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GoPro Hero 3

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GoPro Hero 3

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A multi award winning and good spec 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with an Editor's Choice award from three expert review websites and 8 further awards from other expert sites
1x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 5MP 1" Dec 2012
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GoPro Hero 3 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the GoPro Hero 3 number 177 across all camcorders.
93
Reviews
444 Reviews + 11 Awards
79
Features
Good Features
61
Age
5 Years Old
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with 92% of buyers recommending this video camera to others. This camcorder has received 11 awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Camcorderinfo.com plus two other sites and a "Recommended" award from Lydogbillede.dk plus two other sites. HP camcorders also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However this GoPro camcorder has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2018.
Customers report excellent product quality, that it is robust and technical features.
The Hero 3 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Larger than average optical sensor size
Very light
Smaller than average optical zoom

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up.
There is a 61% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.

GoPro Hero 3 Video Reviews

GoPro Hero 3 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

11 Industry Awards

This video camera has received 11 awards from camcorder experts.

This GoPro camcorder was given an "Editor's Choice" award by review websites Camcorderinfo.com, Reviewed.com and PC Mag all of whom concluded that this camcorder was brilliant.

This GoPro video camera received a "Recommended" award from websites Lydogbillede.dk, Alphr.com and Trusted Reviews all of whom decided that this video camera was very good.

This video camera was given a "Gold" award by both websites Insidehardware.it and Toptenreviews.com, both of which thought that this camcorder was exceptional.

This GoPro video camera received a "Design Award" from website Ixbt.com who decided that this video camera was carefully designed.

The writers at two additional expert review sites both said that this camcorder was very good. This video camera received a "Good Choice" award from Pcforalla.idg.se and Expert Reviews gave it an "Ultimate" award.

Good Expert Reviews

This camcorder has an average expert rating of 83 out of 100 based on 35 expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar.

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Good User Reviews

Based on 409 user reviews this video camera has an average user rating of 86%. 232 reviewers (82% of all reviewers) gave this camcorder either 4 or 5 stars and 92% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Superior Product Quality

43 customers said in their reviews that this camcorder was good quality.

GoPro Has Very Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Based on 3,091 user and expert reviews (including 717 verified purchases), GoPro has very good ratings for its video cameras. 96% of those that bought a GoPro camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Robust

Six owners wrote in their reviews that this camcorder was well made, six customers who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it was strong and durable and five customers who bought it concluded that it was good at resisting water ingress. two customers concluded that it was reliable.

Users Report Excellent Technical Features

Three people thought this camcorder had good features.

Customers Report Nice Design

13 owners who bought the product considered that it was good looking and two customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was smooth.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Six owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact and two people mentioned that it was lightweight.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

27 owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it was easy to use and two customers who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to setup.

Users Report a Good Quality Lens

Two owners who reviewed the product thought it had a good lens.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

16 customers reckoned that this camcorder was good value for money.

Customers Report Great Battery Life

15 owners who purchased it thought it had a good battery life.

Value for Money

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the GoPro Hero 3 and the United Kingdom price of £229.99 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $239.99 (£332.89).

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This camcorder was released in December 2012.

Features

Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the GoPro Hero 3 of 5MP is relatively average compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 55% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

The optical sensor size of the GoPro Hero 3 of 0.435" is larger than 74% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The optical sensor sizes of camcorders range from 0.12" to 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37".

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Very Light

Across all the camcorders the weights range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g. The GoPro Hero 3's weight of only 163g is lighter than 78% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Smaller Than Average Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of all camcorders is 19x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 70x. The GoPro Hero 3's optical zoom of only 1x is very small compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 4% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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2592 X 1944 Still Image Resolution

The GoPro Hero 3 supports a maximum still image resolution of 2592 x 1944. That's over two times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080. Across all camcorders the worst resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 4912 x 3680.

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Full HD

Full HD

The GoPro Hero 3 is Full HD, as are 70% of video cameras.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

gopro chdhn302it

Barcodes:

00818279011586

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