GoPro Hero3: White Edition – (131’/ 40m Waterproof Housing)
“Born from a passion to capture your adventures from your perspective, the completely redesigned HERO3”… Wear it. Mount it. Love it, thay said.
Be aware when purchasing that there are some aspects to the new “improved” lens that may not be for everyone!
it has been fairly well documented that while the new lens produces much sharper images under 4′, they are blurrier at distances greater than 4′. It does not focus at infinity: for reasons not fully explained, they moved the focal point of the lens in close and sacrificed distance clarity.
So, you will get great shots under 4′ and soft focus beyond that. Depending on what you want it for, this camera may not be for you. On the other hand, it’s still a decent small action camera, and if you take a lot of video in motion you may not notice this at all…
In the end, it’s almost a great camera, with some nice improvements, but the lens is a definite problem, and not necessarily an improvement.