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GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Camera

Videoguys SKU#: CHDHX-301
GoPro
Product Highlights
  • Supports 4K, 2.7K, 1440p & 1080p Video
  • Capture 12, 7 or 5-Megapixel Photos
  • 12-Megapixel Low-Light Image Sensor
  • Wide Angle 6-Element Aspherical Lens
  • Camera Housing Waterproof to 197' (60 m)
  • Built-In Wi-Fi & GoPro App Ready
  • MicroSD Card Slot & Micro HDMI Output
  • Wi-Fi Remote & Basic Mounts Included
  • Wi-Fi Remote Has 600' Transmission Range
  • Control Up to 50 Cameras at a Time
  • Assorted mounts and hardware included for attaching to helmets, gear and more

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The GoPro HERO3: Black Edition Camera is smaller and lighter than its predecessor. It's also Wi-Fi enabled. The HERO3 is designed for recording action sports and it comes with a rugged housing that is waterproof down to a depth of 197' (60 m). The camera captures 4K Cinema, 2.7K Cinema, 1440p and Full HD 1920 x 1080p video. It also captures 960p, 720p and 480p video as well. Plus, it supports NTSC and PAL, and it can record up to 240 fps. For still images, the HERO3 supports 5, 7 and 12-megapixel photos.

The HERO3 includes the GoPro Wi-Fi Remote and it's compatible with the optional LCD Touch BacPac and Battery BacPac (both sold separately). The Wi-Fi Remote has a range of up to 600' (180 m). Plus, it's waterproof down to 10' (3 m) and it can control up to 50 cameras at a time. The camera features an ultra wide angle, 6-element aspherical lens, a 12-megapixel low-light image sensor and a microSD card slot that accepts up to 64GB cards. There's a USB 2.0 port, a micro HDMI output and a port for optional accessories including the 3.5mm Stereo Mic Adapter and Composite A/V Adapter (both sold separately).

To ensure you get the best shot possible, the HERO3 is equipped with advanced camera settings including video looping, continuous photo, Protune, manual white balance controls and more. Plus, it supports 12-megapixel burst shooting at 30 fps and time-lapse recording at 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 second intervals. The HERO3 also supports picture in video, which allows you to simultaneously capture video and photos. The camera's battery is a 1050 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery.


Please note
: The HERO3: Black Edition is compatible with all GoPro mounting accessories and older generation BacPacs along with the newer generation LCD Touch BacPac and 2nd generation Battery BacPac. However, as all HERO3 cameras have a new size and shape they require HERO3-specific Wrist, Skeleton and 3D housings so be sure to check for HERO3 compatibility when purchasing any new housing accessories.


Key Features

Wearable and mountable camera with ultra-sharp f/2.8 6-element aspherical glass lens supports immersive, wide angle capture of your favorite activities

Captures video at 2.7K (30 fps) Cinema, 4K (12 fps) Cinema, 1440p (48 fps), 1080p Full HD (30 fps), 960p HD (100 fps), 720p HD (120 fps) and 480p WVGA (240 fps)

Professional quality 5, 7 and 12-megapixel photo capture with 30 fps burst mode

Built-in Wi-Fi enables remote control via Wi-Fi Remote (included) or live video preview and remote control on smartphones and tablets running the free GoPro app

Wearable Wi-Fi Remote is waterproof down to 10' (3 m), features a 600' (180 m) range, and can control up to 50 cameras at a time

Rugged housing is waterproof to 197' (60 m) and captures sharp images above and below water

Compatible with all GoPro mounts for attaching to gear, body, helmets, vehicles and more

Compatible with LCD Touch BacPac and second generation Battery BacPac

Backwards compatible with older generation BacPacs

Advanced camera settings include video looping, continuous photo, picture in video, Protune, manual white balance controls and more

Port for optional accessories supports 3.5mm Stereo Mic Adapter and Composite A/V Adapter (sold separately)

Basic mounts and hardware included for attaching to helmets, gear and more

Supports microSD cards up to 64GB

Micro HDMI output

Enhanced audio performance supports AAC audio compression with AGC

Picture in video capable of shooting a photo every 5, 10, 30 or 60 sec while you record video

Time-lapse video in 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 second intervals

Continuous photo at 3, 5 or 10 photos/sec

Burst shooting modes (photos/sec): 3/1, 5/1, 10/1, 10/2, 30/1, 30/2, 30/3

Professional quality low-light performance is 2x better than previous model

Image processing is 2x faster than previous model

Auto, Cam Raw, 3000K, 5500K and 6500K white balance modes

Camera supports up to 45 Mbps high video bitrate capture (H.264)

Four red recording LED indicators and one blue wireless status LED indicator

Optics
Sensor 12 Megapixel
Lens Fixed Focus f/2.8
Lens Elements 6

Recording
System NTSC/PAL
Recording Media microSD Up To 64GB
Recording Time Not Specified By Manufacturer


Video Format

High Definition
MPEG4-AVC/H.264
3840 x 2160p / 12 fps

High Definition
MPEG4-AVC/H.264
2592 x 1458p / 30 fps
2592 x 1458p / 25 fps
2592 x 1458p / 24 fps

High Definition
MPEG4-AVC/H.264
2304 x 1440p / 48 fps
2304 x 1440p / 30 fps

High Definition
MPEG4-AVC/H.264
2304 x 1440p / 25 fps
2304 x 1440p / 24 fps

High Definition
MPEG4-AVC/H.264
1920 x 1080p / 60 fps
1920 x 1080p / 50 fps
1920 x 1080p / 48 fps

High Definition
MPEG4-AVC/H.264
1920 x 1080p / 30 fps
1920 x 1080p / 25 fps
1920 x 1080p / 24 fps

High Definition
MPEG4-AVC/H.264
1280 x 960p / 100 fps
1280 x 960p / 48 fps

High Definition
MPEG4-AVC/H.264
1280 x 720p / 120 fps
1280 x 720p / 100 fps

High Definition
MPEG4-AVC/H.264
1280 x 720p / 60 fps
1280 x 720p / 50 fps

Standard Definition
MPEG4-AVC/H.264
854 x 480p / 240 fps

Still Image Resolution
JPEG: 12 Megapixel
JPEG: 7 Megapixel
JPEG: 5 Megapixel

Channels 1-Channel Mono

Audio Format AAC with AGC

Features
Waterproof Depth Rating 197' / 60 m (Waterproof Housing)

Interval Recording
0.5 sec
1 sec
2 sec
5 sec
10 sec
30 sec
60 sec

Built-in Mic Yes

Built-in Speaker No

Built-in Light/Flash

Light - No
Flash - No

Tripod Mount 1/4"

Input/Output Connectors

Outputs
1x HDMI D (Micro)
1x USB 2.0
Microphone Input Yes
Headphone Jack No

General

System Requirements

Windows Vista, 7

Mac

OS X 10.5 & later
USB 2.0 Interface

Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 1050mAh

Charging Method USB

Dimensions (WxHxD) Not Specified By Manufacturer

Weight Not Specified By Manufacturer

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Camera
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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5.0

BEST small camera out!

By ljspicer

from Burwood East, VIC

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Small

Cons

  • Battery life

Best Uses

  • Hard To Get Locations
  • Sports
  • Underwater

Comments about GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Camera:

this is one of the most versatile cameras in my kit when trying to get that shot you just could not before

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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3.0

Must download upgrades

By mantaturtle

from Australia

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fantatic Quality Images
  • Good Price For Uw Video

Cons

  • Data Files Corrupted
  • Must Download Upgrades
  • Very Blue Without Filter

Best Uses

  • Camera Traps For Wildlife
  • Scuba Diving

Comments about GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Camera:

With the red filter, the images were spectacular. However, we found that the camera's would not work right out of the pack. We were on an island with limited internet connection and we were finding that files were becoming corrupted without the upgrades. However, once the upgrades were in place, it worked well. The best version of GoPro to date.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

This is an awesome LITTLE camera setup !

By Lester

from Melbourne, Australia.

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Flexible
  • Full HD
  • Simple to use
  • Waterproof

Cons

  • Have To Update Firmware

Best Uses

  • Action
  • Time Lapse
  • Underwater

Comments about GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Camera:

This is an awesome little camera and with the waterproof housing makes it so safe to take anywhere.
In the first week it has been SCUBA Diving, Snorkeling, Kayaking, surfing and hiking and hasn't missed a beat.
The slow motion video when shot at 720p at 120fps are amazing to watch.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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4.0

Great camera terrible battery life

By gwizz

from newcastle, nsw

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Built in wifi
  • Good Quality
  • Phone App To Preview Shot

Cons

  • Cant Charge A 2nd Batter
  • Difficult Menu System
  • Terrible battery life

Best Uses

  • Action
  • Timelapse

Comments about GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Camera:

Great quality camera for its size but with the power within its difficult to get 1.5 hours of footage and changing a battery when you're on the go or set up for a long timelapse is too difficult.

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5.0

Great camera, fantastic filming tool!

By TassieWild

from Tasmania,Australia

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fantastic 1080
  • Good Image
  • Great In 27k Cinema
  • Ligh
  • Love the App
  • Wonderful Underwater

Cons

  • 4k In 12fps Not Good
  • Not Many Accessories With

Best Uses

  • Motorsports
  • Outdoors
  • Under water
  • Water sports
  • Wildlife Filming

Comments about GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Camera:

Great to film outdoors in the bush,versatile,

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    how long do you get out of a fully charged battery
    Asked on 20/1/2013 by adie from qld australia

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      A:

      Avg. time for camera battery life only: 1.5 hrs. Please note there are a variety of conditions that can affect run times, such as: Cold weather, which will reduce battery-life, Enabling Wi-Fi, which will reduce battery-life, The above times are based on doing a continuous record. Stopping/starting recording, or powering camera on/off repeatedly will reduce the total record time.

      Answered on 21/1/2013 by Michael from Videoguys
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Required Accessories

The following items are NOT included in the box.
 GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Camera
SanDisk 16GB Ultra microSDHC UHS-I memory card (Class 10)
Price: $29.00
Inc GST
IN STOCK
 GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Camera
SanDisk 32GB Ultra microSDHC UHS-I memory card (Class 10)
Price: $58.00
Inc GST
IN STOCK

Optional Accessories

You may also be interested in the following items:
 GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Camera
GoPole Grenade Grip - Hand Held GoPro camera grip
Special Notice
GoPro camera not included.
Price: $28.00
Inc GST
IN STOCK
 GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Camera
GoPro HERO3 Rechargeable Battery
Price: $50.00
Inc GST
IN STOCK
 GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Camera
GoPro HERO3 Anti-Fog Inserts (Works with HD1, 2 & 3 cameras)
Price: $25.00
Inc GST
IN STOCK
What's in the box
GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Camera
  • 197' (60 m) Waterproof Housing
  • Wi-Fi Remote
  • Wi-Fi Remote Key + Ring
  • Assorted Mounting Hardware
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Quick Release Buckle
  • J-Hook Buckle
  • Curved Adhesive Mount
  • Flat Adhesive Mount
  • 3-Way Pivot Arm
  • USB Charging Cable
  • Remote Charging Cable
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Camera
  • 197' (60 m) Waterproof Housing
  • Wi-Fi Remote
  • Wi-Fi Remote Key + Ring
  • Assorted Mounting Hardware
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Quick Release Buckle
  • J-Hook Buckle
  • Curved Adhesive Mount
  • Flat Adhesive Mount
  • 3-Way Pivot Arm
  • USB Charging Cable
  • Remote Charging Cable
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty

Required Accessories

The following items are NOT included in the box.
 GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Camera
SanDisk 16GB Ultra microSDHC UHS-I memory card (Class 10)
Price: $29.00
Inc GST
IN STOCK
 GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Camera
SanDisk 32GB Ultra microSDHC UHS-I memory card (Class 10)
Price: $58.00
Inc GST
IN STOCK

Optional Accessories

You may also be interested in the following items:
 GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Camera
GoPole Grenade Grip - Hand Held GoPro camera grip
Special Notice
GoPro camera not included.
Price: $28.00
Inc GST
IN STOCK
 GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Camera
GoPro HERO3 Rechargeable Battery
Price: $50.00
Inc GST
IN STOCK
 GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Camera
GoPro HERO3 Anti-Fog Inserts (Works with HD1, 2 & 3 cameras)
Price: $25.00
Inc GST
IN STOCK
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