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GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition

We have collected and analyzed 36 expert reviews and 3985 user reviews from international sources. experts rate this product 82/100 and users rate it 80/100. The average review date is Oct 21, 2013. We have compared these reviews to 380316 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaSCORE™ for this product is 92/100 = Excellent. Last update: Nov 23, 2017.

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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 also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, portability, battery

reliability

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

Nov, 2017

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 also get good reviews. There are some mixed comments about the viewfinder, while there are some less positive views 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

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Brent Rose (gizmodo.com.au)

GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition Review: Yes, It's The Best [Updated]

 

Please enable JavaScript to watch this video. Yes, it's action cam season. Sony has entered the market, Contour has updated its line with the Contour+2. But what about the latest from the brand that's come to define the category — the Kleenex of action...

Yes. It is handily the best action camera we’ve ever used. The footage it takes is simply unparalleled. The biggest ding against it is battery life, which is important enough to cost it half a star. If you’re not doing long shoots (or if you don’t mind...

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1.05 / 1.050 / 1.18 / 1.180 / 1180
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:Y / Yes
Display:LCD

Features

Audio recording formats:AAC
Colour of product:Black, Silver / Black, White / Silver
F-number (relative aperture):2.8
Storage Media:Memory Card
Touchscreen:N
Wide angle lens system:Y
Wind filter:Y

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):N / 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:Y / Yes

Operational conditions

Protection features:Water Resistant / Waterproof
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:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:Raw
Maximum image resolution:4000 x 3000
Photo mode:Y / 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 / MicroSD (TransFlash),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 / 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 / 720p,960p,1080p,1440p
Video formats supported:H.264, MP4 / H.264, MPEG4 / 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 480,1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080,1920 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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:547 / 74

White balance

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