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Old Jan 10, 2013, 03:05 AM
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GoPro hero 3: Silver or Black Edition ?

Hi all,

I'm about to purchase a GoPro Hero 3 soon, and I was wondering which version to buy considering that:

- I want to have the best image quality possible both in video and photo.
- I will not need the 4K format
- I'll use it only outdoor

I currently have the GoPro HD (version 1).

Thanks in advance for your valuable advices

Pierre
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 01:12 PM
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If the smaller size of the 3 is not a great advantage for your needs, I would probably look at a GoPro 2, which can be had for bargain prices these days. Unless I am mistaken the silver edition is about the same spec's as the 2, plus you get the advantages of being able to use your existing housings etc should you need to.

However if your goal is the "best possible photo & video", then I think the black edition is your best option. I'm very close to pulling the trigger on one myself, but want to make sure all the issues people seem to be having with them have been rectified first.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 03:44 PM
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As no reply was posted for a while, I decided to go black edition. I received the cam today. Apparently this new GoPro has some bugs !
At my first shooting, the cam hanged totally until I removed the battery
It did it twice in 10 minutes of use ...

I will test the image quality soon.

Cheers,

Pierre
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 04:56 PM
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As no reply was posted for a while, I decided to go black edition. I received the cam today. Apparently this new GoPro has some bugs !
At my first shooting, the cam hanged totally until I removed the battery
It did it twice in 10 minutes of use ...

I will test the image quality soon.

Cheers,

Pierre
Do you have the latest firmware? I would check and see if that helps it. I am waiting to see what, if any issues there are are after the firmware upgrade. If they are just wi-fi related then I don't really care, since that is more a nice to have for me.
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