This is monumental (somewhat) in the world of technology. GoPro claims the the Hero 3 is 30 percent smaller and 25 percent lighter than the old model. To top that off, the top-of-the-line Black Edition is capable of capturing video at up to 4K resolution—as long as you don’t mind slowing recording down to 15 fps, which is actually not that good, but still, having a full-resolution video mode is fantastic. Also included in the Black Edition is the ability to record lower-resolution footage at higher frame rates than in the past, and as a result, offers 1080p60, 1440p48 and 720p120 modes for slow-mo situations. Lower-spec models are also none too shabby: the Silver packs an 11MP camera and can capture 1080p30 video, while the rather more humble White packs a simple 5MP camera. However, all three GoPro action cameras include Wi-Fi.
Pricing is very competitive, with pre-orders starting today: $400 for the Black Edition, $300 for the Silver and $200 for the White.