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Monday, October 22, 2012

New GoPro HERO3 Action Camera (White, Silver & Black Edition)

Click here for more information about the HERO3 Action Camera
New HERO3 Action Camera & Accessories announced by GoPro

<< Now in stock at B&H! GoPro HERO3: Silver Edition Camera - $299.99 >>

GoPro recently announced their most advanced GoPro ever, the HERO3 action camera with several new accessories. The new GoPro will be available in three versions. The HERO3 White Edition, HERO3 Silver Edition and the HERO3 Black edition. All HERO3 models are 25% lighter and 30% smaller then the original model they are replacing and have less lens distortion, improved sharpness, a redesigned audio system and are Wi-Fi enabled. And with the 3.5mm mic adapter you can connect any external 3.5mm microphone to your HERO3 camera.

The HERO3 Black Edition is the real eye-catcher of the three. It can capture cinema quality video at 2X the resolution and frame-rate then previous models and has 2X better low light performance. The Black Edition's photo performance is 3X improved and can burst capture at 30 frames per second with its 12 megapixel low-light image sensor. Now that's impressive! Oh and did I mention it can support up to 4Kp (12 fps) resolution video?

Included in the "HERO3 Black Edition" box

The Black Edition comes included with the Wi-Fi Remote, but it's also available as a $79.99 accessory for the HERO3 White and Silver Edition. This Wi-Fi remote is waterproof and can control up to 50 Wi-Fi-enabled GoPros at a time from a range of 600'. It can be controlled by iOS smartphones and tablets running the "GoPro App". This enables full camera control and live scene preview on any compatible iOS device.

You can download the free "GoPro App" from the App Store: click here to download
Note: A software update for your HERO3 camera is required before using the GoPro app. Full app compatibility with the HERO3 will be available for White and Silver Editions on November 12, 2012, and for Black Edition in WINTER 2012.

<< Now in stock at B&H! GoPro HERO3: Silver Edition Camera - $299.99 >>

Pre-order today from B&H:

GoPro HERO3: Black Edition Camera - $399.99
GoPro 3.5mm Mic Adapter - $19.99
GoPro Wi-Fi Remote - $79.99

Specifications and comparison between the HERO3 Silver and Black Edition:
HERO3 Silver EditionHERO3 Black Edition
Image Sensor11MP sensor12MP sensor
LensUltra wide angle aspherical lensUltra wide angle aspherical lens
Lens Elements66
Recording MediamicroSD (supports up to 64GB cards)microSD (supports up to 64GB cards)
Recording Time64GB card at 1080/30p (15 Mbps): 9.6 hours
64GB card at 720/60p (15 Mbps): 9.6 hours
64GB card at 720/30p (15 Mbps): 9.6 hours
Not Specified
Video FormatH.264 codec, .mp4 file formatH.264 codec, .mp4 file format
Audio FormatMono, AAC compression with AGCMono, AAC compression with AGC
Supported Video Resolutions1080p (30, 25, 24 fps)
960p (48, 30, 25 fps)
720p (60, 50, 30, 25 fps)
WVGA 480p (120 fps)
4K (12 fps)
2.7K (30, 25, 24 fps)
1440p (48, 30, 25, 24 fps)
1080p (60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 fps)
960p (100, 48 fps)
720p (120, 100, 60, 50 fps)
WVGA 480p (240 fps)
Still Image Resolution5MP, 8MP, 11MP5MP, 7MP, 12MP
Built-In Wi-FiYesYes
USB 2.0YesYes
Micro HDMIYesYes
HERO PortYes (microphone input / composite output)Yes (microphone input / composite output)
Waterproof HousingTo 197' (60 m)To 197' (60 m)
Time-Lapse Recording0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 sec0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 sec
Burst Shooting (Photo/Sec)3/1, 5/1, 10/1, 10/23/1, 5/1, 10/1, 10/2, 30/1, 30/2, 30/3
Continuous ShootingN/AYes (3/1, 5/1, 10/1)
White BalanceAuto, Manual, 3000K, 5500K, 6500K, Cam RawAuto, Manual, 3000K, 5500K, 6500K, Cam Raw
Photo in VideoN/APhoto every 5, 10, 30, 60 sec; Manual
Looping Record (Video)YesYes
High Bitrate Capture (H.264)Up to 35 Mb/sUp to 45 Mb/s
LED Lights4 x recording (red); 1 x wireless (blue)4 x recording (red); 1 x wireless (blue)
Wi-Fi RemoteOptional (sold separately)Yes (included)
Battery TypeRechargeable lithium-ionRechargeable lithium-ion
Battery Capacity1050 mAh1050 mAh
Battery ChargingUSBUSB
WindowsWindows Vista, Windows 7 & laterWindows Vista, Windows 7 & later
MacMac OS X 10.5 & laterMac OS X 10.5 & later

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