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GoPro Hero3 Black Edition (2012)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4044 reviews of GoPro Hero3 Black Edition (2012). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The portability and price also get good feedback. Opinions about the connectivity and viewfinder are mixed. There are some critical comments about the finish and zoom.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the GoPro Hero3 Black Edition (2012) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for GoPro Hero3 Black Edition (2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 293 user reviews of GoPro Hero3 Black Edition (2012) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and portability. The image quality and price also get good reviews, but there are some critical opinions about the reliability.

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83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for GoPro Hero3 Black Edition (2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1816 user reviews of GoPro Hero3 Black Edition (2012) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Views about the size and image quality are generally positive. The portability and price also get good views, whereas there are some critical views about the finish and connectivity. There are some mixed views about the viewfinder.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

reliability, battery, zoom, connectivity, finish

69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Audley Jarvis (trustedreviews.com)

GoPro Hero3 Black Edition

 

GoPro's flagship extreme sports camcorder is highly impressive.

Huge range of movie quality settings ; Useful 30fps max still image burst rate ; Remote and app control ; Top-notch video and photo quality ; Good range of accessories

Supplied software a little limited ; Built-in microphone is overly directional

Supplied is a range of mounts, fasteners and adhesive pads. Our's came with the ‘Adventure Kit’ intended for use on dry land. Go for the Surf Edition if you're in and around water a lot.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

GoPro HD Hero3 Black edition

 

Think "GoPro" and images of exuberant bikers, 'boarders, insane wingsuit fliers and speeding race cars tend to spring to mind. The company's promotional video for the HD Hero3 Black edition - shown below to showcase what this miniature yet tough and...

Quality results in variety of conditions, crop-in options for different angles of view (up to 1080p only), small size, Pro Tune recording options, Wi-Fi enabled

Battery life too short per charge, user interface none too friendly, 4K frame rate too low for use, needs extra accessories to make the most out of it, Wi-Fi is an added battery killer

There's no doubt that the GoPro HD Hero3 Black edition improves upon its predecessor, often by big margins.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Hands on: GoPro HD Hero3 Black review - Pocket-lint

 

GoPro has arguably already redefined digital video cameras. As more traditional digital camcorder sales slip down the ranks, the mountable point-of-view

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Anthony Grimley (techradar.com)

GoPro HERO3: Black Edition review

 

Go anywhere, attach anyhow, shoot anything

Versatile shooting modes for pros ; More detail in brightly-lit areas ; Wi-Fi built in ; Lighter and smaller ; Reduced fogging in the housing

Detail lost in dark areas ; Colour balance can be off ; Menu is still time consuming to navigate

An amazing and robust camera that can go all the places you can, and some places you can't. Better, faster, and now with higher-end video modes more suited to the pro market, it's a serious little piece of kit.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Finnamore (expertreviews.co.uk)

GoPro Hero3 Black Edition review

 

Excellent image quality and great apps make this a superb action camera, but we'd go for one of the cheaper models in the GoPro range

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : James Morris (techadvisor.co.uk)

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition review

 

It sports a 12 megapixel CMOS sensor that can capture motion video well above the usual high-definition 1080p standard, although the latter is still an option when required.

After trying the GoPro for various activities, including mountain biking and ice skating, we could see why the GoPro name is almost synonymous with the action camera concept. We would like to see a helmet strap in the box as standard, but image quality...

May, 2013

EISA AWARD - Best Product 2013-2014

Expert review by : EISA (eisa.eu)

EUROPEAN ACTION CAM 2013-2014

 

The GoPro HERO3 Black Edition is the most sophisticated action cam around. Robust, lightweight and compact, it's an ideal partner for outdoor enthusiasts, from surfers and cyclists to deep-sea divers. Acting as both a camcorder and a stills camera, the...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : eisa.eu (eisa.eu)

EUROPEAN ACTION CAM

 

La GoPro HERO3 Black Edition è la più sofisticata action cam in circolazione. Robusta, leggera e compatta, è la partner ideale per gli appassionati di attività all'aperto, dal surfista, al ciclista, fino al sub accanito. Funzionando sia come...

May, 2013

Expert review by : Matt Chapman (product-reviews.net)

GoPro HERO3 4K camera delivers high-resolution video

 

We love it when a company takes their already good product and turns it into a great product and that is exactly what GoPro have done their new GoPro HERO3. This has not been simply a matter of repackaging, adding a few sleek curves and a new color...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by (professionalphotographer.co.uk)

The Hero Reborn: GoPro Hero3

 

Smaller, lighter, sexier and twice as powerful the new GoPro HERO3 has been unleashed.

Oct, 2012