The Wi-Fi enabled HERO3: Black Edition is the most advanced GoPro, ever. No expense was spared during its development, resulting in a GoPro that is 30% smaller, 25% lighter and 2x more powerful than previous models. 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. Built-in Wi-Fi, GoPro App compatibility and the included Wi-Fi Remote (normally a separate $79.99 accessory) make the HERO3: Black Edition all the more versatile, still.
Weighing in at a scant 2.6 ounces, the HERO3: Black Edition is 25% lighter and 30% smaller than previous models.
The HERO3: Black Edition captures professional, cinema-quality video at 2X the resolution and 2X the frame-rate of previous models while delivering 2X better low light performance. Slow-motion aficionados and industry professionals will love the HERO3: Black Edition's 1080p-60, 720p-120, WVGA-240, 960p-100 and 1440p-48 video modes while those desiring a cinematic look will appreciate the ultra-high resolution 2.7KP-30 fps and 4KP-15 fps (Protune only) video modes.
The HERO3: Black Edition's photo performance is 3X improved, now boasting 12MP burst capture at a staggering 30 frames per second with 2X better low light performance compared to previous models. Still Photo and Time-lapse Photo modes remain the same but are now joined by a new Continuous Photo mode that captures continuous 12MP stills at a steady 3, 5, or 10 photo-per-second rate, up to 30 photos at a time.
The HERO3's reduced-distortion, 6-element aspherical lens combines with user-selectable Ultra-wide, Medium and Narrow field-of-views to deliver more perspective-capture options than ever before. Add the totally updated flat-lens waterproof housing that delivers stunning image sharpness both above and below water and you've got one of the most powerful and durable image capture solutions on the planet.
Understanding that sound quality is as important as image quality, 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.
The HERO3 Black Edition features built-in Wi-Fi and includes GoPro's Wi-Fi Remote accessory. The Wi-Fi Remote is normally available as a $79.99 accessory but is included with the HERO3: Black Edition. The Wi-Fi Remote is waterproof, wearable and can control up to 50 Wi-Fi-enabled GoPros at a time from a range of 600'. The HERO3's built in Wi-Fi means it can also be controlled by iOS smartphones and tablets running the GoPro App*. The GoPro App enables full camera control and scene preview on any compatible iOS smartphone or tablet. * A software update for your HERO3 camera is required before using the GoPro app. Click here to update your HERO3 product software. The HERO3: Black Edition is compatible with all GoPro mounting accessories and older generation BacPacs along with the newer generation LCD Touch BacPac and 2nd generation Battery BacPac. However, as all HERO3 cameras have a new size and shape and are not compatible with HERO2 housings.
|Video Resolution||NTSC fps||PAL fps||STD Mode||Protune Mode||Field of View (FOV)||Screen Resolution/ Aspect Ratio|
|1080p||60, 48, 30, 24 fps||50, 48, 25, 24 fps||YES||YES||Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow||1920x1080 16:9|
|120, 60 fps||100, 50 fps||YES||YES||Ultra Wide, Narrow*||1280x720 16:9|
|48, 30, 24 fps||48, 25, 24 fps||YES||YES||Ultra Wide||1920x1440 4:3|
|15 fps||12.5 fps||NO||ONLY in Protune||Ultra Wide||3840x2160 16:9|
|12 fps||12 fps||NO||ONLY in Protune||Ultra Wide||4096x2160 17:9|
|30 fps||25 fps||YES*||YES||Ultra Wide||2704x1524 16:9|
|24 fps||24 fps||YES*||YES||Ultra Wide||2704x1440 17:9|
|100, 48 fps||100, 48 fps||YES||YES||Ultra Wide||1280x960 4:3|
|240 fps||240 fps||YES||NO||Ultra Wide||848x480 16:9|
Note: May require a firmware update on camera
Black Edition with LCD Touch BacPac™
Black Edition using with Wi-Fi Remote
Black Edition using GoPro App
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*Compared to HD HERO2 and HERO3 White and Silver Edition Cameras
*Optional accessories sold separately.
*Windows Media Player may require the installation of 3rd Party codec packs.