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GoPro Hero 3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5621 reviews of GoPro Hero 3. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the image quality and portability are overall positive. The size and price are also mentioned favorably. The zoom and viewfinder get critical reviews.

usability, price, size, portability, 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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for GoPro Hero 3


alaTest has collected and analyzed 292 user reviews of GoPro Hero 3 from 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 Opinions about the size and battery are generally positive. The image quality and price also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the memory and viewfinder.

usability, price, image quality, battery, size

portability, reliability, viewfinder, memory

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

This summary is based on the products: Gopro HERO 3 White Edition Action Camera-1080 pixelsGoPro Hero 3 Edition Camcorder - White (5MP)GoPro Hero3 Snap-on Red Filter Cube Filter 3

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for GoPro Hero 3


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2206 user reviews of GoPro Hero 3 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the image quality and price. The portability and battery are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the viewfinder, and many are less positive about the zoom and memory.

usability, battery, portability, price, image quality

reliability, memory, zoom

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

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

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Antuan Goodwin (

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 (

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 (

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: Lexy Savvides (

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: (

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 (

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: (

The Hero Reborn: GoPro Hero3


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

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: (

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 (

"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...


everything else

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: dboytaste (

"50$ rebranded chinese camera sold to white people that like to endanger their lives"


The only reason you disagree with my comment is because you already bought your dumb camera or too lazy to do some quick research online to find a real camera.


There's absolutely no reason this is worth 400$

Apr, 2014

Product Specifications


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:No / Optical / Electronic Viewfinder + LCD / Unknown


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:Full HD
Sensor Size:1/2.3'' / Unknown
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Bayonet Compatibility:Not Applicable


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)


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