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GoPro Hero 3 : Black Edition
  • Field of view (max)

    170 °

  • Effective pixels

    12 MP

  • Video resolution (60 fps)

    1920x1080 pixels

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  • Without protective case
  • With protective case
  • With remote control

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Key points

Waterproof (with case) (Waterproof)

60 m

Field of view (max)

170 °

Depth

20 in

1920 x 1440 (1440p) 4:3

Yes

2704 x 1440 (2,7K Cin) 17:9

Yes

2704 x 1524 (2,7K) 17:9

Yes

3840 x 2160 (4K) 16:9

Yes

4096 x 2160 (4K Cin) 17:9

Yes

Weak points

Width

60 in

Street price (EUR)

449 €

Street price (US)

399 $

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Expert reviews

TechRadar

This week GoPro held an event in and around San Francisco to introduce the world to their latest creation, the GoPro HERO 3: Black Edition. Described...

CNet

The GoPro Hero3 is 25 percent lighter than the previous-generation Hero 2's camera. It's also 30 percent smaller. However, all of that reduction...

TechRadar

GoPro remains at the pinnacle of sports-oriented compact video cameras. Watch any broadcast of a daredevil stunts show or extreme sport and you will...

DigitalVersus

Here to replace the Hero2, the new GoPro Hero3 Black Edition (the high-end edition with Wi-Fi) adds a slew of new features and improved performance....

PCMAG

With the HD Hero2, GoPro established itself as the go-to name for action cameras. The GoPro Hero3 Black Edition ($399.99 direct) is an impressive...

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The GoPro Hero3 Black Edition is the top-of-the-range GoPro action camera. You can also buy the White Edition for £200 and the Silver Edition for...

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Technical specifications

General
Available Yes
Release date (US) October 2012
Street price (US) 399 $
Released (FR) October 2012
Street price (EUR) 449 €
Colors
Grey
Display screen Yes
Type Settings screen
Optics
Lens : number of elements 6
Field of view (max) 170 °
Field of view Yes
170° 2.7K
2.7K Cin
4K
4K Cin
1440p
1080p
960p
720p
480w WVGA
127° 1080p
90° 720p
1080p
Aperture range f/2.8
Effective pixels 12 MP
Video
Video standard NTSC
PAL
File format MP4
Video codec H.264
Timelapse mode Yes
Time slots 0.5 s
1 s
2 s
5 s
10 s
30 s
60 s
Audio
Embedded microphone Mono
Audio codec AAC
Connectivity
Micro plug via USB adapter
A/V out USB adapter
HDMI out Yes
GPS No
USB Yes
Type Mini
Caracteristics Battery charging
Data transfert
Bluetooth No
Wi-Fi Yes
Remote control Yes
Type of remote control Wi-Fi
NFC No
Battery
Type Lithium-ion
Capacity 1050 mAh
Battery life 90 min
Software
App available Yes
Type Android
iOS
Software Yes
Size and weight
42 in
20 in
60 in
74 oz
GoPro Hero 3 : Black Edition
Height 42 in
Width 60 in
Depth 20 in
Weight 74 oz
Photo
Image format JPEG
White balance and exposure settings Auto
Manual
Burst mode Yes
Number of pictures per second 3 / 1 sec
5 / 1 sec
10 / 1 sec
30 / 1 sec
Video resolution
4096 x 2160 (4K Cin) 17:9 Yes
Frames per second 12 fps NTSC
12 fps PAL
3840 x 2160 (4K) 16:9 Yes
Frames per second 15 fps NTSC
12.5 fps PAL
2704 x 1524 (2,7K) 17:9 Yes
Frames per second 30 fps NTSC
25 fps PAL
2704 x 1440 (2,7K Cin) 17:9 Yes
Frames per second 24 fps NTSC
24 fps PAL
1920 x 1440 (1440p) 4:3 Yes
Frames per second 24 fps NTSC
30 fps NTSC
48 fps NTSC
24 fps PAL
25 fps PAL
48 fps PAL
1920 x 1080 (1080p) 16:9 (Full HD) Yes
Frames per second 24 fps NTSC
30 fps NTSC
48 fps NTSC
60 fps NTSC
24 fps PAL
25 fps PAL
48 fps PAL
50 fps PAL
1920 x 960 No
1920 x 720 No
1440 x 1080 (1080pS) 16:9 No
1280 x 960 (960p) 4:3 (Tall HD) Yes
Frames per second 48 fps NTSC
100 fps NTSC
48 fps PAL
100 fps PAL
1280 x 720 (720p) 16:9 (Action HD) Yes
Frames per second 60 fps NTSC
120 fps NTSC
50 fps PAL
100 fps PAL
960 x 720 No
854 x 480 (480w WVGA) 16:9 No
848 x 480 (480w WVGA) 16:9 Yes
Frames per second 240 fps NTSC
240 fps PAL
840 x 480 (480w WVGA) 16:9 No
800 x 480 No
720 x 480 (480pH VGA) 3:2 (SD) No
640 x 480 (480p VGA) 4:3 (SD) No
Video resolution (60 fps) 1920x1080 pixels
Slow Motion (best resolution > 100 fps) 1280x960 pixels
Memory
Internal memory No
Memory card Yes
Type MicroSD
Included No
Sensor
Accelerometer No
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Compass No
Resistance
Protective case Included
Shockproof Yes (with case)
Dustproof Yes (with case)
Freezeproof Yes (with case)
Water resistant Yes (with case)
Waterproof Yes
Waterproof (with case) 60 m



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