Gopro HERO 3 Silver Edition High Definition Video and Underwater Camera CHDHN-301 168290

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Gopro HERO 3 Silver Edition High Definition Video and Underwater Camera

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11 Megapixels
  • Brand new & completely redesigned
    Not like most other sites that sell the old discontinued model
  • Free Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery included
  • Free USB cable included
  • Smaller and lighter than the previous HERO Cameras
  • Built-in Wi-Fi enables remote control or live video preview and remote control on smartphones and tablets running the free GoPro app (not included - see below to order)
  • Also includes:
    • (1) Curved Surface Adhesive Mounts
    • (1) Flat Surface Adhesive Mounts
    • (1) 3-Way Pivot Arm
  • Shoots 1080p High Definition video
  • Shoot at Wide Angle (170degrees), Medium (127degrees) and Narrow (90degrees) in 1080p and 720p
  • Shoots 11MP photos at a rate of 10 photos per second
  • Lightweight, compact and easy to handle
  • 11 megapixel wearable and vehicle mountable camera
  • Setting allows camera to take photos hands free at 0.5/2/5/10/30/ and 60 second intervals until the batteries die or the memory card fills up
  • 170 degree wide angle lens
  • Driver free USB connectivity to both Mac and PC
  • CAPACITY: UP to 8000 photos or 192 minutes of continuous HD video with a 32GB MicroSD card (not included - see below to order)
  • BATTERY: Rechargeable Lithium Ion recharges through supplied USB cable
  • DEPTH: 197 feet
  • FULL MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY

 

Customer Reviews for Gopro HERO 3 Silver Edition High Definition Video and Underwater Camera:

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Average Customer Review: based on 10 reviews.

Rating: nice small camera
Reviewer: Dean H.
nice small camera that does video underwater with ease. single photo underwater not so good, hard to get clear shot if subject is moving. battery lasted through two dives without recharging which I thought was good. would buy this one again

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11 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Gopro Hero 3 Silver review
Reviewer: Goh Shih Chuan
The Gopro hero 3. Much has been said about, for me, it was a easy choice as the video it produces is sharp and well balanced. Mounting options are also essential when it comes to a action cam. The low light shooting of the item is better than most action cams out there, but still post editing to get rid of the "noise" in the video is required. The only issues i found with the item is the battery life and required memory space. This can of course be remedied by buying a large class 10 64 gig mini sd card and a spare battery. Other than the item itself, Scuba.com did a good job shipping over the item in a timely fashion. No hassles or complications. However, you must be wary of their adverts for free items, as my had stated that a extra battery would be included in the purchase. When it arrived there was no such thing in the package. And when contacted, scuba.com simply ignored my question. So get the gopro hero 3. You wont regret it! For reference I have a contour and kodak cam and the gopro by far produces the best videos. Mounts are a must have though.

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9 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Live up to its name
Reviewer: Ong Jun Da
GoPro live up to its name. Its a great video camera. Awesome quality, and light. However, the batter is cranky. A few times, I was charging for hours yet the batter never fill to full. I realize there could be a glitch. You have to remove the battery and put back, then charge it. Buying from scuba has been a great experience. It delivered to Singapore in a week!

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15 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Gopro 3 silver review
Reviewer: Ian Munro
Camera is excellent quality Really designed well Picture quality is great on video and stills Cons: short battery life But make sure to get a very large memory card, your gonna need it at 1080p resolution Overall, wipes the floor of the competition!

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22 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

Rating: First ever U/W Camera
Reviewer: Fraser Carmichael
I started diving in 1972 took my first open water in Georgan Bay in Ontario Canada ,it was May 24th the water temp was 34 F still some ice in the Bay.Since then I have had no experence with taking pictures underwater. This will all change now that I have a brand new Gopro Here 3 Silver camera.I will be going to Roatan for two weeks of diving (my 5th trip). I have been testing the camera around my home and nabourhood both still and video shots.When I put the video and shots up on my 47" flat screen I was blown away what defination and clarity. I am now looking forward even more to my Roatan trip.

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19 out of 40 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Awesome!!
Reviewer: Melissa Haines  -  View all my reviews
My wife bought this for me for my bithday and i love it. easy to use, plug and play on TV, durabl, perfect.

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23 out of 46 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Awesome
Reviewer: LIM Y.  -  View all my reviews
I have been using it to film cycling, flying as well as normal videos. I have been impressed with what this little camera can do.

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34 out of 63 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Hero 3 Go Pro
Reviewer: Michael A.
Excellent product

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13 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

Rating: GoPro HERO 3
Reviewer: martina kluge
Good quality! Long Battery life. Easy to use. Just a fabulous product and so worth the money. THANK YOU SCUBA.COM! Martina

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17 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Todds Gopro 2012
Reviewer: Lori Cospelich
This was a great Christmas present. So far great set up and it is ready to go. The first big test will be the end of January. Diving Cozumel.

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15 out of 141 people found this review helpful.

Questions and Answers for Gopro HERO 3 Silver Edition High Definition Video and Underwater Camera:


  • Jerome:

    Hi! How long will this take to ship to Singapore, and how much will i be charged for shipping?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    You can place the order on the website. Using Amazon Checkout is the easiest way to process international orders. The shipping charge will be listed when you proceed to checkout and prior to submitting the order. Typically 2 week delivery from the day the order processes.

  • Gus:

    The details on the web site do not answer this question: Does the included housing come with the flat glass lens for diving?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    This is the standard housing and would need the dive housing for better underwater video.

  • taytay:

    Hi .. I wanted to ask what is the difference between gray and white models and black .. What is the price for shipment to Israel ..

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    The best method of calculating rates would be to enter the order using our online shopping cart and use the Amazon Checkout method of checking out. Amazon will verify all billing and shipping information and display your shipping costs. Be advised these costs do not reflect any additional Duty or Tax imposed by your country due to importation of the equipment. Any extra fees over those displayed are the responsibility of the customer. I do not have info on the White. The difference between the Silver and Black are the Black comes with the Wifi Remote that the Silver does not and the Black has 1 more MP of definition.

  • Megan:

    Is there a way to put a strap on the GoPro to use while scuba diving?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Megan, you would need to attach the strap to the base of the housing. or you can get add-on items to be able to mount it in different places. If you go to http://www.scuba.com/scuba_gear.asp_category_540_sortby_products.Manufacturer and go down to the GoPro parts you will see all of the add-on's.

  • Jimmy:

    How does the Gopro Hero 3 compare with a Sealife DC1200?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Jimmy, the Gopro is a little more compact then the DC 1200. With the Gopro does more video then stills. You have to cut and paste the picture from the video. But the DC 1200 is no longer made by the manufacture the new version is the DC 1400.

  • aaron:

    gopro hero 3 silver edition high is this the original price

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Aaron, yes we show the price of that camera is $299.00.

  • Jeff:

    Is this camera usable as a web cam with a laptop so I can write it off as a business expense?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Do not know if this can be configured as web-cam, you might want to contact Gopro directly. http://gopro.com/support/

  • juan:

    hey i was wondering which housing do you need for diving ? also how is the sound quality under water ? finally i wanted to know which of the GoPros would be better too buy.

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    All the Gopro Housing are rated for diving. They do not have a recording feature when used underwater. The Black Edition has been the most popular.

  • Marie:

    Does the hero have to be mounted or can you use it free hand

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Marie, yes you can hold this in your hand if you want to. This does not need to be mounted on something to be used.

Smaller, lighter with built-in Wi-Fi.The HERO3: Silver Edition boasts the same high performance specs as the famous HD HERO2 camera it replaces, yet it has built-in Wi-Fi and is 30% smaller and 25% lighter. The HERO3: Silver Edition is wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197' (60m), and is capable of capturing ultra-wide 1080p 30 fps and 720p 60 fps video plus 11MP photos at a rate of 10 photos per second.
Smaller, Lighter...BetterWeighing in at a scant 2.6 ounces, the HERO3: Silver Edition is 25% lighter and 30% smaller than the HD HERO2 camera it replaces.
Professional Quality VideoThe HERO3: Silver Edition captures professional quality video at 1080p-30, 720p-60, 960p-48 and WVGA-120 resolutions and frame rates.
Professional Quality PhotosThe HERO3: Silver Edition captures 11MP still photos and has a burst capture rate of 10 frames per second. Time-lapse photo capture mode enables automatic photo capture at 0.5, 2, 5, 10, 30 and 60 second intervals.
Improved Sharpness, Less DistortionThe HERO3: Silver Edition's reduced-distortion aspherical lens combines with user-selectable 1080p Ultra-wide, Medium and Narrow field-of-views to deliver more perspective-capture options than are available on the White Edition camera. The totally updated flat-lens waterproof housing delivers stunning image sharpness both above and below water.
Redesigned Audio SystemUnderstanding that sound quality is as important as image quality, GoPro engineers completely redesigned the HERO3: Silver Edition 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-FiThe HERO3: Silver Edition features built-in Wi-Fi and is compatible with both the Wi-Fi Remote (optional accessory) and the GoPro App. The Wi-Fi Remote (not included) is a waterproof, wearable remote control that can control up to 50 Wi-Fi-enabled GoPros at a time from a range of 600'. The HERO3: Silver Edition's built in Wi-Fi means it can also be controlled by iOS smartphones and tablets running the GoPro App*. The GoPro App enables full camera control and scene preview on any compatible iOS smartphone or tablet. *A software update for your HERO3 camera is required before using the GoPro app. GoPro app compatibility with the HERO3: Silver Edition will be available November 12, 2012. Click here to update your HERO3 product software. The HERO3: Silver 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 and are not compatible with HERO2 housings.

What's Included
HERO3: Silver Edition Camera
197’/ 60m Waterproof Housing*
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

Key Benefits

Wearable, mountable design
Immersive, wide angle capture of your favorite activities
Professional quality HD video & 11MP photos
Built-in Wi-Fi enables remote control via included Wi-Fi Remote or 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, Manual White Balance control (in Protune mode only).
Key Specs

Professional 1080p 30 fps / 960p 48 fps / 720p 60 fps and more video capture
11MP photo capture with 10 fps burst
Wi-Fi Built-In
Wi-Fi Remote Compatible (sold separately)
GoPro App Compatible (FREE)
197’/ 60m Waterproof Housing*
Assorted mounts and hardware included for attaching to helmets, gear and more

Optics

Ultra sharp ƒ/2.8 6-element aspherical glass lens
Ultra wide angle / reduced distortion

Video (NTSC/PAL)

Video format: H.264 codec, .mp4 file format
White Balance: auto and manual
Photo Modes

11, 8, 5MP resolutions
Burst: 10 photos per second
Time-lapse: 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 second intervals

Battery & Charging

1050mAh rechargeable lithium-ion
Charge via USB

Audio

Mono, AAC compression w/ AGC
Supports optional 3.5mm stereo mic adapter * *

Storage

Memory:
Class 4 and higher required, Class 10 for .5 sec Timelapse and 10/1 Burst
Up to 64GB capacity supported
Record times will vary with resolutions and frame rates

Included Cables

USB charging cable

Optional Cables + Adapters*

Micro HDMI cable
Composite A/V cable
3.5mm stereo mic adapter

Operating System

Microsoft Windows®
Vista, 7 and later
Mac OS® X 10.5 and later

For Best Playback Experience on Mac and PC:

Minimum System Requirements:
An Intel Core i5 or Intel Core-2 Quad system with discrete NVidia or ATI cards
4GB RAM
Updated/Latest version of default video player from Microsoft** or Apple

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