The GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition is a 12-megapixel camcorder with no optical zoom. It lacks an LCD. The camcorder has a maximum aperture of f/2.8. The camcorder allows manual white balance.
The GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition stores video and photos on MicroSD, MicroSDHC and MicroSDXC memory cards and has no internal storage. It captures full HD video as H.264 files at a resolution of 1920x1080 at 60p frames per second and 12-megapixel resolution stills as JPG files.
The GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition measures 2.4 inches wide by 1.6 inches high by 1.2 inches in length, and weighs 0.2 pounds. With its included enclosure it measures 2.8 inches wide by 2.8 inches high by 1.5 inches in length, and weighs 0.3 pounds.
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GoPro offers a range of sports-oriented high definition waterproof and shockproof HD Hero video cameras. Available accessories allow mounting to various flat or curved surfaces, bicycle helmets, surfboards, etc. Additional accessories include a 3D kit and a Wi-Fi backpack.
Weight (lbs.) This is measured in pounds and includes the recording media.
LCD size (in.) This is the size of the image displayed on the LCD. With some models, the image does not fill the whole screen when recording. For these models, this number is smaller than the physical size of the screen.
LCD size (in.)
Auto focus Overall assessment of the autofocus system, which takes into account speed and accuracy.
Built-in light Built-in light provides illumination for close-ups when the image would otherwise be too dark, but it's no substitute for a well-lit room. Many camcorders have an automatic setting for turning the light on.
Largeness While camcorders are generally getting smaller they do range in size. Instead of recording to tape or DVD, camcorders nowadays use either a compact hard-disk drive or flash memory. The smallest models use flash memory. Models which are considered "compact" fit in a typical shirt or pants pocket
HDMI output HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a relatively new form of digital audio/video connection found on TVs, monitors, Blu-ray players, DVD players, receivers, cameras and digital TV tuners. HDMI has become the preferred connection method instead of component, etc., as it carries audio and video signals on the same cable. HDMI supports a range of standard- and high-definition video formats, although it can vary for each product. HDMI supports up to eight channels of uncompressed, 24-bit/192kHz audio. HDMI version 1.3, doubled the bandwidth of its predecessor (HDMI 1.2), and added support for 30-, 36- and 48-bit color depth and a new "xvYCC" color standard, as well as the new Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master lossless audio formats (See "Dolby True HD" and "DTS-HD Master Audio") used in Blu-ray discs. HDMI version 1.4 added full support for 3D television, an audio return path, and ethernet network connection. Some Blu-ray discs, in order to be viewed in high-definition, will require that the Blu-ray player and the HDTV/display be connected using an HDMI cable as a copy-protection measure. HDMI allows content providers to limit the quality of the component video outputs, and your ability to record the content.
Microphone input Microphone input is a jack for an external microphone to improve sound quality and prevent picking up noise from the camcorder. It is an alternative to using the built-in mike.
Headphone out An output for connecting a pair of headphones to the camcorder.
I purchased a GoPro Hero 3+ Black which had issues right out of the box. The battery was dead right out of the box. I figure no big deal and spent two days trying to get to charge one of two batteries. I finally figured out the only way to charge a battery was to remove the battery then plug the camera in then plug the battery back in while holding the power on button. Then I found out even the unit off, it would drain the battery dead in three hours. It did the same thing with the spare battery. To keep the battery charged I had to remove the battery. I then spent several days trying to program the thing which has 75+ functions divided up between three buttons. I finally gave up and downloaded the GoPro app to my Android then tried wifi connecting to it. That turned out to be another major issue. I had to spend several days google searching for a solution. I found it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwJcXChthsU& . After I got it connecting to my Android, everything was a breeze to program. So I started using it even though the battery drain was bad, I figure I check it out then call GoPro to see what can be done. Three months later the videos started developing a purple haze. I called GoPro, while talking to the rep on the phone I sent a youtube link that showed the purple haze. They sent me a replacement. This time everything worked right out of the box. I did not even have an issue connecting wifi to my Android. !HOWEVER! after four months the replacement GoPro wifi started to act up. I have tried everything to get the camera wifi to work and nothing is showing on my Android. Yet I can see several wifi routers in my neighborhood on my Android. The only positive thing I can say about it, its water tight. But the reliability is very bad.