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GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7693 reviews of GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the finish. Some have doubts about the zoom and viewfinder.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

reliability, battery, memory, viewfinder, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 498 user reviews of GoPro Hero 3 Black 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 image quality and size are generally positive. The portability and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the battery. Some have doubts about the memory and viewfinder.

usability, price, portability, size, image quality

reliability, viewfinder, memory

86% 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 HERO 3 White Edition Action Camera-1080 pixelsGoPro Hero 3 Edition Camcorder - White (5MP)

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3229 user reviews of GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the finish and battery. There are some negative views about the viewfinder and zoom.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

reliability, memory, zoom, viewfinder

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Jimmy Thang (maximumpc.com)

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition Review

 

Other camera companies may deny it, but GoPro created the action-cam market. With so many competent knockoffs out there now, the onus is on GoPro to prove its action cams still rule the roost. And the California-based company hopes to prove that with...

Latch can be a little tough to open/close; 4K only supports 15fps; gets hot under load

Latch can be a little tough to open/close; 4K only supports 15fps; gets hot under load

Sep, 2014
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Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition review: GoPro design, solid HD video

 

As the highest-end model in GoPro's camera lineup, the Hero3+ Black Edition gets all the attention. At $299, however, the Hero3+ Silver Edition is the one more people will consider buying.

The GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition combines excellent HD video with recording options up to 1080p at 60fps and the same design as the company's other cameras so you have access to a large selection of accessories and mounts.

The $100 savings from the Black Edition costs you many shooting options and some video quality, particularly in low light. Battery life can be brief depending on the features you're using. Plan to buy accessories, including a microSD card.

If you like GoPro's camera design and just want solid HD video, you might be able to save yourself $100 and get this instead of the $400 Black Edition.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Digitaltrends (digitaltrends.com)

GoPro Hero3 Black Edition review

 

Small size, Crisp images in nearly all lighting conditions, Durable waterproof case can survive almost anything, Wi-Fi remote control, Smartphone app, Protune mode for cinema-style images

Battery life is dismal, No off-camera battery charger, Lots of small pieces that are easy to lose, Getting started isn’t straightforward for newbies, Included mounts won’t cover all activities

Nearly all of the issues we had with the GoPro Hero3 were the result of us being complete rookies with the camera. Guilty. Yes, we should have known that we would need additional accessories if we wanted to attach the camera to a bike. We should have...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

GoPro Hero3 Black Edition

 

The GoPro Hero3 Black Edition delivers outstanding video quality and features like 4K that you won't find anywhere else.

Excellent video quality. Versatile shooting modes. Rugged build with wide selection of mounts. Easy to use. Capable of 4K

Some issues with Wi-Fi. Pricey

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 upgrade for an already excellent product, slimming down the dimensions and adding features like 4K (or...

May, 2013

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: de.engadget.com (engadget.com)

Review: Minikamera GoPro Hero3 Black Edition (Videos)

 

Unsere Kollegen in den USA sind endlich dazu gekommen, die GoPro Hero3 Black Edition auszuprobieren und haben sich dafür ordentlich ins Zeug gelegt: Sie dokumentierten einen Jet-Flug und den Aufstieg eines Heißluftballons mit anschließendem Base-Jump...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Michael Gorman (engadget.com)

GoPro Hero3 Black Edition review: taking action cam quality to the next level

 

More InfoGoPro's new Hero3 is lighter, faster, higher res and has WiFi, comes in three flavors starting at $199GoPro Hero3 action camera

High-quality, high-resolution video ; Small size ; Outstanding build quality

Short battery life ; 4K video hamstrung by low frame rate

GoPro's Hero3 Black Edition is the most capable action camera available today. It gives users higher resolution and higher frame rate options than the competition, but its battery life leaves much to be desired.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Antuan Goodwin (cnet.com)

GoPro Hero3 review: GoPro bets big on its Hero3 Black Edition

 

Editors' note: The GoPro Hero3 product line, released in 2012, was replaced by the GoPro Hero3+ line as of October 2013. See our reviews of the $399 Hero3+ Black Edition and the $299 Hero3+ Silver Edition . The $199 Hero3+ White Edition is also available.

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: Will Greenwald (cnet.com)

GoPro Digital HERO 3 Sports Wrist Camera review: GoPro Digital HERO 3 Sports Wrist Camera

 

Coolness is a funny thing, because it sometimes doesn't have anything to do with whether or not something is actually good. Base jumping is cool, but it's not necessarily a good idea. The Die Hard movies were cool, but they didn't win any Academy...

Handy underwater enclosure; low distortion; good white balance.

Sluggish; takes very soft images.

The GoPro Digital Hero 3 is a cool idea that could be fun if you're swimming, but it's not useful for much else.

Jan, 2007

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.

Product Specifications

Bayonet Compatibility:Not Applicable

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash:No / Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser: No
Integrated GPS Module: No
Sensor Size:1/2.3''
Smartphone Remote Control: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor / No / Optical / Electronic Viewfinder + LCD / Unknown

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI:No / Yes
HDMI Interface: No
Near Field Communication: No
PictBridge: No
USB:Not Applicable
WiFi Connectivity:No / Yes

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CMOS / Unknown
Format:Memory Card
Product Type:Action camera
Resolution:4K / Full HD
Sensor Size:1/2.3'' / Unknown
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera

Lens

Bayonet Compatibility:Not Applicable

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card:No / Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: No
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:2x AAA (LR03/MICRO)
Battery Type:2x AAA (LR03/MICRO)

Recording

Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode: No
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice / No
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No
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