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cjsgrlsx3  (C 38727)

Dec 25, 2012, 3:03 PM
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I just received the GoPro 3 White edition but currently own the GoPro 2. Can anyone tell me the specific advantages of owning and using the GoPro 3 versus the GoPro 2? I see what the Black edition has to offer but wondering about the White edition. Anyone see better quality with the White edition over the GoPro 2? Thanks for your help.


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Dec 25, 2012, 4:42 PM
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White ~ roughly GoPro 1
Silver ~ Roughly GoPro 2
Black ~ Only one worth spending money on anymore Wink


cjsgrlsx3  (C 38727)

Dec 25, 2012, 6:04 PM
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Thanks! Exactly the kind of answer I was looking for! Merry Christmas!


Squeak  (E 1313)

Dec 26, 2012, 3:13 AM
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In reply to:
White ~ roughly GoPro 1
Silver ~ Roughly GoPro 2
Black ~ Only one worth spending money on anymore Wink

not true, a friend just bought a GP2 including WiFi back (i.e. a GP3 Silver) for under $200 for the sort of stuff that "most" skydivers use, the GP2 is more than adequate. and for under $200, the GP2 in my mind is a better value for money buy.


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stratostar  (Student)

Dec 26, 2012, 11:48 AM
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No way the 3 is the shit! Stills and video at the same time... a hand cam wet dream. And the wifi remote is kick ass too!


cjsgrlsx3  (C 38727)

Dec 27, 2012, 3:34 AM
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Thanks for the feedback. Squeak, I guess my main question was the justification of having the GoPro 3 white if I already owned a GoPro2. Anyway, I returned the GoPro 3 white edition for the GoPro 3 black edition. Any pointers on setting would help.


spencer  (D 208)

Dec 27, 2012, 4:03 AM
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My main reason for getting the 3 black, is smaller housing, more mp stills, a remote, so no more , is it on or off, wrist remote used as a cameye.
Won't stop the camera from freezing up or getting a mind of its own.
But like alot of people in europe have found, if it needs to be sent to gopro, you could be in for a very long wait, up to 3 months in some cases.


jtval  (D 26340)

Jun 16, 2013, 4:41 PM
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stratostar wrote:
No way the 3 is the a piece ofshit! Stills and video at the same time... a hand cam wet dream. And the wifi remote is kick ass too!

Fixed it for ya...Here's my reasoning for the assessment


Premier Remster  (C License)

Jun 16, 2013, 5:27 PM
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Well, I had issues with mine too. Not the same as you posted, JT: mine would freeze when powering it up; it would start turning on, show the camera icon, and stay there. Nothihng else, and had to take the battery off to restart it. It would do it fairly often. I did a full format, reset, reinstall, and it did reduce the number of time it did it, but still had issues.

A couple weeks ago, I installed the new SW update, and, it seems to be working fine now.


jtval  (D 26340)

Jun 16, 2013, 5:35 PM
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Yea. I did all of that. (update as of 23 apr) multiple times.
nothing worked. It's unreliable at best.

I'll check: is there a more recent update?


ETA: Nope.


(This post was edited by jtval on Jun 16, 2013, 5:39 PM)


Premier DSE  (D 29060)

Jun 16, 2013, 5:41 PM
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New software update seems to have fixed a few, certainly not all the cams.
I have one that is working correctly now, and another that isn't. Both have the same updates applied.
Perhaps when they send the next update (that allegedly kills 4K), we'll have a working model.


kallend  (D 23151)

Jun 17, 2013, 8:06 AM
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I have a 3 Black that worked fine out of the box, and works fine with the latest update.

My first 3 Silver died in infancy, but its replacement has been fine.

Seems the QC needs attention - some clearly defective items are slipping through.



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