GoPro HD Hero3 action camcorder (Best Buy, $249.99)
GoPro HD Hero3 (read review)
We gave the Hero3 high marks for image quality. It's regularly $329.99, so $249.99 is a nice discount.
- Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
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Starting at: $396.99
The good: The GoPro Hero3 is smaller, lighter, and features built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. The Black Edition offers a number of ultra-high-resolution capture modes and high frame rates for standard HD resolutions; burst speeds for still photos has been greatly improved.
The bad: GoPro's control scheme has a longer learning curve than the simpler slide-n-go setup of the Contour cameras. Only 15fps on 4K video renders this selling point mostly moot for action videography.
The bottom line: The GoPro Hero3 Silver and White editions are strong contenders in the sports camera market, but the faster, more powerful Black Edition is head and shoulders the best sports camera on the market today.
November 26, 2013 4:07 PM PST
Photo by: GoPro
| Caption by: David Carnoy
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