The announcement is making its rounds on the web: GoPro just presented the specs for their new GoPro HERO 3 camera. It’s 4K!!! Well yes, it’s 4K, but only at 15fps – So it’s kind of not 4K then.
Still, 15fps at 4K is very powerful for such a small camera and the 2.7K resolution the HERO 3 achieves will probably produce a very nice, sharp image to create some action shots that go well with your 2.5K Blackmagic Cinema Camera.
With the ProTune update released this week (LINK) that allows better integration and a higher bitrate this camera even looks interesting for the video and film production market.
The specs promise comparably cool quality over the previous HERO 2 camera. 2x faster video recording, less distortion and finally a flat lens that allows for unblurred underwater recording. They also say they vastly improved the sound quality and built wifi into the camera (remote included).
Additionally the camera is 30% smaller and more lightweight than the previous one. Sweet.
Frame Sizes and Rates:
– 4K at 16:9 or 17:9: 12-15 fps
– 2.7K at 16:9 or 17:9: 24-25/30 fps
– 1080p: up to 60 fps
– 720p: up to 120 fps
It’s also nice to see the camera will be shipping next week! This one will surely make big sales, as everyone is crazy about the 4K number and everything else also looks like a futuristic deal. Make sure you buy wisely and thoughtful. New cameras around every corner…
You can pre-order the HERO 3 for $399 here:
Here’s their new nice GoPro HERO 3 image video:
The GoPro HERO2 action camera has become quite popular in the world of sports television.
In April when GoPro announced 35Mbit & the implementation of a Technicolor Gamma Curve they got our attention.
Today GoPro announced the WIFI BacPac™ + Wi-Fi Remote Combo. Their ad (seen above) looks pretty impressive to me. $99 will turn your iPhone (or other smartphone) into a remote monitor that’s good for up to 180m range and can connect to up to 50 GoPro’s.
This is intriguing not only because you can monitor & control your GoPro’s at a very reasonable price, but also because it opens up new possibilities of filmmaking and makes the GoPro even more versatile.
This can be used to monitor a quad-copter rig for example or control & monitor the camera at any other inconvenient location.
The GoPro WIFI combo can be ordered here [UPDATE:] now (limited quantity):
The GoPro HERO2 Technicolor ProTune firmware update is said to come soon. We’ll keep you posted.