GoPro Unveils the Hero 3+

Small changes, big improvements

GoPro Hero 3+ Action Camera Adventure Sports

Skydiver jumps with GoPro helmet mount     Photo: Official U.S. Navy Imagery/Flickr

GoPro, the action camera giant, announced last night the release of its newest camera, the Hero 3+. Engadget reports the camera will be 20 percent smaller than its predecessor and pack a 33-percent increase in image sharpness. With new features like 1080 “superview,” a new auto-low light mode, and updated audio components, the Hero 3+ promises to be a worthy upgrade.

GoPro’s Hero 3 took a lot of heat for poor battery performance, and the Hero 3+ was updated with better battery life in mind. Gizmodo tested the new 1180mAh battery and concluded the Hero 3+ gives you at least 30 more minutes of shooting time.

The Hero 3+ will also sport a sleeker underwater housing rated 131 feet—reduced from the Hero 3’s 197 feet (sorry deep-divers). GoPro also claims a tighter fit for the housing, which will cut down on rough audio at high speeds. According to Engadget the camera will be available as early as this week, starting at $399 for the Black Edition and $299 for the Silver Edition.

Read more on GoPro Founder Nick Woodman in Outside’s October Issue.

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