GoPro has just announced the release of it’s new and improved Hero3. The new camera is 30% lighter, 25% thinner, and 100% awesome. There are three different models of the Hero3 and each will be sold at different price points. All of the action cameras are said to be 2x sharper and perform 2x better in low light conditions. Behind the lens is a processor twice as fast and capable of shooting in 4k. The new design also features an improved interface and locking mechanism for the case.
The new cameras use micro HDMI for video output, they charge and sync via mini-USB, and utilizes a micro SD card slot. The benefit from moving to micro everything is a 20mm reduction in width.
The entry level White Edition appears to be an upgraded version of the original Hero with integrated Wi-FI, while the second tier Silver Edition has similar specs to the Hero2. Neither of those include the remote, though, which will run an extra $79. Do the math and it starts making more sense to just go for the the all new and super cool Hero 3 Black Edition. Not only does it include the remote, the video is taken to a whole new level. Up to 120 fps at 720? Awesome. Plus, it shoots 4k (roughly 4x the frame of a 1080p) at 15 fps. It can also shoot stills at faster burst modes and higher resolutions than previous iterations.
They’ve even improved the audio elements for clearer sound capture and improved wind noise reduction. I want it. I want it bad.
Place your pre-orders now. Camera will be available on October 22nd. More at GoPro.