Welcome to GoPro Camera Reviews

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GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition
The most advanced GoPro yet.

Gopro’s latest offering is a significant upgrade to it’s predecessor the Hero3.

The biggest change is in the image quality, colour and detail have improved with the new glass lens, fixed at f/2.8 aperture, but the greatest change is in low light. The Auto Low Light mode automatically compensates, when shooting from light to darker regions.

The beautiful packaging contains the camera, the waterproof housing, wi-fi remote and various brackets, mounts, USB and charging cables and the remote.

When they say the Hero3+ is 20% smaller, what they mean is the waterproof housing is smaller, the actual camera is virtually the same size as the previous model.

The Hero3+ features video resolutions up to 4K, 12MP photos up to 30 frames per second, built-in Wi-Fi, SuperView™ and Auto Low Light modes.

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The GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition
is smaller and lighter than previous models and is compatible with all existing GoPro mounts and accessories.

 

Smaller and lighter housing, and waterproof to 131feet (40m).
33% improved image sharpness and reduced distortion.
30% longer battery life.
Faster built in Wi-Fi for enhanced connectivity to the Wi-Fi Remote (included)
and GoPro App.
Super View video mode captures a very impressive wide angle perspective.

What’s good:
Well all of the features listed above.
Especially the battery life, very much improved.
The dynamic range of the camera is great. It captures both light and dark areas extremely well.

What’s not so good:
Some people have said the lens gives very sharp images up close, but leaves the background a bit blurry, but can’t say I’ve found it a problem.
If you want to be picky, some of the menu controls can be a bit confusing.

Verdict:
If you have the Hero3, then it’s probably not worth upgrading, but if you’re a new GoPro buyer, then go for it, you’ll love it.
My rating 8 out of 10.

Average Customer Review (Amazon buyers)
3.9 out of 5 stars (104 customer reviews)
Click here to read the reviews.

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22 thoughts on “Welcome to GoPro Camera Reviews

  1. Otis

    Very informative and concise. Good review! I know what kind of camera I need for my bike now. Of course I’ll have to wean myself off of eating barbecue food every spare moment I get. Wish me luck…

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  2. Pat Cook

    I don’t know much about cameras, but this certainly sounds like a good one. The most appealing feature to me was that it is light weight. I used to carry around a 35 mm camera that felt like a lead weight around my neck. I found this review complete and very easy to read and understand.

    Pat

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    1. Mike Post author

      Thanks Pat, the idea with these GoPro’s is that you can take them with you on any activity you want to. So you can attached them to your helmet, or your handlebars, or your kayak or ski’s or whatever. So weight is an issue, the smaller and lighter the better.

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    1. Mike Post author

      Absolutely Christina, it’s designed for the rough and tumble sports market. You can mount it to almost any outdoor sports equipment.
      Be it on land or water.

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  3. Randy

    Hey there Mike… stellar review with nice, clear images. Great job on the info too! Very well delivered with no bias! Looks like some pretty great product too!

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  4. Ann

    So this is how they get all those amazing youtube videos of sports people doing all those crazy things.
    Am I right in saying they can be used under water?

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  5. Dave

    Thanks for stopping by my site and leaving a comment. That led me over here which is coincidental because I’ve been looking for a new video camera that is waterproof. :) Nice review! So, does this one take full motion video, or just still shots?

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  6. Tiffany

    Hi Mike, – great review on the camera. Is it only for outdoors or can it be used for indoor “normal” photography. I am not that techy, so I just need a little more information.

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    1. Mike Post author

      Thanks Tiffany, yes you can use it inside as well, though the lens is a fixed wide angle lens, which means you can’t zoom in or out.

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