The new lighter, faster GoPro Hero 3

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The new lighter, faster GoPro Hero 3

Oh my giddy Aunt, GoPro have just turbo charged their already powerful Hero HD helmet camera with an injection of radness!

We’ll bring you more info soon as we’re going to the GoPro presentation in London town today, but for now just have a read of the impressive numbers below.

This lot are taking helmet cameras to the next level; smaller, lighter, more powerful, 120fps, 30 photos per second! Will the internetz be able to withstand the almighty tsunami of video footage that will follow?!

There are three new GoPros in the Hero 3 range-Black, Silver and White.

Black Edition – £359.99
Silver Edition – £279.99
White Edition – £199.99

The Silver and White models will be in shops next week and the Black will be available in November.

Here’s a look at the big daddy of the fleet…the Black Edition:

The Wi-Fi enabled HERO3: Black Edition is the most advanced GoPro, ever. No expense was spared during its development, resulting in a GoPro that is 30% smaller, 25% lighter and 2x more powerful than previous models. Wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197′ (60m), capable of capturing ultra-wide 1440p 48fps, 1080p 60 fps and 720p 120 fps video and 12MP photos at a rate of 30 photos per second, the HERO3: Black Edition is the world’s most versatile camera. Built-in Wi-Fi, GoPro App compatibility and the included Wi-Fi Remote (normally a separate $79.99 accessory) make the HERO3: Black Edition all the more versatile, still.

Some good bits include:

Wearable, mountable design
Immersive, wide angle capture of your favorite activities
Professional quality HD video & 12MP photos
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.
Rugged housing is waterproof to 197’/60M and captures sharp images above and below water
Compatible with all GoPro mounts for attaching to gear, body, helmets, vehicles and more
Compatible with LCD Touch BacPac™ and second generation Battery BacPac™
Backwards compatible with older generation BacPacs™
New advanced camera settings: Looping video, Continuous Photo, Manual White Balance control, Protune Mode, allows to shoot photos while recording video and more.

Some numbers include:

Professional 4k Cinema 12 fps / 2.7k cinema 30 fps / 1440p 48 fps / 1080p 60 fps / 960p 100 fps /720p 120 fps and more video capture
12MP photo capture with 30 fps burst
Wi-Fi Built-In
Wi-Fi Remote Compatible (included)
GoPro App Compatible (FREE)
197’/ 60m Waterproof Housing*

For more info hit up:

We’ll obviously be comparing the Hero3 footage with our Dirt test camera to see how they match up. Stay tuned.


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