5 things +GoPro
nailed with the new Hero3 camera + why you need to care NOW (photos + comparo) http://bit.ly/SHDWV2
#1 – WiFi Built in: Not having a separate wifi back means you have one less thing to charge. When your GoPro kit consists of several wifi equipped cameras (that’s how we roll), this saves a whole lotta USB charging ports and a whole lotta charging mess. This will make our spaghetti-looking charging station much tidier.
#2 - 1080p 60fps/720p 120fps (Black Edition Only): This is probably the most obvious and useful update on the Hero3, but seriously, most high end DSLR’s can’t do this. GoPro has raised the bar in a big way with this addition.
#3 – The Frame: Less glass or plastic between your lens and your subject matter makes for better images, so I love that GoPro acknowledged that sometimes it’s best to shoot with their cameras “naked”. Now you can buy a handy frame for the Hero3 that allows the camera to use all of the mounting accessories you’re used to using, without the need to keep the camera in the case. Now we won’t have to put together another makeshift “naked mount” like we did in this timelapse video (follow link http://bit.ly/SHDWV2
to see video)
#4 - LCD Touch BacPac: Touchscreens are becoming a given on new cameras, but I think GoPros are a shining example of cameras that benefit greatly from them. The new GoPro touchscreen works like a charm and changing camera settings is a breeze with it. I love that they also made and include a Touch Backdoor (get your mind out of the gutter) with the LCD so you can get all touchy feely while you’re underwater
#5 Flat-lens housing is the new standard. Back in August, we went shark diving in South Africa and brought two Hero2′s in the water with us; one with the standard housing, and one with the dive housing. The difference between the two was night and day. The dive housing footage looked amazing while the footage from the standard housing, by comparison, looked like it forgot to put it’s contact lenses in. When we compared the footage side by side, I asked out loud why the Hero2 doesn’t come with the flat lens as a standard feature. I think they heard me. See the difference for yourself (comparo on the blog link http://bit.ly/SHDWV2