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Oct 16, 2012, 06:23 PM
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If you're on RCGroups tonight, maybe pop on over to a little later. I think something might pop up that will change FPV aerial video drastically.

2.7K/30FPS Aerial Video anyone?
(or 1080/60, 720/120, or even 4.7K/15)

Stay tuned!
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Oct 16, 2012, 06:55 PM
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Patscherpofel's Avatar Sony will look really old again
I hope the new Gopro will have more FOV options this time
Oct 16, 2012, 07:18 PM
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I found this

From another site....
The HD Hero 3 is a huge step ahead of the HD Hero 2. People are going to love these cameras. We will offer three models; the HD Hero 3 White Edition, Silver Edition and Black Edition. We will have three price points, and all three models have WiFi Built into them. They all share a new form factor which is the same rectangular shape (which lends itself to be mounted anywhere, including the Chest), but it's much thinner than the HD1/ HD2. The HD Hero 3 + Backpack is the size of todays camera by itself. All three models will come shipped with the new housing which incorporates an underwater lens into the housing and an improved locking latch. The camera needs to work as well under the water as above the water since it's waterproof. We did have to go to the Micro SD Card format since SD Card Trays are way to big for this camera. There are ton of other improvements; I'll send out a Camera Comparison Sheet once we have that and are allowed to send images.
Camera Line Up:
HD Hero 3 White Edition - $199 Retail. This is basically an HD Hero 1 Camera (5mp photo sensor, etc.) that includes WiFi, dive lens and the new, thinner form factor. Available 10/21/12 to ship.
1080/30, 960/30, 720/60 5MP Photo 3 shots 1 second photo burst WiFi Built in Improved Housing (locking latch / dive lens)
HD Hero 3 Silver Edition - $299 Retail. This is your HD Hero 2 camera with WiFi built in, new form factor and improved housing. Available 10/21/12 to ship.
1080/30, 960/48, 720/60 11MP Photo 10 shots 1 second photo burst WiFi Built in Advanced Features / Capture (Protune and White Balance) Improved Housing (locking latch / dive lens)
HD Hero 3 Black Edition - $399 Retail. This is brand new technology with incredible new settings. Available mid to late November to ship.
4K/15, 2.7K/30, 1440/48, 1080/60, 960/100, 720/120 12MP Photo 30 shots in 1 second (plus many more burst settings where you can control how many shots in the burst and how long the burst lasts) WiFi Built in Remote Control Included (only on this model - remote is $79.95 by itself) - if you net out the price of the remote, the Black Edition is only $20 more than the Silver Edition. Advanced Features / Capture (Protune, White Balance, Continuous Photo, and Picture in Video - PIV capabilities) Improved Housing (Locking Latch / Dive Lens)
This is the one camera model that comes in two versions; the Adventure Version and the Surf Version. The surf version simply comes with a surf mount, but no floaty back door.
edit....the site may be down now. This info was posted yesterday.

here is the source I found eventually

Don't know how true this is but we will soon know
Oct 16, 2012, 07:36 PM
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I hope this is true.
Oct 16, 2012, 07:39 PM
"Yo, that's a thermal"
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Yeah this sounds interesting... GoPro announced that big news is coming tonight too, so I'm 99% sure it's true.

Oct 16, 2012, 10:02 PM
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Shoulda sold my Hero2's while they still had value .
Oct 17, 2012, 12:22 AM
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Oct 17, 2012, 01:42 AM
Microbursts hurt.
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Good times.... just wish the black edition was shipping in time for all the fall colors. Seems legit, other places have photos and similar details:,143
Oct 17, 2012, 03:10 AM
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Videos up!
Looks pretty.... =)

GoPro HERO3: Black Edition - Smaller, Lighter and 2X More Powerful (5 min 8 sec)
Oct 17, 2012, 03:44 AM
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It's online:
Oct 17, 2012, 03:57 AM
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Some more information. There are 3 editions: white, black and silver.

White edition (US$ 199.99):
Key features: 5MP / 1080p at 30fps
Video: 1080p30/960p30/720p60 fps
Camera: 5MP / 3 fps Burst
Wifi: Wi-Fi Built-In / Wi-Fi Remote + App Compatible

Black edition (US$ 399.99):
Key features: 12MP / 1080p at 60fps / Wifi-remote
Video: 4kp 12 fps, 2.7kp 30 fps
Video: 1440p48/1080p60/720p120 fps
Camera: 12MP / 30 fps Burst
Wifi: Wi-Fi Built-In / Wi-Fi Remote Included
Software: GoPro App Compatible
Light: Pro Low-Light Performance

Silver edition (US$ 299.99):
Key features: 11 MP / 1080p at 30fps
Video: 1080p30/960p48/720p60 fps
Camera: 11MP / 10 fps Burst
Wifi: Wi-Fi Built-In / Wi-Fi Remote + App Compatible
Oct 17, 2012, 05:08 AM
I can fly this plane
Confusing to call all of them Hero3.
Looks very promising though.
Oct 17, 2012, 02:02 PM
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I'd like to see a pic of the video out and how that will work as it's seemingly covered by the door. I hope that's not to hard to access.
Oct 17, 2012, 02:58 PM
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I belive video out is now through the USB port.
Oct 17, 2012, 03:00 PM
Master of disaster
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no way, must have black edition

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