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How “New” is the New GoPro Hero3+ Camera?

I can’t wait to see the footage from the new Hero 3. I am so stoked.

Photofocus (old site)

GoPro has unveiled two updated cameras… the Hero3+ Black and Silver editions.  We’ve got one on order and should have some test footage up in a few days.  Here are the highlights of what’s new (and a few myth busters for marketing hype).

  • It’s Smaller. GoPro boasts that the Black is 20% smaller and the Silver is 15% smaller.  The press release says “Innovative new housing yields a 20% smaller and lighter overall package when camera is installed in housing (waterproof to 40m).” We’ll see. Sounds like the CASE is smaller… not the camera. When I look at mounts on their website (particularly the most difficult underwater wrist mount).  I’ve yet to see a side-by-side photo outside of the waterproof case (which I think is what makes it smaller).


  • 30% Longer Battery Life. I look forward to testing this claim. Batteries claim to be the same (thank goodness). But they…

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This entry was posted on October 2, 2013 by in Cinematography/Video, Photography, Technology.
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