GoPro HERO3 Silver Edition
The GoPro HERO2 is the go anywhere and all environment sports camera, but now there is a GoPro Hero3 Silver Edition on the market. So what has changed? with hands on you will notice that The GoPro HERO3 is 25 percent lighter than the previous-generation HERO2’s camera. It’s also 30 percent smaller. However, all of that reduction manifests in reduced thickness with a new depth of only 20mm. The height and width (42mm by 60mm) are unchanged to maintain compatibility with GoPro’s line of BacPac add-on modules and rear doors for the clear plastic shell.
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.