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Postby Tom_Laws » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:38 am

Well, that changes things a bit.

http://ride.io/news/gopro-hd-hero-3-is-launched/
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Re: GoPro 3

Postby ianletton » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:05 am

I like the concept of wifi remote.

In the Congo movie they had their Contour cams linked to their I-Phones which was quite cool.

Definitely a huge improvement on the 1st edition from what I can see.

Not sure if I can afford one though!!
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Re: GoPro 3

Postby jamesl2play » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:26 am

I took delivery of the Bac Pac and Remote yesterday and managed to set up the camera to preview through my iphone from the control on my wrist which I thought was really good.

A couple of hours later they launch the Hero 3 :-(
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Re: GoPro 3

Postby Tom_Laws » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:35 am

Doesn't make the 2 worse though does it?

I'm still going to get the WiFi bacpac and a 3 another time...

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Re: GoPro 3

Postby jamesl2play » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:02 am

That is is very true Tom, it was the actual timing which took me by surprise.
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Re: GoPro 3

Postby Jon_Brown » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:48 am

From the US site it looks like they are doing several versions of the GoPro3-
White lower spec 5MP,
Silver same spec 11MP? as Gopro2 but with built in wifi and the new compact size
and the Black $499 12MP version

So SimonMW (and other experts) are the upgrades useful for us amateur GoPro users, better for dark ditches etc.
Edit after I spotted - "Up to 64GB capacity supported" I guess it'll need it with 30 12MP stills per second.

You may need to change your country to US to view linked page.
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Re: GoPro 3

Postby DaveWortley » Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:03 pm

jamesl2play wrote:That is is very true Tom, it was the actual timing which took me by surprise.


Not too surprising with the new Sony coming out, they had to up their game.
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Re: GoPro 3

Postby SimonMW » Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:08 pm

So SimonMW (and other experts) are the upgrades useful for us amateur GoPro users, better for dark ditches etc.
Edit after I spotted - "Up to 64GB capacity supported" I guess it'll need it with 30 12MP stills per second.


Yes. Actually I was utterly blown away when I saw the full spec. This new camera can do 2.7k (that's up to 2716x1524 resolution. Normal HD is 1920x1080) at up to 30fps, and 4k resolution at 12fps. The 4k one won't be too useful other than perhaps grabbing stills, but the camera can still do 12 megapixel stills in 30fps bursts. Whatever sensor they have on this thing it is certainly impressive.

Also, the Sony Action Cam no longer holds a slow motion advantage, with the new Hero3 being capable of 120fps at 1280x720 resolution. The new sensor I would imagine, and judging from the videos posted, holds detail and highlights much better than the Hero2. Last I heard was that the Hero3 had a recording bitrate for normal recording of 45Mb/s. That's a huge increase and is very close to the 50Mb/s recommended by the EBU and other broadcasters for HD footage origination. For reference the Hero2 without Protune is limited to 17Mb/s while Protune on the Hero2 boosts it to 35Mb/s.

Yep, the Hero3 is set to be a game changer for POV cameras. All it has to do now is live up the hype in reality.

Not too surprising with the new Sony coming out, they had to up their game.

They would have had this model in the works for a long time. It does explain why they didn't seem too bothered by the Sony camera.
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Re: GoPro 3

Postby Mikers » Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:17 pm

ianletton wrote:I like the concept of wifi remote.

I like the concept of wifey remote.
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Re: GoPro 3

Postby Mike A » Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:27 pm

Image capture looks amazing, now if only they would sort out the form so that it was more akin to the Contour or the Sony.
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Re: GoPro 3

Postby The Old Prospector » Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:08 pm

Mike A wrote:Image capture looks amazing, now if only they would sort out the form so that it was more akin to the Contour or the Sony.


I wonder if, to some extent, the form is now useful for market awareness - when watching a video, or an action clip on TV, a GoPro on a helmet or handlebar is instantly recognisable, in a way that something more discreet would be, well, less visible. I agree that the GoPro on a helmet makes you look a bit like a teletubby but I certainly see them a lot, and would the range of mounting options be so easy to create in a prettier product?
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Re: GoPro 3

Postby JRiz » Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:13 pm

Whew! I was just about to get myself a Hero 2, glad I'm patient (and broke) enough to wait, now this has sold it for me!

Edit: And judging by the $400 price tag, it's only roughly £60 more expensive than the current going price for the Hero 2.
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Re: GoPro 3

Postby Tom_Laws » Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:40 pm

Can't see GoPro moving too much from their form. It's a very strong part of their brand.
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Re: GoPro 3

Postby DaveBland » Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:12 pm

Mikers wrote:
ianletton wrote:I like the concept of wifi remote.

I like the concept of wifey remote.

Excellent!
Why do all the best one liners go unacknowledged these days? Are UKRGBers getting all serious?
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Re: GoPro 3

Postby callum s » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:44 pm

I was never that keen on GoPros before this, but it looks incredible!
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Re: GoPro 3

Postby HarryWats0n » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:56 pm

Will we all need micro SD now though?
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Re: GoPro 3

Postby Sayno2playboats » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:01 am

DaveBland wrote:
Mikers wrote:
ianletton wrote:I like the concept of wifi remote.

I like the concept of wifey remote.

Excellent!
Why do all the best one liners go unacknowledged these days? Are UKRGBers getting all serious?


No, just lazy. Waiting for someone else to do it Dave. And you did!.

My recent favourite is p.r.unicycles- 'Adjustable hooker thigh grips'............sounds exactly like my missus', on the New Pyranha Creeker thread.

(And just how do you do cross topic quotes on here?) Cheers, M
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Re: GoPro 3

Postby maryinoxford » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:24 am

DaveBland wrote:Excellent!
Why do all the best one liners go unacknowledged these days?

Because the best answer to a good one like that is a row of smilies, and this forum doesn't use them.
Not in Oxford any more...
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Re: GoPro 3

Postby callum s » Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:16 am

We need a "like" button...
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Re: GoPro 3

Postby JRiz » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:51 pm

Black edition - £379.99 - Order from 30th November

Silver edition - £279.99

White edition - £179.99 - Order from 25th October


Seems like it might be cheaper to order it from across the pond and pay for international postage!
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Re: GoPro 3

Postby SimonMW » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:56 pm

AFAIK the Silver Edition is just the GoPro Hero2 in a new case.
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Re: GoPro 3

Postby Mike79 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:06 pm

It's interesting how so little of the footage on their promo video is first person POV - at a rough count it adds up to less than 20 seconds of a five minute movie. The rest is hand held or on some kind of rig.

It does look impressive though.
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Re: GoPro 3

Postby SimonMW » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:10 pm

It's interesting how so little of the footage on their promo video is first person POV - at a rough count it adds up to less than 20 seconds of a five minute movie. The rest is hand held or on some kind of rig.


I think that's the point really. The dullest thing in the world is watching all the first person stuff. This video shows what can really be done with it.
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Re: GoPro 3

Postby Tom_Laws » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:02 pm

I was going to tweak my boom to take a DSLR but now there is no point...
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Re: GoPro 3

Postby Xan » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:37 pm

Must admit not sure I see the point in the 4k resolution. There are very few TVs that operate at that resolution currently and you'd need to have a huge monitor to see the difference over 1080p. Seems to me like a bit of a gimmick. The increased resolution at 120fps is however a big big deal. I just wish it wasn't so ugly. I just hate the mounting style for skiing and kayaking due to the increased chance of damage when rolling or in a fall. Much prefer the profile of the Sony and contour.
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Re: GoPro 3

Postby -Ginge- » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:39 pm

Xan wrote:Must admit not sure I see the point in the 4k resolution.

Its obviously for the professional market.
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Re: GoPro 3

Postby SimonMW » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:52 pm

4k is a bit of a gimmick, especially since it doesn't even go at full framerate. However the 2.7k mode will be good for future proofing footage. If you go somewhere once in a lifetime 2.7k will look good when 4k screens become more common.

Although as Xan alluded to, whether anyone could tell the difference on a normal screen size is another matter...

It does bode well for the future. As these chips cope with higher resolutions it means that they are increasingly capable of good slow motion at normal HD sizes. 120fps at 720p is a good move forward. No doubt the next version will do 120fps at 1080 and 240fps at 720. All good!
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Re: GoPro 3

Postby anderooney » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:55 pm

Sorry to go slightly off topic but where is the best(cheapest place) to buy a Hero 2 from


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Re: GoPro 3

Postby rogersavery » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:16 pm

anderooney wrote:Sorry to go slightly off topic but where is the best(cheapest place) to buy a Hero 2 from


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