Conclusion: If image quality is your prime concern, there's no other option for you. If you want a great camera that is user friendly, has good mounting options, and good image quality; this is still your camera. If you have the cash to fork over, go check out the GoPro HERO 3+ Black.
Pros: great image quality, useful features, wide variety of mounting options, improved ease of use, small, lightweight
Cons: great image quality, useful features, wide variety of mounting options, improved ease of use, small, lightweight
Excerpt: While the silver and white Editions are cheaper and similar in function, GoPro’s Hero 3+ Black Edition is the best action video camcorder on the market with better hardware and enhanced accessories.
Excerpt: Since I got my GoPro Hero in 2010, Nick Woodman, the founder of GoPro became a billionaire and the camera has had a few mild updates to keep it in tune with modern film requirements (most noticeably, 4K recording in some models).
Conclusion: If you're happily shooting Protune footage with your existing Hero3, you may want to sit tight as the 3+ adds little in the way of (visible) picture improvement—though SuperView mode plus exposure compensation are valuable additions.
GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition Review: The Best Action Cam You Can Buy
6 March 2014
Excerpt: GoPro’s go anywhere, do anything action camera is better than ever The GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition is the company’s most advanced action camera yet. Bursting at the seams with features that would impress even industry professionals, the Hero3+ Black Edition is perfect for both amateur and...
Summary: 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.
Pros: The GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition 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.
Cons: 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.
Conclusion: GoPro’s ‘industry standard’ status has been well earned, and the Hero3+ Black Edition is a cracking good camera. However, in 2014 a Dhs2,000+ camera with no screen and a three-button interface doesn’t quite stack up.