GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Camera
With the new White and Silver Edition HERO3 on the market to replace the extraordinary HERO2 wasn’t enough GoPro has made a Black Edition to push the envelope further. GoPro has become a household name for exuberant bikers, boarders, wing-suit fliers and speeding race car daredevils to name a few, this miniature yet tough and waterproof HD “camcorder” has taken capturing footage to a new level, the HD HERO3 is being used for all sorts of TV and movie production too, by highly respected directors and producers. The secret is where other pro film equipment cant go the HERO3 has the versatility and can be mounted on any surface to be taken to the skys or merged to great depth of water at a price that won’t break the bank.
The GoPro HERO3 is sharper
On the front panel, you’ll find the new f/2.8, six-element aspherical lens that offer twice the image sharpness and reduce the amount of barrel distortion at the extremes of its 170-degree field of view. However, the characteristic fish-eye look of the video and photos captured by the HERO3 hasn’t been totally removed, as it’s sort of a hallmark of the action-camera style, adding a bit of drama to scenery as it speeds by.
The HERO3 uses the same improved LCD of the HERO2, with its monochromatic dot-matrix display, which is easy enough to navigate using the GoPro’s combination mode/power button to change modes and the shutter release to make selections. However, there is a bit of a learning curve. Expect to spend a bit of time on your first outing just looping through the menus and getting used to where the options are.