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HERO3+ Waterproof Housing Depth Rating

Each of the HERO3+ cameras come in a protective waterproof case that is capable of withstanding depths of up to 131 ft. (40 meters). If you are using the HERO3 Dive Housing with the BacPac Backdoor, the depth rating is 32 ft. (10 meters). Before taking the unit in the water you'll want to be sure to verify that there is no dirt or debris along the white rubber gasket that could compromise the integrity of the waterproof case. To ensure that the camera is fully sealed, push the housing backdoor... Read More »

Is HDCP Enabled in HERO3+?

  No, High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) is not enabled for HERO3+ cameras.  

What are the Minimum and Maximum Shutter Speeds for HERO3+?

This article contains information on minimum and maximum shutter speed. Minimum shutter speed: 1/8192 sMaximum shutter speed: Photo = 1/2 s, Video = 1/(frame rate)

HERO3+ HDMI Output Information

What Compression does HERO3+ Video Playback and Live Preview use when Sent Over HDMI? For live feed, HERO3 cameras output uncompressed video over HDMI output.  For video playback, video is stored compressed on camera but upon playback video is uncompressed and output over HDMI.   How Much Latency is there in HDMI Live Preview from the HERO3+ Camera? You will generally see about a 2-3 second delay when using HDMI live preview.   What's the color space of the HDMI output (i.e. RGB)? The color space of the HDMI output is... Read More »

What is the Center of Gravity on the HERO3+ Camera?

  This applies to a camera with a battery, not in a Waterproof Housing.  Facing the camera the center of gravity is 30.02mm from the left edge, 6.96mm from the front plate.  

What is the HERO3+ Camera Wi-Fi Frequency?

  HERO3+ Black and Silver Edition cameras' built-in Wi-Fi frequency is 2.4 GHz, b/g.  

What is the Pixel Pitch in HERO3+ Cameras?

  The pixel pitch for HERO3+ cameras (both Black and Silver Editions is 1.55 microns.  

What is the Power Draw of HERO3+ Cameras While Charging?

  The battery charge current varies during the charging cycle from 1A to 60mA. The maximum current depends on the source. 1A from a wall charger. 500mA off a laptop USB 2.0 port.  

HERO3+ Camera Photo Dimensions

This article shows the available photo options in the HERO3+ Black and Silver Edition cameras and the corresponding photo size for each option. HERO3+ Black Edition 12 MP Wide: 4000 x 3000 pixels7 MP Wide: 3000 x 2250 pixels7 MP Medium: 3000 x 2250 pixels5 MP Medium: 2560 x 1920 pixels HERO3+ Silver Edition 10 MP Wide: 3680 x 2760 pixels7 MP Wide: 3072 x 2304 pixels5 MP Medium: 2624 x 1968 pixels

Using the GoPro App to Change Your Camera's Wi-Fi Name and Password

This article describes the process to update your camera's Wi-Fi Name and Password from your mobile device.  If you can't remember what your Wi-Fi credentials are you can use our website based flow to manually update your Wi-Fi Password:  GoPro Product Updates Page.  Once at this page, just click the Start Now button to begin.   With App v2.2 it is required to change the camera's Wi-Fi Name and Password the first time it is used.  You will be presented with a screen to do this the first time you use... Read More »