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GoPro HD HERO 3 Black Edition Camera - Adventure

$624.99 $395.95

Availability: Discontinued
Manufacturer: GoPro
Model: CHDHX-301

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Smaller, lighter and 2X more powerful, again.

The Wi-Fi enabled HERO3: Black Edition is the most advanced GoPro, ever. No expense was spared during its development, resulting in a GoPro that is 30% smaller, 25% lighter and 2x more powerful than previous models. Wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197' (60m), capable of capturing ultra-wide 1440p 48fps, 1080p 60 fps and 720p 120 fps video and 12MP photos at a rate of 30 photos per second, the HERO3: Black Edition is the world's most versatile camera. Built-in Wi-Fi, GoPro App compatibility and the included Wi-Fi Remote (normally a separate $79.99 accessory) make the HERO3: Black Edition all the more versatile, still.

Smaller, Lighter...Better

Weighing in at a scant 2.6 ounces, the HERO3: Black Edition is 25% lighter and 30% smaller than previous models.

2X Faster Video Performance

The HERO3: Black Edition captures professional, cinema-quality video at 2X the resolution and 2X the frame-rate of previous models while delivering 2X better low light performance. Slow-motion aficionados and industry professionals will love the HERO3: Black Edition's 1080p-60, 720p-120, WVGA-240, 960p-100 and 1440p-48 video modes while those desiring a cinematic look will appreciate the ultra-high resolution 2.7kp-24 and 4kp-12 (Protune only) video modes.

3X Faster Photo Performance

The HERO3: Black Edition's photo performance is 3X improved, now boasting 12MP burst capture at a staggering 30 frames per second with 2X better low light performance compared to previous models. Still Photo and Time-lapse Photo modes remain the same but are now joined by a new Continuous Photo mode that captures continuous 12MP stills at a steady 3, 5, or 10 photo-per-second rate, up to 30 photos at a time.

Improved Sharpness, Less Distortion

The HERO3's reduced-distortion, 6-element aspherical lens combines with user-selectable Ultra-wide, Medium and Narrow field-of-views to deliver more perspective-capture options than ever before. Add the totally updated flat-lens waterproof housing that delivers stunning image sharpness both above and below water and you've got one of the most powerful and durable image capture solutions on the planet.

Redesigned Audio System

Understanding that sound quality is as important as image quality, GoPro engineers completely redesigned the HERO3 to be as adept at capturing the subtle, natural sounds of voice and music as it is at capturing the immersive sounds of sport. Also improved is GoPro's already famous wind-noise reduction, ensuring that you'll hear more of your passion, be it your engine or expletives, and less of the wind during high speed activities.

Built-in Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi Remote Included)

The HERO3 Black Edition features built-in Wi-Fi and includes GoPro's Wi-Fi Remote accessory. The Wi-Fi Remote is normally available as a $79.99 accessory but is included with the HERO3: Black Edition. The Wi-Fi Remote is waterproof, wearable and can control up to 50 Wi-Fi-enabled GoPros at a time from a range of 600'. The HERO3's built in Wi-Fi means it can also be controlled by iOS or Android smartphones and tablets running the GoPro App. The GoPro App enables full camera control and live scene preview on any compatible iOS or Android smartphone or tablet.

The HERO3: Black Edition is compatible with all GoPro mounting accessories and older generation BacPacs™ along with the newer generation LCD Touch BacPac and 2nd generation Battery BacPac. However, as all HERO3 cameras have a new size and shape they require HERO3-specific Wrist, Skeleton and 3D housings so be sure to check for HERO3 compatibility when purchasing any new housing accessories.


  • Wearable, mountable design
  • Immersive, wide angle capture of your favorite activities
  • Professional quality HD video & 12MP photos
  • Built-in Wi-Fi enables remote control via included Wi-Fi Remote or live video preview and remote control on smartphones and tablets running the free GoPro app.
  • Rugged housing is waterproof to 197’/60M and captures sharp images above and below water
  • Compatible with all GoPro mounts for attaching to gear, body, helmets, vehicles and more
  • Compatible with LCD Touch BacPac™ and second generation Battery BacPac™
  • Backwards compatible with older generation BacPacs™
  • New advanced camera settings: Looping video, Continuous Photo, Manual White Balance control, Protune Mode, allows to shoot photos while recording video and more.


  • Optics:
    • Ultra sharp ƒ/2.8 6-element aspherical glass lens
    • Ultra wide angle / reduced distortion
    • 2X Better low-light performance
  • Video:
    • Video Resolution NTSC fps PAL fps STD Mode Protune Mode Field of View (FOV) Screen Resolution/Aspect Ratio
      4K 15fps 12.5fps NO ONLY in Protune Ultra Wide 3840x2160 16:9
      4K Cin 12fps 12.5fps NO ONLY in Protune Ultra Wide 4096x2160 17:9
      2.7K 30fps 25fps YES (may require a firmware update) YES Ultra Wide 2716x1524 16:9
      2.7K Cin 24fps 24fps YES (may require a firmware update) YES Ultra Wide 2716x1440 17:9
      1080p 60, 48, 30, 24fps 50, 48, 25, 24fps YES YES Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow 1920x1080 16:9
      1440p 48, 30, 24fps 48, 25, 24fps YES YES Ultra Wide 1920x1440 16:9
      960p 100, 48fps 100, 48fps YES YES Ultra Wide 1280x960 4:3
      720p 120, 60fps 100, 50fps YES YES Ultra Wide, Narrow (may require a firmware update) 1280x720 16:9
      WVGA 240fps 240fps YES NO Ultra Wide 848x480 16:9
    • Video Format: H.264 codec, .mp4 file format
    • White Balance: auto
  • Photo Modes:
    • 12, 7, 5MP resolutions
    • Burst: 30 photos per second
    • Continuous Photo: 3 photos per second, 5 photos per second, 10 photos per second
    • Time-lapse: 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 second intervals
    • Simultaneous Photo + Video:
      • 12MP + 1440p 24 fps
      • 8MP + 1080p 30 fps
      • 8MP + 720p 60 fps
  • Battery & Charging:
    • 1050mAh rechargeable lithium-ion
    • Charge via USB
  • Audio:
    • Mono, 48kHz, AAC compression w/ AGC
    • Supports optonal 3.5mm stereo mic adapter
  • Storage:
    • Memory:
      • MicroSD class 10 required
      • Up to 64GB capacity supported
    • Record times will vary with resolutions and frame rates
  • Operating System:
    • Microsoft Windows® Vista, 7 and later
    • Mac OS® X 10.5 and later

What's Included:

  • HERO3: Black Edition Camera
  • 197’/ 60m Waterproof Housing
  • Wi-Fi Remote + Key Ring
  • Remote Charging Cable
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • QR Buckle
  • J-Hook Buckle
  • 3-Way Pivot
  • 1 Curved Adhesive Mount
  • 1 Flat Adhesive Mount
  • Assorted Mounts and Hardware
  • USB Charging Cable


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