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Mfg Part #: CHDHX-301
12 Megapixels
  • Brand new & completely redesigned
    Not like most other sites that sell the old discontinued model
  • Free Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery included
  • Free Remote Control 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
  • 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 12MP photos at a rate of 10 photos per second
  • Lightweight, compact and easy to handle
  • 12 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 Adventure Black Edition High Definition Video and Underwater Camera:

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Average Customer Review: based on 7 reviews.

Rating: GoPro Black
Reviewer: Charles Lugar
An excellent product in all regards except it is quite difficult to open the waterproof case the first time. I was afraid I would break it as it takes considerable force to raise the "over center" type latch. Also, I would expect instructions on opening to be in the first part of the Owners Manual, not on page 58 or what ever!!!! The people who write these manuals arent very good at tech writing. Many companies have this weakness.

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Rating: GeoPro 3 Adventure Black Edition High Definition Video & Underwater Camera
Reviewer: Sylvia K.  -  View all my reviews
Bought for my husband, for scuba diving, we look forward to using it soon. Upgraded and added the lighting system with carring case and acessories.

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18 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Gopro 3
Reviewer: Clayton L.  -  View all my reviews
This is a great product!

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Rating: Gopro 3
Reviewer: Clayton L.  -  View all my reviews
This is a great product!

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Rating: Gopro 3 Black
Reviewer: John Jester
I really like the camera, it serves my needs well. The only down fall I have seen is it appears to use the batteries pretty fast. Overall great product.

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7 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Go pro hero3 Black
Reviewer: Jeanine F.  -  View all my reviews
Love it , will use it mostly for under water videos!

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32 out of 66 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Hero3 HD
Reviewer: Dennis F.
great sport camera,a must have especially if you hunt , fish , ski , sport dive, thanks scuba.com wishing you and your family happy holidays and new year 👍

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


  • muhammad:

    can i pre order the go pro hero 3? i had to cancle my last order for the go pro hero 2 from your site as they was no stock. I need the camera by end november. would it be possible to get it then?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Muhammad, from what the manufacture has told us. We should have these in stock around the 12th of Nov. So yes you can pre-order these.

  • Jim:

    Does the housing have the flat underwater lens?

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Yes, it comes pre-installed.

  • Arthur:

    I have a few questions: 1. How is it held in underwater use? Is there a wrist strap or slot to hook it to a retracter? 2. Is there an option for a video light for under water use? 3. Is there an option for a strobe for underwater use? Thanks

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    There are a variety of ways to mount a GoPro camera. The company offers, head mounts, chest mounts, helmet mounts and a handful of other packages and mounting options. It is not designed to accept the standard tray and stobe package from other manufacturers.

  • Matt:

    What is the difference between the hero 3 advanture black edition and a hero 3 black edition?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    This is the HERO 3 Black Edition (adventure) which has the most attachment accessories.

  • Arthur:

    Thanks for your quick response. For underwater use, I dont want a head or chest mount. I prefer hand held with a clip on a retractor clipped to my BCD. What options/packages are there for that? How do I order those here? Thanks.

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    GoPro doesn't make any particular accessories like that. You would use a regular retractor, clip or lanyard similar to what you'd use for a light or slate.

  • Juan:

    Hello there, I just wanted to make sure that this GoPro Hero 3 Adventure Black Edition is the same GoPro Hero3 Black from the http://gopro.com/hd-hero3-cameras website. I do not see anywhere on their website that says there is an Adventure edition that you are advertising... Please confirm so I can go ahead with the pre-order. Thanks!

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Juan, yes it is the same version. Just to let you know that the Black edition is back-ordered from the manufacture till 12/7/2012.

  • Sebastian:

    Hello, do you have Black Edition stock? Greetings

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Sebastian, yes we have these cameras in-stock ready to ship.

  • oleg:

    Hello, do I understand correctly that Adventure edition is in stock and ready to be shipped?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Oleg, yes we have these in-stock ready to ship out.

  • Christopher:

    Just wondering if these are in stock at the moment? Thanks!

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Christopher, we are currently out-of-stock on the black edition. We do currently have the Silver Edition in-stock if you would like to order that version. Our next shipment of Black Edition will be in on 12/18/2012 from what the manufacture is telling us.

  • Arthur:

    Can you ship together when you order multiple items and accessories reservation? Can you deliver always together? I do not want to be delivered separately. Item GoPro HD HERO3 Black Adventure Edition Camera Pre-Order Today! ORDERS PLACED TODAY SHIP EARLY DEC and GoPro HERO3 Rechargeable Battery for GoPro HERO3 GoPro HERO Tripod Mount Adapter GoPro The Frame Mount for HD HERO3 GoPro HD HERO HERO2 and HERO3 LCD Touch Backpac GoPro HERO HD Lens Replacement Kit with Hardware

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Orders typically ship together complete.

  • segaff:

    hi. i would likr to order a go pro hero 3 black edition. is it in stock now and ready to be ship out. thanx you

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Segaff, yes we have this item in-stock and ready to ship out.

  • Jeff:

    Can GoPro3 video and photos be downloaded and played on an I-pad and do you carry the flip-up wnderwater color correction filter?

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    The GoPro cameras can video can be played on anything that will accept a USB cable. At this time we do not carry the red filter.

  • Mark:

    Can this GOPRO camera (best model) take individual shots as well or must it always be on a continual shot basis?? Thanks, Happy New Year, 2013!

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Yes this will take still pictures.

  • Stanislav:

    Tell me, how long is the order in Russia? And is it possible to order program in Russia?

    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.

  • Jimmy:

    Is the Gopro HERO 3 Adventure Black in stock?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Jimmy, this will not be out on the market till Mid-November. We get our first shipment in around 11/12/2012.

  • Mr:

    Why did you evade answering Christines and Johns questions? Simple questions - please answer them.... Is the GoPro Hero3 Adventure Black Edition currently in stock - January 16th 2013 From your experience, how long does the Free International Shipping take to reach Australia? Thank you.

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    To check current stock please email info@scuba.com

  • Christine:

    is the gopro hero3 black edition currently in stock - how long does it take to ship to australia?? Does the free international shipping apply to this item?

    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. For current stock email info@scuba.com

  • John:

    I have ordered my camera, why is it on hold. Are the cameras in stock? thanks john

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    For order status contact info@scuba.com

  • James:

    Is there a battery drain problem on&off?a firmware problem?a software -electronic problem that locks up the camera? A battery overheating problem?technical support from the USA, not India?what is the response time and product satisfaction warranty?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    You can contact the manufacture regarding the warranty. http://gopro.com/support/hero3-black-support

  • Duffy:

    What are the dimensions of the camera? For underwater shooting, does the camera have a screen or how does one compose the picture? Thanks much.

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    The cameras have dimensions of 1.6” x 2.4” x 1.2” (42mm x 60mm x 30mm) (HERO2). You can add the optional LCD Touch BacPac which lets you frame your shots, review your footage, and makes navigating the menus slightly less painful.

  • Paul:

    I have a tablet running windows 8. Does Gopro plan to develop a compatible app?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    You might want to contact the manufacture directly. http://gopro.com/

  • Jovin:

    Hi, How long will the Gopro Hero 3 (Black edition) shipment take to Singapore? Cheers!

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Jovin, going out standard it could take up to 2 weeks.

  • Ron:

    Is the remote that comes with it waterproof?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    No not designed for underwater.

  • Kim:

    I bought a Gopro HERO3black3/1/13 Are you so pose to get 2 batterys with it and if not can you buy an extra one through Scuba.com. I also did not get a USB cable with the camera. What is driver free connectivity to both NAC and PC.

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Your request for a USB cable has been submitted to our returns department. The Driver free connectivity means you don't need to install disks/drivers to connect your GoPro to devices. GoPro cameras only come with 1 rechargeable battery. We do offer the spare batteries there are two types you can get. What I have found with the GoPro and it sounds like you have as well is that the battery life is not as long as one would hope. I would highly suggest getting the Battery BacPac, it will double the battery life of your camera: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-540/168310/Gopro-Hero-Battery-BacPac.html OR your other option would be getting the spare battery and this would require you to open the housing to change the battery every time: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-540/168302/Gopro-Spare---Replacement-Rechargeable-Li-Ion-Battery-for-HERO-3-Camera.html

  • Nicky:

    Hello, does the Gopro HERO 3 Black need a Red filter for underwater? Without the filter are the colors good?

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    There are aftermarket filters available for the Gopro cameras. We do not offer any at this time. We have seen some very good underwater video done with the Gopro cameras as they are.

  • Don:

    Hi, Is there a saltwater resistant video tether that can be attached that will feed live video to the surface, real-time? Do you know the length limitation on that? TIA, Don

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Unfortunately there is no hardwire system for this camera that works underwater.

  • Sue:

    I have the Hero 2 GoPro and learned the hard way that the video at 100 ft is very blurred and you lose colors. Ive since gotten the dive housing for it as well as a red filter. 2 questions - can that same housing be used for the Hero 3 black edition? and - is the resolution for the Hero 3 better for scuba diving?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    The housing is not the same for the Hero 2 and Hero 3. The Hero 3 Black edition is a higher quality camera based on the specs.

  • Forest:

    How does the wireless work on these cameras? Will i have the ability for divers on the boat to watch live as another diver is using the gopro? If so, what is the distance of the wireless when diving, in respect to the silver and black gopro. Thanks

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    The wireless is a remote control but does not work underwater.

  • Kelly:

    I just received my gopro hero 3 advanture black edition package that I bought, but when I open up the package, the battery that came with the box is not in good condition. What should I do?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Email returns@scuba.com with your order number, they will help you with this.

  • Brian:

    I am considering a gopro silver or black and want to confirm the only advantage of the black is 12 mega-pixel versus 11, and an included remote control. Are there any other differences? My diving consists of 60 to 120 fsw with viz usually 40 to 100 feet all dives are made during the day. I mostly will be using the video for the over all dive site rather than focusing in on small fish. Thanks

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    The Black Edition is higher quality if you compare the specifications and it also comes with the WiFi control included. http://gopro.com/product-comparison-hero3-cameras

  • TY:

    Hi! May I ask if 1. the Gopro HERO 3 Adventure Black Edition High Definition Video and Underwater Camera and also the Battery BacPac is in stock? 2. can the BacPac fit into the GoPro Underwater Casing? Thank You. TY Chiang

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    For current stock or availability contact info@scuba.com or 800-347-2822

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...BetterWeighing in at a scant 2.6 ounces, the HERO3: Black Edition is 25% lighter and 30% smaller than previous models.
2X Faster Video PerformanceThe 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-30 fps and 4KP-15 fps (Protune only) video modes.
3X Faster Photo PerformanceThe 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 DistortionThe 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 SystemUnderstanding 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 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. Click here to update your HERO3 product software. 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 and are not compatible with HERO2 housings.

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 Arm
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 & 12MP 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, Continuous Photo, Manual White Balance control, Protune Mode, allows to shoot photos while recording video and more.
Key Specs

Professional 4K Cinema 15 fps / 2.7K cinema 30 fps / 1440p 48 fps / 1080p 60 fps / 960p 100 fps /720p 120 fps and more video capture
12MP photo capture with 30 fps burst
Wi-Fi Built-In
Wi-Fi Remote Compatible (included)
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
2X Better low-light performance*

 

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