GoPro just announced its new camera, the Hero3+. I am really interested to see how much smaller it really is than the hero3. Longer battery, sharper lens, smaller, 720p at 120fps sounds really good to me. The buttons on the enclosure seem bigger, I hope so, the old ones were a pain to press. Anyone getting one?


Here is the video, now gopro has made me want to play with lions.

I found this picture for size comparison:

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Comment by Dany Thivierge on October 1, 2013 at 12:33am

Yes I do have one on order, price is good, many customer who just bought an "old" hero3 for $369 will have regrets! 


Comment by Joshua Ott on October 1, 2013 at 12:47am

There are some nice aerial clips in that video.

Comment by John Arne Birkeland on October 1, 2013 at 12:57am

Btw. At a glance, video specs are the same as the original Black edition. Improvements are size, battery, wifi and arguably lens (no data available, they just say it's better). So if you primarily want 720p@120fps I bet you can get a good deal on the original now that the plus is available.

Comment by Not Sure on October 1, 2013 at 12:59am

but a hero3 black edition is only $280?

Comment by Ian Lyons on October 1, 2013 at 1:18am

I hope they innovate an on/off switch that actually turns the camera off - instead of running the battery down for no good reason. I'm just slightly bitter at the brain dead design decision which has robbed me of being able to film so many times.

Comment by Euan Ramsay on October 1, 2013 at 1:48am

We've all been there Ian...;-)

Comment by Jim Cotter on October 1, 2013 at 1:49am
The camera itself is the same size so will fit all current gimbals. Its mainly the case that has been reduced and fits the camera a lot better.
Comment by Jeroen Brosens on October 1, 2013 at 3:59am

The new Silver Edition now can do 1080p@60, that is a great improvement, great for slomo footage. The Black Edition is not that much better for RC and FPV flying IMHO.

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on October 1, 2013 at 4:11am


Somebody supposedly doing professional AP told me that the new Hero would make my Nex5 obsolete.  Seems to not be the case. LOL

Comment by John Arne Birkeland on October 1, 2013 at 4:39am

R, video resolution (2.7K@30, 720p@120) and compression (ProTune 48mbit) wise it's a NEX killer, but the built in fish-eye lens makes it a "toy" in professional regards. A toy that you see used in lots of professional TV productions for "live action" footage mind you..


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