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GoPro HERO3 Comparison Chart

GoPro HERO3 White Edition GoPro HERO3 Silver Edition GoPro HERO3 Black Edition
MSRP
$199.99
$299.99
$399.99
IMAGE QUALITY      
Optics
Ultra-sharp ƒ/2.8 - 6 element lens, Ultra wide angle with reduced distortion
Ultra-sharp ƒ/2.8 - 6 element aspherical lens, Ultra wide angle with reduced distortion
Ultra-sharp ƒ/2.8 - 6 element aspherical glass lens, Ultra wide angle with reduced distortion
Lens
Ultra-sharp ƒ/2.8 - 6 element lens, Ultra wide angle with reduced distortion
Ultra-sharp ƒ/2.8 - 6 element aspherical lens, Ultra wide angle with reduced distortion
Ultra-sharp ƒ/2.8 - 6 element aspherical glass lens, Ultra wide angle with reduced distortion
Low Light
Consumer Grade

Prosumer Grade

Professional Grade
PHOTO – FEATURES + FOV      
Megapixels
5 MP
11 MP
12 MP
Modes
Single
3 photos in 1 sec
TimeLapse every 0.5, 1, 2, 10, 30, 60

Single
10 photos in 1 sec
TimeLapse every 0.5, 1, 2, 10, 30, 60

Single
30 photos in 1 sec
TimeLapse every 0.5, 1, 2, 10, 30, 60
VIDEO – RESOLUTION + FOV      
4K Cinema (17:9)
4K (16:9)
N/A
N/A
12, 12.5, 15 fps
Ultra Wide FOV
Protune Mode

2.7K Cinema (17:9)
2.7K (16:9)


N/A

N/A

30, 25, 24 fps
Ultra Wide FOV
Protune Mode
1440p (4:3)
N/A

N/A

48, 30, 25, 24 fps
Ultra Wide FOV
Protune Mode
1080p (16:9)
30, 25 fps
Medium FOV

30, 25, 24 fps
Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow FOV
Protune Mode

60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 fps
Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow FOV
Protune Mode
960p (4:3)
30, 25 fps
Ultra Wide FOV

48, 30, 25 fps
Ultra Wide FOV
Protune Mode

100, 48 fps
Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow FOV
Protune Mode
720p (16:9)
60, 50, 30, 25 fps
Ultra Wide FOV

60, 50, 30, 25 fps
Ultra Wide FOV
Protune Mode

120, 100, 60, 50 fps
Ultra Wide, Medium (only with 60 and 50 fps), Narrow FOV
Protune Mode
WVGA (16:9)
60 fps
Ultra Wide FOV

120 fps
Ultra Wide FOV

240 fps
Ultra Wide FOV
PHOTO SPECS      
Megapixles + FOV
5MP (Wide)
11MP (Wide), 8MP (Medium), 5MP (Wide + Medium)
12MP (Wide), 7MP (Wide + Medium), 5MP (Medium)
Time-lapse
(Intervals)

0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds

0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds

0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds
Burst (Photos/sec)
3/1

3/1, 5/1, 10/1, 10/2

3/1, 5/1, 10/1, 10/2, 30/1, 30/2, 30/3
Continuous (Photos/sec)
N/A

N/A

3/1, 5/1, 10/1
ADVANCED FEATURES      
Wi-FI Built-in
Yes
Yes
Yes
Protune Mode
Not compatible

Yes

Yes
Simultaneous Video + Photo
N/A

N/A

Photo every: 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds; Manual
White Balance
Not compatible

Auto, 3000K, 5500K, 6500K, Cam Raw (with Protune)

Auto, 3000K, 5500K, 6500K, Cam Raw (with Protune)
Looping Record (Video)
Yes

Yes

Yes
High Video Bitrate Capture (H.264)
*mode dependant, highest Bitrates supported in Protune

Up to 15/Mbs

Up to 35/Mbs

Up to 45/Mbs
AUDIO SPECS      
Mono, AAC, compression w/ AGC
Yes
Yes
Yes
USABILITY      
User Interface
Simple language-based interface
Simple language-based interface
Simple language-based interface
LED Lights
4 LED
Recording - Red
Wireless - Blue

4 LED
Recording - Red
Wireless - Blue

4 LED
Recording - Red
Wireless - Blue
Inputs
Micro-HDMI Port, Composite A/V Adapter, USB, Micro SD, HERO Port, 3.5mm Stereo Mic Adapter

Micro-HDMI Port, Composite A/V Adapter, USB, Micro SD, HERO Port, 3.5mm Stereo Mic Adapter

Micro-HDMI Port, Composite A/V Adapter, USB, Micro SD, HERO Port, 3.5mm Stereo Mic Adapter
Battery
1050mAh rechargeable lithium-ion

1050mAh rechargeable lithium-ion

1050mAh rechargeable lithium-ion
Storage
MicroSD Class 4 or higher recommended; Up to 64GB capacity supported (Class 10 required for time- lapse photos @ 0.5 sec intervals in Protune mode)

MicroSD Class 4 or higher recommended; Up to 64GB capacity supported (Class 10 required for time- lapse photos @ 0.5 sec intervals in Protune mode)

MicroSD Class 10 or higher required; Up to 64GB capacity supported
Average Record Time
Recording times will vary based on resolution and frame rate settings

Recording times will vary based on resolution and frame rate settings

Recording times will vary based on resolution and frame rate settings
Simultaneous Record + Charge
Yes

Yes

Yes
Operating System
Mac OSX 10.5 and later
Microsoft Windows Vista, 7 and later

Mac OSX 10.5 and later
Microsoft Windows Vista, 7 and later

Mac OSX 10.5 and later
Microsoft Windows Vista, 7 and later
COMPATIBILITY      
Mounts + Accessories
Compatible with all GoPro mounts and accessories.
Compatible with all GoPro mounts and accessories.
Compatible with all GoPro mounts and accessories.
INCLUDED IN THE BOX      
Mounts + Accessories
  • HERO3: White Edition Camera
  • 197’ / 60m Waterproof Housing
  • Assorted Mounting Hardware
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • 1 Quick Release Buckle
  • 1 Curved + 1 Flat Adhesive Mount
  • HERO3: Silver Edition Camera
  • 197’ / 60m Waterproof Housing
  • Assorted Mounting Hardware
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • 1 Quick Release Buckle
  • 1 J-Hook Buckle
  • 1 Curved + 1 Flat Adhesive Mount
  • 3-Way Pivot Arm
  • HERO3: Black Edition Camera
  • 197’ / 60m Waterproof Housing
  • Wi-Fi Remote
  • Accessory Mounting Hardware
  • Assorted Mounting Hardware
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • 1 Quick Release Buckle
  • 1 J-Hook Buckle
  • 1 Curved + 1 Flat Adhesive Mount
  • 3-Way Pivot Arm
  • HERO 3 Black Edition Surf Kit contains 1 Surfboard Mount and Tether; 1 Curved + 1 Flat Adhesive Mount not included

 

 
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