Hero 3 vs Hero 3+: Is GoPro’s Hero 3+ Really Worth Upgrading?
Back when GoPro announced the new GoPro Hero 3+ model many were left wondering if the upgrades made to the camera were really worth upgrading from a Hero 3. The new Hero 3+ Black Edition boasted a smaller size, better Wifi, Better Battery Life, a New Lens, and several other features – but nothing that really jumped out at you as *THE* feature that makes it worth a $70 upgrade.
The guys over at Rhino Camera Gear just released a new comparison video on YouTube where they took both cameras out side by side to really test them and see if the improvements made in the 3+ are really all that noticeable. Check it out below:
So, what did you think? Personally I thought the footage from the GoPro Hero 3+ Black looked better, had better sharpness and was overall much more pleasing to my eyes. That is not to say the original GoPro Hero 3 Black looked bad, but in comparison I think it is safe to say that the Hero 3+ Black Edition is definitely an improvement.
The Wifi performance on the new Hero 3+, while not quite as good as GoPro claimed, was still much much better than the old Hero 3 wifi. So if that is a feature that is important to you then the new GoPro Hero 3+ would definitely make a good purchase in my mind.
Now is it worth an upgrade if you already have the GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition? That is up for you to decide, personally I don’t think its worth running out to upgrade unless one of the improvements is something that you feel like you absolutely must have. Is the new GoPro Hero 3+ better? Yes, clearly. Is it so much better than the Hero 3 that the Hero 3 is no longer worth using? No, not in my opinion.
What are your thoughts? Did you find the footage from the GoPro Hero 3+ better like I did? What are your thoughts on it being worth an upgrade? Let us know in a comment below.
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