GoPro Unveils ‘Smaller, Lighter, Mightier’ HERO3+ 0

It looks like GoPro is taking a page out of Apple’s playbook as the action camera company recently announced the upgraded version of last year’s Hero 3, which is called the Hero 3+. Instead of releasing an entirely new product (like a Hero 4), GoPro has chosen to improved some of the Hero 3’s previous features, according to Gizmodo’s hands-on review of the 3+.

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For example, the battery on the Hero 3+ is now 1180mAh (4.37Wh) compared to Hero 3’s 1050mAh (3.885Wh). The 3+ (Black) comes with a new lens, SuperView mode in 1080p and 720p, new Auto Low Light mode, and the capability of updating the firmware wirelessly via the GoPro smartphone app.

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The new waterproof housing of the 3+ is 20 percent smaller and lighter, plus its buttons are now fatter and easier to press. Previously, mics on the camera were located on the two sides. On the 3+, there’s one mic on the side and another on top of the camera.

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There are two editions of the Hero 3+, a black version and a silver version. However, the silver 3+ won’t come with the features mentioned above, except for the battery.

The pricing for the GoPro Hero 3+ Black is $400, and $300 for the Silver edition.

[GoPro via Gizmodo]