HERO3+ Black EditionHERO3+ Silver EditionHERO3: White Edition 
MSRP   $399.99 $299.99   $199.99
 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  No
 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