i had old Gopro Hero, gave that away
as we not have Hero3+ but i have not yet used it,
played around with it at home and really like the GoPro app (free) on my iPhone, you can see pics/videos right away and see what you're going to film when setting up with out needing to buy LCD screen($80), i think its a great app.
all i know is that if you do get Hero3+ Black edition, it requires highest rate micro SD cards (quite a bit more expensive then the ones for regular 3+)
yes it does have much higher frame rate, but question you have to ask is do you really need it?
so main diff between 3+ and 3+BE
3+ : 10 MP cam, 1080P 60fps, Burst mode 10frames/1sec
3+BE: 12 MP ca, Burst mode can do 30frames/1sec (this is would be cool, but thats really only needed if you plan on doing some very slow motion videos/sequence shots) , 4K (since 4K tv's just came out, i don't think you'll use all its power, 1080P is plenty at 60FPS, thats full HD), but you do get remote($80 if you wanted to get it for 3+) and 3+BE does have little better White Balance AUTO options.
but read some reviews, as i heard (not my personal experience) some people were having issues with 3+BE and memory cards freezing up/etc due to very high definition it can record at.
main things to consider: do you really need 4K definition and Burst of 30frames/1sec
do you need remote (if you have iPhone app i think its better as you can actually see the image on your phone so better for setting up perfect shots) for this you'd need LCD ($80)
and check price difference between Micro SD cards needed for Black Edition or 3 & 3+ as price i think doubles for Class10 or whatever is needed for the Black Edition.
one last advise: when buying SD cards i would suggest: if you want lets say 64 gigs, get 2 x 32gig cards or 4 x 16gig cards.
basically 16 gig card should outlast your battery or be right around same recording time as battery capacity. so if you buy additional batteries ($20 each) you can change out the SD card whenever you're changing the battery, its very easy.
reason for that is SD cards do tend to fail sometimes and if you have 64 gigs worth of videos you can loose it all (read this in online reviews)
i myself bought 32gig card
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Originally Posted by cochise
I have the 2 and have done extensive underwater, I do not know if the 3 comes with a flat lens but I had to change my lens to a flat lens on my waterproof housing and the footage is much better.
do you mean Flat Lens housing?? in which case it is Flat
the lens itself (like all others) is not