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Traxx822
10-17-2012, 09:17 AM
Check it out. pretty cool action cam coming out. Just announced by the CEO. The New .. no expense spared GoPro Hero 3 !!!!

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57533878-1/tiny-gopro-hero-3-black-edition-captures-4k-video/

DemolitionMan
10-17-2012, 10:42 AM
Glad I did not buy the gopro 2 last week.

duckguy
10-17-2012, 10:44 AM
Sweet

CottagerGreg
10-17-2012, 10:59 AM
If you do the firmware update on the Hero2 you get some nice new features!

atlfootr
10-17-2012, 11:00 AM
Tiny GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition captures 4K video

GoPro packs a lot of new features into the smallest camera that it has ever offered.
http://asset0.cbsistatic.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/2011/12/06/headshots_antuan_goodwin_140x100_60x43.jpg (http://www.cnet.com/profile/antuan.goodwin/) by Antuan Goodwin (http://www.cnet.com/profile/antuan.goodwin/)
October 16, 2012 11:34 PM PDT

http://asset3.cbsistatic.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/2012/10/16/GoProHero3_02_610x343.jpg (Credit: Antuan Goodwin/CNET )


San Francisco--GoPro pulled the wraps off of a new generation of its line Hero sports camera packages built around the smallest, most powerful camera that it has ever offered: the GoPro Hero 3.

The GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition is the flagship model that will retail for $399.99.
This new model features a chassis that is 30% smaller and 25% lighter than the outgoing Hero 2 (http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-camcorders/gopro-hd-hero2-motorsports/4505-6500_7-35055052.html) model and is only 20mm thick when removed from its plastic shell.
The plastic shell itself is also smaller (obviously) and features a new flat lens.

mzimme
10-17-2012, 11:20 AM
pricey little bugger. I wish my hero2 wasnt at the bottom of a lake :(

vrsc
10-17-2012, 11:20 AM
Hopefully the price will be lower by other retailers

Traxx822
10-17-2012, 11:37 AM
You can pre order them on their website. They come out on the 22nd. I hope I can mount the hero 2 and this one in order to do 3D. No reports on that though. I ordered the Black edition.

mzimme
10-17-2012, 11:39 AM
You can pre order them on their website. They come out on the 22nd. I hope I can mount the hero 2 and this one in order to do 3D. No reports on that though. I ordered the Black edition.

I doubt it. Different lens, casing, etc. The 3D one more than likely needs both to be the same.

Traxx822
10-17-2012, 11:50 AM
Thats my assumption too. unfortunately. Maybe I can glue them together.

mzimme
10-17-2012, 12:01 PM
Haha, honestly 3D is such a fad that I could never justify buying a TV, all the glasses, two go pro's, the accessories, etc., to facilitate 3D video. Not worth it to me... HD video is pretty rad in and of itself.

501s
10-17-2012, 12:12 PM
Just listed my GP HD Hero2 for sale. I want this new one!

mzimme
10-17-2012, 12:15 PM
Just listed my GP HD Hero2 for sale. I want this new one!

How much?

TOO-TALL
10-17-2012, 12:41 PM
Damnit.....I just bought h2 two weeks ago.

CruisinGA
10-17-2012, 12:43 PM
Damn! I just got my Hero2 last month!

Traxx822
10-17-2012, 01:14 PM
Check this out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3PDXmYoF5U&feature=colike

TOO-TALL
10-17-2012, 05:05 PM
Wow!!

medicmoose
10-17-2012, 05:16 PM
I've got a Hero 1 at the bottom of the lake (I'm starting to think there may a few at the bottom of various lakes) and just bought a Hero 2....I didn't even think that a Hero 3 would be on the market this soon.

mzimme
10-17-2012, 05:45 PM
I've got a Hero 1 at the bottom of the lake (I'm starting to think there may a few at the bottom of various lakes) and just bought a Hero 2....I didn't even think that a Hero 3 would be on the market this soon.

I need some scuba gear. Weekend after labor day would be a great weekend to go treasure hunting.

carisch
10-17-2012, 06:08 PM
If you bought in the last month, return it. They have 30 day money back guarantee.

To those who say they are pricey...the black edition comes with a $79 remote that you used to have to buy if you wanted it. 25% smaller, lighter, way faster and much cleaner footage, for 399....I pre-ordered. My hero 2 underwater footage is crap, but this one looks perfect.

Watch the 5 minute video and you'll want one for sure.

Jonb1822
10-21-2012, 08:54 PM
Bought the Hero 2 on Tuesday, returned it today and picked up the Hero3 at Bestbuy.

fskof
10-21-2012, 09:02 PM
Has the mic been upgraded?

Jonb1822
10-21-2012, 09:04 PM
It's says that it has been improved, but I havent had a chance to play with it yet.

fskof
11-11-2012, 04:55 PM
Wow, I like the fact that a phone App enables full camera control and live scene preview

From the website:

The HERO3's built in Wi-Fi means it can also be controlled by iOS smartphones and tablets running the GoPro App*. The GoPro App enables full camera control and live scene preview on any compatible iOS smartphone or tablet.


Who has one ordered? Im getting one!

GoneBoatN
11-11-2012, 05:49 PM
I only wish the GoPro would offer some zoom capability. Even a little would be better than none.

GoneBoatN
11-11-2012, 05:50 PM
Wow, I like the fact that a phone App enables full camera control and live scene preview

From the website:

The HERO3's built in Wi-Fi means it can also be controlled by iOS smartphones and tablets running the GoPro App*. The GoPro App enables full camera control and live scene preview on any compatible iOS smartphone or tablet.


Who has one ordered? Im getting one!


GoPro site says Google Play app (Android) is coming soon.

vision
11-11-2012, 11:33 PM
I only wish the GoPro would offer some zoom capability. Even a little would be better than none.

Agreed. Great camera but the fish eye lens gets old fast. I have two. I use them for a few trips, then I realize how little of the footage or images I use and the hero ends up sitting around.

A 2x lens (not simply cutting off the sensor as the GP 2 and 3 do to achieve 90 degrees) would greatly improve the usefulness of the camera.