GoPro HERO3: Black Edition Camera

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Product Highlights
  • 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

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
The GoPro App lets you control your camera remotely, preview shots and play back content on your smartphone or tablet. Plus, it makes it easy to share your favorite photos and videos via email, text, Instagram, Facebook and more. The app also lets you browse and delete files on the camera's memory card or copy photos and videos to a GoPro album on your smartphone or tablet
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

Protune - Powerful Control for Professionals

A video mode that unlocks the camera's full potential, Protune yields stunning image quality and cinema-caliber video for professional productions
35Mbps data rate provides an improved, less compressed image
Neutral color profile allows for greater latitude through the color correction process
Log curve encoding provides more detail in shadows and highlights
Reduced sharpening and noise reduction improves flexibility in professional workflows
24 fps frame fates so you can easily intercut GoPro content with other sources without fps conversion
Camera
Sensor 12 Megapixel
Optics
Lens Fixed Focus
f/2.8
Lens Elements 6
Recording
System NTSC/PAL
Recording Media microSD Up To 64GB 
Recording Time Not Specified By Manufacturer
Video Format High Definition
MPEG4-AVC/H.264
3840 x 2160p / 12 fps
High Definition
MPEG4-AVC/H.264
2592 x 1458p / 30 fps
2592 x 1458p / 25 fps
2592 x 1458p / 24 fps
High Definition
MPEG4-AVC/H.264
2304 x 1440p / 48 fps
2304 x 1440p / 30 fps
High Definition
MPEG4-AVC/H.264
2304 x 1440p / 25 fps
2304 x 1440p / 24 fps
High Definition
MPEG4-AVC/H.264
1920 x 1080p / 60 fps
1920 x 1080p / 50 fps
1920 x 1080p / 48 fps
High Definition
MPEG4-AVC/H.264
1920 x 1080p / 30 fps
1920 x 1080p / 25 fps
1920 x 1080p / 24 fps
High Definition
MPEG4-AVC/H.264
1280 x 960p / 100 fps
1280 x 960p / 48 fps
High Definition
MPEG4-AVC/H.264
1280 x 720p / 120 fps
1280 x 720p / 100 fps
High Definition
MPEG4-AVC/H.264
1280 x 720p / 60 fps
1280 x 720p / 50 fps
Standard Definition
MPEG4-AVC/H.264
854 x 480p / 240 fps
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 12 Megapixel
JPEG: 7 Megapixel
JPEG: 5 Megapixel
Channels 1.0-Channel Mono
Audio Format AAC with AGC
Features
Waterproof Depth Rating 197.0' / 60.0 m (Waterproof Housing)
Interval Recording .5 sec
1 sec
2 sec
5 sec
10 sec
30 sec
60 sec
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker No
Built-in Light/Flash Light - No
Flash - No
Wi-Fi Yes
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs 1x HDMI D (Micro)
1x USB 2.0
Microphone Input Yes
Headphone Jack No
General
System Requirements Windows
  • Vista
    7

Mac
  • OS X 10.5 & later
  • USB 2.0 Interface
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 1050mAh
Charging Method USB
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.3 x 1.5 x 0.8" / 58.4 x 38.1 x 20.3 mm
Weight 2.6 oz / 74 g
GoPro HERO3: Black Edition Camera
  • 197' (60 m) Waterproof Housing
  • Wi-Fi Remote
  • Wi-Fi Remote Key + Ring
  • Assorted Mounting Hardware
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Quick Release Buckle
  • J-Hook Buckle
  • Curved Adhesive Mount
  • Flat Adhesive Mount
  • 3-Way Pivot Arm
  • USB Charging Cable
  • Remote Charging Cable
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Required item: A memory card (not included) is required to record your footage.

    SanDisk -  32GB microSDHC Extreme Plus Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card with microSD Adapter
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    This card is recommended for recording in 4K or in Protune mode on the Hero3.

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