GoPro HERO

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GoPro HERO
Key Features
  • Supports 1080p30 and 720p60 Video
  • Captures 5MP Photos at 5 fps
  • Ultra Wide Angle Glass Lens
  • Camera Waterproof to 131'
Rather than a separate housing, the GoPro HERO action camera features a unibody design wherein the camera itself is waterproof to 131' with the Standard Backdoor in place and sealed. It records 1080p30 Full HD video, as well as 720p60 for enhanced motion capture or creating slow-motion effects in post. The HERO also takes 5-megapixel still photos in single shot, burst, and time-lapse. For use on dry land the Skeleton Backdoor is included, featuring cutouts for enhanced audio capture using the built-in microphone.
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GoPro HERO3 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 25-Megapixel Photos with Time-Lapse Function
  • 3SuperView
  • 4Auto Low Light
  • 5QuikCapture
  • 6Up to 2.5 Hours Battery Life
  • 7Built-in Microphone
  • 8GoPro Software

Rather than a separate housing, the GoPro HERO action camera features a unibody design wherein the camera itself is waterproof to 131' with the Standard Backdoor in place and sealed. It records 1080p30 Full HD video, as well as 720p60 for enhanced motion capture or creating slow-motion effects in post. The HERO also takes 5-megapixel still photos in single shot, burst, and time-lapse. For use on dry land the Skeleton Backdoor is included, featuring cutouts for enhanced audio capture using the built-in microphone.

The HERO includes flat and curved adhesive mounts for surfboards, helmets, boats, and other smooth surfaces as well as a quick release buckle that clips in and out of them. Apart from these, the camera can be used with a range of separately available mounting hardware for adaptation to just about any scenario.

Video and photos are recorded to microSD/microSDHC cards, with support for capacities up to 32GB. A USB cable is included for file transfer directly from the camera and charging the built-in battery.

5-Megapixel Photos with Time-Lapse Function

The still mode allows capture of 5-megapixel JPEGs in either single shot or busts at up to 5 fps. There is also an interval function allowing you to create time-lapse vidoes

SuperView

An ultra-wide lens designed to give your footage an immersive POV feel as well as capture nearly everything happening in front of the lens

Note: The field-of-view (FOV) varies depending on the camera settings

Auto Low Light

Automatically adjusts the frame rate for optimal performance under low-light conditions

QuikCapture

Power the camera on and start recording automatically with the press of a single button

Up to 2.5 Hours Battery Life

The built-in battery is estimamted to last up to 2.5 hours and is rechargeable using USB

Built-in Microphone

The camera can record audio internally using its built-in microphone. The included Skeleton Backdoor enables enhanced audio capture during low-speed activities

GoPro Software

With the included software you can view photos and videos as well as generate compilations to share using your favorite social media service

GoPro HERO3 Specs

Optics
Fixed FocusYes
Recording
Still Image SupportJPEG
5 MP (2592 x 1944)
Audio FormatAAC with AGC
Sampling FrequencyAAC: 48.0 kHz
Exposure Control
Interval Recording.5 Second
Continuous ShootingUp to 5 fps for up to 10 Frames
Features
Waterproof Depth Rating131.0' / 40.0 m (Camera)
Built-In MicYes
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs1 x Mini-USB
General
BatteryRechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Max Runtime: 2.5 Hours per Charge
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.1 x 4.3 x 2.2"

GoPro HERO3 Reviews

Bought the go-pro hero and my expectations were exceeded!

By Kendawg69
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-09-20

I attached the go-pro to my helmet as well as my truck and have used it extensively since I have received it.

I'm Thrilled

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-07-16

Took my two daughters on vacation; we went snorkeling and hiking and the camera took great pictures underwater as well as in the rainforest we were hiking in. I was afraid when I purchased that there would be a huge learning curve to using it and I so I went with the entry level camera. I wish I would have went for the higher level model. It is the easiest camera I have ever used and takes awesome pictures and video. I am impressed!!

Great way to capture it all

By Dasein
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-06-24

This is an awesome camera and so far very durable. The video quality is outstanding and has been used in the pool, lake, Lax field for training and to capture video from the back of a 110lbs dog.

Yes, I love it

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-06-19

This is a great camera for a beginner.

Rather have than the Session.

By Jack
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-08-21

I like that this is the original GoPro. I was disappointed in the Session and can't afford the Hero4. The Session may be smaller but I just don't like it's format. Too bad GoPro doesn't make this one any longer, but it's a plus if you get one at this great price.

great action camera

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-07-29

does exactly what it was intended to do and does it well great little camera am planning to buy more

Great entry level action camera

By JLPhotography
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-07-27

Great action camera for the money. Good entry level option.

Go Pro Hero

By Dragonflies4u
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-07-25

Easy to order and quick delivery. I have enjoyed the ease of hands free filming. Highly recommended.

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Asked by: Anonymous
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Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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I have this camera and love it. it was dropped by mistake and unfortunately the part of the case that attaches to accessories broke off. Is there anyway to replace the outside shell because it is currently unable to attach to anything?
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Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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considering a camera / video unit for use while (horse) trail riding. Concern's are durability, length of time per session, mounting options?
Asked by: Anonymous
The GoPro is a great choice as a plethora of mounting options are available and recording duration is only limited by the battery and the installed memory card.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Was trying to find a red filter to fit the Hero. Everything I find says only compatible with the hero4/hero3+. Do they make them to fit the Hero ?
Asked by: Cindy W.
Sorry, no external filters are available for the HERO Action Camera. I was able to come up with two options. 1. Rosco E-Colour+ #779 Bastard Pink (21 x 24 ) Sheet B&H # ROE779S for $34.75. (You will have a lifetime supply.) Cut a piece to size and apply with duck tape. Be sure to leave one edge open allowing water to get in so you do not get water lines. 2. Buy a GoPro that takes filters.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

How can I use this model with a slefie stick?
Asked by: Seraj B.
Any selfie stick with a 1/4 -20 screw or GoPro style mount will take the camera. Unfortunately, there is no known way to snap the shutter of the Hero Action. You would have to get a more advanced version of GoPro cameras like the Hero Session and use the Smart Remote.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

How can I use this camera with a selfie stick?
Asked by: Anonymous
Any selfie stick with a 1/4 -20 screw or GoPro style mount will take the camera. Unfortunately, there is no known way to snap the shutter of the Hero Action. You would have to get a more advanced version of GoPro cameras like the Hero Session and use the Smart Remote.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Are there led displays on the gopros?
Asked by: Anonymous
There is an LCD display on the front for settings. Normally GoPro's do not have LCD displays on the back for viewing. We do have two kits that offer rear viewing screens. GoPro HERO+ LCD B&H # GOHPL and GoPro HERO4 Black and LCD Touch BacPac Kit B&H # GOH4ABLCDTK (B&H Kit).
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

is this camera shock proof? and at what height?
Asked by: Anonymous
On most 'quads', the gimbal assembly usually breaks before the camera.
Answered by: Duane G.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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