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GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5019 reviews of GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and portability. The image quality and price also get good feedback. There are some negative comments about the viewfinder and zoom. Views about the memory and reliability are mixed.

usability, price, image quality, portability, battery

zoom, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 user reviews of GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and durability. The image quality and battery also get good comments. The size and price get mixed opinions.

usability, battery, image quality, durability, portability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GoPro Hero 3 Plus Camcorder - Black Surf Edition (12MP, Wi-Fi)GoPro Hero 3 Plus Camcorder - Black Surf Edition (12MP, Wi-Fi)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1940 user reviews of GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition 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. Comments about the battery and portability are overall positive. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the viewfinder and zoom.

usability, price, image quality, portability, battery

reliability, zoom, viewfinder

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Ali Jennings (techradar.com)

GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition review

 

Smaller, lighter, faster, better

Excellent build quality ; High quality footage ; Improved lens quality ; Faster Wi-Fi

No built in preview screen ; Case can be fiddly to use ; Menu takes time to navigate

The GoPro Hero 3+ is by no means the leap that we saw from the GoPro 2 to the GoPro Hero3. While users of the GoPro 1 and 2 will see a massive improvement in usability, there are only a few small adjustments to the actual camera from the Hero3 Black...

Dec, 2013

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

GoPro HD Hero3+ Black Edition review - Pocket-lint

 

Just over a year ago GoPro unveiled the Hero3, a dinky mountable camcorder-like device that - and just like its earlier Hero models - made waves among

An extra squeeze of battery life, small size and trimmed-back waterproof housing, quality results in variety of conditions, crop-in options for different angles of view (up to 1080p only), Wi-Fi enabled, new clip lock preferable

Battery life still not good enough, it's a minor update over the original Hero3 (not worth upgrading but good for first timer buyers), fussy user interface, 4K frame rate too low, touchscreen sold separately

There’s no doubt that the GoPro HD Hero3+ Black Edition is the best GoPro action camera yet. It’s an enabling device, one where you’ll be capturing amazing shots in no time. But it’s a subtle push compared to the earlier Hero3 model, not a giant leap...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Tony Horgan (stuff.tv)

GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition review

 

The king of the action cams returns - but will it still rock our world?

Excellent video quality ; Huge range of mounts ; 4K and slow-mo modes

Lacks a proper screen ; 4K mode only 15fps

Another fine action cam from GoPro that'll please plenty of exteme enthusiasts

Feb, 2014

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition

 

GoPro's latest upgrade improves image quality and battery life

Improved image quality over original HERO3 ; Improved battery life ; SuperView mode

Relatively expensive ; External microphone requires USB adapter ; LCD screen an optional extra

The housing buttons are also bigger, and the mechanism for securing the rear door shut has been made simpler. There is now no extra button to push to open the catch securing the door, which in theory makes it less secure, and is probably a major reason...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: (professionalphotographer.co.uk)

GoPro Debuts New Hero3+ Hardware and Software Products

 

GoPro will debut new software and flexible mounts for the Hero3+ optimised for professional filmmakers, cinematographers and post production studios at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas next week.

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: unbox.ph (unbox.ph)

GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition Review: The Best Action Cam You Can Buy

 

GoPro's go anywhere, do anything action camera is better than ever The GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition is the company's most advanced action camera yet. Bursting at the seams with features that would impress even industry professionals, the Hero3+ Black...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Jimmy Thang (maximumpc.com)

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition Review

 

Other camera companies may deny it, but GoPro created the action-cam market. With so many competent knockoffs out there now, the onus is on GoPro to prove its action cams still rule the roost. And the California-based company hopes to prove that with...

Latch can be a little tough to open/close; 4K only supports 15fps; gets hot under load

Latch can be a little tough to open/close; 4K only supports 15fps; gets hot under load

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition review: Top-of-the-line action cam improves on excellent predecessor

 

Depending on whom you ask, GoPro's action cameras are the best available or they're all marketing.

The GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition produces some of the best -- if not the best -- video we've seen from an action cam. Its abundant resolution and frame rate options will satisfy beginners and experienced shooters.

Navigating the on-camera settings menus still isn't the best experience. Battery life can be brief depending on the features you're using. Plan to buy accessories including a microSD card.

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.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: James Trew (engadget.com)

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

 

Got an adventurous spirit? A love of video? If either of those apply to you, then you're likely well-familiar with GoPro. Heck, if you nodded "yes" to

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

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

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

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition

 

Best video quality we've seen on an action camera. Versatile shooting modes. Capable of shooting 4K

Expensive. Battery drains quickly with Wi-Fi enabled. Poor still photo quality. Menu is still frustrating to navigate

GoPro's Hero3+ Black Edition shoots the best 1080p footage we've seen on an action camera.

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1.18 / 1.180 / 1180
Battery capacity (Watt hours):4.366 / 43.6 / 4366
Battery life (max):2
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.7
Video recording time:2

Display

Built-in Display:No / Yes
Display:LCD

Features

Storage Media:Memory Card

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No

Image sensor

Total MegaPixels:12

Indication

LED indicators: Yes

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):0 - 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 / 60

Packaging Content

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

Packaging Data

Package depth:28.6
Package height:33
Package weight:4.6
Package width:22.9

Ports & interfaces

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

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 10.8 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
Windows operating systems supported:Multi function bay docking station connector / UL, CUL, FCC-B, CB, CE, TCO'5.0, ICES-003B, GOST-R, HYGIENIC, ENERGY STAR, CCC, CEL, BSMI, PSB, C-Tick, WEEE, RoHS.

Still image

Continuous shooting mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG / Raw
Maximum image resolution:4000 x 3000
Photo mode: Yes
Still image resolution(s):3000 x 2250, 2560 x 1920 / 3000 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

Colour of product:Black, grey / Black, Silver / Black, White / Silver
Wide angle lens system: Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL / PAL, NTSC
Aspect Ratio:17:9, 4:3, 16:9 / 4:3, 16:9, 17:6 / 4:3, 16:9, 17:9
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
HD-Ready: Yes
Maximum frame rate:120 / 240 / 60
Maximum Video Resolution:4096 x 2160
Supported video modes:1080p, 1440p, 720p, 960p / 720p, 960p, 1080p, 1440p
Video formats supported:H.264, MP4 / MP4 / MP4, H.264
Video Resolutions:3840 x 2160,848 x 480,1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080,1920 x 1440 / 848 x 480,1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080,1920 x 1440,4096 x 2160 / 848 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,1920 x 1440,1920 x 960,2704 x 1440,2704 x 1524,3840 x 2160,4096 x 2160 / 848 x 720,1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080,1920 x 1440,3840 x 2160 / 848 x 720,1280 x 720,1920 x 1440,3840 x 2160,1920 x 1080,2704 x 1524

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.2
Height :24.8
Weight:674.7 / 74
Width:10.5

White balance

White Balance:Auto / auto, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent / Fluorescent, Incandescent / Incandescent, Fluorescent