The HERO3 is designed for recording action sports and it comes with a rugged, waterproof housing that can go down to a depth of 197′ (60 m). The camera captures up to Full HD 1920 x 1080p video at 30 fps, but it also captures 960p, 720p and 480p video as well. Plus, it supports NTSC and PAL, and it can record up to 120 fps. For still images, the HERO3 supports 5, 8 and 11-megapixel photos.
The HERO3 is compatible with the optional Wi-Fi Remote, LCD Touch BacPac and Battery BacPac (all sold separately). It comes with several mounts and mounting hardware for a variety of uses. The camera features an ultra-wide angle, 6-element aspherical lens, an 11-megapixel sensor and microSD card slot that accepts up to 64GB cards. There’s a USB 2.0 port, a micro HDMI output and a port for optional accessories including the 3.5mm Stereo Mic Adapter and Composite A/V Adapter (both sold separately).
To ensure you get the best shot possible, the HERO3 is equipped with advanced camera settings including video looping, Protune, manual white balance and more. Plus, it supports 11-megapixel burst shooting at 10 fps and time-lapse recording at 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 second intervals. The HERO3 also features AAC compression with AGC enhanced audio performance, as well as a 1050 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery.