GoPro HERO3: White Edition – 131’/ 40m Waterproof Housing
- Professional quality video capture in 1080p 30fps, 960p 30 fpts, 720p 60 fps, and WVGA 60 fps
- Built in Wi-Fi compatible with the GoPro app for Smartphones/Tablets; as well as the Wi-Fi remote (available seperatly)
GoPro HERO3: White Edition – 131’/ 40m Waterproof Housing Prices
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If you are looking for a durable camera that captures high quality videos and photos, then the GoPro HERO3: White Edition is a great option. This camera is specifically designed to withstand tough conditions and comes with a 131′ / 40m Waterproof Housing to protect it from water damage.
The GoPro HERO3 captures videos in a variety of resolutions including 1080p 30fps, 960p 30 fpts, 720p 60 fps, and WVGA 60 fps. So whether you are shooting a fast action scene or a slow motion video, this camera has got you covered. Additionally, it features built-in Wi-Fi that is compatible with the GoPro app for Smartphones and Tablets. You can also use the Wi-Fi remote (available separately) to control your camera from a distance.
The HERO3 is compatible with LCD Touch BacPac and 2nd generation Battery Bacpac. It is also backward compatible with all older generations of Bacpacs. Therefore, you can use your existing Bacpacs with the HERO3 if you have upgraded to this camera.
This camera can capture 5MP photos at 3 fps burst mode, and also comes with a time-lapse feature that can be set at intervals of .5, 2, 5, 10, 30, and 60 seconds. With its built-in flat lense housing, the GoPro HERO3 produces clear and sharp images that are zoomed in and focused.
Choose the GoPro HERO3 if you want to capture great videos and photos without having to worry about your camera getting damaged in tough conditions.
Specification: GoPro HERO3: White Edition – 131’/ 40m Waterproof Housing
Virginie Clarke –
Brilliant little thing. I bought an amazon warehouse refurb which came without a user manual and I still managed to use it, it’s so simple. There is no going back to holiday snaps after this. Only high octane action videos of jumping into the sea, driving off road and dancing on fortresses will do from now on .
Mr. Naysses L. Fontes –
Narut Ujnat –
I have seen these cameras for a long time, but not purchased one. However, after seeing some of the videos possible with this camera I purchased the Hero 3: White edition with the new housing.
After using this for some weeks, I can say I love this camera and the possibilities.
1.: What’s in the box?: You receive the camera with the waterproof housing, plus an instruction booklet and a quick start guide. In addition, you receive a micro-USB cable, plus some mounts and assorted ‘thingies.’
2. Aesthetic?: Well, who really cares how this looks since the point is to capture your desired personal aesthetics! But, compared to some of the other cameras I have seen, this is a small package, and is cleverly designed.
3. Use?: The point of the camera is to get it working. The waterproof casing has been redesigned from the previous model. It does seem very well-done and is supposedly able to survive to 130 feet. I have not tested it to any depth with the camera inside. However, I have taken the housing and placed it under water without a problem. (I will update this when I get the chance for some waterproof filming).
The camera itself has basically three buttons. One for the power/mode, one for the camera to start taking video or pictures (at the top) and a side button which powers wireless. The wireless function works in conjunction with the App, which I used with an Iphone. The app is fantastic! You can control the camera remotely and change the desired function (video, burst, lapse and single pictures, plus whatever function suite the users purposes). The best thing is the ability to see a preview (except in certain modes like a time-lapse) and the ability to see the pictures and video on the app. Fantastic.
The pictures with the edition I purchased are good, not great, given the 5 MP capability and the close-in build for pictures (I didn’t but this to take long-range pictures). However, the video in HD (and this should be changes to 1080 as the default is a bit less) is absolutely gorgeous. Stunning is the word. The sound is also great, even with the waterproof housing on. I could still hear myself, others and the sounds of the activity clearly.
The wireless function relies on setting up an internal network between your mobile device and the camera, though I did not find this difficult at all. The only time I had difficulty getting the camera connection was during some very cold weather, and once the camera was warm this went away. The battery lasts about 2 hours with consistent use, which is pretty good, although I could nurse the camera by turning things on and off when the opportunity present itself.
At first, I did not like having to use a micro-SD card, but this is actually okay with an adapter for actual use and allows makes the camera smaller than the previous model.
Overall, so far, I am very pleased with the camera and what it allows me to accomplish without too much difficulty. I suggest that a buyer purchase the grabbag of extra mounts and the lens caps as well. Great item. Hopefully I do not encounter some of the difficulty that others have had with the camera. Except for the above, this has not happened!
GoPro Grab Bag of Mounts
GoPro Protective Lens
GoPro Headstrap Mount + Quick Clip
Allan C. –
This Hero3 White is the low end of the three Hero3 editions but it’s more than adequate for how I intend to use it. I went with the Hero3 instead of the Hero3+ because according to the reviews, it has better (clearer) distance capabilities. Getting it off the stand on the box can be a bit of a challenge as it’s really tight. Push in the tabs as shown on the side of the box then pull backwards. I didn’t quite get that from the picture on the box and spent several minutes trying to pull it upwards. Good manual although the print is quite small so us older folks may need our reading magnifier glasses. All the functionality I was looking for plus it has free editing software from the GoPro site where you’ll need to go to register the camera and get the latest update. The link is in the manual. Note that when you register, you’ll enter a username and password and that those will then become part of the update download (if you get one) and will become your wireless SSID and password respectively. You need to know that in case you want to use remote control or the tablet/smartphone app. Speaking of which, I used the Gopro Camera Control app from the Kindle Appstore on my Fire HDX 8.9 and it’s OK although not as fully functional as the app from the GoPro site in that the HDX app doesn’t give you the record/stop controls on the same page as the Preview. You have to “back-arrow” to them when you’re ready to start shooting. Pretty jittery too when moving the camera but if you’re mainly shooting from a tripod or fixed mount like I plan to do, it should be fine. Only thing I think could be improved is for someone to come up with an extended life battery pack that has a BacPac LCD pass-thru.
Update: I have learned that the GoPro cameras have a design characteristic that purposely write-protects the Micro SD card when connecting to your computer via USB. You won’t be able to delete/drag/drop files via the USB/camera connection. Info on the forums say this is intentional in order to preclude any possibility of outside corruption of the camera OS/software. There are 2 options for deleting files. The first is to use the built-in Trash function on the camera and the second is to remove the card, place it in an adapter, then connect the adapter to your PC/laptop. Now you’ll be able to work with the files as traditionally expected. I personally find this irritating but I can live with it. I had a defective adapter on my 64GB card so you might consider trying a different adapter first if you get the “write protected” error before going through the hassle of a return.
Paolo Malerba –
I ordered this product but switched to Hero4 so please refer to the review I made for that product
Great camera, great quality. when going to the beach i can just bring this camera with me so that my phone don’t get damaged. Also very handy when going for a skiing session. A bit expensive but what can we do.
Mrs. E. Macia –
Loads of fun to use this, but only really gets outings for novelty value…bit of a faff to set up etc compared to just point and shoot with an iPhone, but good results when you can be bothered, and of course great shots with everyone included!
Great camera. Have used it during extreme sports, including scuba diving and it has performed very well every time.
The only suggestion I would have is that if you want to use this scuba diving, then buy a red filter to go over the lense because in deep water everything just looks green. It also doesn’t perform fantastically in low-lighting conditions