With just days after the announcement of a mobile app for the Hero2, GoPro has yet made another exciting announcement: the GoPro Hero3. The announcement was made at a media event in San Francisco on Tuesday night, Oct. 16, 2012.
The Hero3 is so far the smallest and fastest camera ever made by GoPro. The new camera is 30 percent smaller, 25 percent lighter, and two times powerful than the Hero2. It comes in three models: the Black Edition, Silver Edition, and White Edition.
The Black version features a 12MP sensor and faster image processor, which can record up to 4K video at 15 fps and 1080p HD video at 60 fps. While the Silver Edition has an 11MP sensor and captures 1080p HD clips at 30 fps. And the White model only packs a five megapixel sensor.
With the Hero3, users will no longer need the Wi-Fi BacPac or the mobile app as the camera already has a built-in Wi-Fi. However, only the Black Edition has the Wi-Fi remote control already included in the box. Users of the other two editions will have to spare some $80 cash to get the accessory.
New GoPro accessories were also announced during the event. These are the attachable LCD touchscreen ($80), an extended battery pack ($50), and a thinner mounting frame ($40).
Availability of all these new GoPro products is on Oct. 22, 2012. The Hero3 Black Edition will retail for around $400, the Silver Edition for $300, and the White Edition for $200.
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