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The GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition features full 4k cinema resolution capabilities at 12fps. 2.7k resolution can be recorded at 30fps while 1080p video is stored at 60fps. The Hero 3 captures sill images as well at 12-megapixels. There is also a built-in Wi-Fi function and the Black Edition kits includes a Wi-Fi remote control.
Versatile shooting modes.
Ultra-high-resolution capture modes.
High frame rates for standard HD resolutions.
Long learning curve.
Only 15fps on 4K video.
Bad performance in dark environments.
By Pocket-lint on December 24, 2012
With a full kit of accessories and there's no doubt that the HD Hero3 Black edition is stunning and we'll all be seeing a lot of them scattered around at events and gigs or attached to the craziest of places in the not-too-distant future.
By Gizmodo on November 28, 2012
That said, we think the image quality is worth the $400. It's easily one of our favorite gadgets of the year.
By TechRadar on November 13, 2012
An amazing and robust camera that can go all the places you can, and some places you can't. Better, faster, and now with higher-end video modes more suited to the pro market, it's a serious little piece of kit.
By USAToday on October 31, 2012
So while we didn't bring the Hero3 to the eye of the storm, or the usual action sports the camera is associated with, we got great, extraordinary results for street video that came alive with the wild point of view and crisp video results for which the Hero is known.
By cnet on October 24, 2012
The GoPro Hero3 Silver and White editions are strong contenders in the sports camera market, but the faster, more powerful Black Edition is head and shoulders the best sports camera on the market today.
By Stuff on October 19, 2012
At £360 upward it's expensive with the essential extras but genuinely offers a professional grade setup to make your antics YouTube gold.
By KorduroyBlog on October 18, 2012
This camera is markedly better than anything similar on the market and if you're perpetually unsatisfied with what you have or are just looking to step up the level of your action video production, the HERO 3 is a must have.
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