Gopro HERO3+ Black Edition

Priced: $329.96 - $399.99 Rated:   - 5 stars out of 5 by 16 reviews.
Gopro HERO3+ Black Edition -

Every time that GoPro launches a new generation of cameras, we're left confronting the age-old adage, how do you improve on perfection? Well, how about reducing housing size and weight by 20%, reducing distortion by 33%, speeding up Wi-Fi, a SuperView mode, and increasing battery life by 25%? We thought that would get your attention.

For the HERO3+ Black Edition - Adventure, GoPro reduced in size and weight of the camera by 20% in comparison to the old HERO3, and the camera weight was reduced by 25%. In fact, the HERO3+ tips the scales around 2.08 ounces. The camera body has retained the black backing treatment and the progressive user interface at the front. Additionally, the lighter housing boasts an impressive waterproofing, 131ft/40m.

As with the HERO3, the HERO3+ continues the use of what GoPro calls a six-element aspherical lens. What does this mean? Simply put, the lens has been designed to operate evenly across more light conditions than ever before. For the camera nerds: it's an f/2.8-6.0 lens. So, you'll experience sharper image quality whether it's blisteringly bright or the sun has nearly disappeared. The lens also allows Ultra-wide, Medium, and Narrow field of view modes, and you can operate the White Balance in either auto or manual modes (3000k, 5500k, 6500k, Cam Raw). Now, you're able to expect crystal clear resolution from sunrise to sunset. Possibly more important for your mounted shots, the lens has made huge gains in decreasing distortion. In fact, GoPro asserts that the new iteration of the HERO3 improves reduces distortion by 33%. And as an added perk, image sharpness has been enhanced by 33%, as well.

And speaking of resolution, the HERO3+ Black Edition boasts ultra-high resolution video modes of 4Kp15, 2.7Kp30, 1440p48, 1080p60, 960p100 and 720p120 fps. Basically, if you love slow-motion shots, the HERO3+ is a godsend. And did we mention that all of these rates can be run from Ultra-Wide mode? Awesome. And new to this model, GoPro has added its SuperView video mode to capture video with a more vivid wide angle perspective. Further along the lines of improvement, the HERO3+'s new Auto Low Light feature automatically adjusts the frame rate for an enhanced quality in low-light conditions.

For time lapse, the Hero3+ features seven lapse intervals ranging from 0.5 to 60 seconds. And like the HERO3, this model still mode shoots at 12 megapixels and up to 30 photos per second. You're able to select blasts of 3, 5, or 10 photos-per-second concurrently with any video mode. You also retain camera settings like looping video, continuous photo, and Protune Mode.

Not to be one sided in the improvement department, the HERO3+ also made dramatic gains in sound quality. By engineering a new wind-noise reduction system, the redesigned sound recording will capture all of the subtleties and profanities of your gnar. And now, you also have the option of recording your sound in Mono, 48kHz, and AAC compression w/AGC media formats. This means you don't have to eat up your cards' storage if ambient sound is only going to make a cameo in your edit.

The HERO3+ is not only Wi-Fi ready, but GoPro has gone to great lengths to increase its operations speed.but included for this package, at a $79.99 value, is the Wi-Fi Remote. Waterproof, wearable, and capable of controlling up to 50 HERO3+ cameras from a range of 600 feet, the Wi-Fi Remote will turn your entire filming strategy on its head. Not impressed? How about finally gaining access to the GoPro Application for your iOS or Android smartphone and tablet? With the remote and GoPro App in tow, you can both fully control any camera in your Wi-Fi range and view live scene previews.

As for the nitty gritty, the HERO3+ has the following inputs: Micro-HDMI Port, Composite A/V Adapter, USB, Micro SD, HERO Port, and a 3.5mm Stereo Mic Adapater. It's also compatible with newest Mac OS versions down to Mac OSX 10.5 and the latest Microsoft Windows version down to Vista 7.

The GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition - Adventure is available in one color and one size. Included in the package is the following: HERO3+ Black Edition Camera, 131ft/40m waterproof housing, a USB charging cable, Wi-Fi Remote, a rechargeable Li-ion battery, 1 vertical quick-release buckle, 1 quick-release buckle, 1 curved and 1 flat adhesive mount, and a three-way pivot arm. It does not include a memory card.

Please note that the HERO3+ Black Edition requires a MicroSD Class 10 or higher memory card. It can also support up to a 64GB capacity.

Fabric:

  • Due to federal shipping restrictions regarding products with hazardous or flammable materials, this product can only be shipped via ground transportation. We’re sorry, but Next Day Air, 2nd Day Air, USPS Priority or Express shipping are not available for this item. Additionally, this product cannot be shipped to Canada, Hawaii, Alaska, Catalina Island, Puerto Rico, APO, FPO or international addresses. Thanks for your understanding.

Support and Cushioning:

  • Faster built-in Wi-Fi supports better connectivity to the Wi-Fi Remote (included), plus content preview, playback, sharing, and wireless camera software updates via the GoPro App
  • Supports optional 3.5mm stereo mic adapter (Not Included, Optional accessories sold separately)

Insulation:

  • Continuous photo shoots full-resolution stills at a steady 3, 5 or 10 frames per second when holding down the shutter button

Frame:

  • Record times will vary with resolutions and frame rates
  • Auto Low Light mode intelligently adjusts frame rate for stunning low light performance
  • Shoots professional-quality video at 4Kp-15, 2.7Kp-30, 1440p-48, 1080p-60, and 720p-120 resolutions and frame rates; captures 12 MP photos at up to 30 frames-per-second
  • High-resolution, high-frame rate 1440p48, 1080p60, 960p 100 and 720p120 video modes for pro quality footage and silky-smooth slow motion playback

Weather and Wind:

  • Improved audio quality with advanced wind-noise reduction technology for high-speed activities
  • 197'/ 60m Waterproof Housing*
  • Updated housing is 20% smaller and lighter; allows for stunning images above and below water (waterproof to 131 ft. / 40 m)

Features:

  • 2X Better low-light performance - May require a firmware update on camera
  • Ultra-wide angle glass lens delivers 33% improved image sharpness and reduces distortion
  • 33% increase in image sharpness thanks to sharper lens and 2x reduction in imaging artifacts
  • Sharper images, less distortion
  • Built-in Wi-Fi enables remote control via included Wi-Fi Remote or live video preview and remote control on smartphones and tablets running the free GoPro app.
  • HERO3+ Black Edition Camera
  • Wi-Fi Remote + Key Ring
  • Fixed f/2.8 aperture
  • Wearable, mountable design allows you to capture immersive footage of yourself during your favorite activities
  • ~ USB charging cable
  • Professional 4Kp15, 2.7Kp30, 1440p48, 1080p60, 960p100, 720p120 fps video
  • Ultra sharp ?/2.8 6-element aspherical glass lens
  • 30% longer battery life compared to HERO3: Black Edition
  • Ultra wide angle field of view
  • Mac OS® X 10.5 and later
  • 33% improved image sharpness compared to HERO3: Black Edition
  • Please note that there is a limit of 3 of these products per customer
  • Wi-Fi Remote enables control of up to 50 cameras from distances of up to 600’/180m
  • 12MP photo capture with 30 fps burst
  • Rated at 1180mAH, 3.7V, 4366mWh
  • Wearable and gear mountable; compatible with all GoPro mounts for attaching to gear, body, helmets, vehicles, and moreCompatible with LCD Touch BacPac and Battery BacPac
  • Mono, 48kHz, AAC compression w/ AGC
  • ~ Higher-capacity, rechargeable Li-ion battery (lasts up to 30% longer!)
  • Microsoft Windows® Vista, 7 and later
  • 12, 7, 5MP resolutions
  • 2X Better low-light performance Compared to HD HERO2 and HERO3 White and Silver Edition Cameras
  • Upgraded audio performance with mono microphone
  • SuperView video mode captures the world's most immersive wide angle perspective
  • ~ Quick-release buckle, vertical quick-release buckle, curved and flat adhesive mounts (one each), and 3-way pivot arm
  • 20% smaller and lighter than previous models
  • H.264 codec, .mp4 file format
  • 1050mAh rechargeable lithium-ion, Charge via USB
  • Spot Meter
  • Time Lapse mode for photo captures at 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 second intervals
  • 4Kp15 and 2.7Kp30 enable ultra high-resolution, cinema quality capture
Jenson USA
GoPro HD Hero3+ Black Edition.

This item can only be shipped to the registered billing address of the credit/debit card holder. Unfortunately, credit card fraud attempts are on the rise. This policy protects both you and Jenson USA. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

The GoPro Hero 3+: Black Edition is the most superior GoPro to date. The Hero 3+ includes 20% smaller and lighter housing and 25% longer battery life than the original Go Pro Hero 3. The Hero 3+: Black Edition is even more wearable and gear mountable than its already highly wearable predecessor, with plenty of new attachment options available. Sport the GoPro Hero 3+: Black Edition while partaking in adventure water sports; as its waterproof for up to 131’ (40 meters). Exclusive to the Hero3+ Black Edition is the new SuperView video mode which captures the world’s most immersive wide angle perspective for the most realistic, captivating and engaging shots, so you can justify your adventures when sharing them with friends and family. The cinema-quality video features Auto Low Light which intelligently adjusts frame rate for stunning low light performance.

No expense was spared during the development of the GoPro Hero 3+: Black Edition. Not only is the Hero 3+: Black Edition faster, smaller, and lighter, but the video imaging is 33% sharper with less distortion. With that being mentioned, GoPro understands that the audio is just as important as the visuals when it comes to high quality video; therefore, the already completely redesigned audio system for the Hero 3 has been upgraded even further for the Hero 3+. The Hero 3+: Black Edition has the ability to capture more subtle, natural sounds of voice and music as well as the sounds of the all the action in the sport. Advanced wind-noise reduction technology keeps the audio clearer during high-speed activities.

Another upgrade from the prior model is that the Hero 3+: Black Edition’s built- in Wi-Fi is 4x faster for enhanced connectivity to the Wi-Fi Remote (included) and GoPro App. The GoPro App gives you the ability to use your smartphone or tablet as a remote for your camera, plus it makes previewing, playing back and sharing your video on social media quick and convenient. The enhanced connectivity to the included Wi-Fi Remote enables control of up to 50 cameras from distances of up to 600’/180m. The Hero3+ is the smallest, lightest GoPro yet, making it the most mountable, wearable and versatile GoPro ever.

 

What’s Included

Weight.
Video Format.

WestMarine.com

The most advanced GoPro yet.

Features video resolutions up to 4K, 12MP photos up to 30 frames per second, built-in Wi-Fi, SuperView™ and Auto Low Light modes. Waterproof to 131’/40m.

Smaller, lighter, mightier still - Capture and share your life’s most meaningful experiences with the HERO3+ Black Edition. 20% smaller and lighter than its best-selling predecessor, it delivers improved image quality and powerful new features geared for versatility and convenience. SuperView™ is a new video mode that captures the world’s most immersive wide angle perspective, while Auto Low Light mode intelligently adjusts frame rate for stunning low-light performance. Combined with 30% longer battery life, 4x faster Wi-Fi, a sharper lens and compatibility with all GoPro mounts and accessories, the HERO3+ Black Edition is the most advanced GoPro yet.

Smallest, lightest GoPro yet - The HERO3+ Black Edition is 20% smaller and lighter than previous models and is compatible with all GoPro mounts and accessories—making it the most mountable, wearable and versatile GoPro ever. .

Professional video quality - Stunning video quality has made GoPro the world’s best-selling camera company, and the HERO3+ Black Edition continues this tradition. High-resolution, high-frame rate 1440p48, 1080p60, 960p100 and 720p120 video modes result in professional quality footage and allow for liquid-smooth slow motion playback. 4Kp15 and 2.7Kp30 enable ultra high-resolution, cinema quality capture.

Powerful photo capture - The HERO3+ Black Edition captures gorgeous 12MP stills at up to 30 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 second intervals. Continuous Photo shoots full-resolution stills at a steady 3, 5 or 10 frames per second when holding down the shutter button.

Introducing SuperView - GoPro is proud to introduce SuperView, a video mode that captures the world’s most immersive wide angle perspective. It allows you to capture more of yourself and your surroundings in the shot—resulting in captivating, ultra engaging footage.

New Auto Low Light mode - Want your camera to automatically adjust for low-light situations? Auto Low Light mode intelligently changes frame rates based on lighting conditions for enhanced low-light performance.

Sharper images, less distortion - Enjoy crisper, clearer footage with reduced distortion. The HERO3+ Black Edition boasts a 33% increase in image sharpness thanks to its sharper lens and 2x reduction in imaging artifacts.

Improved audio - Sound quality is as important as image quality. The HERO3+ Black Edition features upgraded audio performance, capturing even the most subtle of sounds—whether you’re recording voices, music or the roar of your engine on a spirited drive. Advanced wind-noise reduction technology 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+ Black Edition.

Control, view, share—4x faster - With 4x faster1 connectivity to the GoPro App, you can preview content in near real-time2, 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 preview, play back and share your favorite shots via email, text, Facebook®, Instagram™ and more.3 Also enjoy enhanced connectivity to the included Wi-Fi Remote, which enables control of up to 50 cameras from distances of up to 600’/180m.

Whats in the Box: Black Edition


Evo
With all the special detailing and features that went into the GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition Camera, consider this guy the prestigious black credit card that we've all heard about, but only dreamed of seeing. Make your buddies jealous as you shred the snow-covered hills and bike to the tops of the mountains, or include them in your adventure and create an epic adventure video to show off on the GoPro app. The 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios allow you to view the video over and over again on various sizes of viewing devices, and gives you the type of view that makes you feel like you're fully immersed in the magic that is happening on the screen. Did we mention this guys is capable of filming at 4K video resolution! Now that's going big. Get the most advanced GoPro yet, the GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition Camera, so you can get out there, get crazy, and relive it whenever you want.

BassPro.com
Capture and share every moment of your sport, hunt, or outdoor adventure with the GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition Adventure Camera. Now 20% smaller and lighter than its best-selling predecessor, this wearable, mountable HD video camera delivers improved quality and powerful professional features. SuperView mode captures the world’s most immersive wide-angle perspective, while Auto Low Light mode intelligently adjusts frame rate for stunning low-light performance. Combined with 25% longer battery life, faster built-in Wi-Fi and a sharper lens, the GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition Adventure Camera goes along for the ride—no matter where your adventure takes you. Comes with: camera, waterproof housing, Wi-Fi remote, Li-ion battery, vertical quick-release buckle, 1 curved and 1 flat adhesive mount, 3-way pivot arm, and USB charging cable. Dimensions (single unit): 3.9" x 3.9" x 9.7".  Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Manufacturer model #: CHDHX-302.

Moosejaw
FEATURES of the GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition Adventure Camera.
SPECIFICATIONS of the GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition Adventure Camera.

SummitHut.com

The HD HERO3+ Black Edition from GoPro features a smaller and lighter housing that’s waterproof up to 131 ft, SuperView video mode captures the world’s most immersive wide angle perspective, improved image sharpness, and a faster built-in Wi-Fi for enhanced connectivity to the Wi-Fi Remote (included) and GoPro app, to name a few. The HD Hero 3+ Black Edition makes it easy to record your adventures like a pro!


Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
Not only is the GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition camera smaller and lighter than earlier models, it's also much more powerful! With faster Wi-Fi, superior low-light performance, 30% longer battery life, and new SuperView video mode, the HERO3+ Black Edition is the most advanced GoPro yet.
Cabelas
With 33% improved image sharpness and reduced distortion, the GoPro Hero3+ Black Adventure Edition Camera is an adventure-capturing, wide-angle camera that takes clear, 1080p HD video at a whizzing 60 frames per second. It can also take 12MP photos in 30-frames-per-second bursts – 20 frames-per-second and 1MP more than the Hero2. Small and light in a wearable, mountable design. Integrated Wi-Fi enables remote control, live-video previews and playback on smartphones and tablets. Stereo microphones and professional low-light performance. Rugged housing is waterproof to 131 ft/40 meters. Integrated 1050mAH lithium-ion battery runs unit up to two hours when fully charged. Compatible with GoPro mounts and LCD Touch BacPac™ (not included). Imported.
Includes: camera, wireless remote control, one rechargeable battery, one charging cable, one curved-adhesive mount, one flat-adhesive mount, one three-way pivot arm, one quick-release mount and mounting hardware.

USOutdoor.com
The GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition is an enigma wrapped in a riddle and encased in plastic... Sort of. If not for the laundry list of incredible technologies such as Super View (wide angle capture), auto low-light functionality, improved audio, faster wi-fi, longer battery life and finished with an Emmy Award, we would be hard-pressed to understand how a gadget as small the Hero 3+ Black Edition camera from GoPro can provide us with so much. Interesting.
GearBuyer.com Top 25 Category Product
View other top products in this category...
Want it cheaper? Set your own price.
Enter the price you want to pay and we'll email or text you if we find a store that will sell it for that amount:
Price: $
Your email:
Cell number: (optional, for text message)
Learn how offers work...
Average Price History: Price History
Review RatingNumber of Reviews
12
4
0
0
0
Video Resolution NTSC fps PAL fps STD Mode Protune Mode Field of View (FOV) Screen Resolution/ Aspect Ratio 1080p 60, 48, 30, 24 fps 50, 48, 25, 24 fps YES YES Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow 1920x1080 16:9 720p 120, 60 fps 100, 50 fps YES YES Ultra Wide, Narrow* 1280x720 16
Advanced camera settings include:looping video, continuous photo, white balance, and protune mode
Advanced capture settings:Looping Video, Continuous Photo, White Balance and Protune mode
Auto Low-light mode:manipulates frame rates to capture low light settings
Awards:2013 Award Winners
Battery Life:70 minutes (High)
Battery Type:Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Best Use:Action sports, Adventure, Biking, Mountaineering, Running, Snow Sports, Swimming, Water Sports
Bluetooth Enabled:No
Burst:30 photos per second
Camera:74g (2.6oz)
Camera Features:HD, Remote Control, Self Timer, Still Mode, Waterproof
Camera with housing:136g (4.8oz)
Capacity:Up to 64GB
Continuous Photo:3 photos per second, 5 photos per second, 10 photos per second
Dimensions:3.9" x 3.9" x 9.7" / 10 x 9.9 x 24.5cm
Frames per Second:720p: 120 fps 720p SuperView: 100 fps 960p: 100 fps 1080p: 60 fps 1080p SuperView: 48 fps 1440p: 48 fps
Gps Enabled:No
Hd Resolution:Yes
Interface:Mini USB
Megapixels:12 MP Still Photos
Memory Included:None
Memory Type:Micro SD Card
New advanced camera settings:Looping video, Continuous Photo, Manual White Balance control, Protune Mode, allows to shoot photos while recording video and more.
OS Compatibility:Windows
Operating system:Microsoft Windows Vista, 7 and later; Mac OS X 10.5 and later
Powerful photo capture:12MP stills at up to 30 frames per second
Protune™:Optimized video and photo capture for professional productions
Simultaneous Photo + Video:12MP + 1440p24 fps, 8MP + 1080p30 fps 8, 8MP + 720p60 fps
Storage:microSD Class 10 memory card required
Super View:Capture incredible wide angle video
Time Lapse photo capture:automatic photo capture at 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 second intervals.
Time-lapse:0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 second intervals
Touchscreen:No
Upc, Ean, Isbn:818279010817
Vertical Resolution:1440
Video:Format: H.264 codec, .mp4 file format
Video format:H.264 codec, .mp4 file format
Waterproof:up to 131 ft/ 40m
Weight:19.29 ounces / 547 grams
White Balance:Makes it easy to capture the correct colors in varying light conditions
Wi-fi Enabled:Yes
Wide Angle Lens:Yes
Compare specifications to related products.

Similar Products:

Gopro HERO3+ Black Edition SurfGopro HERO3+ Black Edition Surf$349.99 - $399.99
Gopro HERO3 Plus Black Edition - Adventure at SunnySportsGopro HERO3 Plus Black Edition - Adventure at SunnySports$399.99
Gopro HD Hero3+ Black Edition Action CameraGopro HD Hero3+ Black Edition Action Camera$399.99

Related Categories:

Gopro

Gopro HERO3+ Black Edition Reviews:

Reviews:

The new go pro is about more than just the camera. It is about the whole package! This is especially true when you consider the free software you get from Go Pro, which is the awesome and easy to use GoPro Studio 2.0 Edit Software. You will need a fast computer to run your high resolution/ high frames per second clips. The computer I am running this software on has an older GPU (a 9800 GT with one Gig of dedicated ram). I have noticed other video programs on my computer lag the raw GoPro footage, while the GoPro Studio 2.0 seamlessly plays the video without any lag. This is extremely valuable for low budget editors like me. Even if you are using programs like FCP, It would be a good idea to pull out the maximum FPS from Modes like the 720p 120 FPS in GoPro Studio 2.0, and transfer the lengthened footage to your other editing program. What this does is prevent you from losing valuable "between" clips you might want to use for later, and prevent you from losing it after your Vimeo upload is choppy and interlaced. I have also noticed a few upgrades from my original HD Hero. Number One! No more sifting through preview clips that always start with fisheye views of you and your friend's snotty faces. This is made possible because there is now a blinking red recording light on the front and the back of this new GoPro. So you don't have to point the camera at your face to see if the recording light is blinking. The second feature I noticed was the up-graded clip, which closes the water proof GoPro case. I really appreciated this because I have had the clip pop off while working with my old GoPro, in the middle of the Gallery at Snowbird aka "A bad place to drop anything". I am very happy with my new GoPro and I am testing and learning new things about it every day!

Rich Howland at Backcountry.com on 01/07/2014

The Hero3+ Black is hands down the best camera in its class. Photos and video are noticeably sharper than the Hero3 Black, battery life is longer, the wifi is faster, low light shooting works better, and the continuous photo mode is one of my favorite new features. With continuous photo, you can change the number of frames per second you choose to shoot (1,3, or 10 I believe), and then you can hold down the record button for up to 30 seconds and capture action the entire time.
Camera aside, the GoPro App and GoPro Studio 2.0 give tremendous support.
Favorite features on the App:
Being able to change all the camera's settings and modes on one screen.
Saving photos or videos to your camera roll and instantly uploading to insta.
Being able to see what the camera is seeing.
Remotely hitting record.
GoPro Studio 2.0- An easy to use editing platform.
Studio "speaks GoPro," which means video playback is easier and more continuous than just watching it straight off your drive.
Selecting ins and outs and exporting just the parts of your clips that you want.
Full resolution screen grabs is a big bonus- maybe you didn't stomp that 60 footer and ruined the video... just export the sickest frame, and count it!
I see a lot of complaints about people's cameras being glitchy (not on the Hero3+), and have found that as long as my firmware is the most recent version, I have zero problems.

Ralph Backstrom at Backcountry.com on 11/18/2013

I've owned a gopro HD camera and seen my friends gopros and if you're a filmaker looking too get unique shots then ya get one for sure. however... this is going out too almost every kid out there on their birthday. dont waste your money. the footage you see on go pro sites have all been professionally edited by filmmakers too make them look that good. I see so many kids rocking go pros anymore that there not even cool anymore. just save that $400 and go on a cat skiing trip with your friends, or buy astro turf for summer shredding, buy a new board, save it.
if you're one of those people like no i want to film sick parts with my friends you're better off buying a camcorder with a bubble lens or 35mm, buying a used dslr for $400 which takes amazing photos and videos and are way more versatile. Gopro is makes the best wearable action cam on the market. so if you want a POV this is the one you want.

TheGreasyGang at Backcountry.com on 12/31/2013

The Hero 3+ is a good step up from previous models. I have tons to say about it, but I'll keep it short and just list my favorite improvements and features of this camera:
-The lens is slightly bigger than the regular Hero 3 black. This increased the sharpness of the image quality a fair bit.
-Audio recording has been improved
-It is much smaller and lighter than ever
-The battery length is 25% longer than the Hero 3 black
-It is only slightly delayed (maybe 1/4 of a second) on the live preview on the GoPro app compared to about 3-4 seconds on the hero 3 black.
These are my favorite features of the 3+ black. I have been using GoPros for several years and they just continue to get better. I am a cinematographer and use these all the time, so if you have any specific questions for me, don't hesitate to ask!

Daniel Eike at Backcountry.com on 12/17/2013

Lots of fun -- Captures the action

I purchased it for offshore sailing action videos as I hesitate to use my non-waterproof camera in heavy condtions. We used it on the recent Fort Lauderdale to Key West race with the clamp adapter on the stern rail and got some great video. The remote allows you to control the camera and be in the shot. I also used it with the boat pole adapter to video the bottom of our boat to check zincs, propeller and bottom condition. Worked pretty well in the cloudy water. I find I must turn off the camera with the remote when there is a long interval between shots or the battery goes dead with little actual video. If I do this, the battery life is not bad. At the conclusion of the race, upon seeing my videos, several others in the crew want to purchase a GoPro.
Captain Steve at WestMarine.com on 01/01/2014

GoPro 3+ Black destroys it! The updated software and lens produce crystal clear high resolution footage and photos. Its my opinion this is the best fisheye set up for filming skateboarding and snowboarding under $2000 hands down. At $400 it is a steal. You can watch live or replay clips from your phone or tablet which makes getting the shot super easy. It also has the "Pro Settings" that you can activate which allow you to color correct and adjust contrast and sharpness giving you that professional cinematography look. I prefer to stay out of those particular setting because it films so good in auto. White balance and Low light are both greatly improved over previous models. Super durable too.

Jason Hindman at Backcountry.com on 12/15/2013

I just got the 3+ black edition and haven't had a chance to play around with it too much. This is sadly my first GoPro that I've owned, so I can't compare to previous editions. The reason I went with a GoPro is the size and versatility of it. I can take it anywhere in virtually any weather or environmental condition and still get great video and photo results. If you want something versatile then this is for you. Save your money on the other ones and just get the black, the features are well worth the extra chunk of change.

Michaelsoft_ at Backcountry.com on 01/02/2014

This camera is incredible! It's sooo small you can just stash it in your pocket. The video and picture quality is really good, with many formatting options to suit your conditions. When edited and exported correctly it will look just as good as most dslr footage.
And the huge thing I love is the convenience of the wifi. Being able to use your phone to review something on the lift, play with settings, export a pic or clip to your phone, etc. is awesome.

Vinny Mauro at Backcountry.com on 01/07/2014

I've been using go pro's as my primary action sports camera for years now and i have to say they are making strides. The 3 plus is incredibly small/light and has specs that no one can touch. The bugs from the 3 seem to be non-existent in the new model, no more missed shots! I use this for skydiving and many other sports and I'd be lying if i didn't say I am a customer for life! All hail king Go-pro!

jerp840641 at Backcountry.com on 11/13/2013

GoPro Hero 3+ Catches you catching fish

Mounted GoPro Hero 3+ to stainless steel rail on center console of Bay Boat. Video catches all the action at the front of the boat. With wide angle I was able to catch my son cast a buzzbait, watch it hit the water, watch the fish blow up at it, and the fight all the way into the boat. One camera, all the action from beginning to end. Great camera....makes you want to mount a dozen all over the boat.
BASSKI's at WestMarine.com on 11/11/2013