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. We’d like to see a major redesign for GoPro’s next flagship, taking some cues from new rivals such as the Garmin VIRB Elite ( which you can win for free, right here ).
Summary: If you’re an outdoors kind of person, then the GoPro Hero 3+ is a must as a part your arsenal. It’s almost as essential as your Swiss army knife. Whether it’s surfing, sky diving, bungee jumping, biking and racing, the GoPro has got you covered. You can bring it to places and occasions you’d normally think your usual cameras would not survive.
Conclusion: With rival action cam maker Contour on the rocks, GoPro continues to be the leading force in this segment. The Hero3+ continues to put options from the likes of Sony to shame, offering a complete system of accessories and an impressive feature set. That’s exactly what will keep buyers coming back generation after generation. If its devices continue to be as solid as this little camera, it'll be a while before GoPro's dominance is truly challenged.
GoPro Hero3+ review (Black Edition): your action videos never looked so good
16 October 2013
Summary: 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 Hero3. But considering it shoots better video, has more options, a better battery and a smaller case, not to mention more accessories, there isn't really anything to complain about.
Summary: GoPro cameras have been our go-to action cams since we were knee-high to a snowboard, so we're pretty stoked about the arrival of the Hero3+ Black Edition. This radical little box of tricks promises a better lens, longer battery life and faster wireless operation than the previous Hero3, while still packing such epic treats as 4K video and 30fps stills.
Pros: Excellent video quality, Huge range of mounts, 4K and slow-mo modes
Excerpt: Just over a year ago GoPro unveiled the Hero3, a dinky mountable camcorder-like device that - and just like its earlier Hero models - made waves among its users. But as if that wasn’t good enough, the company has refreshed the model in the form of the Hero3+.
Pros: An extra squeeze of battery life, small size and trimmed-back waterproof housing, quality results in variety of conditions, crop-in options for different angles of view (up to 1080p only), Wi-Fi enabled, new clip lock preferable
Cons: Battery life still not good enough, it's a minor update over the original Hero3 (not worth upgrading but good for first timer buyers), fussy user interface, 4K frame rate too low, touchscreen sold separately
Conclusion: GoPro has made the HERO3 Plus Black Edition even better than the HERO3, with improved image quality the most significant enhancement. It's not a game changer, but it's a very welcome upgrade. Thanks also to for lending us the GoPro HERO3 used in this review.
Pros: Improved image quality over original HERO3+, Improved battery life, SuperView mode
Cons: Relatively expensive, External microphone requires USB adapter, LCD screen an optional extra
Excerpt: Featuring six updates to the GoPro Hero3, the GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition builds on the reputation of the previous model and addresses both feature requests from users and the overall evolution of this extreme sports camera product line.
Excerpt: Black Edition er topmodellen med 4K billedsensor. Det er fire gange så høj opløsning som almindelig 1080p HD. Kameraet kan dog kun filme i 4K-opløsning ved 12 billeder i sekundet, hvilket i praksis er ubrugeligt til video, men hvis man bruger digital zoom for at reducere vidvinklen, sørger billedsensoren for, at 1080p video virkelig er 1080p, selv efter beskæring.