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GoPro HD Hero 3

By now everyone knows what GoPro is known for…… apart from making really cool clips of people doing extreme sports, they also make video cameras. And they have recently released the newest edition yet. The new Go Pro HD Hero 3.

it’s now 25% lighter, 30% smaller and twice as powerful compared to the last version. It has been released in 3 editions, the white, the silver and the black. It can handle low light situations twice as much as the previous model which I’m guessing will be well received as some video footage at night was pretty grainy.

The one we will look at is the top of the range camera being the Black.

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. Previously, we had to buy the Wi-fi remote and pack costing an extra €100, so it’s a nice surprise to have it included in the black package. If you had purchased any accessories for the original or HD Hero 2, these will still fit as the hero 3 is back compatible.

Photo mode

when in photo mode, there is the standard capture, time-lapse capture but now there is also a new Continuous Photo mode that shoots photos at either 3,5 or 10 photos per second up to 30 photos.

The ‘new’ flat lens waterproof housing also known as the dive housing keeps pesky water drops away from the lens and with the new 6-element lens with new field of views gives stunning sharpness.


they have even fettled with the sound quality of the camera. GoPro engineers completely redesigned the HERO3 to be as adept at capturing the subtle, natural sounds of voice and music as it is at capturing the immersive sounds of sport. Also improved is GoPro’s already famous wind-noise reduction, ensuring that you’ll hear more of your passion, be it your engine or expletives, and less of the wind during high-speed activities.

Key Specs


    • Professional 4K Cinema 15 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


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