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GoPro Hero 3 Silver Edition

We have collected and analyzed 4 expert reviews and 275 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 78/100 and users rate it 87/100. The average review date is Jun 25, 2014. We have compared these reviews to 369483 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 89/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for GoPro Hero 3 Silver Edition

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of GoPro Hero 3 Silver 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 usability. The portability is also appreciated. Many are negative about the durability.

portability, usability

durability

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GoPro HERO4 Silver Edition AdventureGoPro HERO4 Silver Edition Adventure

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Antonio Villas-Boas (pcmag.com)

GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition

 

If you're going to get a GoPro, spring for the $400 Hero3+ Black Edition. While $100 less expensive, video quality from the Silver Edition seriously pales in comparison.

Good color and white balance.

Subpar video quality for the price. Battery life is poor with Wi-Fi enabled.

Conclusion The GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition isn't the less-expensive alternative to the Hero3+ Black Edition you should get. Sony's POV Action Cam (HDR-AS100V) has a similar $300 asking price as the Silver Edition, but it records more detailed footage....

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition gets you GoPro design, solid HD video quality

 

If you like GoPro's camera design and are willing to sacrifice a few features to get solid HD video, you could save $100 over the $400 Black Edition.

The ; 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 (stuff.tv_in)

GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition review

 

The best action cam to buy isn't always the most expensive and feature packed, as this GoPro proves

Best value GoPro of the range ; Smooth 1080p footage @60fps ; Wider range of mounts than other brands ; Matchbox design squeezes into small spaces

Screen is ₹8,000 extra ; Main unit is vulnerable when not in waterproof housing ; Tiny buttons, fiddly in use

Not the most user-friendly, but certainly the best value action cam out there

May, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

i love gopro!!!

 

Love this camera, such good quality!

Wifi destroys battery life

Nov, 2014

Consumer review (bhphotovideo.com)

Good Price, I'm Happy

 

I know this is a older version but for needs it can't be beet for the price I Got from B&H.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (bhphotovideo.com)

Camera works well but...

 

I like the quality of video but you have to really like the wide angle look for everything you shoot. One trick pony and not a replacement for a camcorder.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (bhphotovideo.com)

Just what I was looking for

 

I use the Hero +3 as a 2nd camera for most shoots.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (bhphotovideo.com)

Small package big results

 

Small camera but packs a big punch. Couldn't afford the more expensive 4 hero but this meets all my needs. I like the GoPro App which allows you to sync up your Smartphone to use as a screen to see what you are shooting.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (bhphotovideo.com)

Fantastic

 

Although this does not have the touch screen back, it is still great.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (bhphotovideo.com)

great camera---

 

very good camera.......

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1.18
Battery capacity (Watt hours):4.36 / 4.366
Battery life (max):2.15 / 3
Battery performance:1180
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.7
Video recording time:2.5

Display

Built-in display: Yes
Display:LCD

Features

Color of product:Black, Silver / Silver

GPS Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N

Image Sensor

Total megapixels:10

Lens System

Lens Type:Wide-angle

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational Conditions

Protection features:Water Resistant / Waterproof
Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof up to:1574.8

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Flat surface mount:Y
Underwater case: Yes
Universal mount:Y
User guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Software

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard / Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Windows operating systems supported:11.8 x 11.4 x 15.4 / 19040, 14970 / Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 x64

Still Image

Continuous shooting mode: Yes
Maximum image resolution:3680 x 2760
Photo mode: Yes
Still image resolution(s):3072 x 2304\n2624 x 1968 / 3680 x 2760\n3072 x 2304\n2624 x 1968

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Maximum memory card size:64

Technical Details

Color of product:Black, Silver / Silver

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Aspect Ratio:4:3, 16:9
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
HD-Ready: Yes
Maximum frame rate:120
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p, 960p
Video compression format:H.264, MP4
Video formats supported:H.264,MP4
Video Resolutions:848 x 480,1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:2.61 / 4.8