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GoPro Hero 3

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A multi award winning and very popular 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with a very cheap price and great features
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GoPro Hero 3 Compare Cheapest US Prices

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BRAND NEW GoPro HERO 3+ CHDHN-302 10MP Silver Edition Camcorder (Brand new, unopened)
$225.00
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GoPro HERO3: White Edition - 131'/ 40m Waterproof Housing
$239.99
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GoPro HERO3: White Edition - (197'/ 60m Waterproof Housing)
$249.99
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GoPro HERO3+: Silver Edition
$254.00
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GoPro HERO3+ Black Motorsports Edition Camera (CHDMX-302)
$379.99
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$284.52
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GoPro Camera HERO3+ Silver Bundle
$323.18
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GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition Surf Waterproof Camcorder
$509.99
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GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition Waterproof WiFi Camera
$512.99
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Black Edition GoPro HERO3 WiFi Waterproof Camera
$596.60
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GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition Waterproof Wi-Fi 32GB Bundle
$605.99
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Used - GoPro HERO3: White Edition - 131'/ 40m Waterproof Housing
$99.99
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Refurbished - GoPro HERO3: White Edition - (197'/ 60m Waterproof Housing)
$100.00
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Refurbished - GoPro HERO3+: Silver Edition
$100.00
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Used - GoPro HERO3+: Silver Edition
$125.16
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Used - GoPro HERO3: White Edition - (197'/ 60m Waterproof Housing)
$139.00
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Used - GoPro HERO3: Silver Edition
$143.93
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Amazon US
Used - GoPro HERO3 Silver Edition plus The Frame
$179.99
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Used - GoPro HERO3+ SILVER 10MP Full HD 1080p 60fps Built-In Wi-Fi Waterproof Wearable Camera Adventure 32GB Edition (Surf)
$199.99
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Used - GoPro HERO3+ Black Motorsports Edition Camera (CHDMX-302)
$219.99
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Refurbished - GoPro HERO3+: Silver Edition (Waterproof, Built-in WiFi, 10.0 MP photo, 1080P video)(Certified Refurbished)
$229.00
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Refurbished - GoPro HERO3 White Edition Camera with 131'(40m) waterproof housing (Certified Refurbished)
$239.00
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Refurbished - GoPro HERO3 White Edition Camera with 131'(40m) waterproof housing (Certified Refurbished)
$251.99
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Refurbished - GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition Adventure Camera (Certified Refurbished)
$269.99
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Refurbished - GoPro HERO3+ Black Motorsports Edition Camera (CHDMX-302)
$369.99
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Refurbished - GoPro Hero3 Black Edition HERO3 CHDHX-301 + Huge Lot of New Extras (Refurbished)on -
$139.99
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Refurbished - GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition Camcorder - Black CHDHX-302 + Huge Lot of New Extras (Refurbished)on -
$149.99
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Refurbished - GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition HERO3 PLUS CHDHX-302 + Huge Lot Of Extras (Refurbished)
$179.95
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Used - GoPro Hero3 Black - Excellent Condition - Plus GoPro Hero 3+(parts) and extras (Used)
$249.99
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$209.00
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GoPro Hero 3 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the GoPro Hero 3 number 17 across all camcorders.
95
Reviews
444 Reviews + 11 Awards
94
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 87?

It has great expert reviews and very good user reviews with 92% of buyers recommending this camcorder to others.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2018.
This GoPro camcorder is one of the best selling video cameras currently on the market. View best selling video cameras January 2018.
The Hero 3 has some great features:
Larger than average optical sensor size
Very light
2592 x 1944 still image resolution
Full HD

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up.
There is a 73% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.

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GoPro Hero 3 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Top Seller

The Hero 3 is one the top selling camcorder currently available according to Amazon sales data.

Value For Money

Superb Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features. However at $225.00 it is still in the cheapest 41% of video cameras.

Price Has Gone Up by $91 (41%)

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Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the GoPro Hero 3 and the United States price of $225.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £229.99 ($229.99).

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Features

Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the GoPro Hero 3 of 5MP is relatively average compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 55% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

The optical sensor size of the GoPro Hero 3 of 0.435" is larger than 74% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The optical sensor sizes of camcorders range from 0.12" to 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37".

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Very Light

Across all the camcorders the weights range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g. The GoPro Hero 3's weight of only 163g is lighter than 78% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Smaller Than Average Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of all camcorders is 19x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 70x. The GoPro Hero 3's optical zoom of only 1x is very small compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 4% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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2592 X 1944 Still Image Resolution

The GoPro Hero 3 supports a maximum still image resolution of 2592 x 1944. That's over two times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080. Across all camcorders the worst resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 4912 x 3680.

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Full HD

Full HD

The GoPro Hero 3 is Full HD, as are 70% of video cameras.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

gopro chdhn302it

Barcodes:

00818279011586

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