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Hero3-plus-logo Camera Comparison Chart
Hero3-plus-logo Camera Comparison Chart
MSRP
Image Quality
     
Optics + Lens
Ultra-sharp ƒ/2.8 - 6 element aspherical glass lens, Ultra wide angle with reduced distortion
Ultra-sharp ƒ/2.8 - 6 element aspherical glass lens, Ultra wide angle with reduced distortion
Ultra-sharp ƒ/2.8 - 6 element lens, Ultra wide angle with reduced distortion
Low Light Performance
Professional Grade
Prosumer Grade
Consumer Grade
Photo Features
     
Megapixels
12MP
10MP
5MP
Modes
  • Photo
  • Burst Photo
  • Continuous Photo
  • Time Lapse
  • Simultaneous Video and Photo
  • Photo
  • Burst Photo
  • Time Lapse
  • Photo
  • Burst Photo
  • Time Lapse
Video Features + FOV
     
4K (16:9)
  • 15, 12.5 fps
  • Ultra Wide FOV
  • Protune Mode
N/A N/A
4K (17:9)
  • 12 fps
  • Ultra Wide FOV
  • Protune Mode
N/A N/A
2.7K (16:9)
  • 30, 25 fps
  • Ultra Wide, Medium FOV
  • Protune Mode
N/A N/A
2.7K (17:9)
  • 24 fps
  • Ultra Wide, Medium FOV
  • Protune Mode
N/A N/A
1440p (4:3)
  • 48, 30, 25, 24 fps
  • Ultra Wide FOV
  • Protune Mode
N/A N/A
1080p (16:9)
  • 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 fps
  • Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow FOV
  • Protune Mode
  • 60, 50, 30, 25 fps
  • Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow FOV
  • 30, 25 fps
  • Medium FOV
1080p SuperView (16:9)
  • 48, 30, 25, 24 fos
  • Ultra Wide FOV
  • Protune Mode
N/A N/A
960p (4:3)
  • 100, 60, 50, 48 fps
  • Ultra Wide FOV
  • Protune Mode (not avail. with 48 fps)
  • 60, 50, 30, 25 fps
  • Ultra Wide FOV
  • 30, 25 fps
  • Ultra Wide FOV
720p (16:9)
  • 120, 100, 60, 50 fps
  • Ultra Wide, Medium (only with 60 and 50 fps), Narrow FOV
  • Protune Mode
  • 120, 100, 60, 50, 30, 25 fps
  • Ultra Wide FOV
  • 60, 50, 30, 25 fps
  • Ultra Wide FOV
720p SuperView (16:9)
  • 100, 60, 50, 48 fps
  • Ultra Wide FOV
  • Protune Mode (not avail. with 48 fps)
N/A N/A
WVGA (16:9)
  • 240 fps
  • Ultra Wide FOV
  • 120, 100, 60, 50 fps
  • Ultra Wide FOV
  • 60, 50 fps
  • Ultra Wide FOV
Photo Specs
     
Megapixels + FOV 12MP (Wide), 7MP (Wide + Medium), 5MP (Medium) 10MP (Wide), 7MP (Wide), 5MP (Medium) 5MP (Wide)
Time Lapse Intervals 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds
Burst Photo (Frames/sec) 30/1, 30/2, 30/3, 10/1, 10/2, 5/1, 3/1 3/1, 5/1, 10/1 3/1
Continuous Photo (Frames/sec) 3/1, 5/1, 10/1 N/A N/A
Advanced Features
     
Wi-Fi Built-in Yes Yes Yes
SuperView Yes No No
Auto Low Light Yes No No
Protune Mode Yes No No
Simultaneous Photo + Video Photo every 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds; Manual No No
White Balance Auto, 3000K, 5500K, 6500K Cam Raw (with Protune) No No
Looping Video Yes Yes Yes
High Video Bitrate Capture (H.264)
Mode dependent, highest bitrates supported in Protune
Up to 45/Mbs Up to 25/Mbs Up to 15/Mbs
Audio Specs
     
Mono Mic, AAC compression w/ AGC Yes Yes Yes
Usability
     
LED Indicators
  • Red: Front, rear, top, bottom
  • Blue (Wi-Fi): Front
  • Red: Front, rear, top, bottom
  • Blue (Wi-Fi): Front
  • Red: Front, rear, top, bottom
  • Blue (Wi-Fi): Front
Inputs Micro-HDMI port, mini USB, microSD, HERO Port, composite A/V (via adapter, optional accessory), 3.5mm stereo mic (via adapter, optional accessory) Micro-HDMI port, mini USB, microSD, HERO Port, composite A/V (via adapter, optional accessory), 3.5mm stereo mic (via adapter, optional accessory) Micro-HDMI port, mini USB, microSD, HERO Port, composite A/V (via adapter, optional accessory), 3.5mm stereo mic (via adapter, optional accessory)
Battery 1180mAH rechargeable lithium-ion 1180mAH rechargeable lithium-ion 1050mAh rechargeable lithium-ion
Storage (Memory) microSD Class 10 required; Up to 64GB capacity supported microSD Class 10 required; Up to 64GB capacity supported microSD Class 4 or higher recommended; Up to 64GB capacity supported (Class 10 required for Time Lapse photos @ 0.5 sec intervals)
Average Record Time Recording times will vary based on resolution and frame rate settings Recording times will vary based on resolution and frame rate settings Recording times will vary based on resolution and frame rate settings
Operating System MacOS®X 10.5 and later, Microsoft Windows® Vista, 7 and later MacOS®X 10.5 and later, Microsoft Windows® Vista, 7 and later MacOS®X 10.5 and later, Microsoft Windows® Vista, 7 and later
What's Included
     
 
  • HERO3+ Black Edition Camera
  • 131'/40m Waterproof Housing
  • Higher Capacity Li-ion Battery
  • Quick Release Buckle
  • Vertical Quick Release Buckle
  • 1 Curved + 1 Flat Adhesive Mount
  • 3-Way Pivot Arm
  • USB Charging Cable
HERO3+ Black Edition/Surf contains 1 Surfboard Mount and Tether, 1 Curved + Flat Adhesive Mount not included
  • HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera
  • 131'/40m Waterproof Housing
  • Higher Capacity Li-ion Battery
  • Quick Release Buckle
  • Vertical Quick Release Buckle
  • 1 Curved + 1 Flat Adhesive Mount
  • 3-Way Pivot Arm
  • USB Charging Cable
  • HERO3: White Edition Camera
  • 131'/40m Waterproof Housing
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • Quick Release Buckle
  • 1 Curved + 1 Flat Adhesive Mount
  • USB Charging Cable

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