GoPro has built an empire on cheap and powerful cameras that are tiny and damn near indestructible. Last year, the company upped its game with the new Hero 3 camera, which features 4k video recording, an even smaller size, and built in Wi-Fi. I snagged one of these cameras and heralded it as the greatest invention ever. Now, less than 12 months later, those jerks have gone and released and even smaller and faster version, the Hero 3+.
According to GoPro, the new 3+ is 20-percent smaller, has an even wider field of view, a new Auto Low Light mode, and a wireless module that is 4x faster. Yeah, I want one too. If that wasnt enough to make you hate your current slab of outdated video equipment, GoPro is also touting a 33-percent sharper lens with double the artifact reduciton and improved audio. While all that sounds great, the biggest improvement is a promise 30-percent increase in battery life.
Like every camera that came before, GoPro has been kind enough to provide a fantastical video of the new camera in action. Beautiful and daring scenarios await you below.
The new camera is available now for the same $399 as last year's Hero 3 Black. On a completely unrelated note, please me about a sale of a gently used GoPro Hero 3 Black. I'll cut you a great deal.