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GoPro Hero 3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6592 reviews of GoPro Hero 3. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and size. The battery and price also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the zoom and viewfinder.

usability, price, battery, size, image quality

reliability, memory, viewfinder, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the GoPro Hero 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for GoPro Hero 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 355 user reviews of GoPro Hero 3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the portability and battery. The image quality and price also get good feedback. The viewfinder and reliability get negative views. There are some mixed views about the memory.

usability, price, image quality, battery, portability

reliability, viewfinder

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Gopro HERO 3 White Edition Action Camera-1080 pixelsGopro HERO 3 White Edition Action Camera-1080 pixels

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for GoPro Hero 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2880 user reviews of GoPro Hero 3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Views about the image quality and portability are overall positive. The battery and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the connectivity and zoom, and reviews are divided on the memory.

usability, price, battery, portability, image quality

reliability, viewfinder, zoom, connectivity

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GoPro HERO3: White Edition - 131'/ 40m Waterproof HousingGoPro HERO3: White Edition - 131'/ 40m Waterproof Housing

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

GoPro Hero 3

 

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 you...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Matt Chapman (product-reviews.net)

GoPro HERO3 4K camera delivers high-resolution video

 

We love it when a company takes their already good product and turns it into a great product and that is exactly what GoPro have done their new GoPro HERO3. This has not been simply a matter of repackaging, adding a few sleek curves and a new color...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: (professionalphotographer.co.uk)

The Hero Reborn: GoPro Hero3

 

Smaller, lighter, sexier and twice as powerful the new GoPro HERO3 has been unleashed.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: (professionalphotographer.co.uk)

The new GoPro Hero3 coming soon!

 

The eagerly awaited GoPro Hero3 will soon be hitting the market for more extreme, quirky and fun photographic experiences

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Antuan Goodwin (cnet.com)

GoPro Hero3 review: GoPro bets big on its Hero3 Black Edition

 

Editors' note: The GoPro Hero3 product line, released in 2012, was replaced by the GoPro Hero3+ line as of October 2013. See our reviews of the $399 Hero3+ Black Edition and the $299 Hero3+ Silver Edition . The $199 Hero3+ White Edition is also available.

The GoPro Hero3 is smaller, lighter, and features built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. The Black Edition offers a number of ultra-high-resolution capture modes and high frame rates for standard HD resolutions; burst speeds for still photos has been greatly...

GoPro's control scheme has a longer learning curve than the simpler slide-n-go setup of the Contour cameras. Only 15fps on 4K video renders this selling point mostly moot for action videography.

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.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (cnet.com)

GoPro Digital HERO 3 Sports Wrist Camera review:

 

Coolness is a funny thing, because it sometimes doesn't have anything to do with whether or not something is actually good. Base jumping is cool, but it's not necessarily a good idea. The Die Hard movies were cool, but they didn't win any Academy...

Handy underwater enclosure; low distortion; good white balance.

Sluggish; takes very soft images.

The GoPro Digital Hero 3 is a cool idea that could be fun if you're swimming, but it's not useful for much else.

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

GoPro Hero3 White Edition

 

Sharp 1080p video quality. Excellent value

Some purple fringing in footage. Narrow field of view in 1080p setting

GoPro's Hero3 White Edition takes over as our favorite action camera in the $200 price range, thanks to its sharp video quality and low price.

Expert review by: Lexy Savvides (cnet.com.au)

GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition

 

Though the updates might seem minor on paper, the GoPro Hero3+ is most definitely more than the sum of its parts, proving that it's still the king of action cameras.

Smaller waterproof casing, with buttons that are easier to press ; More mounting options than ever ; Improved auto white balance, with the option to adjust it yourself ; Fast Wi-Fi ; Improved sound recording

4K recording is only at 15p ; Waterproof casing latch can be hard to open

While the updates to the bestselling Hero camera may not seem like a lot, the Hero3+ is definitely greater than the sum of its parts. It's the small things that make a big difference — faster Wi-Fi, a longer-lasting battery and better white balance...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Graham Shillington (gearburn.com)

GoPro Hero 3+ review: 8 reasons why it’s awesome

 

Since I got my GoPro Hero in 2010, Nick Woodman, the founder of GoPro became a billionaire and the camera has had a few mild updates to keep it in tune wit

If you answered yes to any of the questions above . The silver edition is the one to buy unless film is your business. If you are a film-maker, you should invest the extra bucks in the GoPro Hero 3+ Black to get the low light features and 4K recording...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: (pdngearguide.com)

Object of Desire: GoPro Hero3 Cameras

 

The Hero3 line of action cameras is now approximately half the size of the previous model and includes built-in Wi-Fi for all three models.

While it’s hard to believe these action cameras can get much smaller or more mobile, the compact Hero3 camera line is approximately half the size of the previous model and includes built-in Wi-Fi for all three editions.

Feb, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1.05 / 1.050 / 105
Battery capacity (Watt hours):3.885 / 3.89 / 38.8
Battery life (max):3
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:AAA
Battery voltage:3.7
Video recording time:3

Display

Built-in Display:Y / Yes
Display:LCD

Features

Storage Media:Memory Card

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):N / No

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.8
Total MegaPixels:3 / 5

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):2.8 - 0 / 2.8 - 2.8
Lens Type:Wide-angle

Networking

Wi-Fi:No / Y / Yes

Operational conditions

Protection features:Water Resistant
Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof up to:30.5 / 40

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Flat surface mount: Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Underwater case:Y / Yes
Universal mount: Yes
User guide:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI ports quantity:1
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:mini-USB / Mini-USB B

Software

Bundled software:GoPro App, GoPro
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Windows operating systems supported:1. Creative Live! Central 3\n- Touch Screen control\n- Online Sharing\n- Avatars/Avatar Creator\n- Visual/Voice Effects\n- Movie Creator\n- Desktop Share\n- Media Show\n- Parental Control\n2. Live! Scan / 330 x 141 x 203 / 530 x 548.5 x 200 / Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Still image

Continuous shooting mode:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:2048 x 1536 / 2592 x 1944
Photo mode:Y / Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / SD
Internal Memory:16
Maximum memory card size:2 / 64
Storage Media:Memory Card

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black, Silver / Black, White / Silver / White
F-number (relative aperture):2.8
Housing material:Plastic
Wide angle lens system: Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 4:3, 16:9
Full HD:No / Y / Yes
HD type:Full HD
HD-Ready:No / Yes
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p, 960p
Video formats supported:AVI / H.264, MP4 / MP4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480 / 848 x 480,1280 x 720,1280 x 960 / 848 x 480,1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:136 / 74

White balance

White Balance:Auto