GoPro has announced the availability of its new HERO3+ line of cameras, featuring a 20% smaller and lighter design and 30% better battery life than previous models. Both launches feature an improved lens and new video capture modes, and several new mounting accessories have also been introduced.
“We have used GoPro cameras in some of our biggest productions, like Survivor and The Bible,” said award winning producer Mark Burnett. “GoPro has allowed us to capture and share fascinating new perspectives that previously weren’t possible or were too costly, which in the end makes for better story telling. We are always excited to see what GoPro is working on next.”
Key features of the HERO3+ Black Edition include a 30% longer battery life, four times faster Wi-Fi for transfer and playback of material and new video mode SuperView. The HERO3+ Silver Edition has an image processor which is twice as fast as that of the HERO3 Silver Edition and enables 1080p60 and 720p120fps video. It also has a 15% smaller and lighter overall package when the camera is installed in housing (waterproof to 40m).
Nicholas Woodman, founder and CEO of GoPro commented: “The HERO3+ illustrates GoPro’s commitment to innovation. We took the world’s best-selling ultra compact camera and made it better because we’re relentless in our pursuit of delivering the best possible user experience to our customers. We saw that we could make the HERO3+ significantly smaller and lighter while at the same time increasing battery life 30%. We saw the opportunity to design a sharper lens, so we did it, improving GoPro’s already highly regarded image quality. And we thought up exciting new features like SuperView, which enables the world’s most immersive wide-angle video. These are all features that we as passionate GoPro users want for ourselves, and we’re excited to share them with our customers around the world.”