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GoPro Hero 3 Silver Edition

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3391 reviews of GoPro Hero 3 Silver Edition. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and image quality. The portability and price are also appreciated, but views about the memory and battery are mixed. Many are critical about the finish and zoom.

usability, price, portability, image quality, durability

reliability, viewfinder, zoom, finish

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the GoPro Hero 3 Silver Edition is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for GoPro Hero 3 Silver Edition

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 196 user reviews of GoPro Hero 3 Silver Edition from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the size and portability are overall positive. The image quality and price are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the memory and viewfinder.

usability, price, image quality, portability, size

reliability, viewfinder, memory

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GoPro Hero 3 Edition Camcorder - Silver (11MP)GoPro Hero 3 Edition Camcorder - White (5MP) GoPro WiFi Remote Control Velcro Wrist Strap / Band / Mount / Mounting / Accessory - HERO3 HERO Black Silver White

May, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for GoPro Hero 3 Silver Edition

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1989 user reviews of GoPro Hero 3 Silver Edition from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and image quality. The portability and price also get good reviews, but the finish and viewfinder get less positive views. Reviews about the memory and battery are mixed.

usability, price, portability, image quality, durability

reliability, zoom, viewfinder, finish

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GoPro HERO3: Silver EditionGoPro Hero3: White Edition - (131'/ 40m Waterproof Housing)GoPro Camera HD HERO3: Silver Edition

May, 2015

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

GoPro Hero3 Silver Edition Review

 

The GoPro Hero 3's video quality is simply the best among the helmet cameras we tested, and we appreciate its compact design and waterproof case. However, the helmet mount is awkward. More than once, it hit the crossbar on the ski lift. Also, the...

Small and compact, Excellent video quality, Sturdy and waterproof case, More affordable than competing cameras

Sticks up awkwardly on helmet, Short battery life

Jan, 2013
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Expert review by: Antuan Goodwin (cnet.com)

GoPro Hero3 Silver Edition (11MP)

 

Lighter, smaller, sharper 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 manifests in reduced thickness with a new depth of only 20mm. The height and...

The GoPro Hero3 is smaller, lighter, and features built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. The Black Edition offers a number of ultra-high-resolution capture modes and high frame rates for standard HD resolutions; burst speeds for still photos has been greatly...

GoPro's control scheme has a longer learning curve than the simpler slide-n-go setup of the Contour cameras. Only 15fps on 4K video renders this selling point mostly moot for action videography.

The GoPro Hero3 Silver and White editions are strong contenders in the sports camera market, but the faster, more powerful Black Edition is head and shoulders the best sports camera on the market today.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

GoPro Hero3 White Edition

 

Sharp 1080p video quality. Excellent value

Some purple fringing in footage. Narrow field of view in 1080p setting

GoPro's Hero3 White Edition takes over as our favorite action camera in the $200 price range, thanks to its sharp video quality and low price.

Expert review by: Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

GoPro HD Hero 3 Silver Edition review

 

Sharp underwater focus, Slicker build, Wi-Fi with remote control, Bigger, less fiddly, buttons

It's not the Black Edition

The latest iteration of the leading action camera builds on its already rock-solid reputation. Thinner, lighter and with more features it won’t disappoint seasoned users and will delight first time owners. It’s built for action but is even more refined...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

GoPro HD Hero 3 Silver Edition Review

 

The HD Hero 3 Silver Edition continues to defend its crown as the first choice in action cameras, but expect it to be outclassed by the Black Edition.

GoPro HD Hero 3 Silver Edition review – intro GoPro has been leading the field in action cameras for a while now, despite spirited attempts by contenders including Ion Air Pro, Swann Freestyle

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: (professionalphotographer.co.uk)

The Hero Reborn: GoPro Hero3

 

Smaller, lighter, sexier and twice as powerful the new GoPro HERO3 has been unleashed.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: (professionalphotographer.co.uk)

The new GoPro Hero3 coming soon!

 

The eagerly awaited GoPro Hero3 will soon be hitting the market for more extreme, quirky and fun photographic experiences

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: wessaidwords (cnet.com)

"Great action cam for the enthusiast"

 

The GoPro Hero 3 White edition is a very affordable entry level action camera that is tough as nails and great at recording and capturing fun action shots. For the vacationer, the action sport enthusiast or the average person that wants to capture...

Durable, can go anywhere and capture any moment

Poor shooting quality in shade or dark

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: sean1010100 (cnet.com)

"The Go Pro Hero 3 White edition is a very good camera!"

 

Over all I think the Go Pro Hero 3 White edition is a very good camera for the price and would suggest it to people who want one for fun or even for actual photography!

Good video quality

Not as good as Black Edition

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Phoenix840 (cnet.com)

"Works good if you get one that works"

 

I received the Hero3 White edition for a Christmas present. It works without any problems. So, I decided to buy another one. This time, I bought the Hero3 Silver edition to have a higher quality still photos. I got home and downloaded the firmware...

Small

Buggy.

Mar, 2013

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser: No
Sensor Size:1/2.3''
Smartphone Remote Control: No

Connectivity

HDMI: Yes
Near Field Communication: No
USB:Not Applicable
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Product Type:Action camera
Resolution:Full HD

Recording

Face Detection Mode: No
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