GoPro HD HERO3 Black Motorsports Edition

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This is the GoPro HD HERO3 Black Motorsports Edition. The Wi-Fi enabled HERO3: Black Motorsports Edition is the most advanced GoPro ever developed. No expense was spared during its development, resulting in a GoPro that is 30% smaller, 25% lighter and is twice as powerful as the previous models!

Wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197' (60m), capable of capturing ultra-wide 1440p 48fps, 1080p 60 fps and 720p 120 fps video and 12MP photos at a rate of 30 photos per second, the HERO3: Black Edition is the world's most versatile sports camera. The HD HERO3: Black Motorsports Edition includes the mounting accessories you’re most likely to use during motorsports activities, and is compatible with all GoPro expansion accessories. Plus, with built-in Wi-Fi, GoPro App compatibility and the included Wi-Fi Remote (a $79.99 accessory when purchased separately) the HERO3: Black Motorsports Edition is the most powerful and versatile action sports camera available.

Smaller, Lighter...Better
Weighing in at a scant 2.6 ounces, the HERO3: Black Edition is 25% lighter and 30% smaller than previous models.

2X Faster Video Performance

The HERO3: Black Edition captures professional, cinema-quality video at 2X the resolution and 2X the frame-rate of previous GoPro models while delivering 2X better low light performance. Slow-motion aficionados and industry professionals will love the HERO3: Black Edition's 1080p-60, 720p-120, WVGA-240, 960p-100 and 1440p-48 video modes while those desiring a cinematic look will appreciate the ultra-high resolution 2.7kp-24 and 4kp-12 (Protune only) video modes.

3X Faster Photo Performance
The HERO3: Black Edition's photo performance is 3X improved, now boasting 12MP burst capture at a staggering 30 frames per second with 2X better low light performance compared to previous models. Still Photo and Time-lapse Photo modes remain the same, but a Continuous Photo mode has been added that captures continuous 12MP stills at a steady 3, 5, or 10 photo-per-second rate, up to 30 photos at a time.

Improved Sharpness, Less Distortion
The HERO3's reduced-distortion, 6-element aspherical lens combines with user-selectable Ultra-wide, Medium and Narrow field-of-views to deliver more perspective-capture options than ever before. Add the updated flat-lens waterproof housing that delivers stunning image sharpness both above and below water and you've got one of the most powerful and durable image capture solutions on the planet.

Redesigned Audio System
Understanding that sound quality is as important as image quality, GoPro engineers completely redesigned the HERO3 to be as adept at capturing the subtle, natural sounds of voice and music as it is at capturing the immersive sounds of sport. Also improved is GoPro's already famous wind-noise reduction, ensuring that you'll hear more of your passion, be it your engine or expletives, and less wind noise during high speed activities.

Built-in Wi-Fi & GoPro Smartphone App (Wi-Fi Remote Included)

The HERO3 Black Edition features built-in Wi-Fi and includes GoPro's Wi-Fi Remote accessory. The Wi-Fi Remote is normally available as a $79.99 accessory but is included with the HERO3: Black Edition. The Wi-Fi Remote is waterproof, wearable and can control up to 50 Wi-Fi-enabled GoPros at a time from a range of 600'. The HERO3's built in Wi-Fi means it can also be controlled by iOS or Android smartphones and tablets running the GoPro App. The GoPro App enables full camera control and live scene preview on any compatible iOS or Android smartphone or tablet.


  • Wearable, mountable design
  • Immersive, wide angle capture of your favorite activities
  • Professional quality HD video & 12MP photos
  • Built-in Wi-Fi enables remote control via included Wi-Fi Remote or live video preview and remote control on smartphones and tablets running the free GoPro app.
  • Rugged housing is waterproof to 197’/60M and captures sharp images above and below water
  • Compatible with all GoPro mounts for attaching to gear, body, helmets, vehicles and more
  • Compatible with LCD Touch BacPac™ and second generation Battery BacPac™
  • Backwards compatible with older generation BacPacs™
  • Advanced camera settings: Looping video, Continuous Photo, Manual White Balance control, Protune Mode, allows to shoot photos while recording video and more.

  • Optics:
    • Ultra sharp ƒ/2.8 6-element aspherical glass lens
    • Ultra wide angle / reduced distortion
    • 2X Better low-light performance*
  • Video (NTSC/PAL):
    • Video format: H.264 codec, .mp4 file format
    • White Balance: auto and manual
  • Photo Modes:
    • Resolution: 12, 7 & 5MP
    • Burst: 30 photos per second
    • Continuous Photo: 3 photos per second, 5 photos per second, 10 photos per second
    • Time-lapse: 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 second intervals
  • Simultaneous Photo + Video:
    • 12MP + 1440p24 fps
    • 8MP + 1080p30 fps 8
    • 8MP + 720p60 fps
  • Battery & Charging:
    • 1050mAh rechargeable lithium-ion, Charge via USB
  • Audio:
    • Mono, 48kHz, AAC compression w/ AGC
    • Supports optional 3.5mm stereo mic adapter **
  • Storage:
    • MicroSD: class 10 or higher required
    • Capacity Supported: Up to 64GB
    • Record Times: Vary with resolutions and frame rates
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windowsź Vista, 7 and later
*Compared to HD HERO2 and HERO3 White and Silver Edition Cameras
**Optional accessories sold separately.

  • (1) HD HERO3 Black Edition Camera
  • (1) Waterproof Housing (197′ / 60m)
  • (1) Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • (1) USB Cable
  • (1) J-Hook Buckle
  • (2) Curved Surface Adhesive Mounts
  • (3) Flat Surface Adhesive Mounts
  • (1) Three-Way Pivot Arm
  • Assorted Mounting Hardware
NOTE: Black Edition is compatible with all GoPro mounting accessories and older generation BacPacs™ along with the newer generation LCD Touch BacPac and 2nd generation Battery BacPac. However, as all HERO3 cameras have a new size and shape they require HERO3-specific Wrist, Skeleton and 3D housings so be sure to check for HERO3 compatibility when purchasing any new housing accessories.

This product was added to our catalog on October 17, 2012.