GoPro HD Hero 3 Black Edition

  • GoPro HD Hero 3 Black Edition
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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.

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By Engadget on 84

GoPro's Hero3 Black Edition is the most capable action camera available today. It gives users higher resolution and higher frame rate options than the competition, but its battery life leaves much to be...

By cnet on 82

Like the Hero3, the GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition's strongest attributes are its excellent video quality and impressive list of shooting options. If that's what matters most to you, this is the action cam to get.

By Digital Trends on 80

Nearly all of the issues we had with the GoPro Hero3 were the result of us being complete rookies with the camera. Guilty. Yes, we should have known that we would need additional accessories if we wanted to attach the camera to a bike. We should have...

By TrustedReviews on 90

GoPro has made the HERO3 Plus Black Edition even better than the HERO3, with improved image quality the most significant enhancement. It's not a game changer, but it's a very welcome upgrade.

By Expert Reviews on 100

Excellent image quality and great apps make this a superb action camera, but we'd go for one of the cheaper models in the GoPro...

By Layers Magazine on 90

Cigarette Lighter-Sized Camera Has Cinematic Ambitions The HERO3 is GoPro’s newest action camera. I tested the most capable version, the Black Edition, with the new optional LCD Touch BacPac and the new minimal-design housing, The Frame. The optional...

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Action cams have become very popular in recent times. They're very compact so they're easy to bring with you on vacation and smaller outings. They're so light you can mount them on clothing or a helmet, and tons of accessories and expansions exist for...

By on 80

GoPro is the leading name in action cameras, and with good reason: the GoPro Hero 3 is simply the one to beat, whatever it is you want to film. Full HD video, 12 megapixel camera snaps at a rate of thirty per second, Wi-Fi enabled - what more could...

By PC Mag on 80

The GoPro Hero3 Black Edition delivers outstanding video quality and features like 4K that you won't find anywhere...

By PC Pro on 83

Capable of shooting HD footage where most video cameras fear to tread, the GoPro HERO3 is every adrenaline junkie's dream come...

By PCAdvisor on 90

We would like to see a helmet strap in the box as standard, but image quality is good in a variety of conditions, the design is reassuringly rugged, and the WiFi controls make operating a camcorder that may be attached to your clothing or a vehicle very friendly. There are cheaper action cameras out there, but the GoPro HERO3 Black Edition is a true professional tool.

By PC Advisor on 90

There has been an explosion of rugged camcorders over the last few years, and the most famous specialist in the area of consumer action cams is undoubtedly GoPro. In fact, the company is fast becoming the Hoover of camcorders, the generic name for any...

By TopTenREVIEWS on 100

The GoPro Hero3 camcorder is the industry standard. We highly recommend it for its lightweight and sturdy construction that takes high quality video and...

By Trusted Reviews on 90

What is the GoPro Hero3 Black Edition? GoPro has been making extreme sports and adventure cameras for over ten years now and is regarded as the industry leader when it comes to capturing still and moving images in the kind of adrenalin-fuelled, outdoors...

By TechRadar AU on 80

Compared to the competition, such as the £100 ($150) cheaper Sony HDR-AS15, which already has Wi-Fi built in for live streaming, identical frame rates at 1080p and 720p plus a stereo microphone and speaker compared to the GoPro's mono and no speaker; and...

By CamcorderInfo on 72

If you're looking to upgrade from your HD Hero2, the Hero3: Black Edition should give you plenty to be excited about. The enhanced video performance means your videos will be sharper, have more detail in low light, and moving subjects will look...

By Pocket-lint on 80

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 Pocket-lint on 80

The GoPro HD Hero3 is an improvement over its predecessor in almost every possible way. Although we don't care for the 4K capture, the 120fps 720p option is excellent, quality is great and there are plenty of pro options too. The one hugely irksome...

By Gizmodo on 80

That said, we think the image quality is worth the $400. It's easily one of our favorite gadgets of the year.

By CNET Australia on 90

The GoPro Hero 3 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...