GoPro Releases the Hero 3! Black, White and Silver Editions!

GoPro, the action camera maker, has refreshed its entire range, including the addition of the 4k-capable Hero 3 Black Edition. The existing Hero HD and Hero 2 models have essentially been re-housed in smaller cases with updated user interfaces and will sit alongside the Black Edition as the White and Silver Editions, respectively.

But we are really excited about the Hero 3 Black Edition which can shoot at up to 3840×2160 pixels at 15 frames per second. It also has 2.7k mode (2716 horizontal pixels) at 30 or 24fps, and a Protune mode that offers higher bit-rates and a neutral color profile better suited to post-processing.

The Hero 3 Silver edition, essentially a Hero 2 in the latest smaller body, also gains Protune mode for its HD output – a feature added via firmware to existing Hero 2 models. The latest models also gain Wi-Fi control to allow remote control via the recently-announced App, while the Black Edition includes a waterproof Wi-Fi controller.

The Hero 3 models have a redesigned lens, which GoPro describes as ‘ultra-wide’ with ‘reduced distortion,’ though no details of angle-of-view or whether this distortion is optically or digitally corrected are given. The smaller Hero 3 bodies house a fractionally smaller battery than previous models and use MicroSD, rather than full-size SD cards. There is also a redesigned waterproof housing with a flat lens for the new models.
The new cameras will be available in November, with the Black Edition costing around £359.

 

Go Pro Hero 3 Black Edition Camera

OK its here: The Go Pro Hero 3 Camera is finaly here We have 3 Editions to offer our customers now tho and Surface2Air Sports have tested them all and all we can say is it just gets better and better. Go pro Hero 3 Camera’s have yet again taken it to the next level with some awesome features. should your upgrade? hell yer see why below:

Smaller, lighter and 2X more powerful, again.
The Wi-Fi enabled HERO3: Black Edition is the most advanced GoPro, ever. No expense was spared during its development, resulting in a GoPro that is 30% smaller, 25% lighter and 2x more powerful than previous models. Wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197′ (60m), capable of capturing ultra-wide 1440p 48fps, 1080p 60 fps and 720p 120 fps video and 12MP photos at a rate of 30 photos per second, the HERO3: Black Edition is the world’s most versatile camera. Built-in Wi-Fi, GoPro App compatibility and the included Wi-Fi Remote (normally a separate  accessory) make the HERO3: Black Edition all the more versatile, still.




Smaller, Lighter…Better

Weighing in at a scant 2.6 ounces, the HERO3: Black Edition is 25% lighter and 30% smaller than previous models.



2X Faster Video Performance

The HERO3: Black Edition captures professional, cinema-quality video at 2X the resolution and 2X the frame-rate of previous models while delivering 2X better low light performance. Slow-motion aficionados and industry professionals will love the HERO3: Black Edition’s 1080p-60, 720p-120, WVGA-240, 960p-100 and 1440p-48 video modes while those desiring a cinematic look will appreciate the ultra-high resolution 2.7kp-24 and 4kp-12 (Protune only) video modes.


3X Faster Photo Performance

The HERO3: Black Edition’s photo performance is 3X improved, now boasting 12MP burst capture at a staggering 30 frames per second with 2X better low light performance compared to previous models. Still Photo and Time-lapse Photo modes remain the same but are now joined by a new Continuous Photo mode that captures continuous 12MP stills at a steady 3, 5, or 10 photo-per-second rate, up to 30 photos at a time.


Improved Sharpness, Less Distortion

The HERO3’s reduced-distortion, 6-element aspherical lens combines with user-selectable Ultra-wide, Medium and Narrow field-of-views to deliver more perspective-capture options than ever before. Add the totally updated flat-lens waterproof housing that delivers stunning image sharpness both above and below water and you’ve got one of the most powerful and durable image capture solutions on the planet.


Redesigned Audio System

Understanding that sound quality is as important as image quality, GoPro engineers completely redesigned the HERO3 to be as adept at capturing the subtle, natural sounds of voice and music as it is at capturing the immersive sounds of sport. Also improved is GoPro’s already famous wind-noise reduction, ensuring that you’ll hear more of your passion, be it your engine or expletives, and less of the wind during high speed activities.


Built-in Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi Remote Included)

The HERO3 Black Edition features built-in Wi-Fi and includes GoPro’s Wi-Fi Remote accessory. The Wi-Fi Remote is normally available as an accessory but is included with the HERO3: Black Edition. The Wi-Fi Remote is waterproof, wearable and can control up to 50 Wi-Fi-enabled GoPros at a time from a range of 600′. The HERO3’s built in Wi-Fi means it can also be controlled by iOS or Android smartphones and tablets running the GoPro App. The GoPro App enables full camera control and live scene preview on any compatible iOS or Android smartphone or tablet.

The HERO3: Black Edition is compatible with all GoPro mounting accessories and older generation BacPacs™ along with the newer generation LCD Touch BacPac and 2nd generation Battery BacPac. However, as all HERO3 cameras have a new size and shape they require HERO3-specific Wrist, Skeleton and 3D housings so be sure to check for HERO3 compatibility when purchasing any new housing accessories.

What’s Included

  • HERO3: Black Edition Camera
  • 197’/ 60m Waterproof Housing*
  • Wi-Fi Remote + Key Ring
  • Remote Charging Cable
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • QR Buckle
  • J-Hook Buckle
  • 3-Way Pivot
  • 1 Curved Adhesive Mount
  • 1 Flat Adhesive Mount
  • Assorted Mounts and Hardware
  • USB Charging Cable


Key Benefits

      • Wearable, mountable design
      • Immersive, wide angle capture of your favorite activities
      • Professional quality HD video & 12MP photos
      • Built-in Wi-Fi enables remote control via included Wi-Fi Remote or live video preview and remote control on smartphones and tablets running the free GoPro app.
      • Rugged housing is waterproof to 197’/60M and captures sharp images above and below water
      • Compatible with all GoPro mounts for attaching to gear, body, helmets, vehicles and more
      • Compatible with LCD Touch BacPac™ and second generation Battery BacPac™
      • Backwards compatible with older generation BacPacs™
      • New advanced camera settings: Looping video, Continuous Photo, Manual White Balance control, Protune Mode, allows to shoot photos while recording video and more.

Key Specs

    • Professional 4k Cinema 12 fps / 2.7k cinema 30 fps / 1440p 48 fps / 1080p 60 fps / 960p 100 fps /720p 120 fps and more video capture
    • 12MP photo capture with 30 fps burst
    • Wi-Fi Built-In
    • Wi-Fi Remote Compatible (included)
    • GoPro App Compatible (FREE)
    • 197’/ 60m Waterproof Housing*
    • Assorted mounts and hardware included for attaching to helmets, gear and more

For more information on the GoPro Cameras or to purchase:
Call: 01202 738 448
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Surface2Air Sports Poole
14-16 Station Road, 
Ashley cross, 
Lower Parkstone, 
Poole, 
Dorset, BH14 8UB

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