Late last night tweets started pouring in, not about the latest presidential debate but about something new from GoPro.
GoPro makes those sweet tiny cameras that you mount on helmet, car, surfboard and get awesome action shoots. What they created is remarkable. The new HERO3 is a 4k camera for under $400, but it is so much more then that.
First things first, the HERO3 is:
- 30% smaller
- 25% lighter
- 2x faster
- built in Wifi
Below you can see a chart of the frame rates and images sizes for video and stills for the highest end model HERO3 Black which can record 2.7k at 30fps and 720p at a impressive 120fps, where the white and silver top out at 1080p 30fps.
HERO3 Black Specs:
My Favorite Features:
- Built in Wifi
- GoPro App
- High Frame Rates and 2.7k Video
In the past you needed to pay extra to add a wifi backpack to your HERO2, Now with the HERO3 wifi is built into all models, which gives so great new options.
GoPro recently launched their GoPro Control app, that gives you full control over the HER02 and HERO3. You can see video right on your tablet or phone, turn devices on and off, record, changes video resolutions and control multiple cameras at one time.
Many cameras are going beyond HD these days but the frame rates sometimes leave you wanting more, But the HERO3 delievers. 120fps at 720? Talk about awesome slow action video, better yet 60fps at 1080p can still give you some sweet looking slow mo and Full HD. But what puts this over the top for me is up to 30fps at 2.7k or 2716 x 1524. That is alot of resolution to play with!
You can preorder the HERO3 today and it will ship on November 14. Which happens to be 4 days after my birthday(hint hint)!
Shot on the HERO3