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GoPro Hero3 Silver Edition

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5599 reviews of GoPro Hero3 Silver Edition. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and portability. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the viewfinder. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the GoPro Hero3 Silver Edition is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for GoPro Hero3 Silver Edition

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 245 user reviews of GoPro Hero3 Silver Edition from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the price and battery. The image quality and size are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and portability.

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portability, reliability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GoPro Hero 3 Edition Camcorder - Silver (11MP)GoPro Hero 3 Edition Camcorder - Silver (11MP)

2018-08

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for GoPro Hero3 Silver Edition

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2049 user reviews of GoPro Hero3 Silver Edition from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the battery and price. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the viewfinder and reliability.

usability, image quality, portability, price, battery

reliability, viewfinder

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GoPro HERO3+: Silver EditionGoPro HERO3+: Silver Edition

2018-08

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for GoPro Hero3 Silver Edition

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of GoPro Hero3 Silver Edition from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GoPro HERO3: Silver Edition Camera (CHDHN-301) w/ SSE Kit: Includes 32GB SDHC High Speed Memory Card, High Speed Card Reader, Extended Life Battery, EGoPro HERO3: Silver Edition Camera (CHDHN-301) w/ SSE Kit: Includes 32GB SDHC High Speed Memory Card, High Speed Card Reader, Extended Life Battery, E

2018-08

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition review

 

As the highest-end model in GoPro's camera lineup, the Hero3+ Black Edition gets all the attention. At $299, however, the Hero3+ Silver Edition is the one more people will consider buying.

The GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition combines excellent HD video with recording options up to 1080p at 60fps and the same design as the company's other cameras so you have access to a large selection of accessories and mounts.

The $100 savings from the Black Edition costs you many shooting options and some video quality, particularly in low light. Battery life can be brief depending on the features you're using. Plan to buy accessories, including a microSD card.

If you like GoPro's camera design and just want solid HD video, you might be able to save yourself $100 and get this instead of the $400 Black Edition.

2014-02

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition review

 

The best action cam to buy isn't always the most expensive and feature packed, as this GoPro proves

Best value GoPro of the range ; Smooth 1080p footage @60fps ; Wider range of mounts than other brands ; Matchbox design squeezes into small spaces

Screen is £80 extra ; Main unit is vulnerable when not in waterproof housing ; Tiny buttons, fiddly in use

Not the most user-friendly, but certainly the best value action cam out there

2014-06

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

GoPro Hero3 Silver Edition Review

 

The GoPro Hero 3's video quality is simply the best among the helmet cameras we tested, and we appreciate its compact design and waterproof case. However, the helmet mount is awkward. More than once, it hit the crossbar on the ski lift. Also, the...

Small and compact, Excellent video quality, Sturdy and waterproof case, More affordable than competing cameras

Sticks up awkwardly on helmet, Short battery life

2013-01

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

GoPro HD Hero 3 Silver Edition review

 

A slimmed down HD Hero 2 with Wi-Fi? Yes please. But is there enough in this Silver action-cam to stop us waiting for the flagship Black Edition?

Sharp underwater focus ; Slicker build ; Wi-Fi with remote control ; Bigger, less fiddly, buttons

It's not the Black Edition

The HD Hero 3 Silver Edition continues to defend its crown as the first choice in action cameras, but expect it to be outclassed by the Black Edition.

2012-11

Expert review by : Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

Deal: GoPro HERO3+ Silver for $159

 

GoPro on ebay has there GoPro HERO3+ Silver as a manufacturer refurbished deal of $159. It sold for $299 when new and has dropped from $179 over the past week or so. Check it out here on ebay.

2015-11

Expert review by : Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

Deal: GoPro HERO3+ Silver for $179

 

ebay (via GoPro) has the GoPro HERO3+ Silver certified refurbished for $179 in limited quantity. Check it out while it lasts here on ebay.

2015-11

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Bad product & Terrible Customer Service

 

I bought this camera in November 2016 for a Christmas gift. After it was opened it was used one time and then it never worked again. It was dead. It's May 2 and we still do not have a replacement. I was given the run-around for several months with them...

Nothing

Never worked and customer service is horrible

2017-05

Consumer review (newegg.com)

i love gopro!!!

 

Love this camera, such good quality!

Wifi destroys battery life

2014-11

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Should have red it carefully

 

Good camera. Wish it had more FPS options, and I wish it balanced light better, but I like it.

Great camera. Versatile, lots of accessories. I love the Wasabi power batteries, had some leftover from my last hero (got stolen)

I should have read the title more carefully. I thought I was getting a Hero3+ instead of a Hero3. This was my fault

2014-07

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Small camera, big possibilities.

 

The GoPro 3+ is a solidly built professional camera that can stand up to a lot of harsh activities. The picture quality is amazing and can be adjusted for whatever you need to record. The microphone quality is okay but it can't pick much up in a fully...

2015-11

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1.050 / 1.18 / 1.180 / 118
Battery capacity (Watt hours):4.36 / 4.366 / 43.6
Battery life (max):3
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.7
Video recording time:2.5

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD

Features

Audio recording formats:AAC
Colour of product:Black, grey / Black, Silver / Silver / White
F-number (relative aperture):2.8
Storage Media:Memory Card
Wide angle lens system:Y

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.8
Total MegaPixels:10 / 11

Indication

LED indicators:Y

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):0 - 2.8
Lens Type:Wide-angle

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational conditions

Protection features:Water Resistant / Waterproof
Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof up to:40

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: No
Cables included:USB
Flat surface mount: Yes
Manual:Y
Underwater case: Yes
Universal mount: Yes
User guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI ports quantity:1
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / mini-USB

Software

Bundled software:GoPro App, GoPro Studio
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Yes
Windows operating systems supported:1. Creative Live! Central 3\n- Touch Screen control\n- Online Sharing\n- Avatars/Avatar Creator\n- Visual/Voice Effects\n- Movie Creator\n- Desktop Share\n- Media Show\n- Parental Control\n2. Live! Scan / 127 x 95 x 51 / Atheros 802.11b/g/n / Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Still image

Continuous shooting mode: Yes
Maximum image resolution:3680 x 2760
Photo mode: Yes
Still image resolution(s):3072 x 2304\n2624 x 1968 / 3680 x 2760, 3072 x 2304, 2624 x 1968 / 3680 x 2760\n3072 x 2304\n2624 x 1968

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Maximum memory card size:64
Storage Media:Memory Card

Technical Details

Audio recording formats:AAC
Colour of product:Black, grey / Black, Silver / Silver / White
F-number (relative aperture):2.8
Wide angle lens system: Yes

Video

3D: No
Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Aspect Ratio:4:3, 16:9
Bitrate at maximum video resolution:35
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
HD-Ready: Yes
Maximum frame rate:120 / 60
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p, 960p
Video formats supported:H.264, MP4 / MP4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080 / 848 x 480,1280 x 720,1280 x 960 / 848 x 480,1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080 / 848 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080 / 848 x 720,1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:72 / 73.7 / 74

White balance

White Balance:Auto / Auto, Manual