Gopro HERO 3 Surf Black Edition High Definition Video and Underwater Camera CHDSX-301 168293


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Mfg Part #: CHDSX-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) Surfboard Mounts
    • (1) FCS Plug Mount
  • 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 handle12 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

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Rating: Go Pro Hero 3
Reviewer: Robin K.
This thing is pretty sweet so far. The noise recording is a little more buffered than I like while it is in the protective case. Great sound quality when outside the case though! Overall - great camera! I cant wait to use it down at Bora Bora under the water :-)

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

  • carlos:

    if i pre order the gopro 3 black surf esdition when would you sen it?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Estimated end of November.

  • Jeff:

    Whats the difference between the three black editions, Adventure / Surf / Motorsports?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    The camera is the same, only the variety of attachments is different. The adventure is the best for divers and snorkelers.

  • karen:

    Will it be in stock before xmas?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Please email for current stock or contact us at 800-347-2822.

  • Cristian:

    does it have to be in a case in order to go underwater

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at


  • Dean:

    Is the GoPro Black Surf Edition ready to ship?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Dean, this item will not be back in-stock till 1/16/2013.

  • Rusty:

    Just found out about these cameras. Do they have built-in flash or lighting attachments/accessories for underwater use?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    No built in flash or lighting. Search for GoPro in the search box for a list of accessories.

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


Ultra sharp ƒ/2.8 6-element aspherical glass lens
Ultra wide angle / reduced distortion
2X Better low-light performance*

Video (NTSC/PAL)

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

Photo Modes

12, 7, 5MP resolutions
Burst: 30 photos per second
Continuous Photo: 3 photos per second, 5 photos per second, 10 photos per second
Time-lapse: 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 second intervals
Simultaneous Photo + Video:
12MP + 1440p24 fps
8MP + 1080p30 fps 8
8MP + 720p60 fps

Battery & Charging

1050mAh rechargeable lithium-ion
Charge via USB


Mono, 48kHz, AAC compression w/ AGC
Supports optional 3.5mm stereo mic adapter **


MicroSD class 10 or higher required
Up to 64GB capacity supported
Record times will vary with resolutions and frame rates

Included Cables

USB charging cable

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
Updated/Latest version of default video player from Microsoft*** or Apple

*Compared to HD HERO2 and HERO3 White and Silver Edition Cameras
**Optional accessories sold separately.
***Windows Media Player may require the installation of 3rd Party codec packs.

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