GoPro HERO3 POV Camera

Cameras

<======= HERO3 Black – Features =======>

Key Benefits

  • Wearable, mountable design
  • Immersive, wide angle capture of your favorite activities
  • Professional quality HD video &amp; 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.

Key Specs

  • 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*
  • Assorted mounts and hardware included for attaching to helmets, gear and more

<======= HERO3 Black – Specs ======>

Optics

  • Ultra sharp ƒ/2.8 6-element aspherical glass lens
  • Ultra wide angle / reduced distortion
  • 2X Better low-light performance*

Video (NTSC/PAL)

 

Video Resolution NTSC fps PAL fps STD Mode Protune Mode Field of View (FOV) Screen Resolution/ Aspect Ratio
4K 15 fps 12.5 fps NO ONLY in Protune Ultra Wide 3840×2160 16:9
4K Cin 12 fps 12 fps NO ONLY in Protune Ultra Wide 4096×2160 17:9
2.7K 30 fps 25 fps YES* YES Ultra Wide 2716×1524 16:9
2.7K Cin 24 fps 24 fps YES* YES Ultra Wide 2716×1440 17:9
1080p 60, 48, 30, 24 fps 50, 48, 25, 24 fps YES YES Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow 1920×1080 16:9
1440p 48, 30, 24 fps 48, 25, 24 fps YES YES Ultra Wide 1920×1440 4:3
960p 100, 48 fps 100, 48 fps YES YES Ultra Wide 1280×960 4:3
720p 120, 60 fps 100, 50 fps YES YES Ultra Wide, Narrow* 1280×720 16:9
WVGA 240 fps 240 fps YES NO Ultra Wide 848×480 16:9

 

Note: *May require a firmware update on camera

  • Video format: H.264 codec, .mp4 file format
  • White Balance: auto and manual

Photo Modes

  • 12, 7, 5MP resolutions
  • Burst: 30 photos per second
  • Continuous Photo: 3 photos per second, 5 photos per second, 10 photos per second
  • Time-lapse: 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 second intervals
  • Simultaneous Photo + Video:
    • 12MP + 1440p24 fps
    • 8MP + 1080p30 fps 8
    • 8MP + 720p60 fps

Battery &amp; Charging

  • 1050mAh rechargeable lithium-ion
  • Charge via USB

Audio

  • Mono, 48kHz, AAC compression w/ AGC
  • Supports optional 3.5mm stereo mic adapter **

Storage

  • Memory:
    • MicroSD class 10 or higher required
    • Up to 64GB capacity supported
  • Record times will vary with resolutions and frame rates

Included Cables

  • USB charging cable

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows® Vista, 7 and later

*Compared to HD HERO2 and HERO3 White and Silver Edition Cameras

**Optional accessories sold separately.

About the author: Brian Mullin

Brian has been part of the Mtbr team since 2007, where he has become an integral member of the review and test staff, specializing in technical articles. He likes to push the limits in all the sports he obsesses in, whether it's mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, extreme skiing, or sport climbing. He takes those same strengths and a good dose of insanity to his reviewing and writing on mountain biking products, creating technical, in-depth and hyperbolic articles. Whenever he's not on the bike, he might be found watching MotoGP racing, otherwise look for him out on extremely technical singletrack.


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