GoPro Hero3 Black Edition Camera

Using your smartphone instead of a real camera to shoot is like deep-frying a steak. It’s quick and it works, but it’s not as good as it could be. The sensors on all seven of the cams reviewed here are 100 times bigger

GoPro Hero3 Black Edition

Yup, despite all the newcomers to the field, GoPro is still the leader. Its new Hero3 Black manages to pack an f/2.8 wide-angle lens, a 12-megapixel sensor, and the power to shoot 30 still frames per second into a camera body that’s smaller than a bar of soap. It shoots super-hi-res video (1440p at 48 fps), ultraslow motion (240 fps in WVGA), and everything in between.

We’re still waiting for GoPro to add a play button to its waterproof, shockproof plastic case, and we wish the remote didn’t require Wi-Fi to use, but these are minor grumbles. This little hot rod still captures the highest-quality footage of any action cam. 

TECH: 5 
USABILITY: 4.5

Brand: GoPro $400
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