[Update: GoPro has announced three camera models, full details here] We knew it was coming sooner or later, but I don't think many suspected that the new camera from GoPro would be quite this powerful. Industry pros and others were invited to a GoPro event in the Bay area tonight where the brand new 4K capable HERO3 Black Edition camera was introduced. Sony and JVC have been trying to get in on the action with their own POV cams, but when it comes down to specs, this new pocket cam from GoPro might be in a whole other league -- and it's even going to be compatible with the new Protune firmware upgrade that was just released. Click through for everything we know so far about the camera.


Here are the specs so far (thanks to Stu Maschwitz for the info):

  • 4K: 15fps
  • 2.7K: 30/25/24 fps
  • 1440p: 48/30/25/24 fps
  • 1080p: 60/50/48/30/25/24 fps
  • 960p: 100/48
  • 720p: 120/100/60/50 fps
  • WVGA: 240fps
  • Built-in WiFi
  • Availability: November
  • Price: $400


The styling of the device is only a slight departure from previous models, but the more aggressive lines are definitely representative of the high-performance contained within. The rumors hadn't been quite clear, but it was becoming more and more apparent that the company was going to bring out a new high-end model before the end of the year. 1080p 60fps had been a frequent request by GoPro users, and the company has delivered that and more.

We will update as we learn more information about the camera and get the rest of the details about the impending pre-order.

Link: GoPro HERO3 Pre-order -- Website

[via GoPro Twitter & Stu Maschwitz]