GoPro HERO3+ vs GoPro HERO3

Updated model goes head to head with predecessor

GoPro hero 3+ black edition action camera - first look

The release of the latest HERO 3+ Black Edition from GoPro will already have a lot of people reaching for their wallets, but BikeRadar ask is it worth spending the extra cash for the new GoPro over the now discounted previous generation HERO 3 camera?

Claimed improvements for the new model are impressive, such as the lens, which is said to be 33 percent sharper, the battery that's supposed to last 30 percent longer, and WiFi performance, which is four times faster than the GoPro 3.

As the market leader in this sector, we pitched the new GoPro HERO 3+ head to head against its biggest competitor – which just so happens to be its predecessor, the GoPro HERO 3 Black edition.

We rigged up the two cameras to a mountain bike using Go BIG bar mounts from K-Edge. We then sessioned various local trail sections to test the two cameras in a head-to-head comparison.

The footage was recorded at varied frame rates (FPS) and dimensions simultaneously on both cameras to test the capabilities of each device. You can check out our findings in the video below – be sure to watch in 1,080p for the most accurate comparison. Keep your eyes peeled for a full BikeRadar review in the near future.

Oli Woodman

Section Editor, UK
With more than 10 years of experience riding mountain bikes, Oli knows the good from the bad when it comes to gear. He's a total bike nerd and loves few things more than fettling with spangly riding bits. Also, he seems to have a talent for crashing hard but emerging unscathed.
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Loamy singletrack
  • Current Bikes: Marin Pine Mountain, Pinnacle Dolomite
  • Dream Bike: Honda RN01
  • Beer of Choice: Corona
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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