BMSWEB compares the GoPro Hero3 cameras with their predecessor, the Hero2. Since many of our readers have been asking, we thought we’d add some links to a spec comparison chart of all three GoPro Hero3 Cameras >>Here<<.
My 2 Cents
The GoPro Hero3 Black Edition rightfully holds the flagship position in GoPro’s Hero lineup as it does stand head and shoulders above the Silver and White Editions in low light performance, resolution and additional features. It’s important to note that although the Hero3 Black Edition technically has 4k capability, it will only record 12 fps at that level, so it’ll only be useful for time lapse at 4k.
When comparing the Silver and White Editions with the GoPro Hero2, the differences in resolution and low light performance become more negligible, BUT… it’s important to note that all the GoPro Hero3 cameras have wi-fi and the Hero2 does not. This is a big reason to go with a Hero3.
There’s also a Wi-Fi Bac Pac and Remote available that are both compatible with a FREE GoPro App, and the GoPro Hero3 Black Edition comes with the Wi-Fi Remote. You can also use the GoPro App to control your camera via your mobile phone, provided that your GoPro camera has wi-fi capabilities.
You can also pick up an optional touch LCD backpack which allows you to control your camera via touchscreen and also adds a 3.5mm headphone jack. This is a useful tool, but you can also use your smartphone or tablet device to do the same thing through the GoPro App.
You should also check out GoPro CineForm Studio, which is FREE software that allows you to:
GoPro are a company that came virtually from nowhere and over the last few years, they have established themselves as one of (if not THE) premiere action camera manufacturer in the world, and the reason is simple… They make GREAT STUFF! These GoPro cameras are getting better and better, to the point where a lot of professional movie and TV producers are using them to get POV shots. We highly recommend them.