If you missed the boat on the last iteration of GoPro's HERO3, don't fret, you waited for just the right amount of time. With the HERO3+ Silver Edition, you'll find a reduced size and weight, faster Wi-Fi, enhanced low-light quality, a reduction in distortion, and a battery with 30% longer life. Good things happen for those who wait.
Compared to the last HERO3, the HERO3+ Silver Edition has been reduced in size by 15%, and the camera weight was also reduced by 15%. In fact, the HERO3+ now tips the scales 2.21 ounces. The camera body retains the black backing treatment, and the front still boasts GoPro's accessible and progressive user interface. The new housing also enables the camera to be waterproof up to 131ft/40m.
The lens makes features the same flat design with a waterproof housing. It's 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. And with this iteration of the HERO, GoPro improved the camera's capturing quality in low-light conditions. Additionally, GoPro has taken steps to reduce distortion, while also improving image sharpness. The new 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 can expect crystal clear resolution from sunrise to sunset.
And speaking of resolution, the HERO3+ Silver Edition boasts ultra-high resolution video modes with a processor that's twice as fast as the HERO3's. The frame rate is sharper than the HERO3, capturing at 1080p60, 960p60, and 720p120fps. 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. For time lapse, the HERO3+ has a broad range of available intervals. You're able to select from seven lapse intervals ranging from 0.5 to 60 seconds. The still camera also lays waste to prior HERO iterations. For the HERO3+, still mode shoots at 10 megapixels and up to 10 frames-per-second. You're also able to select blasts of 3, 5, or 10 photos-per-second concurrently with any video mode. GoPro also included advanced camera settings like looping video and Protune Mode.
You'll also find that the camera received an upgrade to the audio quality. By engineering a 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.
And like the HERO3, the HERO3+ is Wi-Fi ready and compatible for use with the Wi-Fi Remote (not included). 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 knitty gritty, the HERO3+ has the following inputs: Micro-HDMI Port, Composite A/V Adapter, USB, Micro SD, 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+ Silver Edition is available in one color and one size. Included in the package is the following: HERO3 Silver Edition Camera, 131ft/40m waterproof housing, a rechargeable Li-ion battery, 1 quick-release buckle, 1 vertical quick-release buckle, 1 curved and 1 flat adhesive mount, a three-way pivot arm, and a USB charging cable. It does not include a memory card.
Please note that the HERO3+ Silver Edition requires a MicroSD Class 10 or higher memory card. It can also support up to a 64GB capacity.
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The GoPro Hero 3+: Silver Edition features the same high performance specs as its Original HD Hero 3 predecessor, except 15% smaller and lighter, and 2x more powerful. The Hero 3+: Silver Edition is even more wearable and gear mountable than its already highly wearable previous model, as there are plenty of new attachment options available. Sport the GoPro Hero 3+: Silver Edition while partaking in adventure water sports; as its waterproof for up to 131’ (40 meters). The image processor is 2x faster, to capture high-quality 1080p60 and 720p120 video. Visual improvements are rounded out by the enhanced low light performance, improved image sharpness and a 3x reduction in imaging artifacts. High-resolution, high-frame rate 1080p60, 960p60 and 720p120 video modes result in professional quality footage and allow for liquid-smooth slow motion playback.
GoPro understands that audio excellence 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+: Silver Edition has the ability to capture more subtle, natural sounds of voice and music as well as the sounds of the all the roaring 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+: Silver Edition’s built-in Wi-Fi is 4x faster for enhanced connectivity to the Wi-Fi Remote (sold separately) 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 available Wi-Fi Remote enables control of up to 50 cameras from distances of up to 600’/180m. The Hero3+ Silver is smaller, lighter and packed with more features than previous models, making it the most advanced Silver Edition camera to date.
High-performance life capture..
Features video resolutions up to 1080p60, 10MP photos up to 10 frames per second, enhanced low-light performance and built-in Wi-Fi. Waterproof to 131’/40m.
Smaller, lighter, mightier still - Not only is the HERO3+ Silver Edition 20% smaller and 15% lighter than previous models, it’s 2x more powerful—making it the most advanced Silver Edition camera yet. Wearable, gear-mountable and waterproof to 131’/40m, it captures professional-quality video at resolutions up to 1080p60 and 10MP photos at up to 10 frames per second. With 4x faster Wi-Fi, enhanced low-light performance, 30% longer battery life and compatibility with all GoPro mounts and accessories, the HERO3+ Silver Edition makes capturing and sharing your life easier than ever.
Smallest, lightest Silver Edition yet - The HERO3+ Silver Edition is 20% smaller and 15% lighter than previous models and is compatible with all GoPro mounts and accessories—making it the most mountable, wearable and versatile Silver Edition GoPro yet.
2x more powerful - Boasting 2x the performance of its predecessor, the HERO3+ Silver Edition captures high-quality 1080p60 and 720p120 video and offers dramatically improved low-light performance.
Professional video quality - Stunning video quality has made GoPro the world’s best-selling camera company, and the HERO3+ Silver Edition continues this tradition. High-resolution, high-frame rate 1080p60, 960p60 and 720p120 video modes result in professional quality footage and allow for liquid-smooth slow motion playback.
Powerful photo capture - The HERO3+ Silver Edition captures gorgeous 10MP stills at up to 10 frames per second—perfect for fast-action sequences. Time Lapse mode lets you capture a series of photos at 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 second intervals.
Enhanced low-light performance - Thanks to a vastly upgraded sensor, the HERO3+ Silver Edition delivers remarkable low-light performance and overall enhanced image quality.
Sharper images, less distortion - Enjoy crisper, clearer footage with reduced distortion. The HERO3+ Silver Edition boasts increased image sharpness and a 3x reduction in imaging artifacts.
Improved audio - Sound quality is as important as image quality. The HERO3+ Silver 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+ Silver Edition.
Control, view, share—4x faster - With 4x faster1connectivity 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 Wi-Fi Remote (sold separately), which enables control of up to 50 cameras from distances of up to 600’/180m
Whats in the Box Silver Edition
The HD HERO3+ Silver Edition from GoPro features a smaller and lighter housing that’s waterproof up to 131 ft, a faster image processor that enables 1080p60 and 720p120 fps video, improved image sharpness, and a faster built-in Wi-Fi for enhanced connectivity, to name a few. The HD Hero 3+ Silver Edition makes it easy to record your adventures like a pro!
The HERO3: Silver Edition boasts the same high performance specs as the famous HD HERO2 camera it replaces, yet it has built-in Wi-Fi and is 30% smaller and 25% lighter. The HERO3: Silver Edition is wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197' (60m), and is capable of capturing ultra-wide 1080p 30 fps and 720p 60 fps video plus 11MP photos at a rate of 10 photos per second.
|2x more powerful:||captures high-quality 1080p60 and 720p120 video and offers dramatically improved low-light performance|
|Battery Type:||Rechargeable lithium-ion battery|
|Burst:||10 photos per second|
|Camera with housing:||136g (4.8oz)|
|Capacity:||Up to 64GB capacity supported|
|Dimensions:||3.9" x 3.9" x 9.7" / 10 x 9.9 x 24.5cm|
|New advanced camera settings:||Looping video, Continuous Photo, Manual White Balance control, Protune Mode, allows to shoot photos while recording video and more.|
|New advanced camera settings include:||looping video, Protune mode, manual white balance control (in Protune mode only), and ability to shoot photos while recording video|
|Operating system:||Microsoft Windows Vista, 7 and later; Mac OS X 10.5 and later|
|Photo Series capture rate:||0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 second intervals.|
|Powerful photo capture:||10 MP stills at up to 10 frames per second|
|Storage Capacity:||microSD Class 10 card required|
|Time-lapse:||0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 second intervals|
|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:||auto and manual|
|Wide Angle Lens:||Yes|
|~ HERO3:||Silver Edition Camera|
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