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GoPro Hero 3 Plus Camcorder - Black Edition (12MP, Wi-Fi)

by GoPro
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

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  • Micro SD Storage
  • Iphone/Android app
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 9.9 x 24.6 cm ; 635 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 699 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: CHDHX-302
  • ASIN: B00F3F0GLU
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Oct 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 73 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Camera Features:
Camera Features

Smaller, lighter, mightier still.

Smallest, lightest GoPro yet
2x more powerful
2x more powerful.

Boasting 2x the performance of its predecessor, captures high-quality 1080p60 and 720p120 video and offers dramatically improved low-light performance.

30% longer battery life
30% longer battery life.

Featuring a 30% increase in battery life, you can go longer and capture more.

Professional video quality
Professional video quality.

Stunning video quality has made GoPro the world’s best-selling camera company. 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
Powerful photo capture.

The HERO3+ 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.

New Auto Low Light Mode
Enhanced low-light performance.

Thanks to a vastly upgraded sensor, the HERO3+ Edition delivers remarkable low-light performance and overall enhanced image quality.

Sharper Image, Less Distortion
Sharper Image, Less Distortion.

Enjoy crisper, clearer footage with reduced distortion. This Edition boasts increased image sharpness and a 3x reduction in imaging artifacts.

Improved Audio
Improved Audio

Sound quality is as important as image quality. ilver 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.

4x Faster Wi-Fi
4x Faster Wi-Fi

Speedier Wi-Fi delivers 4x faster² video preview and faster photo and video sharing with the GoPro App than ever before. Also enjoy enhanced connectivity to the included Wi-Fi Remote, which enables control of up to 50 cameras from distances of up to 600’/180m.

GoPro App
GoPro App
Control. View. Share.

The GoPro App makes it easy to control your camera, and lets you do more with your GoPro content than ever before. Get full remote control of all camera functions. See what your camera sees with live preview for easy shot-framing. View photos and play back videos, then share your favorites via email, text, Instagram™, Facebook and more.¹

Available at the Apple App Store, Google Play and Windows Phone³ marketplace

GoPro App
Key Features
  • Control your camera remotely—start/stop recording, adjust settings and more
  • See what your camera sees with live preview
  • View Photos and play back videos¹
  • Copy photos and videos¹ to a GoPro album on your smartphone or tablet
  • Share photos and videos¹ via email, text, Instagram™, Facebook or other app
  • Browse and delete files on the camera's memory card

What’s Included

GoPro App
  • 131’/40m Waterproof Housing
  • Higher Capacity Li-ion Battery
  • Quick Release Buckle
  • Vertical Quick Release Buckle
  • 1 Curved + 1 Flat Adhesive Mount
  • 3-Way Pivot Arm
  • USB Charging Cable
Note: microSD card sold separately

Camera Comparison

Camera Comparison
HERO3+ Black Edition HERO3+ Edition HERO3 White Edition
VIDEO 4Kp15 / 2.7Kp30 / 1440p48 / 1080p60 / 960p100 / 720p120 fps 1080p60 / 960p60 / 720p120 fps 1080p30 / 96030 / 720p60 fps
PHOTO 12MP/ 30 fps Burst 10MP / 10 fps Burst 5MP / 3 fps Burst
WI-FI Built-in Built-in Built-in
WI-FI REMOTE Included Compatible (sold seperately) Compatible (sold separately)
GOPRO APP Compatible Compatible Compatible

Battery + Charging

  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Rated at 1180mAH, 3.7V, 4366mWh
Battery Life

The chart below indicates the approximate continuous recording time (hr:min) you can expect when shooting in various video modes using a fully-charged battery.⁴

With Wi-Fi Off With Wi-Fi On + Using Wi-Fi Remote With Wi-Fi On + Using GoPro App With Wi-Fi Off + Using LCD Touch BacPac™
Video Mode Estimated Time Estimated Time Estimated Time Estimated Time
1080p 60 fps 2:15 2:00 1:30 1:30
1080p 30 fps 3:00 2:40 1:50 1:50
960p 60 fps 2:30 2:15 1:35 1:35
720p 120 fps 2:20 2:05 1:30 1:30
720p 60 fps 2:45 2:25 1:40 1:45

¹Compatibility varies by device. Video playback and sharing is compatible with videos captured in select modes only.

²2Actual results may vary.

³Content playback, sharing and access to the camera's memory card is not available on Windows Phone.

⁴Based on GoPro engineering testing. Actual performance may vary based on settings, environmental conditions and other factors. Maximum battery capacity will normally decrease with time and use.

Box Contains

  • HERO3+ Black Edition Camera
  • 131’/40m Waterproof Housing
  • Wi-Fi Remote
  • Higher Capacity Li-ion Battery
  • Quick Release Buckle
  • Vertical Quick Release Buckle
  • 1 Curved + 1 Flat Adhesive Mount
  • 3-Way Pivot Arm
  • USB Charging Cable

  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    141 of 146 people found the following review helpful
    By Dabbler TOP 500 REVIEWER
    Colour Name:Black Edition
    This is just a brief heads up for people looking to purchase this product. Product now 4 Stars with the new Update (see below)

    I reviewed the GoPro 3 when it came out and complained about the battery life, I'm happy to say with the new battery and Wifi hardware in this camera you get a much better recording time. Up to about 110% longer in some modes (30% more in others). The biggest gain to be had is when you are using Wifi, with it recording 1080 50fps and Protune on you can now record for 1 Hr 13mins as opposed to 30mins on the previous camera.

    However there is a big issue with the lens on some of the cameras, the one I had for testing was focused as about 2 feet (60cms) as a result anything further away looks a bit soft. GoPro are aware of this and are looking at the problem, however if you get a camera with 0913 in the serial number (digits 6-9) you will probably have this issue.

    There does also seem to be buffering on the video output over wifi, the latency is better but this means that the output is not as smooth, which might be important for some. I'll report more once I get a camera without the focus problem.

    My advice, hold off on buying one for the moment unless you can guarantee you'll get one without the focus problem (or you don't mind)

    **Update, GoPro now have cameras with the fix available (27/11), I've had a look and they have improved things with regards to focus. Also to note the colour accuracy of the 3+ is better than the 3. If using Protune Mode please be aware that your pictures may look a little soft, this is deliberate as sharpness can be added later in post production if required. ProTune is designed to give the most accurate pictures with the most latitude for adjusting later.
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    86 of 93 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid until they resolve the focus problem 19 Nov 2013
    By Bob K TOP 1000 REVIEWER
    Colour Name:Black Edition
    I bought one from the UK a couple of weeks ago, I was assured by the supplier, (not Amazon), that it was received the day before from their wholesaler and was the latest issue without the focus problem.

    When it arrived it has an 0813 serial number. which from the US website forums also potentially has the problem.
    Mine is really very sharp & clear focus at 50cm from the lens gradually out of focus from there. Not a lot of use to me as I bought it to use with a quadrocopter for aerial property photos.

    Seems they have set it up for those who want to take arms length "Selfies" of their own face in various situations at the expense of the rest of us. You have to wonder what percentage of their customer base this represents.
    Not a lot I would think as most of the videos on their Twitter page are action shots, presumably not taken with the 3+ as they are generally in reasonable focus.

    There is also talk on the US forums of people "doing the Focus Mod" along with pic's of the lens cover being forcibly removed with a large pair of pliers - Drastic or what !

    At the price they charge for this I don't think it is unreasonable to expect at least software autofocus !

    IMHO GoPro have really shot themselves in the foot here.

    ************** EDIT ******************
    I contacted GoPro who told me to clean the lens and asked for a photo illustrating the problem. So I set one up using a 1 metre rule which clearly demonstrated that at the centre point of the depth of field the fixed focus point was only 30.15cm / 11.87 inches from the lens. Far worse than I thought! to be fair everything was super sharp at this point (as it should be).
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    16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Simply incredible 16 Mar 2014
    Colour Name:Black Edition|Verified Purchase
    I did loads of research before buying this because of the cost. The 2 things that slightly concerned me were the battery life and the reported lens problems. Firstly, if you get one, you'll be amazed by the power this little camera has. The resolution and options for photo and video capture are remarkable. Your main problem is going to be that you'll constantly be trying to think of how you'll mount it to the next thing ( thankfully there are plenty of mounts to enable you to do this ). It's brilliant fun and you'll find that you will actively start to do activities just to see how well it copes.
    So, to my two main issues. Apparently the lens issue has been completely resolved now and the focus on the one I received is perfect, whether you're up close and personal or filming landscapes. Secondly, I have to admit that I've already had excursions where the battery has run out just after I've been using it. This was on max resolution with wifi on so there are ways of lengthening it's overall life. To be frank, for a camera this size with the amount of power it churns out, I'm very impressed with the battery life. It will last over 2 hours and you can eek out more using tips from the website.
    There are 100s of positives to this unit and I struggle to find any negatives.
    Once you buy one join the GoPro community on their website and watch out for tips and tricks aswell as examples of how theyre used which will soon influence the way you film.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Best Actioncamera on the market. 25 Feb 2014
    By ZF
    Colour Name:Black Edition|Verified Purchase
    First camera I ordered was unfortunately from the early batches with the focus issue. (which produced decent images as well)
    Returned it and ordered again from a different seller on Amazon and got the new one. Serial number's: 6-9 digits are1113.

    I am very happy with my purchase, did lots of testing, exactly what I expected.
    Can't wait to use it on my upcoming holidays....
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
    I think this camera is far more advanced than my needs.
    Does everything I want it to and very well. Read more
    Published 4 days ago by Jodie
    1.0 out of 5 stars it doesn't work
    i can't record more than 8 seconds sometimes. when i try to record sometimes it stops recording after 1-8 seconds!
    Published 16 days ago by Sebastian
    5.0 out of 5 stars excellent upgrade
    I had the hero 3 black before, this is smaller with better battery life and a much improved camera all around
    Published 16 days ago by CheekyChappie
    5.0 out of 5 stars Takes some getting used but...
    Read and re-read reviews on GoPro and countless You tube comparison videos especially vs Drift. I plumped for GoPro in the end feeling it was edging the more favourable general... Read more
    Published 22 days ago by gazb
    5.0 out of 5 stars Still great camera
    I sold the GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition and bought the new Hero 3 plus Black Edition and yeah I love the new superslim view. Read more
    Published 24 days ago by teckgadgets
    5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
    As good as the hype, crystal clear HD footage, easy to set up, even easier to use, highly recommended. So far used on my Mountain bike and motorbike...SCUBA next :-)
    Published 25 days ago by D C Dolan
    1.0 out of 5 stars Gopro Hero 3 plus Black Edition
    I chose this because it is top of the range with all the features that I might like for recording those special family moments and days out. Read more
    Published 29 days ago by Buggy bear
    5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant piece of kit.
    Just got mine to fit on quadcopter 350 QX. DOES WHAT IT SAYS ON THE TIN. Great accessories, great allround.
    Thanks very much.
    Published 1 month ago by Rob585
    5.0 out of 5 stars Airsoft use brilliant
    First of all you were bored to death by friends and families slide shows, photos of their holidays now you can be embalmed with their exciting videos at a wonder 1080 or 720... Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Biff0r
    5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect and without focus issues
    After read a lot about the focus issue, I was really afraid about it.
    When came the cam the first thing that I look was the serial number, looks fine. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by MuSTa1nE
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