GoPro Hero 3 HD camera

Article Jamie Fretwell
Nov 13, 2012

A new, improved high-definition action camera for motorists wanting to record their favourite drives.

GoPro has launched a new, improved high-definition action camera for motorists wanting to record their favourite drives.

The Hero 3 HD is 24 per cent thinner, 25 per cent lighter and twice as capable in low light as the Hero 2. Plus, the processor is twice as fast, and the 10-pin micro USB connection transfers data 
in half the time. Bigger buttons make the camera easier to use, while the case has a locking latch and a flat lens case (which previously cost £50 extra). WiFi is now built in, while footage is stored on an SD card.

A selection of mounts lets you fit the Hero 3 inside or outside your car, and three versions are available, varying according to quality and speed of footage.

So the range kicks off with the £199.99 White Edition. This can record in 1080p HD at 30 frames per second (fps), or at 60fps in standard 720p definition. And its five-megapixel lens can be set to take three photos a second. Step up to the £279.99 Silver Edition, and you get an 11MP lens that can take 10 photos a second and shoots at 48fps in 960p quality.

Topping the range is the Black Edition, at £359.99. This has a 12MP lens and shoots up to 4k video at 12fps. It can also take 30 stills a second, and includes stereo microphones and a wireless remote (worth £80).

Battery life is still two-and-a-half hours, but a £49.99 pack lets you double this – and all models now have a battery idle mode.

For more info, visit www.gopro.com.

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