GoPro, the pioneer of action camcorders, has updated its popular Hero3 with a smaller, sharper, faster version now called Hero3+. They have just made one of the world’s best-selling compact action camera and made it better. Most notably the Hero3+ is significantly lighter and smaller while at the same time increasing battery life by a massive 30%.
The lens went through a major upgrade and is now 33% sharper according to GoPro’s press release. Also new are some exciting features like SuperView. The HERO3+ shots from a wider angle perspective allowing you to capture more of yourself and the surroundings resulting in a more captivating and engaging footage.
There are 2 editions: The Black and the Silver priced at $399.99 and $299.99 respectively. The top of the range GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition captures high-resolution, high-frame rate 1440p48, 1080p60, 960p100 and 720p120 video modes as well as 12MP stills at 30 frames per second. The HERO3+ Silver Edition has a lower frame rate of 1080p60, 960p60 and 720p120 and 10MP stills at 10 frames per second.
Low light performance is also enhanced. Auto Low Light mode intelligently changes frame rates based on lighting conditions. What is full action video without the cacophony of well recorded audio. Sound quality is also improved with an advanced wind-noise reduction technology keeps the audio clearer during high-speed activities. What more can we ask for.