GoPro launch HD Hero 3

Amateur filmmakers rejoice! GoPro have revamped their entire range of ubiquitous action cameras, making all of them slimmer and introducing an all new version with features that put some pro-quality kit to shame. The HD Hero 3 lineup is now made up of the entry level 5MP White Edition, the mid range 11MP Silver Edition and the top end 12MP Black Edition, which boasts 4K and 2.7K video resolutions, 1440p mode and a framerate of 120fps in the 720p mode. Slowmo roost is going to be everywhere.

All of them keep full 1080p HD recording but gain a Wi-Fi control capability for use with the new remote. All the housings comes with a dive resistant casing as standard and there’s even a new touchscreen BacPac to allow you to pick angles and view video there and then rather than waiting to get it home. The halving of the size now means that you can fit a camera and  screen in a housing the same size as the old body, achieving this in part by using a Micro SD card rather than the chunkier SD card of old.

Anyway, watch this video (make sure you put it in 1080p HD) and marvel at the quality you can get from something so small…

All editions are available for pre-order at GoPro.com and will be available in the UK exclusively through Madison.  Stock will be hitting stores next week on all models bar the Black edition which will be available November, prices starting at £199 for the White, £279 for the Silver and £359 for the Black Edition. Kinda makes a RED camera look poor value…

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