Gopro HERO3+ Black Edition Surf

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Admittedly, the jump from the GoPro HERO2 to the HERO3 was so revolutionary that even we have a hard time predicting what could be up the HERO3+ Black Edition - Surf's sleeve. Well, the secret is out. GoPro focused on 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, GoPro reduced in size and weight of the camera by 20% in comparison to the old HERO3. by 30%, 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 - Surf 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, a surfboard mount and camera tethers, 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.

Support and Cushioning:

  • Faster built-in Wi-Fi supports Wi-Fi Remote (included), plus content preview, playback and sharing via the GoPro App


  • High-resolution, high-frame rate 1440p48, 1080p60, 960p 100 and 720p120 video modes for pro quality footage and silky-smooth slow motion playback
  • 12MP photos at up to 30 frames per second
  • Auto Low Light mode intelligently adjusts frame rate for stunning low light performance


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

Weather and Wind:

  • Improved audio quality with advanced wind-noise reduction technology for high-speed activities
  • 20% smaller and lighter housing is waterproof to 131' / 40m


  • Wi-Fi Remote enables control of up to 50 cameras from distances of up to 600’/180m
  • 3-Way Pivot Arm
  • Compatible with LCD Touch BacPac and Battery BacPac
  • Professional 4Kp15, 2.7Kp30, 1440p48, 1080p60, 960p100, 720p120 fps video
  • 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
  • 33% increase in image sharpness thanks to sharper lens and 2x reduction in imaging artifacts
  • Upgraded audio performance
  • Ultra wide angle glass lens
  • H.264 codec, .mp4 file format
  • Higher Capacity Li-ion Battery
  • 33% improved image sharpness and reduced distortion
  • HERO3+ Black Edition Camera
  • Mono microphone
  • Wearable, mountable design allows you to capture immersive footage of yourself during your favorite activities
  • Professional-quality HD video up to 4K
  • Wireless camera software updates via the GoPro App
  • Compatible with all GoPro mounts for attaching to your body, gear, vehicles and more
  • SuperView mode captures the world's most immersive wide angle perspective
  • 30% longer battery life
  • Quick Release Buckle
  • USB Charging Cable
  • Surfboard Mount + Camera Tethers
  • 1 Curved + 1 Flat Adhesive Mount
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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.

The GoPro Hero 3+: Black Surf Edition includes the surfboard mount, which easily attaches to your board, so you can record all of your water adventures.


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Never miss the sweet curl shot again with the GoPro HERO3 Black Edition - Surf HD camera, and capture all of your outdoor adventures with beautiful clarity and precision. Secures to your surfboard with the included mount, the 12 megapixel camera is 25% lighter and 30% smaller than previous models and can burst up to 30 frames per second and captures ultra-wide 1440p 48fps video with amazing audio and visual quality. Built-in Wif-Fi lets you control the unit via the included remote or on your smartphone equipped with the free GoPro app. Outfitted with a waterproof housing up to 60 meters, assorted mounts, a Wi-Fi remote + keyring, and cables.
Smaller, lighter, and more powerful than earlier GoPro models, this Hero3 Black Edition is the most advanced GoPro to date. It is compatible with the GoPro app as well as the GoPro wi-fi remote controller, which is included with the Surf Edition. For better video performance, photo performance, and more fun and quality, the Hero3 Black Edition is the way to go.

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.
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Advanced capture settings:Looping Video, Continuous Photo, White Balance and Protune mode
Camera:74g (2.6oz)
Camera with housing:136g (4.8oz)
Dimensions:3.94" x 3.94" x 9.65" / 10 x 10 x 24.5cm
Powerful photo capture:12MP stills at up to 30 frames per second
Weight:19.29 ounces / 547 grams
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Each time GoPro releases a new camera, it blows my mind how incredible it is. While it's not necessarily part of the camera itself, my favorite thing about it is the GoPro App. Before the app I used to dread uploading shots to my computer, for them to ultimately sit there and never go anywhere. Now, I can browse them on my phone and select exactly which shots I want to keep. Within minutes I've saved it to my phone and emailed it to myself or posted it on Instragram, FB,, etc. It's the convenience that allows me to get more out of this camera.
And the shots are incredible, it's damn near indestructible and you can keep it in your pocket. I can't wait to travel with this camera. I'm always nervous to carry a digital SLR, camera bag, lenses, etc. on adventures to less developed places, so ultimately the camera stays at home. I'm confident I can capture the experience of a badass trip with this thing without letting it out of my sight. When necessary, I can put it in my pocket and go surfing. No more leaving the camera on the beach with that unfortunate volunteer to watch after it.
And since there's a mount for everything, I might as well just attach it to whatever I happen to be riding.

Rich Fahey at on 01/23/2014