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GoPro Hero3 Black Edition (2012)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4044 reviews of GoPro Hero3 Black Edition (2012). 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. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The portability and price also get good comments. There are some less positive reviews about the finish and zoom, and there are some mixed reviews about the connectivity and viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the GoPro Hero3 Black Edition (2012) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for GoPro Hero3 Black Edition (2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 293 user reviews of GoPro Hero3 Black Edition (2012) 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 really like the battery and portability. The image quality and price also get good comments, but many are negative about the reliability.

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83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for GoPro Hero3 Black Edition (2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1816 user reviews of GoPro Hero3 Black Edition (2012) 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 reviews. Some have doubts about the finish and connectivity, while there are some mixed views about the viewfinder.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

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

Oct, 2019

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 : 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 : Antuan Goodwin (cnet.com)

GoPro Hero3 Black Edition: The best darn sports camera

 

GoPro's latest generation of sports cameras is its best yet, offering tremendous flexibility, proven durability, and some of the highest available resolutions and frame rates in the business.

The ; 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 improved.

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.

Dec, 2013

Editor's Choice

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.

Video Quality and Conclusions The GoPro Hero3 Black Edition is easily the most versatile action camera available. Where most cameras can do 720p60 and 1080p30, the Hero3 can also do 720p at 120 frames per second, 1080p60, and even 4K video at 15 frames...

May, 2013

Expert review by : Antuan Goodwin (cnet.com)

GoPro Hero3 review

 

Lighter, smaller, sharper The GoPro Hero3 is 25 percent lighter than the previous-generation Hero 2's camera. It's also 30 percent smaller. However, all of that reduction manifests in reduced thickness with a new depth of only 20mm. The height and...

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 : 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

Recommended!

Expert review by : Audley Jarvis (trustedreviews.com)

GoPro Hero3 Black Edition

 

GoPro's flagship extreme sports camcorder is highly impressive.

Huge range of movie quality settings ; Useful 30fps max still image burst rate ; Remote and app control ; Top-notch video and photo quality ; Good range of accessories

Supplied software a little limited ; Built-in microphone is overly directional

Supplied is a range of mounts, fasteners and adhesive pads. Our's came with the ‘Adventure Kit’ intended for use on dry land. Go for the Surf Edition if you're in and around water a lot.

Apr, 2013

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

GoPro HD Hero3 Black edition

 

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

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

Dec, 2012

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