As this week’s rumors so accurately indicated, GoPro has officially announced the latest iteration of their uber-popular HD action cam, unveiling three different versions of the feature-packed Hero 3, an update that proves worthy of its new numerical distinction on paper.
GoPro talked up the new Hero at a special event held in San Francisco, California, last night. According to reports of attendees such as Engadget, the Hero 3 will come in three varieties; the White, Silver and Black editions. While all versions have the ability to capture video at 1080/30p and 720/60p, thanks in part to the Hero 3′s new processing power, the Black Edition can shoot at 4K resolution, albeit at a lowly 12fps. Drop the aforementioned resolution down a bit to 2.7K and a more usable 30fps is available, as well as 1440/48p, 1080/60p, 720/120p.
Furthermore, the White, Silver and Black Editions have the ability to capture 5MP, 11MP, and 12MP still images respectively, pack built-in WiFi capabilities, and come packaged with a waterproof remote that grant the ability to control up to 50 GoPros at a range of up to 600 feet.
All three versions of the Hero 3 are now available for pre-order at the $199, $299, and $399 price points – hand-on video below: