GoPro Hero3 Review and Field Test

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Ryan Connolly and Crew get their hands on a GoPro Hero3 Action Camera and give it the Film Riot Treatment and field test it as only they can do.  The boys mount the camera in several different ways to get some interesting shots in their snack inspired short film.

Although the GoPro Hero3 is smaller than it’s predecessor, the GoPro Hero2, it does represent a significant step forward in image quality and low light capabilities.  This is especially true of the GoPro Hero3 Balck Edition, which rightfully holds the flagship position in GoPro’s Hero lineup. The Black Edition stands head and shoulders above the Silver and White Editions in low light performance, resolution and additional features.  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. (>>Click Here<<  to see a comparison chart of the specs of all three GoPro Hero3 Cameras.)

There’s also a Wi-Fi Bac Pac and Remote (below) available that are both compatible with a FREE GoPro App (allowing you to control your camera via your mobile iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch), and the GoPro Hero3 Black Edition comes with the Wi-Fi Remote.Wi-Fi Bacpac with Remote

 

You can also pick up an optional touch LCD backpack (below) which allows you to control your camera via touchscreen and also adds a 3.5mm headphone jack.

GoPro LCD Backpack

You should also check out GoPro CineForm Studio, which is FREE software that allows you to:

    • * automatically update firmware for GoPro HD HERO2 cameras
    • * create 3D videos shot with the GoPro 3D HERO System
    • * perform color correction, image enhancement, & file preparation prior to video editing or sharing on Youtube, Vimeo, or Facebook.

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.

Buy The GoPro Hero3 Black, Silver and White Editions, The GoPro Hero2, the GoPro Wi-Fi Bac Pac with Remote and the LCD Backpack on Amazon Here

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