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GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5260 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. Views about the size and image quality are generally positive. The portability and price are also appreciated. There are some critical comments about the zoom and viewfinder. There are some mixed views about the battery.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

reliability, 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 99/100 = 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 256 user reviews of GoPro Hero 3 Black 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. Views about the size and image quality are generally positive. The portability and price also get good views, whereas reviews are divided on the battery. There are some critical comments about the memory and viewfinder.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

reliability, viewfinder, memory

84% 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 Camcorder - White EditionGoPro Hero3 Snap-on Red Filter Cube Filter 3

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2896 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. People really like the size and image quality. The portability and price also get good opinions. There are some mixed reviews about the battery. Many are negative about the zoom and viewfinder.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

reliability, memory, viewfinder, zoom

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 (New Housing)GoPro Camera ALCDB-304 HERO3+ LCD Touch BacPac for HERO3+ and HERO3 Cameras (Black)

Jul, 2015

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
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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: 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: consumersearch.com (consumersearch.com)

GoPro HD Hero3+ Black Edition

 

The plastic housing is also smaller and lighter than that of past versions, yet Paul Davies of The Telegraph describes it as "nigh on indestructible." The same applies to the mounts; TheWirecutter.com's Brent Rose says they're "notoriously tough,"...

Superior video quality, Lots of shooting options, Wide variety of mounts, Sturdy build

So-so battery life, May produce blurry distance shots

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Erik Vlietinck (layersmagazine.com)

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

 

The HERO3 is GoPro's newest action camera. I tested the most capable version, the Black Edition, with the new optional LCD Touch BacPac and the new minimal-design housing, The Frame. The optional LCD Touch BacPac allows you to frame your shots properly...

High resolution; frame rates; picture quality; low-light noise

No lens focus or aperture settings

Finally, the HERO3 features simultaneous video and photo shooting, and looping video. Looping allows you to capture video for a preset time or until the card is full, after which the previous recording starts to be progressively overwritten.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

GoPro Hero3: Black Edition

 

GoPro's new top-of-the-line wearable camcorder has a slew of new features.

Latest News & Reviews

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

GoPro HD Hero3 Black edition review

 

Think "GoPro" and images of exuberant bikers, 'boarders, insane wingsuit fliers and speeding race cars tend to spring to mind. The company's promotional video for the HD Hero3 Black edition - shown below to showcase what this miniature yet tough and...

Quality results in variety of conditions, crop-in options for different angles of view (up to 1080p only), small size, Pro Tune recording options, Wi-Fi enabled

Battery life too short per charge, user interface none too friendly, 4K frame rate too low for use, needs extra accessories to make the most out of it, Wi-Fi is an added battery killer

The GoPro HD Hero3 is an improvement over its predecessor in almost every possible way. Although we don't care for the 4K capture, the 120fps 720p option is excellent, quality is great and there are plenty of pro options too. The one hugely irksome...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition

 

GoPro's latest upgrade improves image quality and battery life

Improved image quality over original HERO3+, Improved battery life, SuperView mode

Relatively expensive, External microphone requires USB adapter, LCD screen an optional extra

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Finnamore (expertreviews.co.uk)

GoPro Hero3 Black Edition review

 

Excellent image quality and great apps make this a superb action camera, but we'd go for one of the cheaper models in the GoPro range

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser: No
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:4K

Recording

Face Detection Mode: No
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