There is nothing like accomplishing a physical feat that you are proud of. Skiers may have done an awesome jump, a surfer may have been on a killer wave, or a swimmer may have swam their personal best time. With all that, it is pretty sweet to be able to show others from a personal perspective. One of the biggest crazes going on now is the use of gadgets such as the GoPro Hero3: Black Edition camera by extreme sports athletes. The Hero3 is also being used by your everyday person to record hunting trips, their kids playing, or to even record their mischievous cat. (What is all the hoopla about cat videos???) The reason why these cameras are such a big hit is because they pack so many features in such a small package.
Coming in such a small stature (2.28 x 1.57 x 0.82 inches) allows the camera to be very light and easy to carry. The Black Edition comes with a bunch of accessories such as the waterproof housing that is stated to be able to hold up at a max of 60 meters deep. There are about four assorted mounts that can be found in the packaging, including a curved one in order to strap the camera to a helmet. The camera itself is of professional caliber using the 4K technology at 15 fps (frames per second) and 2.7K technology at 30 fps. To record at faster speeds there is also the ability to record in 1440p, 1080p, 960p, and 720p. Along with that is the ability to take still photos as 12MP (megapixel) camera. There is also a waterproof Wi-Fi remote that is included that gives easy control of the camera but also has an LCD to show camera’s status readings. Finally there is the Cineform Studio editing software for your computer and the Hero3 app as a remote control for your iPhone or Android device. Even though they are not the most complex applications, they serve their purpose.
There are a slew of other accessories available to further the GoPro Hero3: Black Edition experience and rig to personal preference. Viewing videos on Youtube from users of the camera shows that this is a really good camera, and at the price of $399 is a pretty good price for all that it can do.