The GoPro Hero 3 is finally here and has been released in the form of a much more juiced up version of its predecessors with some extra snazzy features.
Its development is a testimony to pure ingenuity. 25 percent lighter and 30 percent smaller than and twice as powerful as its predecessors which makes this model all that and a bag of chips and so much more. Shooting action frames will be redefined with the launch of the GoPro Hero 3. They render incredible picture quality and captures the action verbatim and they also have Wi-Fi. The expression that dynamites comes in small packages holds true in this instance as it weighs a dismissive 6 ounces. They also have a smaller waterproof housing to adapt to some of its smaller components. The series has four different types of cameras.
The Hero3 Black Edition is the flagship model of the new range of cameras. Its claim to fame is, it is the most technologically advanced GoPro camera ever created. Its resolution, frame-rate and low light performance has been has been upscaled (two times more) considerably to conjure professional cinema quality videos. There has also been a great improvement (three times) on the photo performance. With a 12MP camera, 30 frames per second have been amazingly enabled. 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 three, five, or ten photo-per-second rate, up to 30 photos at a time.
Its new 6-element aspherical lens is as technologically advanced as it sounds. It’s extremely powerful and keeps distortion at bay so you always have a clear view for your shot. Sharp snaps can be taken in or out of water. Sound quality becomes an audio journey and gives you a realistic depiction of your subject. It has also improved with the Wind-Noise Reduction feature. Thankfully it also is accompanied by the Wi-Fi remote which normally retails at $79.99. The Black Edition is a bit pricier than its counterparts (as expected) and costs $399.99. The Black Edition – Surf costs the same and has the same feature as the Black Edition and it comes with a surfboard mount.
The Silver Edition is definitely also worth checking out. It has similar specs to the Black Edition but it is incapable of shooting 4K, 2.7K, or 1440p video and it also has lower frame rate caps and its still photo resolution is slightly less at 11MP. And it will retail at $299.99. Its entry level component, the White Edition sells for $199.99. It may be baseline but it is still an awesome camera that will get the job done, rest assured. It differs by having lower frame rate caps on the video modes and its still photos are 5MP quality.
The GoPro Hero 3 has a variety of accompanying accessories that will soon go on sale. This series is definitely a milestone in the legacy of the action-cam.