The GoPro Hero3: Black Edition is smaller, lighter and a more versatile GoPro than the previous models. It provides professional quality HD video and 12 megapixel photos. Built-in Wi-Fi, GoPro app compatibility, and Wi-Fi remote are all included with the Hero3: Black Edition.
This 30% smaller, 25% lighter and two times more powerful GoPro is wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197’ (60m). Images caught above and below water are sharp. The Hero3 is compatible with the LCD Touch BacPac™ and second generation Battery BacPac™. The new advanced camera settings include: Looping video, continuous photo, manual white balance control, protune mode, and you can shoot photos while recording video. Assorted mounts and hardware are included for attaching to helmets, gear and more.
The GoPro Hero3: Black Edition is incredibly lightweight. At 2.6 ounces, your kid’s plastic toy camera is probably heavier than this. When you take it out of the rugged waterproof case, it actually looks like a little toy. It’s hard to believe that something that looks so simple can do so much and help capture those action-packed adventures while attached to your gear.
If you really want to know the Hero3: Black Edition, take the time to learn how to change the settings. If you have a chance to sit down and go through the menu and get used to where the options are, it’s recommended, so you don’t have to try and figure things out as you’re taking on the trails on your mountain bike or getting ready to base jump off a cliff. You navigate through the settings with the mode/power button on the front of the camera. The LCD screen makes it even easier to go through the settings and modes menu, but keep in mind that when the LCD is used, it uses up the battery life faster. Also when storing the camera, make sure it’s in a position where it won’t accidentally press on the power/mode button as you might find yourself with a dead battery when you want to use it.
The Hero3 is even more efficient and great to use with the new GoPro App. This is a free and easy way to control your camera. With the GoPro App, you can view your photos and play back videos, copy photos and videos to a GoPro album on your smartphone or tablet, share photos with your friends via instagram, Facebook, and other social media, and browse and delete files on the camera’s memory card.
The GoPro Hero3: Black Edition is practically a necessity when action and adventure is involved. Being able to take a camera and filming while in the moment is not only fun, but you can also go back and watch the footage to see what you can improve on during that jump on the trail or see what might’ve went wrong while surfing in the waves. Another feature that I loved was being able to take a picture while recording. The burst capture at 30 frames per second is another amazing feature to have while being engaged in action sports. This makes it so easy to get a killer shot of a quick stunt that’s over in a split second.
If you’re one who regularly seeks out the rush of adrenaline and is constantly documenting all the sports you do, the GoPro Hero3: Black Edition is highly recommended as it has many features that you’ll really appreciate. Play around with it, learn the tricks of the camera, and catch those incredible moments of craziness you can share to your heart’s content.