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GoPro Hero 3

£102.00
pcforalla.idg.se Good Choice allround-pc.com Recommended Product lydogbillede.dk Especially Recommended 5 Star Expert Reviews Ultimate
A multi award winning 5MP 1 camcorder with a gold award from one expert review website
5MP 1/2.3" Yes 163g Dec 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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GoPro Hero 3 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the GoPro Hero 3 number 107 across all camcorders.
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577 Reviews + 6 Awards
51
Average
29
Missing Some Features
30
4 Years Old
Overall Score
52
Average

Why Has it Scored 52?

It has great expert reviews and great user reviews with 92% of buyers recommending this camcorder to others. This camcorder has received six awards including a "Recommended" award from Allround-Pc.com plus one other site and a "Gold" from Insidehardware.it. Canon video cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer camcorders with better features are available. However this GoPro camcorder has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2017.
Customers report design, it is easy to use and it is robust. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
The Hero 3 is missing some features:
Only 1" optical sensor size

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GoPro Hero 3 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Six Industry Awards

This GoPro camcorder is one of the most highly awarded of all the video cameras.

Review sites Allround-Pc.com and Lydogbillede.dk both concluded that they would recommend this video camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Furthermore, this video camera received an Insidehardware.it "Gold" award and it received an "Especially Recommended" award from website Lydogbilde.no.

The experts at two more expert review sites both decided that this GoPro video camera was very good. Expert Reviews gave this video camera an "Ultimate" award and Pcforalla.idg.se gave it a "Good Choice" award.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 18 expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and computerbild.de this camcorder has an overall expert rating of 85 out of 100. Video camera experts think this GoPro video camera is one of the better video cameras.

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Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 559 owner reviews this video camera has an average owner rating of 88%. Over 86% of 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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Users Report Nice Design

14 people who bought the product said that it was good looking and two people who reviewed this camcorder thought it was smooth.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

37 people agreed that the product was easy to use and five people who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to setup.

Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Three customers who purchased it said that it was noisy.

GoPro Has Excellent Reviews for Its Video Cameras

We checked 2,272 owner and expert reviews (including 498 verified purchases) for GoPro video cameras and found that on average GoPro has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. 94% of those that bought a GoPro camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Robust

10 people who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good at resisting water ingress, eight customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was strong and durable and four owners wrote in their reviews that it was well made.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

22 customers who purchased the GoPro Hero 3 considered that it was good value for money.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Four customers who reviewed it concluded that it was compact.

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

41 customers wrote in their reviews that it was good quality.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

Six customers who reviewed it considered that it had good features.

Customers Report Superior Battery Life

22 owners thought it had a good battery life.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £102.00 it is cheaper than 67% of video cameras.


Features

Full HD

Full HD

The GoPro Hero 3 is Full HD, as are 73% of video cameras.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.3|1" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on camcorders.

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Average Weight

The GoPro Hero 3's weight of 163g is fairly average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the heaviest 27% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Total Megapixels

The GoPro Hero 3's total megapixels of 5MP is fairly standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 42% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market since December 2012.


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