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85
Engadget
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

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

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Engadget Review

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

Pros
  • Even better HD video footage
  • More compact
  • Expanded recording options
Cons
  • This form factor isn't for everyone
  • Certain accessories can be expensive
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Scores

Engadget

85
 

User Reviews

100
thomasf94
Love it.
80
daflyguy
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
30
AdamsCua
I used my go pro with the waterproof casing for snorkeling for the first time...read more
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Key Specs

Type
Consumer
Form factor
Sports mount
Media type
Memory card
Recording time
12031
Model
Silver Edition

General

Type
Consumer
Form factor
Sports mount

Video format

Native resolution
1920x1080, 1440x1080, 1280x720, Other
Framerates supported (max resolution)
60p, 30p, 24p
Video codec support
H264, Mpeg4

Still photography

Still image support
Yes (10 megapixels) (JPEG)

Other features

Water resistant
Yes (Up to131 feet)

Media

Media type
Memory card (MicroSD)

Audio and microphone

Microphone type
Built in, External (3.5mm stereo)

Connections

Video outputs
Hdmi, Composite
USB
2.0 (Mini-USB port)
WiFi
Yes

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
Recording time
120 mins
Model
Black Edition

General

Type
Consumer
Form factor
Sports mount

Video format

Native resolution
1920x1080, 1440x1080, 1280x720, Other
Framerates supported (max resolution)
60p, 30p, 24p
Video codec support
H264, Mpeg4

Still photography

Still image support
Yes (12 megapixels) (JPEG)

Other features

Remote control
Yes
Water resistant
Yes (Up to131 feet)

Media

Media type
Memory card (MicroSD)

Audio and microphone

Microphone type
Built in, External (3.5mm stereo)

Connections

Video outputs
Hdmi, Composite
USB
2.0
WiFi
Yes

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable
Recording time
120 mins