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GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera

You Pay: $299.99
Product Highlights
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080p Recording at 60 fps
  • HD 1280 x 720p Recording at 120 fps
  • Capture up to 10MP Photos at 10 fps
  • Ultra Wide Angle Glass Lens
  • Camera Housing Waterproof to 131'
  • Built-In Wi-Fi & GoPro App Ready
  • Compatible with Optional Wi-Fi Remote
  • Provides Enhanced Low-Light Performance
  • HERO3+ Is 15% Smaller Than HERO3
  • Battery Lasts 30% Longer Than HERO3

The GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera is 15% smaller and lighter than its predecessor, the HERO3. It also features faster built-in Wi-Fi than the HERO3. The HERO3+ is designed for recording a variety of adventure sports and it comes with a rugged housing that is waterproof down to a depth of 131' (40m). The camera captures Full HD 1920 x 1080p video at 60 fps, as well as 1280 x 720p at 120 fps. It supports both NTSC and PAL video systems as well. For still images, the HERO3+ supports up to 10MP photos with a burst rate of up to 10 fps.

The HERO3+ is compatible with the optional Wi-Fi Remote, LCD Touch BacPac and Battery BacPac (all sold separately). It comes with two mounts to get you started, but it's also compatible with a variety of mounting accessories for most outdoor adventure and action sports. The HERO3+ camera features an ultra wide angle glass lens, a low-light image sensor and a microSD card slot. There's a built-in mono microphone and a port for optional accessories including the 3.5mm Stereo Mic Adapter and Composite A/V Adapter, which are both sold separately.

To ensure you get the best shot possible, the HERO3+ is equipped with advanced capture settings including Looping Video, Continuous Photo and White Balance. Plus, it supports time-lapse recording. The HERO3+ also works with the improved GoPro Studio 2.0 software, which allows you to easily create professional-quality videos with your GoPro content. The camera's other features include enhanced low-light performance and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which lasts 30% longer than the HERO3 battery.

Small & Lightweight
The HERO3+ Silver Edition is 15% smaller and lighter than previous models, making it ultra-mountable, wearable and versatile.
2x More Powerful
With 2x the performance of its predecessor, the HERO3+ Silver Edition captures high-quality 1080p/60 and 720p/120 video. Plus, it offers dramatically improved low-light performance.
Professional Video Quality
High-resolution, high-frame rate 1080p/60, 960p/60 and 720p/120 video modes result in professional quality footage and allow for liquid-smooth slow motion playback.
Powerful Photo Capture
The HERO3+ Silver Edition captures 10MP stills at up to 10 frames per second - perfect for fast-action sequences. Time Lapse mode enables automatic photo capture at 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 sec intervals.
Enhanced Low-Light Performance
Thanks to a vastly upgraded sensor, the HERO3+ Silver Edition delivers remarkable low-light performance and overall enhanced image quality.
Sharper Images with Less Distortion
Enjoy crisper, clearer footage with reduced distortion. The HERO3+ Silver Edition provides increased image sharpness and 3x reduction in imaging artifacts.
Improved Audio
Sound quality is as important as image quality. The HERO3+ Silver Edition features upgraded audio performance, capturing even the most subtle of sounds - whether you're recording voices, music, engine noise, etc. Advanced wind-noise reduction technology also keeps the audio clearer during high-speed activities.
30% Longer Battery Life
Featuring a 30% increase in battery life, you can go longer and capture more with the HERO3+ Silver Edition.
Control, View & Share 4x Faster
With 4x faster Wi-Fi connectivity to the GoPro App, you can preview content in near real-time and share your photos and videos quicker than ever. The GoPro App makes it easy to control your camera remotely with a smartphone or tablet. Plus, you can preview, playback and share your favorite shots via email, text, Facebook, Instagram and more. You'll also be able to enjoy enhanced connectivity to the optional Wi-Fi Remote, which enables control of up to 50 cameras from distances of up to 600' (180m).
Spot Meter
Spot Meter is ideal for filming within a dark space with the camera pointed towards a brighter setting, such as filming outdoors from within a car.
Looping Video
Looping Video records a continuous video loop that overwrites itself until you press the shutter button to stop it. It's ideal for saving space on your memory card while waiting to catch a moment of action.
One Button
Upon powering on, the camera automatically begins recording video or capturing Time Lapse photos thanks to the One Button feature.
Optics
Image Sensor Low-light image sensor
Lens Ultra-sharp 6-element aspherical glass lens
Focal Length Not specified by manufacturer
Aperture Fixed f/2.8 aperture
Recording
Video System NTSC
PAL
Recording Media MicroSD card slot x 1 (Class 10 memory card required)
MicroSD card slot supports up to 64GB cards
Video Format Codec: H.264
Format: MP4
Supported Video Resolutions Full HD (16:9): 1920 x 1080p at 60 fps
Full HD (16:9): 1920 x 1080p at 50 fps
Full HD (16:9): 1920 x 1080p at 30 fps
Full HD (16:9): 1920 x 1080p at 25 fps
HD (4:3): 1280 x 960p at 60 fps
HD (4:3): 1280 x 960p at 50 fps
HD (4:3): 1280 x 960p at 30 fps
HD (4:3): 1280 x 960p at 25 fps
HD (16:9): 1280 x 720p at 120 fps
HD (16:9): 1280 x 720p at 100 fps
HD (16:9): 1280 x 720p at 60 fps
HD (16:9): 1280 x 720p at 50 fps
HD (16:9): 1280 x 720p at 30 fps
HD (16:9): 1280 x 720p at 25 fps
WVGA (16:9): 848 x 480p at 120 fps
WVGA (16:9): 848 x 480p at 100 fps
WVGA (16:9): 848 x 480p at 60 fps
WVGA (16:9): 848 x 480p at 50 fps
Photo Resolution 10MP (3680 x 2760)
7MP (3072 x 2304)
5MP (2624 x 1968)
Burst Mode 10 photos per 1 sec
5 photos per 1 sec
3 photos per 1 sec
Interval Recording 0.5 sec
1 sec
2 sec
5 sec
10 sec
30 sec
60 sec
Audio Mono, 48 kHz, AAC compression with AGC (automatic gain control)
Increased audio range by approx. 10 dB compared to HERO3: Silver Edition
Handles approx. 2x greater volume without distortion compared to HERO3: Silver Edition
Supports optional 3.5 mm stereo microphone adapter (sold separately)
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Built-in Wi-Fi
Interfaces Mini-USB port x 1 (supports charging, connecting to a computer, 3.5 mm stereo microphone via optional adapter and playback to composite TV via optional cable

Micro-HDMI x 1 (supports playback to HDTV via optional cable)
Playback HDTV: Micro-HDMI to HDMI cable required (sold separately)
TV: Mini-USB to composite cable required (sold separately)
LCD Touch BacPac (sold separately): Attach to camera for photo/video preview and playback
GoPro App (free): Use smartphone/tablet for photo/video preview and playback
Computer: Connect via mini-USB to USB cable (included), or copy files from microSD card to computer
General
Built-In Speakers No
Built-In Microphone Yes (mono microphone)
Housing Waterproof to 131' (40 m)
Battery Type Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (rated at 1180 mAh, 3.7 V, 4366 mWh)
Battery Life 1080p at 60 fps: 2:15 (with Wi-Fi off)
1080p at 60 fps: 2:00 (with Wi-Fi on + using Wi-Fi Remote)
1080p at 60 fps: 1:30 (with Wi-Fi on + using GoPro App)
1080p at 60 fps: 1:30 (with Wi-Fi off + using LCD Touch BacPac)
1080p at 30 fps: 3:00 (with Wi-Fi off)
1080p at 30 fps: 2:40 (with Wi-Fi on + using Wi-Fi Remote)
1080p at 30 fps: 1:50 (with Wi-Fi on + using GoPro App)
1080p at 30 fps: 1:50 (with Wi-Fi off + using LCD Touch BacPac)
960p at 60 fps: 2:30 (with Wi-Fi off)
960p at 60 fps: 2:15 (with Wi-Fi on + using Wi-Fi Remote)
960p at 60 fps: 1:35 (with Wi-Fi on + using GoPro App)
960p at 60 fps: 1:35 (with Wi-Fi off + using LCD Touch BacPac)
720p at 120 fps: 2:20 (with Wi-Fi off)
720p at 120 fps: 2:05 (with Wi-Fi on + using Wi-Fi Remote)
720p at 120 fps: 1:30 (with Wi-Fi on + using GoPro App)
720p at 120 fps: 1:30 (with Wi-Fi off + using LCD Touch BacPac)
System Requirements Mac OS X 10.5 and later / Microsoft Windows Vista, 7 and later
2nd generation Intel Core-based processor or AMD equivalent (3rd generation Intel Core-i7 recommended)
2GB RAM (4GB or greater recommended)
Graphics processor comparable to an Intel HD Graphics 3000, NVIDIA GeForce 600 Series, AMD Radeon HD6000 Series or better
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not specified by manufacturer
Weight 2.6 oz (74 g) camera only
4.8 oz (136 g) camera with housing
GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera
  • Standard Housing
  • Higher Capacity Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Quick Release Buckle
  • Vertical Quick Release Buckle
  • Curved Adhesive Mount
  • Flat Adhesive Mount
  • 3-Way Pivot Arm
  • USB Charging Cable
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    GoProHERO3+ Silver Edition Camera
     
    4.7

    (based on 40 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (31)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (28)
    • Easy to use (27)
    • Tough (11)
    • Durable (7)
    • Produces high quality film (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (10)
      • Shooting outdoors (9)
      • HD shooting (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Intermediate (8), Tech savvy (4), Advanced (3), Beginner (3), Expert (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (25), Yes (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Little package with super performance

      I bought it for my friend's son as he just started riding a bike and I thought this toy would be a great motivation for him to practice riding. I had to test it...Read complete review

      I bought it for my friend's son as he just started riding a bike and I thought this toy would be a great motivation for him to practice riding. I had to test it myself so I took it out for shooting (action pistol shooting). I now want one for myself! I mounted on my cap using a tripod adaptor and a 1/4" screw and it stays on firmly. I do not feels its weight at all. The image is brilliant and I love its slow motion mode, made in Gopro studio software. I can analyze my shooting better than videos taken by someone else standing feet behind me. It is a little pricy but I can justify the price. It is a nice toy.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      No 24p

      The previous generation of this product had 24p recording capability. But now you have to buy the "Black" version to get 24p. Fewer features at the same price.

      The previous generation of this product had 24p recording capability. But now you have to buy the "Black" version to get 24p. Fewer features at the same price.

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      5.0

      My Go Pro Made It through the Ice Bucket

      By Ken

      from Seattle

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Tough

      Cons

      • Battery Case Is Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Wet Conditions Toddler

      Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

      Very pleased with my Go Pro Hero 3It made it through the Ice Bucket challenge with flying colorsEasy set upEasy wireless app on my iPhoneIm having a ball

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      So far so good!

      By Harry KP

      from New York, NY

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

      Bought for a road trip. Handy for all kinds of things, and easy enough to tape/rig to most any surface (hooked it to a uhaul, in the car, to a kayak, etc). Battery life could be better, but otherwise very satisfied.

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      5.0

      More than expected

      By Burt

      from Pittsburgh PA

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

          Way more than expected, I didn't realize that the camera had the capability to change from an awesome wide angel to what I call a normal shot and the image quality is impeccable. The other features that impressed me were the wireless viewing of the images and mounds of accessories!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          More than Silver...i'd say it's golden!!

          By Diego

          from Santiago, Chile

          About Me Intermediate

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Stylish
          • Tough

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Powder

            Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

            I bought it for my mtb rides mainly, but it turned to be an excellent travel company. My wife loves it... (more than me i'd say lol)

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            My doughter loved this camera

            By Henriette Pieroni

            from São Paulo Brazil

            About Me Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Lightweight
            • Produces High Quality Film

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

              No comments

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Very good

              By Patricia

              from Brasil

              Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

              Very good

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              4.0

              Good

              By Himalay

              from MD

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Shooting Outdoors
                • Travel

                Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

                I used it for travel video

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Wow

                By Dante

                from Cape Town

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Produces High Quality Film

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Shooting Outdoors
                  • Travel

                  Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

                  What a pleasure, a perfect addition to my photography or more precisely a superb video tool. So small yet so good and easy to manage and capture all the action under any conditions. Would highly recommend this product.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great for specific things

                  By Snow Bear

                  from Pennsylvania

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Shooting Outdoors
                    • Travel

                    Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

                    Bought this as a gift to a nephew. He loves it. Great for outdoors with plenty of light, not so great in low light.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Go Pro

                    By glennieboy8120

                    from Tampa

                    About Me Travel Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Produces High Quality Film

                    Cons

                    • Setup A Bit Confusing

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Movies
                    • Travel

                    Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

                    Great Product - used it on my last trip to NYC and got great photos and videos

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    wow

                    By Red

                    from Southern California

                    About Me Parent

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Shooting Indoors
                      • Shooting Outdoors
                      • Travel

                      Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

                      This camera is a whole lotta fun! I've recently used it at a beach outing and the pictures came out great. I would highly recommend this little gem.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      4.0

                      skydive gopro

                      By sk

                      from oroville, Ca

                      About Me Parent, Photo Video Skydiving

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • Can Lock Up
                      • Some Time Complicated

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Movies
                      • Shooting Outdoors
                      • Travel

                      Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

                      If you need small this is good

                      Easy to use

                      Some times not so easy to adjust unless you really know the camera

                      Froze on me a couple of times

                      Update can be a pain

                      studio 2....needs work.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great and Versatile Action Camera

                      By spiermar

                      from Sunnyvale, CA

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Lightweight
                      • Produces High Quality Film
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • Color In Photos Not Great

                      Best Uses

                      • HD Shooting
                      • Shooting Outdoors

                      Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

                      Great action camera! It's amazing how versatile it is. Going to a pool and want to take a few pictures? Great! Want to make a killer ski video? Check! The wide angle is great and video quality too. Images are crisp and clear. Sometimes I use it to take "regular" pictures too, but in these cases, I felt that the color contrast is not that great. But again, it's an action camera, not a point-and-shoot.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Little package with super performance

                      By mk

                      from DE

                      About Me Outdoor enthusiast, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Produces High Quality Film

                      Cons

                      • price

                      Best Uses

                      • Documentaries
                      • HD Shooting
                      • Shooting Outdoors

                      Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

                      I bought it for my friend's son as he just started riding a bike and I thought this toy would be a great motivation for him to practice riding. I had to test it myself so I took it out for shooting (action pistol shooting). I now want one for myself! I mounted on my cap using a tripod adaptor and a 1/4" screw and it stays on firmly. I do not feels its weight at all. The image is brilliant and I love its slow motion mode, made in Gopro studio software. I can analyze my shooting better than videos taken by someone else standing feet behind me. It is a little pricy but I can justify the price. It is a nice toy.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      the best

                      By Pipe Sanchez O. Photographer

                      from Medellin, Colombia

                      About Me Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Lightweight
                      • Produces High Quality Film

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Shooting Outdoors
                        • Travel

                        Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

                        i love this camera.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        buy this, its the best

                        By Pipe Sanchez O. Photographer

                        from Medellin, Colombia

                        About Me Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Lightweight
                        • Produces High Quality Film

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • HD Shooting
                          • Shooting Outdoors
                          • Travel

                          Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

                          i lovet

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          No 24p

                          By Traveling Productions

                          from Philadelphia, PA

                          About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

                              The previous generation of this product had 24p recording capability. But now you have to buy the "Black" version to get 24p. Fewer features at the same price.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              So far I have only bought 2, The Best

                              By Wayne

                              from Houston, TX

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Tough

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Any Time There Is Water

                                Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

                                I use the Gopro Hero3+ for video often, it is a must for action shots.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                amazing stuff

                                By fp

                                from colorado

                                About Me Beginner

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

                                    most versatile camera ever! get to have sick videos and pictures all at once on the same camera. light small compact! perfecto for outdoor situations and sports. technologically mind-blowing

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    An Amazing Piece of Technology

                                    By Thirty Three Photography

                                    from Hampton Roads, VA

                                    About Me Expert

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Tough

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • You Can Use It Anywhere

                                      Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

                                      I upgraded from the Hero 2 and the 3+ is a huge leap forward. As a photographer and a surfer I use the GoPro all of the time. It is small enough to throw in my camera bag to take on shoots for behind the scenes video and photos. Its improved image quality it fantastic especially is surf situations when I am backlit by the sun.

                                      The time laspe feature is fantastic and the video quality at 60fps is amazing.

                                      The lastly the addition of the WIFI and phone ap allows you to frame shots and control the camera from your phone. It is an outstanding and invaluable piece of equimpent for anyone who wants a rugged camera that can go anywhere!

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                                      Required item: A memory card (not included) is required to record your footage.

                                      Transcend -  32GB microSDHC Memory Card Premium 300x Class 10 UHS-I with microSD Adapter
                                      • You Pay: $16.90
                                       

                                      Batteries & Power

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                                      GoPro -  Rechargeable Battery for HERO3 and HERO3+
                                      • You Pay: $19.99
                                       
                                      Watson -  Lithium-Ion Battery Pack for HERO3 & HERO3+ (3.7V, 1000mAh)
                                      • You Pay: $9.99
                                       

                                      Bike, Pole & Roll-Bar Mounts

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                                      GoPro -  Handlebar/Seatpost Pole Mount
                                      • You Pay: $10.99
                                       

                                      Chest, Head, Arm & Body Mounts

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                                      GoPro -  Chest Mount Harness
                                       

                                      Handgrips & Extension Poles

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                                      GoPro -  3-Way 3-in-1 Mount for GoPro HERO Action Camera
                                      • You Pay: $69.99
                                       

                                      Suction, Surf & Adhesive Mounts

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                                      GoPro -  Suction Cup Mount
                                      • You Pay: $39.99
                                       

                                      Bags & Cases

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                                      Pearstone -  Onyx 1010 Digital Camera/Camcorder Shoulder Bag
                                      • You Pay: $14.95
                                       
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