Reviews and Problems with GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition
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GoPro Hero3 Black Edition Review
18 November 2013
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: 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
Cons: 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
Excerpt: 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 and command the unit.
Pros: High resolution; frame rates; picture quality; low-light noise
Excerpt: The GoPro HERO3 Black Edition is the most sophisticated action cam around. Robust, lightweight and compact, it’s an ideal partner for outdoor enthusiasts, from surfers and cyclists to deep-sea divers.
Excerpt: While other major camera manufacturers play catch up in the action cam game, GoPro is breaking new ground with the GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition ($399) . It’s 30% smaller and 25% lighter than the already tiny GoPro HD Hero 2 , measuring a mere 20mm thick when removed from its compatible plastic armor,...
Summary: Go anywhere, attach anyhow, shoot anything
Pros: Versatile shooting modes for pros, More detail in brightly-lit areas, Wi-Fi built in, Lighter and smaller, Reduced fogging in the housing, A wider variety of high-end resolutions and frame rates give you incredibly flexibility. The flat-lens case is a great improvement over the previous version, ...
Cons: Detail lost in dark areas, Colour balance can be off, Menu is still time consuming to navigate, Overly high contrast video in front-lit harsh light conditions can lead to a loss of detail in dark areas of the image.