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GoPro Hero3 vs Hero2 – Side By Side

I had some time with the brand new GoPro Hero3 Silver Edition yesterday. I gave it a go against the older Hero2 too see if there is any major differences.

Settings Usws:
GoPro Hero 3: Silver Edition
No Housing
1080p 30fps
Wide
Auto WB
ProTune disabled
Latest firmware

GoPro Hero 2:
No Housing
1080p 30fps
Wide
Auto WB (Not possible to set WB on the Hero 2)
ProTune disabled
Latest firmware

As always, the white balance sometimes goes bananas. That’s why they look a little different.

Hero 3 lens is not as wide as the Hero 2. Still Good enough. The glass and the coating is better a lot better than the Hero2. Most noticeable when in contact with bright lights like in the first clip.

Verdict:
With the built in wifi, better lens, smaller and a better housing. The Silver edition is totally worth the extra money. Seems to do better with noise. Just slightly better image quality than the Hero 2.

If you already got a Hero 2, then i would go for the Hero 3: Black Edition. 4k, 2.7k etc..
for the extra bump in quality. It will hit stores November 20th, 2012.