If you want a video camera that is Full HD then you might also want to consider the Veho MUVI K-Series K2 ($289.99).
2592 X 1944 Still Image Resolution
The highest still image resolution supported by the Hero 3+ is 2592 x 1944. That's over two times the still image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 video camera, which is the most common still image resolution supported by video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Hero 3+.
This video camera's still image resolution (2592 x 1944) is actually the best supported still image resolution amongst all similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.
Amongst similar types of video camera the worst supported still image resolution is 640 x 480.
8 Reasons Against
Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser
The GoPro Hero 3+ does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the Hero 3+ also do not have an image stabiliser.
We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an image stabiliser and we think the Midland XTC-200 ($158.72) is also worth considering.
Does Not Have an HDMI Port
The GoPro Hero 3+ does not have an HDMI port, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also do not have an HDMI port.
We compared all the other video cameras which also have an HDMI port to this video camera and we think the ION Air Pro 3 WiFi ActION ($448.86) or the HP F-500 are also worth considering.
Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens
The Hero 3+ does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Hero 3+ also do not have an interchangeable lens.
Does Not Have a Built-In Display
The Hero 3+ does not have a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago do have a built-in display.
It is worth considering other video cameras which also have a built-in display including the HP F-500; or the Panasonic HX-A1ME.
+5 More reasons against
Like most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Hero 3+ is not waterproof.