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GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4001 reviews of GoPro Hero 3 Black 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. Opinions about the size and image quality are generally positive. The portability and price are also appreciated. The connectivity and zoom get critical comments.

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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 93/100 = 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 292 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. People are impressed by the battery and portability. The image quality and price also get good opinions. Many are critical about the reliability.

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83% 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 HD Hero 3 Black Edition Action Camera

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1816 user reviews of GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The portability and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the finish and connectivity. Opinions are divided on the viewfinder.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

reliability, battery, zoom, connectivity, finish

69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Lee Crane (digitaltrends.com)

GoPro Hero3 Black Edition review

 

The GoPro Hero3 is a small camera that's designed to shoot high-resolution videos and be easy to use, however, for users new to GoPro, it's not exactly as simple as Felix Baumgartner jumping back to Earth.

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: (engadget.com)

GoPro Hero3+ review (Black Edition): your action videos never looked so good

 

Although it's more revision than revolution, the Hero3+ maintains GoPro's position at the top of the action cam market.

Even better HD video footage ; More compact ; Expanded recording options

This form factor isn't for everyone ; Certain accessories can be expensive

With three Hero3+ cameras to choose from (Black, Silver and White), price shouldn't be much of an issue. Nor should quality. GoPro's taken a leaf out of Apple's book and released its "best ever" camera, even if it's just an incremental update over the...

Oct, 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: 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: (engadget.com)

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

 

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.

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, put simply, the most capable action camera on the market today. It delivers unparalleled resolution from a camera of its size and does so without sacrificing frame rate or field of view. Despite its meager battery life...

Jan, 2013

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.

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Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Anthony Grimley (techradar.com)

GoPro HERO3: Black Edition review

 

Go anywhere, attach anyhow, shoot anything

Versatile shooting modes for pros ; More detail in brightly-lit areas ; Wi-Fi built in ; Lighter and smaller ; Reduced fogging in the housing

Detail lost in dark areas ; Colour balance can be off ; Menu is still time consuming to navigate

GoPro remains at the pinnacle of sports-oriented compact video cameras.

Apr, 2013

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

GoPro HD Hero3 Black edition - Pocket-lint

 

Think "GoPro" and images of exuberant bikers, 'boarders, insane wingsuit fliers and speeding race cars tend to spring to mind. The company's promotional

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

There's no doubt that the GoPro HD Hero3 Black edition improves upon its predecessor, often by big margins.

Dec, 2012

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

Packaging Content

Flat surface mount: Yes

Technical Details

Wide angle lens system: Yes

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HD type:Full HD