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85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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GoPro Hero3+ review (Black Edition): your action videos never looked so good

Summary

Although it's more revision than revolution, the Hero3+ maintains GoPro's position at the top of the action cam market.

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Pros
  • Even better HD video footage
  • More compact
  • Expanded recording options
Cons
  • This form factor isn't for everyone
  • Certain accessories can be expensive
GoPro Hero3+ review (Black Edition): your action videos never looked so good

Got an adventurous spirit? A love of video? If either of those apply to you, then you're likely well-familiar with GoPro. Heck, if you nodded "yes" to both, then there's a chance you actually even own one. Every iteration of the camera has promised to bring your chosen activity to life in more detail and clarity. So, what could the king-of-the-cams pull out of the bag this time around to inspire another purchase? The answer -- GoPro hopes at least -- is the Hero3+.

As the name suggests, this is more of an incremental revision, rather than the overhaul we saw with the last update. That's not to say there isn't anything to talk about here; there really is. But if you were hoping for 8K (c'mon, really?), or even full frame rate 4K, then sadly no dice. What you will get are better optics, a new "SuperView" mode, an improved battery and a slimmer profile (more on this later) -- all for the same price as last year's model. We jumped at the chance to get outside and see how it fares, so join us below to see the results.

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Scores

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85
 

Breakdown

Ease of use
6.7
Audio recording quality
7.2
Portability
8.8
Video recording quality
8.4
Recording capacity
10.0
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Specs

Hero3+

Type
Consumer
Form factor
Sports mount
Media type
Memory card
Recording time
120 mins
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Specs

Hero3+

Type
Consumer
Form factor
Sports mount
Media type
Memory card
Recording time
120 mins
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