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GoProHERO3+ Silver Edition Camera
 
4.6

(based on 121 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (90)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (30)
  • Lightweight (29)
  • Waterproof (27)
  • Attractive (23)
  • Weather proof (19)

Cons

  • No zoom (7)
  • Poor power (5)
  • No LCD screen (4)
  • Poor sound quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (18)
  • Shooting outdoors (9)
  • Action photography (8)
  • Partying (8)
  • Outdoor activities (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Intermediate (22), Beginner (15), Professional (11), Advanced (9), Videographer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (59), Yes (26)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing Little Camera

I have used this GoPro for the past 6 months and it has been the best amazing to use. Coming from a DSLR background I didn't see myself using the GoPro a lot but...Read complete review

I have used this GoPro for the past 6 months and it has been the best amazing to use. Coming from a DSLR background I didn't see myself using the GoPro a lot but its been an amazing addition.

I mainly use the camera for time-lapse photography with some video on occasion.

Time-lapse mode is amazing with this camera and with some tweaks in post you can achieve some amazing looking images. Not the best when it comes to sunset though.

Video wise, it has decent quality, I wish the images out of the camera were a little more saturated but I can adjust that in post as well. But very nice file size and on my 32GB card I can get 4 hours 28 mins at 1080p 30. The 120 FPS is very fun to play with but does limit the space available.

Photo mode isn't bad, Id recommend using the burst mode since the main photo mode has a 1-2 second delay after pressing the shutter button. And when shooting burst photos, after a sequence is taken, it does take 3-5 seconds to clear the buffer at 10 frames per second. The underwater stills were amazing to take, and were pleasing right out of camera.

Overall the best thing for me is the water proof case, and the unlimited number of mounting options you have. Its small enough to conceal fairly easily, and use for family pictures, sports, or just to add to your camera bag for those spur of the moment pictures or when you don't want to risk your DSLR getting wet or damaged.

Pros:
Compact
Decent Battery Life
Versatile!!!!!!

Cons:
Shutter delay in picture mode
Heavy with case on
Noisy when not in direct sunlight

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Dissapointed: Specific function

The 3 + Silver did not work with the function I require. It comes with the icon and it says on the screen that it is set up for it but the camera would...Read complete review

The 3 + Silver did not work with the function I require. It comes with the icon and it says on the screen that it is set up for it but the camera would shut off when the SD card was full. The looping record function would have prevented it from shutting off. Customer service was friendly and tried to help but admitted that there was no plan to upgrade the software to make this function work. The app for phone and tablet is great but battery life is short, and like I said, looping function non operable. I'm returning the camera.

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4.0

My first go pro

By DJDigs

from Nazareth Pa

Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

So far as a newbie to this camera I'm really liking it. I was a little overwhelmed at first but was easy to pick up and understand. I'm blown away with the picture quality, simply amazing!

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5.0

Awesome little beast

By Mikeyjayay

from Brooklyn, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

This is a great camera. As a tester, I bought a pretty well reviewed generic alternative and it is no way near as good as the Hero3+ Silver. You are really not paying for the brand name but for the quality. I can not recommend this over a cheaper alternative enough.

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5.0

Great Go Pro

By Emmy

from New York, NY

About Me Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Auto Photo Mode
  • Extreme Durability
  • HD Video Quality
  • Image Stability
  • Mounting Options
  • Recording Time
  • Superior Audio

Cons

  • No Zoom

Best Uses

  • Action Photography
  • Family
  • Helmet Sports
  • Motor Sports
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Travel
  • Video Production
  • Water Sports

Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

this go-pro is great for someone that does not need the most expensive best one and for someone that doesn't want just the basic one either. It has a rechargeable battery so you can keep using it, and is overall worth the price for a great device for many uses!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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5.0

Good Price, I'm Happy

By Dean3x

from NY

About Me Outdoor Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Auto Photo Mode
  • Extreme Durability
  • HD Video Quality
  • Image Stability
  • Mounting Options
  • Recording Time
  • Waterproof Depth

Cons

  • No Zoom

Best Uses

  • Action Photography
  • Motor Sports

Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

I know this is a older version but for needs it can't be beet for the price I Got from B&H.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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3.0

Camera works well but...

By BobH8

from Savannah ga

Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

I like the quality of video but you have to really like the wide angle look for everything you shoot. One trick pony and not a replacement for a camcorder.

And GoPro should be jailed for the ridiculously overpriced and proprietary accessories.

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5.0

Just what I was looking for

By TR

from Tampa, FL

About Me Videographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Extreme Durability
  • HD Video Quality
  • Mounting Options
  • Waterproof Depth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Action Photography
    • Family
    • Helmet Sports
    • Motor Sports
    • Outdoor Activities
    • Travel
    • Video Production
    • Water Sports

    Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

    I use the Hero +3 as a 2nd camera for most shoots.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Small package big results

    By Billy Book

    from Shippensburg

    About Me Traveler, Videographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Extreme Durability
    • Waterproof Depth

    Cons

    • No Zoom

    Best Uses

    • Action Photography
    • Family
    • Travel
    • Water Sports

    Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

    Small camera but packs a big punch. Couldn't afford the more expensive 4 hero but this meets all my needs. I like the GoPro App which allows you to sync up your Smartphone to use as a screen to see what you are shooting.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Fantastic

    By Tech Junkie

    from Va

    About Me Outdoor Enthusiast, Student, Videographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Extreme Durability
    • HD Video Quality
    • Mounting Options
    • Recording Time

    Cons

    • No LCD Screen
    • No Zoom

    Best Uses

    • Action Photography
    • Family
    • Helmet Sports
    • Motor Sports
    • Outdoor Activities
    • Travel
    • Video Production
    • Water Sports

    Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

    Although this does not have the touch screen back, it is still great.

    Video quality is good too.

    Check out all the accessories for this critter. I liked the ball joint rotate-able position unit. Awesome!
    Lots of fun stuff to buy that makes the camera(s) awesome!

    I love how small these units are. You can put them almost anywhere.

    An optical zoom feature would be interesting.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    great camera---

    By marcos

    from west new york

    About Me Outdoor Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Hdmi Conection

    Cons

    • No LCD Screen

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor Activities

    Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

    very good camera.......

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    best monyt I spent in a long time.

    By Photo nut

    from Penn.

    About Me Journalist, Outdoor Enthusiast, Videographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Extreme Durability
    • HD Video Quality
    • Image Stability
    • Waterproof Depth

    Cons

    • No LCD Screen
    • No Zoom

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor Activities

    Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

    I bought this to put on my bow for bow bear season.I got two bears on film and one was the one I shot at about 6ft.NEAT...

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    2.0

    It does what it is designed to do but lacks newer capability

    By Bill

    from Bumpus Mills, Tn

    About Me Traveler, Videographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Auto Photo Mode
    • Mounting Options
    • Waterproof Depth

    Cons

    • Lack Devise Compatibility
    • No LCD Screen

    Best Uses

    • Action Photography
    • Outdoor Activities
    • Water Sports

    Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

    Bought it to use with my 3DR Solo but it is not compatible with the drone software. 3DR said that it was but the latest software upgrade eliminated the 3+ silver. I will find something to do with it. I am sure it works but I have not used it yet.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    JUST WHAT I EXPECTED!

    By STEWPOT

    from PHOENIX, AZ

    About Me Filmmaker, Videographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Auto Photo Mode
    • HD Video Quality
    • Image Stability
    • Superior Audio
    • Waterproof Depth

    Cons

    • No Zoom

    Best Uses

    • Action Photography
    • Family
    • Travel

    Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

    THIS THING IS GREAT! SOPHISTICATED ENOUGH TO OFFER GREAT FEATURES BUT STILL USER FRIENDLY. I ALREADY HAVE A 3+. I WANTED TO GET THREE MORE FOR MY KIDS BUT I WASNT SURE I COULD AFFORD IT. WELL NOT ONLY COULD I AFFORD THEM FROM B AND H, BUT I WAS ABLE TO GET EXTRA CARDS!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    1.0

    don,t wast your money

    By Daneo

    from New Haven CT

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • You Get Go Pro Stickers

    Cons

    • They Dont Work For Long

    Best Uses

      Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

      This is my second go pro camera. This one was used twice owned for 2 months and is already dead. GO Pro's idea of customer service is a joke, I have to jump through hops and wait 3 weeks for them to send me another reconditioned camera?

      Save your dollars and aggravation and buy Xiaomi .

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      • No

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      5.0

      No complaints!

      By Matt

      from Pennsylvania

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

      I've started using this product for footage while outdoors and it has been great! 10 MP camera is wonderful, plenty of different shooting modes as well. Wi-fi allows you to use smartphone as more or less of a screen. Battery life has been better than expected. All in all, I have had no complaints about it and in my mind it is the best value GoPro as far as cost versus features.

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      5.0

      Hero3

      By CC

      from Rainbow City, AL

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

      We use the GoPro to capture video we then attach to pictures in our yearbook to create an interactive yearbook.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Highly recommend

      By tman59

      from Miller Place, NY

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

      Product was easy to set up and enjoy immediately. With various attachments lots of ways to video all activities . Daughter loves it. Buying experience at B&H was extraordinary.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      I would buy this product again and again

      By Orly

      from Ciudad de México, MX

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

      great!!! tha

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      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Does what it is suposed to do

      By Ramon

      from Miami

      Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

      Nice camera, good price, great quality and really durable.

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      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Easy!

      By Matt

      from Prov RI

      Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

      Works great out of the box. Very intuitive memu

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      good action camera

      By fivadim

      from Kazakhstan, Almaty

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera:

      Cheaper than black edition, but isn't present protune & custom wb, I bought this camera at a discount. If you don't plan to do pro color correction, it is possible to take safely.

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      • No

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