Home New Models Cameras News Deals Video Reviews Firmware Manuals Free Software Rebates Shopping


 




Z-Cage
Return to News Section

GoPro Hero3 Blows the Competition Out of the Water - Wait, What Competition?


Post This Story to Twitter

GoPro Hero3 Blows the Competition Out of the Water. Wait, What Competition?

Pre-Order Today from B&H Photo

GoPro today is announcing their new GoPro Hero3, a camera that will take point-of-view (POV) videos to the next level.  Just take a look at some of the features:

  • 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

While we're still about an hour away from the official press release, here is the description from the B&H Photo website .

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.

  • 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

 

 

HOT DEALS
 
 
Copyright @2003-2014 Cameratown.com. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use
All Rights Reserved. Reproduction in any form or medium without the
express written permission of Cameratown.com is prohibited.
Please email me with your suggestions or comments.