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Old 02-20-2013, 09:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hero 3 HD Black, Silver or White Edition? What's the Big diffrence?

Ok so I am going to buy a Hero 3 HD. It is almost the end of the season, I am sure they gonna come up with Hero 4 next year but maybe I will get a deal somewhere

My two primary use cases;
1. snowboarding
2. summer vacations, swimming, under water video recording (no i don't surf, shark-phobia lol)

so considering these two primary uses, which one is the most ideal for me? I can get the black edition too but it's like 200 more than white

I see that they come with 5MP/11MP or 12MP. They do have different lenses so that's where the quality is most likely but what you guys think?

or maybe some other brand, idk it doesn't have to be GoPro but after watching this video, man GoPros are solid lil fudgers

Here's What Happens When You Accidentally Drop a GoPro From 12,500 Feet
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Silver is the best deal. The black edition's only perks are a 2.7k resolution that hardly any device can actually play and the included remote. But that doesn't justify the price. The silver has very good quality (1080p and 11MP pictures) in decent light and you can use your phone as a remote if you wish so.
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Get the silver. I have the black edition and actually mostly regret it. I didn't realize it at the time, but there's too many features on the black version that I KNOW I will never get around to using. Someone brought up a good point on another forum that I'm on that the quality of the video is so good with the black that most machine's wouldn't be able to process it anyway.
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I like my H3 black, and my ONLY complaint is the battery life sucks. If the battery life is the same between all three... then it is down to the specs. The main reason I got the black was for the 120 fps at 720p, which is really nice for some HD slowmo shots but I really don't get enough use from it.

We will see though. If I was on the mountain all season like I was 2 years ago, I'd probably get full use from all the features but now, at 40ish days per season, I'm more concerned with just riding than filming.

As for the computer argument, my 2011 MBP has been able to handle everything the black can do. It helps to have it plugged in and the fans definitely start to buzz, but it handles it fine.
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What if you can get the black one for even a cheaper price than the silver one? I got someone trying to sell his black edition and with currency exchange stuff I can get it cheaper than buying a silver edition one here.
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If you can get it cheaper than the silver edition, then by all means, knock yourself out. Not literally, please. At the end of the day, I really enjoy my black, even if I know I won't ever use it to its full potential.
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prices seems to be fixed everywhere, amazon evo ebay trying to find a cheaper black if not i am gonna get the silver thanks to you guys i don't see the point of buying the black

hey this should be `of course` but, gopro can be used underwater right like diving and stuff?
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hey this should be `of course` but, gopro can be used underwater right like diving and stuff?
Up to a certain depth, but yes.
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prices seems to be fixed everywhere, amazon evo ebay trying to find a cheaper black if not i am gonna get the silver thanks to you guys i don't see the point of buying the black

hey this should be `of course` but, gopro can be used underwater right like diving and stuff?

Not sure on the price of the gopro but have you considered other alternatives ?
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I got the black edition so i maybe bias but the remote is pretty handy and maybe i won't used it to its full potential but maybe i will i still want to have those options.

$400 Black w/ Remote

$300 Silver + wifi remote $80 = $380 not unless you have and iphone you can use the app.


$100 for the extra features and wifi remote for me it's worth it.


About the battery there's really nothing we can do about it co'z they all sucked.
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