GoPro Hero 3 Released! WOW!

Posted by on Oct 18, 2012 in Tech | No Comments

So some huge news came out yesterday! The new GoPro Hero 3 was announced! WOW! Have you seen the specs on this little guy? It’s smaller, lighter, and 2x more powerful than the last one. Check out the deets below, particularity the ‘Black Edition’.

GoPro Spec Sheet

I’m a huge GoPro fan and am on my third one right now. They are such awesome little cameras; cheap, durable as shit, and the images are fantastic. And now… having seen the specs on these new ones I’m blown away– 4k?! Ok, so it’s only 15fps, but still. For a camera that small and at that price range this is insane. My EX1 is being out preformed by a GoPro. Damn.

GoPro Hero Black

The real thing that caught my eye however was 1080p @ 60fps. The holy grail. If you’ve watched my stuff, you know how much I love slo-mo. I will abuse this so hard! It’s about time GoPro!

GoPro Skier

Another noteworthy addition is the built in wi-fi. Do you know how many shots of I have of me, squinting at the camera trying to tell if it’s on? The built in wifi is a much needed feature.

GoPro Durr

I can’t wait to get my hands on one once they become available in Canada. Check out the video I made last year of our hike to the top of Panorama Ridge in Garabaldi Provincial Park, BC! (shot all GoPro Hero 2)

 

The GoPro Hero 3 Trailer – have spare shorts ready.

Have you seen the new GoPro advert? DAMN! They are notorious for killer ads… and they’ve really outdone themselves this time. If you noticed my 2011 demo reel, I actually edited it to GoPro’s previous advert song- that’s how inspired I was. This new one though… wow. They cranked things up a notch. Don’t take my word for it though:

Razor sharp editing, kickass music, and some insane photography. I’m impressed.

I can’t wait to get my hands on this badboy and beat the s*** out of it. I recently heard this great quote:

“If you’re not trying to break them, you’re not going hard enough.” #gopro

GoPro Top of the World

Are you getting one? What are your thoughts on it? Let me know! See you out in the field!

 

– APS_Chris