In a completely unexpected move, GoPro has released their brand spanking new GoPro HD Hero 3 Camera.
Is GoPro's the new Apple when it comes to keeping the secrecy and element of surprise around new product launches? We don't know. But what we do know is that the new GoPro HD Hero 3 Camera is absolutely mind blowing!
So what has GoPro brought us with the new HD Hero 3?
Well, they've created 3 new editions of the camera: The HD Hero 3 White, HD Hero 3 Silver and HD Hero 3 Black. Basically, the white edition is the entry level, silver is mid range and the black is the full blown professional grade camera.
The most awesome thing about the new GoPro HD Hero 3 is that all cameras are 30% smaller in depth and 25% lighter in weight.
And all the HD Hero 3 cameras have built in Wifi.
GoPro have also redesigned the lens and audio system. The new lens on the HD Hero 3 cameras are aspherical and the audio system now has the ability to capture subtle voice as music sounds just as well as it captures the sounds of your favourite sport and GoPro's already famous wind-reduction capabilities have also been improved.
Not only that, but GoPro have also doubled the sharpness on the HD Hero 3 Black Edition (again!), increased the MegaPixels to 12MP, and doubled the capture rate to 120 fps (frames per second) on 720p and to 60 fps in 1080p mode.
The great news is that you don't have to wait for the GoPro HD Hero 3 cameras! They're available right now.
We're shipping out the HD Hero 3 Silver Edition later this week, so you can pre-order yours right away.
We still don't know the go on the White and Black editions, but we'll let you know as seen we've got more info.
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For those of you who want all the nitty gritty on the new GoPro HD Hero 3 camera specs, you'll find them all here.
Let's see what level you can take your GoPro videos to with the new HD Hero 3.
Now get out there and be a Hero - with GoPro!
The GearList Crew
Australia's GoPro Experts