GoPro Hero 3 Coming Soon…

by on October 8, 2012

in Gear

With everybody else dropping new action cams (e.g., Sony, Contour, Polaroid, etc.), it’s high time GoPro brought something new to the market with features like smartphone connectivity and 120fps at 720p as found in the new Sony HDR-AS15.

Photo Rumors notes that a new GoPro Hero 3 is expected by year’s end (as a replacement for the Hero 2) and will be a slimmer model with the expected built-in WiFi. ┬áThe new Sony action cams are looking very solid thus far, so GoPro has some serious competition to step up to now…

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1 Me October 8, 2012 at 2:55 pm

I sold my new replaced unopened Hero2 just recently, I figured the Hero3 would be coming out soon, plus I needed the money. Looking forward to it!

2 LOADWICK October 8, 2012 at 4:41 pm

What the new Hero needs to concentrate on is improving image stabilisation and dynamic range.

It would be great to see something like the Sony Balanced OIS: http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/09/sony-unveils-new-family-of-handycams-hdr-cx760v-b-steadies-you/

And also, ask your customers, they would much prefer you to concentrate on purely video than try and make it a camera/camcorder. Why use an 11mp when 1080p needs 2.1mp? Yes you can do some over sampling and digital image stabilisation but the improvement in image quality and dynamic range from using the same size sensor but with much bigger pixels easily out weighs this.

120fps would be nice, better low light performance wouldn’t go amiss either but I would also really like to see is a much bigger/better battery. Most on the competitors seem to be able to do a similar job with a much small form-factor.

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