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GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4023 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The portability and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the finish and zoom, while there are some mixed opinions about the connectivity.

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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 (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. Opinions about the battery and portability are on the whole positive. The image quality and price also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

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

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1811 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 reviews. Views are divided on the viewfinder. Some have doubts about the finish and connectivity.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

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

Jul, 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 (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 : 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

Editor's Choice

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

GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition

 

GoPro's Hero3+ Black Edition shoots the best 1080p footage we've seen from an action camera.

Best video quality we've seen on an action camera. Versatile shooting modes. Capable of shooting 4K.

Expensive. Battery drains quickly with Wi-Fi enabled. Poor still photo quality. Menu is still frustrating to navigate.

Included is a handy remote that lets you control recording if the camera is mounted on, say, a helmet. The remote also changes modes, and it has large buttons to make it easier to use with gloves. It's a nice extra.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition pumps impressive video

 

The incremental update brings better Wi-Fi and battery life, a new lens, and a couple added shooting features, and keeps its predecessor's great video performance.

The ; produces some of the best -- if not the best -- video we've seen from an action cam. Its abundant resolution and frame rate options will satisfy beginners and experienced shooters.

Navigating the on-camera settings menus still isn't the best experience. Battery life can be brief depending on the features you're using. Plan to buy accessories including a microSD card.

Like the Hero3, the GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition's strongest attributes are its excellent video quality and impressive list of shooting options. If that's what matters most to you, this is the action cam to get.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition review

 

Depending on whom you ask, GoPro's action cameras are the best available or they're all marketing.

The GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition produces some of the best -- if not the best -- video we've seen from an action cam. Its abundant resolution and frame rate options will satisfy beginners and experienced shooters.

Navigating the on-camera settings menus still isn't the best experience. Battery life can be brief depending on the features you're using. Plan to buy accessories including a microSD card.

Like the Hero3, the GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition's strongest attributes are its excellent video quality and impressive list of shooting options. If that's what matters most to you, this is the action cam to get.

Dec, 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 : 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

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