Action cameras have been hot news to home movie buffs and pro videographers. You can often see them popping up in cars, attached to helmets, on bikes and in boats. Why? It’s because these video cameras capture interesting videos from unconventional angles not usually seen on boring home made videos and deliver the adrenaline on film!
One of the hottest action videocams in the market now is the GoPro Hero 3, the latest from a company whose main niche is wearable and gear-mountable cameras and accessories. The popularity of such videocams spurned an industry supplying mounts, harnesses and contraptions enabling you to stick a GoPro to anything that moves.
The latest Hero 3 is an ongoing evolution and is now smaller and lighter without sacrificing on image quality. What makes it even more popular is its ease of use making it an idiot proof camera. You can even strap 2 Hero 3’s side by side for creating 3D video. GoPro also provides a smartphone app so that you can use your phone as a viewfinder and change settings. A great feature to have.
Specs wise the Hero 3 is a tour de force. Comes with f/2.8 wide-angle lens, a 12-megapixel sensor that lets you shoot in 4K at 12 fps, 2.7K at 30 fps, 1440p at 48 fps, 1080p at 60 fps, 960p at 100 fps, 720p at 120 fps and WVGA resolution at an incredible 240 fps. It even comes with and built-in WiFi. Being an outdoor action camera the it is robust enough to be knocked, dropped or used in a wide range of tough environmental conditions.
With better hi def video quality and versatility the GoPro Hero 3 is a serious little piece of equipment.