Wednesday, October 17, 2012

GoPro Unveils its New Hero3 Action Camera

GoPro,the maker of the world’s most versatile cameras, unveiled its new action camera, Hero3.
The camera comes in three versions, Black, Silver, and White, with the Black edition being at the top of the line. The camera is expected to be available as early as next week and priced at $399.99 for The Black, $199.99 - for the White, and $299.99 - for the Silver editions.

GoPro Hero3 Camera




Edition Comparison

EDITION WHITE SILVER BLACK
MSRP $199.99 $299.99 $399.99
IMAGE QUALITY
Optics Ultra-sharp ƒ/2.8 - 6 element lens, Ultra wide angle with reduced distortion Ultra-sharp ƒ/2.8 - 6 element aspherical lens, Ultra wide angle with reduced distortion Ultra-sharp ƒ/2.8 - 6 element aspherical glass lens, Ultra wide angle with reduced distortion
Lens Sharp Sharp 2x Sharper
Low Light Consumer Grade Prosumer Grade Professional Grade
PHOTO FEATURES + FOV
Megapixels 11,8,5 MP 11,8,5 MP 11,8,5 MP
wide (170°) FOV wide (170°) FOV wide (170°) FOV
medium (127°) FOV medium (127°) FOV medium (127°) FOV
Modes Single Single Single
10 photos in 1 sec 10 photos in 1 sec 10 photos in 1 sec
TimeLapse every 0.5, 1, 2, 10, 30, 60 TimeLapse every 0.5, 1, 2, 10, 30, 60 TimeLapse every 0.5, 1, 2, 10, 30, 60
Self-Timer Self-Timer Self-Timer
VIDEO FEATURES + FOV
4K Cinema (17:9) 4K (16:9) N/A N/A 12, 12.5, 15 fps
Ultra Wide FOV
Protune Mode
2.7K Cinema (17:9) 2.7K (16:9) N/A N/A 30, 25, 24 fps
Ultra Wide FOV
Protune Mode
1440p (4:3) N/A N/A 48, 30, 25, 24 fps
Ultra Wide FOV
Protune Mode
1080p (16:9) 30, 25 fps 30, 25, 24 fps 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 fps
Medium FOV Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow FOV Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow FOV
Protune Mode Protune Mode
960p (4:3) 30, 25 fps 48, 30, 25 fps 100, 48 fps
Ultra Wide FOV Ultra Wide FOV Ultra Wide FOV
Protune Mode Protune Mode
720 (16:9) 60, 50, 30, 25 fps 60, 50, 30, 25 fps 100, 48 fps
Ultra Wide FOV Ultra Wide FOV Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow FOV
Protune Mode Protune Mode
WVGA (16:9) 60 fps 120 fps 120, 100, 60, 50 fps
Ultra Wide FOV Ultra Wide FOV Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow FOV
Protune Mode Protune Mode
PHOTO SPECS
Megapixels + FOV 5 MP 11MP (Wide), 8MP (Medium), 5MP (WIde + Medium) 12MP (Wide), 7MP (Wide + Medium), 5MP (Medium)
Time-lapse (Intervals) 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds
Burst (Photos/sec) 1-Mar 3/1, 5/1, 10/1, 10/2 3/1, 5/1, 10/1, 10/2, 30/1, 30/2, 30/3
Continuous N/A N/A Yes, 3/1, 5/1, 10/1
ADVANCED FEATURES
Wi-Fi Built-in Yes Yes Yes
Protune Mode Not compatible Yes Yes
Simultaneous Video + Photo N/A N/A Photo every: 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds; Manual
White Balance Not compatible Auto, 3000K, 5500K, 6500K, Cam Raw Auto, 3000K, 5500K, 6500K, Cam Raw
Looping Record (Video) Yes Yes Yes
High Video Bitrate Capture (H.264) Up to 15/Mbs Up to 35/Mbs Up to 45/Mbs
AUDIO SPECS
Mono, AAC compression w/ AGC Yes Yes Yes
USABILITY
User Interface Simple language-based interface Simple language-based interface Simple language-based interface
LED Lights 4 Recording - Red / Wireless LED - Blue 4 Recording - Red / Wireless LED - Blue 4 Recording - Red / Wireless LED - Blue
Inputs Micro-HDMI Port, Composite A/V Adapter, USB, Micro SD, HERO Port, 3.5mm Stereo Mic Adapter Micro-HDMI Port, Composite A/V Adapter, USB, Micro SD, HERO Port, 3.5mm Stereo Mic Adapter Micro-HDMI Port, Composite A/V Adapter, USB, Micro SD, HERO Port, 3.5mm Stereo Mic Adapter
Battery 1050mAh rechargeable lithium-ion 1050mAh rechargeable lithium-ion 1050mAh rechargeable lithium-ion
Storage (Memory) MicroSD Class 4 or higher recommended; Up to 64GB capacity supported (Class 10 required for time- lapse photos @ 0.5 sec intervals in Protune mode) MicroSD Class 4 or higher recommended; Up to 64GB capacity supported (Class 10 required for time- lapse photos @ 0.5 sec intervals in Protune mode) MicroSD Class 10 or higher required; Up to 64GB capacity supported
Average Record Time Recording times will vary based on resolution and frame rate settings Recording times will vary based on resolution and frame rate settings Recording times will vary based on resolution and frame rate settings
Simultaneous Record + Charge Yes Yes Yes
Operating System Mac OS®X 10.5 and later Microsoft Windows® Vista, 7 and later Mac OS®X 10.5 and later Microsoft Windows® Vista, 7 and later Mac OS®X 10.5 and later Microsoft Windows® Vista, 7 and later
COMPATIBILITY
Mounts + Accessories Compatible with all GoPro mounts and accessories; see compatibility matrix for complete list. Compatible with all GoPro mounts and accessories; see compatibility matrix for complete list. Compatible with all GoPro mounts and accessories; see compatibility matrix for complete list.
INCLUDED IN THE BOX
Mounts + Accessories HERO3: White Edition Camera HERO3: Silver Edition Camera HERO3: Black Edition Camera
197’ / 60m Waterproof Housing 197’ / 60m Waterproof Housing 197’ / 60m Waterproof Housing
Assorted Mounting Hardware Assorted Mounting Hardware Wi-Fi Remote
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Assorted Mounting Hardware
1 Quick Release Buckle 1 Quick Release Buckle Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
1 Curved + 1 Flat Adhesive Mount 1 J-Hook Buckle 1 Quick Release Buckle
1 Curved + 1 Flat Adhesive Mount 1 J-Hook Buckle
3-Way Pivot Arm 1 Curved + 1 Flat Adhesive Mount
3-Way Pivot Arm
HERO3: Black Edition / Surf contains 1 Surfboard Mount and Tether; 1 Curved + 1 Flat Adhesive Mount not included
Source: GoPro

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