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

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 00:00
Outside Magazine
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 

Brand: GoPro $400