RevivalSportsCars doesn’t normally review electronics or cameras. However an exception to this rule is when a device will enhance enjoyment of cars and motorsport. The GoPro Hero3 is one such device. Boasting HD beating 4k video – cinematic standard filming is now an affordable possibility for trackday enthusiasts and adventure junkies.
The Hero3 can record 4K at 3840×2160 or 4K Cinema at 4096×2160 resolution giving pristine highres images. For a slightly higher frame rate, 2.7K can be recorded at 30fps which gives better than Full HD videos. The camera will also record in 1080p, 1440p, 960p, 720p and WVGA enabling you to tailor your video to whatever resolution you require.
Another big feature is the digital image quality, stills can be taken at 12-Megapixels, an improvement on the 11-Megapixel on its predecessor. The Hero3 Black Edition comes with a WiFi remote that can control up to 50 cameras (!) at once with a 600 foot range and is also waterproof to 10 feet depth. The camera is 30% lighter and 25% smaller than the Hero2 and boasts a processor that is twice as fast, allowing for the huge leap forward in video recording performance.
We can’t wait to see the next Ken Block Gymkhana video produced with the GoPro Hero 3: Black Edition.