GoPro Hero3 Silver Edition (11MP) comparison

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GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition

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GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition

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Price $199 at 1 store $389 at 1 store $199 at 1 store $389 to $449 at 8 stores $289 to $349 at 12 stores
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4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
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4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 3 reviews 1.5 stars out of 10 reviews 3.0 stars out of 5 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date October 18, 2012 October 18, 2012 October 18, 2012 December 09, 2013 December 09, 2013
The Bottom Line The GoPro Hero3 Silver and White editions are strong contenders in the sports camera market, but the faster, more powerful Black Edition is head and shoulders the best sports camera on the market today. Like the Hero3, the GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition's strongest attributes are its excellent video quality and impressive list of shooting options. If that's what matters most to you, this is the action cam to get. If you like GoPro's camera design and just want solid HD video, you might be able to save yourself $100 and get this instead of the $400 Black Edition.

Basic specs

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Lens aperture F/2.8
F/2.8
F/2.8
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Optical sensor type CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
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Media type Flash card
Flash card
Flash card
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Weight 2.6 oz
2.6 oz
2.6 oz
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Manual focus Focus free
Focus free
Focus free
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Video input type Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
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