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GoPro Hero 3 Silver Edition

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1599 reviews of GoPro Hero 3 Silver Edition. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the durability and image quality are generally positive. The price and size are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews about the battery and portability are different.

usability, size, price, image quality, durability

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 90/100 = 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 197 user reviews of GoPro Hero 3 Silver 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 usability. The price is also appreciated, but there are some mixed opinions about the durability.

portability, price, usability

83% 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 - Silver (11MP)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for GoPro Hero 3 Silver Edition

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 719 user reviews of GoPro Hero 3 Silver Edition from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Views about the image quality and viewfinder are generally positive. The durability and price are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the battery and usability.

price, durability, viewfinder, image quality

usability, battery

66% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GoPro Camera HD HERO3: Silver EditionGoPro Camera HD HERO3: Silver Edition

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for GoPro Hero 3 Silver Edition

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of GoPro Hero 3 Silver Edition from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GoPro HERO3: Silver Edition Camera (CHDHN-301) w/ SSE Kit: Includes 32GB SDHC High Speed Memory Card, High Speed Card Reader, Extended Life Battery, EGoPro HERO3: Silver Edition Camera (CHDHN-301) w/ SSE Kit: Includes 32GB SDHC High Speed Memory Card, High Speed Card Reader, Extended Life Battery, E

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Antonio Villas-Boas (pcmag.com)

GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition

 

If you're going to get a GoPro, spring for the $400 Hero3+ Black Edition. While $100 less expensive, video quality from the Silver Edition seriously pales in comparison.

Good color and white balance.

Subpar video quality for the price. Battery life is poor with Wi-Fi enabled.

Conclusion The GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition isn't the less-expensive alternative to the Hero3+ Black Edition you should get. Sony's POV Action Cam (HDR-AS100V) has a similar $300 asking price as the Silver Edition, but it records more detailed footage....

Sep, 2014

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

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

GoPro HD Hero 3 Silver Edition review

 

A slimmed down HD Hero 2 with Wi-Fi? Yes please. But is there enough in this Silver action-cam to stop us waiting for the flagship Black Edition?

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

It's not the Black Edition

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.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition review

 

The best action cam to buy isn't always the most expensive and feature packed, as this GoPro proves

Best value GoPro of the range ; Smooth 1080p footage @60fps ; Wider range of mounts than other brands ; Matchbox design squeezes into small spaces

Screen is ₹8,000 extra ; Main unit is vulnerable when not in waterproof housing ; Tiny buttons, fiddly in use

Not the most user-friendly, but certainly the best value action cam out there

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Dylan S. (newegg.com)

i love gopro!!!

 

Love this camera, such good quality!

Wifi destroys battery life

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: dsop (newegg.com)

Should have red it carefully

 

Good camera. Wish it had more FPS options, and I wish it balanced light better, but I like it.

Great camera. Versatile, lots of accessories. I love the Wasabi power batteries, had some leftover from my last hero (got stolen)

I should have read the title more carefully. I thought I was getting a Hero3+ instead of a Hero3. This was my fault

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Dean3x (bhphotovideo.com)

Good Price, I'm Happy

 

I know this is a older version but for needs it can't be beet for the price I Got from B&H.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: BobH8 (bhphotovideo.com)

Camera works well but...

 

I like the quality of video but you have to really like the wide angle look for everything you shoot. One trick pony and not a replacement for a camcorder.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: TR (bhphotovideo.com)

Just what I was looking for

 

I use the Hero +3 as a 2nd camera for most shoots.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: mary311 (bhphotovideo.com)

Love the GoPro

 

We had the original GoPro, thought this would be a nice upgrade. Both my husband and I dive, and loved using the original GoPro.

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1.050 / 1.18 / 118
Battery capacity (Watt hours):4.36 / 4.366 / 43.6
Battery life (max):2.15 / 3
Battery performance:1050 / 118 / 1180
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.7
Video recording time:2.5

Display

Built-in display: Yes
Display:LCD

Features

Color of product:Black, Grey / Black, Silver / Silver
Storage media:Memory Card
Wide angle lens system:Y

GPS Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 2.8
Total megapixels:10 / 11

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):0 - 2.8
Lens Type:Wide-angle

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational Conditions

Protection features:Water Resistant / Waterproof
Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof up to:1574.8

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Flat surface mount:Y
Underwater case: Yes
Universal mount:Y
User guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI ports quantity:1
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB

Software

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard / 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 / Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Windows operating systems supported:11.8 x 11.4 x 15.4 / 19040, 14970 / Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 x64

Still Image

Continuous shooting mode: Yes
Maximum image resolution:3680 x 2760
Photo mode: Yes
Still image resolution(s):3072 x 2304\n2624 x 1968 / 3680 x 2760\n3072 x 2304\n2624 x 1968

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Maximum memory card size:64
Storage media:Memory Card

Technical Details

Color of product:Black, Grey / Black, Silver / Silver

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Aspect Ratio:4:3, 16:9
Bitrate at maximum video resolution:35
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
HD-Ready: Yes
Maximum frame rate:120
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p, 960p
Video compression format:H.264, MP4 / MP4
Video formats supported:H.264,MP4 / MP4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080 / 848 x 480,1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:2.54 / 2.61 / 4.8

White Balance

White Balance:Auto / Auto, Manual