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GoPro Hero 3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6591 reviews of GoPro Hero 3. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and size. The battery and price also get good opinions. There are some critical reviews about the zoom and viewfinder.

usability, price, battery, size, image quality

reliability, memory, viewfinder, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the GoPro Hero 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for GoPro Hero 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 355 user reviews of GoPro Hero 3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the portability and battery. The image quality and price are also appreciated. There are some negative opinions about the viewfinder and reliability. Comments are divided on the memory.

usability, price, image quality, battery, portability

reliability, viewfinder

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Gopro HERO 3 White Edition Action Camera-1080 pixelsGopro HERO 3 White Edition Action Camera-1080 pixels

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for GoPro Hero 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2880 user reviews of GoPro Hero 3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Views about the image quality and portability are on the whole positive. The battery and price also get good reviews, whereas opinions are divided on the memory. Some have doubts about the connectivity and zoom.

usability, price, battery, portability, image quality

reliability, viewfinder, zoom, connectivity

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GoPro HERO3: White Edition - 131'/ 40m Waterproof HousingGoPro HERO3: White Edition - 131'/ 40m Waterproof Housing

Jun, 2016

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:

 

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.

Expert review by: (pdngearguide.com)

Object of Desire: GoPro Hero3 Cameras

 

The Hero3 line of action cameras is now approximately half the size of the previous model and includes built-in Wi-Fi for all three models.

While it’s hard to believe these action cameras can get much smaller or more mobile, the compact Hero3 camera line is approximately half the size of the previous model and includes built-in Wi-Fi for all three editions.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Lexy Savvides (cnet.com.au)

GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition

 

Though the updates might seem minor on paper, the GoPro Hero3+ is most definitely more than the sum of its parts, proving that it's still the king of action cameras.

Smaller waterproof casing, with buttons that are easier to press ; More mounting options than ever ; Improved auto white balance, with the option to adjust it yourself ; Fast Wi-Fi ; Improved sound recording

4K recording is only at 15p ; Waterproof casing latch can be hard to open

While the updates to the bestselling Hero camera may not seem like a lot, the Hero3+ is definitely greater than the sum of its parts. It's the small things that make a big difference — faster Wi-Fi, a longer-lasting battery and better white balance...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

GoPro Hero 3

 

GoPro is the leading name in action cameras, and with good reason: the GoPro Hero 3 is simply the one to beat, whatever it is you want to film. Full HD video, 12 megapixel camera snaps at a rate of thirty per second, Wi-Fi enabled - what more could you...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Matt Chapman (product-reviews.net)

GoPro HERO3 4K camera delivers high-resolution video

 

We love it when a company takes their already good product and turns it into a great product and that is exactly what GoPro have done their new GoPro HERO3. This has not been simply a matter of repackaging, adding a few sleek curves and a new color...

Oct, 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: Insufferable (cnet.com)

"Great idea, horrible execution"

 

With any bit of consumer electronics problems are bound to occur. I think the mark of a good company/product is being able to solve these problems easily. This is where GoPro is a huge FAIL. Problem: can't connect to the camera's wifi, and the only way...

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Nov, 2014

Product Specifications

Packaging Content

Flat surface mount: Yes
Universal mount: Yes

Technical Details

Wide angle lens system: Yes