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Don, April 8, 2013 The new GoPro Hero3 is a great advancement over the original GoPro Hero in terms of video resolutions and frame rates. The little LCD display on the front is vastly improved, and the device itself *with* the extended battery pack is as thick as the original GoPro Hero was.
The problems with this camera are twofold:
1. Operation at low battery power is kind of wonky.
When the battery is really low (i.e. to the point where it auto-shuts off) and you then try to run the camera off USB power instead, strange things can happen. I've had the device do things like tell me my microSD card was corrupt or have the camera lock up and require a removal of the battery to reset. I've also had the thing not recharge properly once or twice, and I'm not sure why.
2. Wi-fi capability is poor.
While it's cool to be able to control the camera with the remote or with the official Android app, this feature only seems to work when it feels like it. Sometimes it won't work when you're three feet from the device. The wi-fi always seems to shut off when the battery is drained and is not automatically turned back on when you recharge it.
So, while the camera itself is great, I would recommend saving some money and getting the non-wifi version.