Windows® Vista, 7 and later
Mac OS® X 10.5 and later
|Weight:||2.6oz / 74g camera body only|
BEST GOPRO YET Review by Walter
I've been buying Gopro from point of view cameras since the standard definition hero wide and kept up to date with all 3 HD models. The Black is by far the best in regard to video, audio, and overall usability. love this camera and can't wait to save up enough to get a 2nd one from pov! Thanks guys!! (Posted on 13-02-07)