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GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4001 reviews of GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The portability and price also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity and zoom.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 292 user reviews of GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and portability. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative views about the reliability.

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83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GoPro HD Hero 3 Black Edition Action CameraGoPro HD Hero 3 Black Edition Action Camera

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1816 user reviews of GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the size and image quality. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the viewfinder, while many are negative about the finish and connectivity.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

reliability, battery, zoom, connectivity, finish

69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GoPro HD HERO3: Black EditionGoPro HD HERO3: Black Edition

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Anthony Grimley (techradar.com)

GoPro HERO3: Black Edition review

 

Go anywhere, attach anyhow, shoot anything

Versatile shooting modes for pros ; More detail in brightly-lit areas ; Wi-Fi built in ; Lighter and smaller ; Reduced fogging in the housing

Detail lost in dark areas ; Colour balance can be off ; Menu is still time consuming to navigate

GoPro remains at the pinnacle of sports-oriented compact video cameras.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

GoPro HD Hero3 Black edition - Pocket-lint

 

Think "GoPro" and images of exuberant bikers, 'boarders, insane wingsuit fliers and speeding race cars tend to spring to mind. The company's promotional

Quality results in variety of conditions, crop-in options for different angles of view (up to 1080p only), small size, Pro Tune recording options, Wi-Fi enabled

Battery life too short per charge, user interface none too friendly, 4K frame rate too low for use, needs extra accessories to make the most out of it, Wi-Fi is an added battery killer

There's no doubt that the GoPro HD Hero3 Black edition improves upon its predecessor, often by big margins.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Finnamore (expertreviews.co.uk)

GoPro Hero3 Black Edition review

 

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 range

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: James Morris (pcadvisor.co.uk)

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition review

 

It sports a 12 megapixel CMOS sensor that can capture motion video well above the usual high-definition 1080p standard, although the latter is still an option when required.

After trying the GoPro for various activities, including mountain biking and ice skating, we could see why the GoPro name is almost synonymous with the action camera concept. We would like to see a helmet strap in the box as standard, but image quality...

May, 2013

Recommended!

Expert review by: Audley Jarvis (trustedreviews.com)

GoPro Hero3 Black Edition

 

GoPro's flagship extreme sports camcorder is highly impressive.

Huge range of movie quality settings ; Useful 30fps max still image burst rate ; Remote and app control ; Top-notch video and photo quality ; Good range of accessories

Supplied software a little limited ; Built-in microphone is overly directional

Supplied is a range of mounts, fasteners and adhesive pads. Our's came with the ‘Adventure Kit’ intended for use on dry land. Go for the Surf Edition if you're in and around water a lot.

Apr, 2013

EISA AWARD - Best Product 2013-2014

Expert review by: EISA (eisa.eu)

EUROPEAN ACTION CAM 2013-2014

 

The GoPro HERO3 Black Edition is the most sophisticated action cam around. Robust, lightweight and compact, it's an ideal partner for outdoor enthusiasts, from surfers and cyclists to deep-sea divers. Acting as both a camcorder and a stills camera, the...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: eisa.eu (eisa.eu)

EUROPEAN ACTION CAM

 

La GoPro HERO3 Black Edition è la più sofisticata action cam in circolazione. Robusta, leggera e compatta, è la partner ideale per gli appassionati di attività all'aperto, dal surfista, al ciclista, fino al sub accanito. Funzionando sia come...

May, 2013

Expert review by: PC Pro (alphr.com)

GoPro HERO3: Black Edition

 

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

May, 2013

Expert review by: Lee Crane (digitaltrends.com)

GoPro Hero3 Black Edition review

 

The GoPro Hero3 is a small camera that's designed to shoot high-resolution videos and be easy to use, however, for users new to GoPro, it's not exactly as simple as Felix Baumgartner jumping back to Earth.

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...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

GoPro Hero3+ review (Black Edition): your action videos never looked so good

 

Although it's more revision than revolution, the Hero3+ maintains GoPro's position at the top of the action cam market.

Even better HD video footage ; More compact ; Expanded recording options

This form factor isn't for everyone ; Certain accessories can be expensive

With three Hero3+ cameras to choose from (Black, Silver and White), price shouldn't be much of an issue. Nor should quality. GoPro's taken a leaf out of Apple's book and released its "best ever" camera, even if it's just an incremental update over the...

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1.05 / 1.050 / 1.18 / 1.180
Battery capacity (Watt hours):4.366 / 43.6
Battery life (max):1.41 / 3
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.7

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD

Features

Storage Media:Memory Card

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.8
Total MegaPixels:12

Indication

LED indicators: Yes

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):0 - 2.8
Focal length range (f-f):2.8 - 2.8
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Type:Wide-angle

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Manual

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational conditions

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

Packaging Content

Cables included:AV, HDMI, USB / USB
Flat surface mount: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Underwater case: Yes
User guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AV output: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:mini-USB

Software

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 10.5 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 / Yes
Windows operating systems supported:112 x 132 x 18 / 127 x 95 x 51 / Yes

Still image

Continuous shooting mode: Yes
Image formats supported:Raw
Maximum image resolution:4000 x 3000
Photo mode: Yes
Still image resolution(s):3000 x 2250\n2560 x 1920 / 4000 x 3000\n3000 x 2250\n2560 x 1920

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Maximum memory card size:64
Storage Media:Memory Card

Technical Details

Audio recording formats:AAC
Colour of product:Black, Silver / Black, White / Silver
F-number (relative aperture):2.8
Touchscreen: No
Wide angle lens system: Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Aspect Ratio:4:3, 16:9, 17:9
Bitrate at maximum video resolution:45
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
HD-Ready: Yes
Maximum frame rate:240
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2160
Supported video modes:1080p, 1440p, 720p / 1080p, 1440p, 720p, 960p / 1080p, 720p, 960p / 720p, 960p, 1080p, 1440p, 1520p, 2160p
Video formats supported:H.264, MP4 / H.264, MPEG4 / MP4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080 / 2704 x 1524,848 x 480,1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080,1920 x 1440,3840 x 2160,4096 x 2160 / 800 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,1920 x 1440,2704 x 1524,3840 x 2160 / 848 x 720,1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080,1920 x 1440,3840 x 2160

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:547 / 74

White balance

White Balance:Auto / Auto, Manual / Fluorescent, Incandescent