GoPro, the action camera maker, has refreshed its entire range, including the addition of the 4k-capable Hero 3 Black Edition. The existing Hero HD and Hero 2 models have essentially been re-housed in smaller cases with updated user interfaces and will sit alongside the Black Edition as the White and Silver Editions, respectively.
But we are really excited about the Hero 3 Black Edition which can shoot at up to 3840×2160 pixels at 15 frames per second. It also has 2.7k mode (2716 horizontal pixels) at 30 or 24fps, and a Protune mode that offers higher bit-rates and a neutral color profile better suited to post-processing.
The Hero 3 Silver edition, essentially a Hero 2 in the latest smaller body, also gains Protune mode for its HD output – a feature added via firmware to existing Hero 2 models. The latest models also gain Wi-Fi control to allow remote control via the recently-announced App, while the Black Edition includes a waterproof Wi-Fi controller.
The Hero 3 models have a redesigned lens, which GoPro describes as ‘ultra-wide’ with ‘reduced distortion,’ though no details of angle-of-view or whether this distortion is optically or digitally corrected are given. The smaller Hero 3 bodies house a fractionally smaller battery than previous models and use MicroSD, rather than full-size SD cards. There is also a redesigned waterproof housing with a flat lens for the new models.
The new cameras will be available in November, with the Black Edition costing around £359.
OK its here: The Go Pro Hero 3 Camera is finaly here We have 3 Editions to offer our customers now tho and Surface2Air Sports have tested them all and all we can say is it just gets better and better. Go pro Hero 3 Camera’s have yet again taken it to the next level with some awesome features. should your upgrade? hell yer see why below:
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� 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
3X Faster Photo Performance
Improved Sharpness, Less Distortion
Redesigned Audio System
Built-in Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi Remote Included)
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.
- 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
- 1 Curved Adhesive Mount
- 1 Flat Adhesive Mount
- Assorted Mounts and Hardware
- USB Charging Cable
- 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 (FREE)
- 197’/ 60m Waterproof Housing*
- Assorted mounts and hardware included for attaching to helmets, gear and more