GoPro officially announces Hero 3 action camera

GoPro announced their new Hero 3 action camera. Three different versions are available:

GoPro HERO3: Black Edition Camera (pre-order for $399.99)

  • Supports 4K, 2.7K, 1440p & 1080p Video
  • Capture 12, 7 or 5 Megapixel Photos
  • 12-Megapixel Low-Light Image Sensor
  • Wide Angle 6-Element Aspherical Lens
  • Camera Housing Waterproof to 197' (60 m)
  • Built-In Wi-Fi & GoPro App Ready
  • MicroSD Card Slot & Micro HDMI Output
  • Wi-Fi Remote & Basic Mounts Included
  • Wi-Fi Remote Has 600' Transmission Range
  • Control Up to 50 Cameras at a Time

GoPro HERO3: Silver Edition Camera (pre-order for $299.99)

  • Record Up to Full HD 1920 x 1080p Video
  • Capture Up to 11 Megapixel Still Images
  • 11-Megapixel Image Sensor
  • Wide Angle 6-Element Aspherical Lens
  • Rugged Housing Waterproof to 197' (60 m)
  • MicroSD Card Slot & Micro HDMI Output
  • Built-In Wi-Fi & GoPro App Ready
  • Compatible with Optional Wi-Fi Remote
  • Wearable & Mountable Camera Design
  • Basic Mounts & Hardware Included

GoPro HERO3: White Edition Camera:

  • Professional 1080p 30 fps / 960p 48 fps / 720p 60 fps and more video capture
  • 5MP photo capture with 10 fps burst
  • Wi-Fi Built-In
  • Wi-Fi Remote Compatible (sold separately)
  • GoPro App Compatible (FREE)
  • 197’/ 60m Waterproof Housing*
  • Assorted mounts and hardware included for attaching to helmets, gear and more
Shipping will start in next few weeks.

GoPro Hero 3 promo video:

GoPro Hero 3 hands-on video:

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  • Pablo Ricasso

    The better one looks handy.

  • TC

    This is state-of-the-art electronics. 2.7k video. In a unit the size of a matchbox. For $400. This is why we need these small independent companies. Otherwise we will continue to be ripped-off by the Japanese camera giants for the rest of eternity. In terms of the image processing pipeline, the electronics in this device wipe the floor with Canon’s $15,000 C300.

    • Nishi Drew

      I agree that one shouldn’t pay some extraordinary “premium” for the resolution that will, soon enough, become a standard as 1080P has become. And the Go Pro’s video is certainly looking great, but this is an action cam, and Canon/other big companies’ cameras are built for studio and production that require hardware way different from this. As far as I can see, the Go Pro doesn’t offer any manual input for exposure, you have no DOF control, you’re stuck at the wide end of focal lengths and with that barrel distortion (which, is fixable, but you need to compensate for some crop). Where’s the audio inputs or adjustments for that, how’s this thing in low light high ISO situations, and how well is DR preserved?

      I like what I see, but the files from the cam are probably not great for grading, though the resolution and overall quality + compactness makes it a great option for even a second camera, or as it’s intended, an action cam to stick someplace like the previous line of cams from these guys.

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