Our GoPro Hero 3 Has Arrived!!

Since having our GoPro Hero 2 stolen off the side of a train in Sri Lanka (Read: The Tale of the Lost GoPro – Sri Lanka), we were left with a void in our life that’s been itching to head underwater with sharks, jump on a scooter in Vietnam, leap off a cliff in New Zealand, and well….do pretty much anything we wouldn’t normally do without a camera in hand to document it.  So, now that we have the equipment, we have no excuses!

At the time, we struggled to find the positives out of the whole theft incident.  Unbeknown to us, GoPro had a little secret up their sleeves in the form of a new and improved GoPro!!  The Hero 3 Black Edition is fully loaded with 60fps in 1080p resolution, and a stunning 120fps in 720p.  What does that all mean??  Super slow-mo in spectacular quality!  AWESOME!  :)  Some other features we’re pretty stoked about are: 12 mp photos, an included Wi-Fi remote, live view capability with the iPhone app, and enhanced low-light video and picture quality.   Then there’s the extra little gadgets we picked up:

  • The Frame  – To mount the GoPro without needing to use the waterproof housing.
  • Anti-fog Inserts – We learned this the hard way while surfing in Bali.  An absolute must when you go from an air conditioned hotel room, to the sweltering tropical heat outdoors, back into the cold ocean water.
  • 64 gb Micro-SD Card – The size of a finger nail…unbelievable!
  • Suction Cup – Needed a new one after the Sri Lanka incident.

With our new Hero in hands, we are more than ready to cage dive with sharks in Hawaii this coming January!  Stay tuned for some stunning, and possibly electrifying, video!  :)

In the meantime, check out a few of the time lapses we made with the Hero 2 while we still had it.

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Categories: Awesome, Bali, Sri Lanka, Time Lapse, Travel Flicks, Worth Sharing

Author:Thomas & Katherine

A love for travel, adventure, and photography. We just can't help but write about it!

5 Comments on “Our GoPro Hero 3 Has Arrived!!”

  1. Bob Amy
    November 15, 2012 at 7:58 am #

    niice…looking forward to seeing what the new one does with slow mo :-)


  2. Trevor
    November 15, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    Where did you get it? I can’t find anyone in Canada who has them in stock.


    • November 15, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

      Hey Trevor,
      We preordered it about a month ago from gopro.com.
      Looks like you can preorder with bestbuy for a November 23rd release/shipment date.
      Good luck!


  3. tom smith
    November 27, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    Thomas and Katherine, for the anti-fog inserts, here is a more affordable alternative, exact same material but half the price. Fits the Hero3, just cut them in half.



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