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The GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition Camera captures 4K, 2.7K, 1440p and Full HD 1080p video, in addition to 12MP still images at 30 fps. It features a wide-angle, 6-element, aspherical glass lens with an aperture of f/2.8 for effective low-light shooting and shallow depth of field. The camera is housed in a durable waterproof case with a depth rating of 131′. The GoPro accepts microSD memory cards and is configured with a Micro HDMI output. Built-in Wi-Fi enables remote control via the included Wi-Fi Remote or live video preview and remote control on smartphones and tablets running the free GoPro app.

The GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition Camera is 20% smaller and lighter than its predecessor, the HERO3. It also features faster built-in Wi-Fi than the HERO3. The HERO3+ is designed for recording a variety of adventure sports and it comes with a rugged housing that is waterproof down to a depth of 131′ (40m). The camera captures 4K Cinema, 2.7K Cinema, 1440p and Full HD 1080p video. It can shoot 960p and 720p video as well. The camera supports both NTSC and PAL video systems, and it can record up to 120 frames per second (fps) when shooting in 720p mode. For still images, the HERO3+ supports up to 12MP photos with a burst rate of up to 30 fps.

The HERO3+ includes the GoPro Wi-Fi Remote and it’s compatible with the optional LCD Touch BacPac and Battery BacPac (both sold separately). The Wi-Fi Remote has a range of up to 600′ (180m). Plus, it’s waterproof down to 10′ (3m) and it can control up to 50 cameras at a time. The HERO3+ camera features an ultra wide angle glass lens, a low-light image sensor and a microSD card slot that accepts up to 64GB cards. There’s a built-in mono microphone and a port for optional accessories including the 3.5mm Stereo Mic Adapter and Composite A/V Adapter, which are both sold separately.

To ensure you get the best shot possible, the HERO3+ is equipped with advanced capture settings including Looping Video, Continuous Photo, White Balance and Protune mode. Plus, it supports panorama SuperView wide angle photo capture and time-lapse recording. The HERO3+ also works with the improved GoPro Studio 2.0 software, which allows you to easily create professional-quality videos with your GoPro content. The camera’s other features include Auto Low Light mode and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which lasts 30% longer than the HERO3 battery.

SuperView Video mode allows you to capture footage with an immersive wide angle perspective. You’ll be able to capture more of yourself and your surroundings in the shot, which will result in captivating and engaging footage. SuperView provides full widescreen playback as well. The twp SuperView settings include 1080p SuperView and 720p SuperView.

Auto Low Light mode intelligently changes frame rates based on lighting conditions for enhanced low-light performance.

Enjoy crisper, clearer footage with reduced distortion. The HERO3+ Black Edition provides a 33% increase in image sharpness thanks to its sharper lens and 2x reduction in imaging artifacts.

Sound quality is as important as image quality. The HERO3+ Black Edition features upgraded audio performance, capturing even the most subtle of sounds – whether you’re recording voices, music, engine noise, etc. Advanced wind-noise reduction technology also keeps the audio clearer during high-speed activities.

Featuring a 30% increase in battery life, you can go longer and capture more with the HERO3+ Black Edition.

With 4x faster Wi-Fi connectivity to the GoPro App, you can preview content in near real-time and share your photos and videos quicker than ever. The GoPro App makes it easy to control your camera remotely with a smartphone or tablet. Plus, you can preview, playback and share your favorite shots via email, text, Facebook, Instagram and more. You’ll also be able to enjoy enhanced connectivity to the included Wi-Fi Remote, which enables control of up to 50 cameras from distances of up to 600′ (180m).

Protune is an advanced video mode that yields stunning image quality and cinema-caliber video optimized for professional productions, giving content creators more flexibility and workflow efficiency. Protune allows you to capture images with less compression for professional productions. It also features a neutral color profile that offers more flexibility during post-production color correction. Protune’s log curve captures more detail in shadows and highlights. With Protune you’ll also be able to record video in cinema-quality at 24 fps, allowing you to easily intercut GoPro content with other source media without the need to perform fps conversion.

White Balance mode adjusts video and photo color tones to match different lighting conditions. The settings include: Auto, 3000K for use in warm light (incandescent, sunrise/sunset), 5500K for use in slightly cool light (cool fluorescent, average daylight) and 6500K for use in cool light (overcast conditions).

Spot Meter is ideal for filming within a dark space with the camera pointed towards a brighter setting, such as filming outdoors from within a car.

Looping Video records a continuous video loop that overwrites itself until you press the shutter button to stop it. It’s ideal for saving space on your memory card while waiting to catch a moment of action.

Upon powering on, the camera automatically begins recording video or capturing Time Lapse photos thanks to the One Button feature.


Technical Specifications and Features

Sensor: 1x CMOS Sensor

Maximum Aperture: f/ 2.8

Lens: Fixed Focus

Lens Elements: 6

Zoom: None

Filter Size: None

System: NTSC/PAL

Recording Media: MicroSD/SDHC/SDXC Up To 64GB

Video Format:

High Definition H.264:

3840 x 2160p / 15 fps / 12 fps

4096 x 2160p / 12 fps

2704 x 1524p / 30 fps / 25 fps

2704 x 1440p / 24 fps

1920 x 1440p / 48 fps / 30 fps / 24 fps

1920 x 1140p / 25 fps

1920 x 1080p / 60 fps / 50 fps / 48 fps

1920 x 1080p / 30 fps / 25 fps / 24 fps

1280 x 960p / 100 fps / 60 fps / 50 fps

1280 x 960p / 48 fps

1280 x 720p / 120 fps / 100 fps

1280 x 720p / 60 fps / 50 fps / 48 fps

Standard Definition H.264:

848 x 480p / 240 fps

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 and 4:3

Still Image Resolution:

JPEG: 12 Megapixel, 4000 x 3000 (4:3)

JPEG: 7 Megapixel, 3000 x 2250 (4:3)

JPEG: 5 Megapixel, 2560 x 1920 (4:3) 3

Channels: Mono

Audio Format: AAC with AGC

Sampling Frequency: AAC: 48.0 kHz

Image Stabilization: None

Waterproof Depth Rating: 131.0′ / 40.0 m (Waterproof Housing)

Interval Recording: 5 sec / 10 sec / 30 sec / 60 sec

Built-in Mic: Yes

Wi-Fi: Yes


1x Mini-USB for charging, data transfer, mic input, and composite output


1x HDMI D (Micro)

1x Composite Video (out) Requires separately available USB to AV adapter cable

Microphone Input: Yes

Headphone Jack: No

System Requirements:


OS X 10.5+

Core 2 Duo Processor or greater


USB 2.0 Interface


Vista / 7 / 8

Core 2 Duo Processor or greater


USB 2.0 Interface

Battery: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.7VDC, 1180mAh Providing up to 2 Hours per Charge

Charging Method: USB

Weight: 2.61 oz (74 g) without housing or 4.8 oz (136 g) with housing