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GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5053 reviews of GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and portability. The image quality and price are also appreciated. There are some critical views about the zoom and viewfinder, while there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, portability, battery

memory, viewfinder, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Lexy Savvides (

GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition


Smaller waterproof casing, with buttons that are easier to press. More mounting options than ever. Improved auto white balance, with the option to adjust it yourself. Fast Wi-Fi. Improved sound recording.

4K recording is only at 15p. Waterproof casing latch can be hard to open.

Though the updates might seem minor on paper, the GoPro Hero3+ is most definitely more than the sum of its parts, proving that it's still the king of action cameras.

Oct, 2013

Consumer review (

Bad, bad customer service


It doesn't matter what product you buy, if the customer support service isn't any good, it's just not worth it. I bought this camera in Nov 2016 on Amazon for an X-mas gift for $200. It worked 1 time and then died. It's May 2017, we still don't have a...

May, 2017

Consumer review (

Don't buy this! Doesn't work without signing in.


We made the mistake of buying one and they are not cheap. It only works if you download an app and then register and sign in - so they can bombard you with advertising I suppose. I went though the registration process using Facebook which it seemed to...

Jan, 2017

Consumer review (

Great camera for travel


ey had charged me $300 on my credit card, we arrived home to late to dispute the transaction as we were on a cruise. I think GoPro should look into the buisness in papettee that is under your company name, it really disappointed me as I trusted the...

Nov, 2016

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GoPro Hero3+ failed after little use (but out of warranty, doh!)


Camera failed after little use and after a short period of storage (not in use when failure occurred). Camera had been well looked and had never been wet. Unfortunately the camera was 22 months old so no warranty. GoPro offered the same 20% discount...

Jul, 2016

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Most Annoying Wifi Setup


Granted the camera is brilliant, but after 2 years of having the damn thing and then, as humans do, forgetting the wifi password, you literally have to go through the most ridiculous steps to get your wifi reset. With all today's modern technology you...

Jun, 2016

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The best of cameras... the worst of cameras. GoPro ? More like GoBackToShop


a off a surfboard). Replaced it with the first Hero3+ and it was basically Dead on Arrival. Turned on, turned off. Recorded a little, then stopped, then froze. I took it back to the Camera place I bought it from and questioned the girl on returns and...

Dec, 2015

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Dumbest Company In The World!


ops to get instructions that should have come with their product. So now I have a brand new Hero 3 with many many accessories, all of which bought when the Hero 3 was first released and now it's November of 2015 and it all sat there in a drawer all...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (

Awesome Gopro Hero3+ Black Edition


I didn't expect it's super high quality and the delivery was so fast (took 3 days). I've used it for scuba diving, rafting and sky diving! The quality of the pics and videos is perfect! (For these activities I bought some accessories) all the...

Nov, 2015

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Worst customer service


I gave this as Christmas gift the first time it was used for diving the camera was 6 months old worked great. Stored it away tell next diving trip over 6 months later making the one year warranty over wouldn't turn on contacted GoPro they just kept...

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes


Battery Capacity:1.18 / 1.180 / 1180
Battery capacity (Watt hours):4.366 / 43.6 / 4366
Battery life (max):2
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.7
Video recording time:2


Product colour:Black,Silver
Protection features:Water Resistant
Waterproof up to:40


Built-in Display:No / Yes


Colour of product:Black, grey / Black, Silver / Black, White / Silver
Storage Media:Memory Card
White Balance:Auto
Wide angle lens system:Y

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No

Image sensor

Total MegaPixels:12


LED indicators: Yes

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):0 - 2.8
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Type:Wide-angle

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Manual


GPS (satellite):N
Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational conditions

Protection features:Water Resistant / Waterproof
Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof up to:40 / 60

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Flat surface mount: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Underwater case: Yes
User guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:28.6
Package height:33
Package weight:4.6
Package width:22.9

Picture Quality

Continuous shooting mode:Y
Maximum image resolution:4000 x 3000
Photo mode:Y
Still image resolution(s):3000 x 2250\n2560 x 1920
Total MegaPixels:12

Ports & interfaces

Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:mini-USB / Mini-USB B


Battery Capacity:1180
Battery capacity (Watt hours):4.366
Battery life (max):2
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.7


Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Windows operating systems supported:Multi function bay docking station connector / UL, CUL, FCC-B, CB, CE, TCO'5.0, ICES-003B, GOST-R, HYGIENIC, ENERGY STAR, CCC, CEL, BSMI, PSB, C-Tick, WEEE, RoHS.

Still image

Continuous shooting mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG / Raw
Maximum image resolution:4000 x 3000
Photo mode: Yes
Still image resolution(s):3000 x 2250, 2560 x 1920 / 3000 x 2250\n2560 x 1920


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Maximum memory card size:64
Storage Media:Memory Card

System requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard,Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard,Mac OS X 10.7 Lion,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black, grey / Black, Silver / Black, White / Silver
Wide angle lens system: Yes


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL / PAL, NTSC
Aspect Ratio:17:9, 4:3, 16:9 / 4:3, 16:9, 17:6 / 4:3, 16:9, 17:9
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
HD-Ready: Yes
Maximum frame rate:120 / 240 / 60
Maximum Video Resolution:4096 x 2160
Supported video modes:1080p, 1440p, 720p, 960p / 720p, 960p, 1080p, 1440p
Video formats supported:H.264, MP4 / MP4 / MP4, H.264
Video Resolutions:3840 x 2160,848 x 480,1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080,1920 x 1440 / 848 x 480,1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080,1920 x 1440,4096 x 2160 / 848 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,1920 x 1440,1920 x 960,2704 x 1440,2704 x 1524,3840 x 2160,4096 x 2160 / 848 x 720,1280 x 720,1280 x 960,1920 x 1080,1920 x 1440,3840 x 2160 / 848 x 720,1280 x 720,1920 x 1440,3840 x 2160,1920 x 1080,2704 x 1524

Weight & Dimensions

Height :24.8
Weight:674.7 / 74

White balance

White Balance:Auto / auto, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent / Fluorescent, Incandescent / Incandescent, Fluorescent