GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition / SurfCapture and share your lifes most meaningful experiences with the HERO3+ Black Edition. 20% smaller and lighter than its best-selling predecessor, it delivers improved image quality and powerful new features geared for versatility and convenience. SuperView is a new video mode that captures the worlds most immersive wide angle perspective, while Auto Low Light mode intelligently adjusts frame rate for stunning low-light performance. Combined with 30% longer battery life, 4x faster Wi-Fi, a sharper lens and compatibility with all GoPro mounts and accessories, the HERO3+ Black Edition is the most advanced GoPro yet.\r\nGoPro, HERO3+, Black, Edition, /, Surf\r\n

GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition / Surf

Capture and share your lifes most meaningful experiences with the HERO3+ Black Edition. 20% smaller and lighter than its best-selling predecessor, it delivers improved image quality and powerful new features geared for versatility and convenience.

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GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition / Surf




Smaller, lighter, mightier still.

Capture and share your lifes most meaningful experiences with the HERO3+ Black Edition. 20% smaller and lighter than its best-selling predecessor, it delivers improved image quality and powerful new features geared for versatility and convenience. SuperView is a new video mode that captures the worlds most immersive wide angle perspective, while Auto Low Light mode intelligently adjusts frame rate for stunning low-light performance. Combined with 30% longer battery life, 4x faster Wi-Fi, a sharper lens and compatibility with all GoPro mounts and accessories, the HERO3+ Black Edition is the most advanced GoPro yet.


Smallest, lightest GoPro yet.

The HERO3+ Black Edition is 20% smaller and lighter than previous models and is compatible with all GoPro mounts and accessoriesmaking it the most mountable, wearable and versatile GoPro ever.


Professional video quality.

Stunning video quality has made GoPro the worlds best-selling camera company, and the HERO3+ Black Edition continues this tradition. High-resolution, high-frame rate 1440p48, 1080p60, 960p100 and 720p120 video modes result in professional quality footage and allow for liquid-smooth slow motion playback. 4Kp15 and 2.7Kp30 enable ultra high-resolution, cinema quality capture.


Powerful photo capture.

The HERO3+ Black Edition captures gorgeous 12MP stills at up to 30 frames per secondperfect for fast-action sequences. Time Lapse mode enables automatic photo capture at 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 second intervals. Continuous Photo shoots full-resolution stills at a steady 3, 5 or 10 frames per second when holding down the shutter button.


Introducing SuperView.

GoPro is proud to introduce SuperView, a video mode that captures the worlds most immersive wide angle perspective. It allows you to capture more of yourself and your surroundings in the shotresulting in captivating, ultra engaging footage.


New Auto Low Light mode.

Want your camera to automatically adjust for low-light situations? Auto Low Light mode intelligently changes frame rates based on lighting conditions for enhanced low-light performance.


Sharper images, less distortion.

Enjoy crisper, clearer footage with reduced distortion. The HERO3+ Black Edition boasts a 33% increase in image sharpness thanks to its sharper lens and 2x reduction in imaging artifacts.


Improved audio.

Sound quality is as important as image quality. The HERO3+ Black Edition features upgraded audio performance, capturing even the most subtle of soundswhether youre recording voices, music or the roar of your engine on a spirited drive. Advanced wind-noise reduction technology keeps the audio clearer during high-speed activities.


30% longer battery life.

Featuring a 30% increase in battery life, you can go longer and capture more with the HERO3+ Black Edition.


Control. View. Share.

The GoPro App makes it easy to control your camera, and lets you do more with your GoPro content than ever before. Get full remote control of all camera functions. See what your camera sees with live preview for easy shot-framing. View photos and play back videos, then share your favorites via email, text, Instagram, Facebook and more.1

Check out the GoPro App >


4x faster Wi-Fi.

Speedier Wi-Fi delivers 4x faster2 video preview and faster photo and video sharing with the GoPro App than ever before. Also enjoy enhanced connectivity to the included Wi-Fi Remote, which enables control of up to 50 cameras from distances of up to 600/180m.


Footnotes:

  • 1Compatibility varies by device. Video playback and sharing is compatible with videos captured in select modes only.
  • 2Actual results may vary.

Weight

Camera: 74g (2.6oz)

Camera with housing: 136g (4.8oz)


Video Modes

Video Resolution4K4K 17:92.7K2.7K 17:91440p1080p1080p SuperView960p720p720p SuperViewWVGA
NTSC fps15123024
  • 48
  • 30
  • 24
  • 60
  • 48
  • 30
  • 24
  • 48
  • 30
  • 24
  • 100
  • 60
  • 48
  • 120
  • 60
  • 100
  • 60
  • 48
240
PAL fps12.5122524
  • 48
  • 25
  • 24
  • 50
  • 48
  • 25
  • 24
  • 48
  • 25
  • 24
  • 100
  • 50
  • 48
  • 100
  • 50
  • 100
  • 50
  • 48
240
Protune ModeYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes (except 48 fps)YesYes (except 48 fps)No
Field of View (FOV)Ultra WideUltra WideUltra Wide, MediumUltra Wide, MediumUltra Wide
  • Ultra Wide
  • Medium
  • Narrow
Ultra WideUltra Wide
  • Ultra Wide
  • Medium*
  • Narrow
Ultra WideUltra Wide
Screen Resolution3840x21604096x21602704x15242704x14401920x14401920x10801920x10801280x9601280x7201280x720848x480
Aspect Ratio16:917:916:917:94:316:916:94:316:916:916:9

*720p120 and 720p100 support Ultra Wide and Narrow FOV only.


Video Format

H.264 codec, .mp4 file format


Advanced Video Capture Settings

SuperView

Video mode that captures the world's most immersive wide angle perspective. Allows you to capture more of yourself and your surroundings in the shot, and provides full widescreen playback.

SuperView Settings
SuperView ModeVideo Resoltuion
1080 SuperView1920 x 1080
720 SuperView1280 x 720

Protune

Advanced video mode that yields stunning image quality and cinema-caliber video optimized for professional productions, giving content creators more flexibility and workflow efficiency.

  • Captures images with less compression, giving content creators higher quality for professional productions.
  • Neutral color profile offers more flexibility during post-production color correction. Protune's log curve captures more detail in shadows and highlights.
  • Records video in cinema-quality 24 fps, allowing you to easily intercut GoPro content with other source media without the need to perform fps conversion.

White Balance

Adjusts video and photo color tones to match different lighting conditions.

  • Auto
  • 3000 K: use in warm light (incandescent, sunrise/sunset)
  • 5500 K: use in slightly cool light (cool fluorescent, average daylight)
  • 6500 K: use in cool light (overcast conditions)

Spot Meter

Ideal for filming within a dark space with the camera pointed towards a brighter setting (such as filming outdoors from within a car).


One Button

Upon powering on, the camera automatically begins recording video or capturing Time Lapse photos.

Auto Low Light

Automatically adjusts frame rates according to lighting conditions for enhanced low-light performance.

Auto Low Light Video Settings:
Bright EnvironmentsLow-Light Environments
1440p 48 fps1440p 24 fps
1080p 60 fps1080p 30 fps
1080p 50 fps1080p 25 fps
1080p 48 fps1080p 24 fps
1080p SuperView 48 fps1080p SuperView 24 fps
960p 60 fps960p 30 fps
960p 50 fps960p 25 fps
960p 48 fps960p 24 fps
720p 60 fps720p 30 fps
720p 50 fps720p 25 fps
720p SuperView 60 fps720p SuperView 30 fps
720p SuperView 50 fps720p SuperView 25 fps
720p SuperView 48 fps720p SuperView 24 fps

Looping Video

Records a continuous video loop that overwrites itself until you press the shutter button to stop it. It's ideal for saving space on your memory card while waiting to catch a moment of action.


Photo Modes

Still Photo
ResolutionField of View (FOV)Screen Resolution
12MPUltra Wide4000 x 3000
7MP
  • Ultra Wide
  • Medium
3000 x 2250
5MPMedium2560 x 1920

Time Lapse

0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 second intervals


Burst Photo
  • 30 photos/1 second, 30 photos/2 seconds, 30 photos/3 seconds
  • 10 photos/1 second, 10 photos/2 seconds
  • 5 photos/1 second
  • 3 photos/1 second

Continuous Photo (up to 30 seconds)
  • 3 photos/1 second
  • 5 photos/1 second
  • 10 photos/1 second

Simultaneous Video and Photo
Photo ResolutionPhoto Capture IntervalVideo ResolutionVideo fps
12MP5, 10, 30, 60 second intervals1440p24
7MP5, 10, 30, 60 second intervals1080p
  • 30
  • 25
  • 24
5MP5, 10, 30, 60 second intervals720p
  • 60
  • 50

Photo Modes Overview

Still Photo

Capture a single photo.


Continuous Photo

Hold down the shutter button to continuously capture a series of photos until shutter button is released.


Simultaneous Video and Photo

Record video and capture Time Lapse photos at the same time.

Burst Photo

Capture up to 30 photos per second - perfect for fast action photography.


Time Lapse

Automatically capture a series of photos at timed intervals. Ideal for capturing photos when the camera is out of reach.


Image Quality + Optics

  • 33% improved image sharpness compared to HERO3: Black Edition
  • Ultra-sharp 6-element aspherical glass lens
  • Fixed f/2.8 aperture
  • Ultra wide angle field of view

Battery + Charging

  • 30% longer battery life compared to HERO3: Black Edition
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Rated at 1180mAH, 3.7V, 4366mWh

Battery Life

The chart below indicates the approximate continuous recording time (hr:min) you can expect when shooting in various video modes using a fully-charged battery.*

With Wi-Fi OffWith Wi-Fi On + Using Wi-Fi RemoteWith Wi-Fi On + Using GoPro AppWith Wi-Fi Off + Using LCD Touch BacPac
Video ModeEstimated TimeEstimated TimeEstimated TimeEstimated Time
4K 15fps2:001:501:201:25
2.7K 30fps1:401:351:101:15
1440 48fps1:501:401:101:20
1080p 60fps1:301:201:001:10
1080p 30fps2:001:501:201:25
720p 120fps1:551:451:151:20

*Based on GoPro engineering testing. Actual performance may vary based on settings, environmental conditions and other factors. Maximum battery capacity will normally decrease with time and use.


Audio

  • Mono, 48kHz, AAC compression with AGC (automatic gain control)
  • Increased audio range by approx. 10dB compared to HERO3: Black Edition
  • Handles approx. 2x greater volume without distortion compared to HERO3: Black Edition
  • Supports 3.5mm stereo microphone via optional adapter (sold separately)

Ports

Mini USB
  • Charging
  • Connecting to a computer for playback/file transfer/charging
  • Supports 3.5mm stereo microphone via optional adapter (sold separately)
  • Supports playback to composite TV via optional cable (sold separately)
Micro HDMI
  • Supports playback to HDTV via optional cable (sold separately)

microSD
  • Memory Card

Storage

  • microSD Class 10 memory card required. Recommended microSD cards
  • Up to 64GB capacity supported
  • Record times vary with resolutions and frame rates

Photo + Video Playback

  • HDTV: Micro HDMI to HDMI cable required (sold separately)
  • TV: Mini USB to composite cable required (sold separately)
  • LCD Touch BacPac (sold separately): Attach to your camera for preview and play back of videos and photos
  • GoPro App (free): Use your smartphone or tablet to preview and play back videos and photos
  • Computer: Connect via mini USB to USB cable (included), or copy files from the microSD card to your computer

Minimum system requirements for best playback on Mac and Windows PCs:
  • Mac OS X 10.5 and later / Microsoft Windows Vista, 7 and later
  • 2nd generation Intel Core-based processor or AMD equivalent (3rd generation Intel Core-i7 recommended)
  • 2GB RAM (4GB or greater recommended)
  • Graphics processor comparable to an Intel HD Graphics 3000, nVidia GeForce 600 Series, AMD Radeon HD6000 Series or better

  • HERO3+ Black Edition Camera
  • 131/40m Waterproof Housing
  • Wi-Fi Remote
  • Wi-Fi Remote Charging Cable
  • Higher Capacity Li-ion Battery
  • Quick Release Buckle
  • Vertical Quick Release Buckle
  • Surfboard Mount + Camera Tethers
  • 3-Way Pivot Arm
  • USB Cable


HERO3+ Black Edition Quick Start Guide

Want to jump right in? Learn the basics of capturing incredible photos and videos with your GoPro.

Click here to download the quick start guide
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