GoPro Hero 3+ Test 1 – Low Light Conditions
Right, so I got my hands on the new GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition action camera to do some testing. I will start with low light conditions in high speed movie mode, 720p 120fps, because everybody loves slow motion effect in videos.
First opportunity to do that was whilst a diving practice session with Divemaster Scuba, Nottingham. As usual the manufacturer swears they improved the low light video quality and it’s a lot better than on the previous models of GoPro. Well, I don’t really see a lot of improvement there. You can judge for yourselves by watching one of the clips I recorded, below:
As you can see the quality isn’t that great. Yes, I did have to compress the videos a bit in Final Cut Pro but still, this is 720p and I wish it was a little bit better. In defence for GoPro, this pool we were at is really quite dark and there are no lights over the deeper part of the pool at all.
Battery life has slightly improved. I was recording for about 45 minutes in total and I still had about 75% of the battery left.
On other improvements, they did make a little bit smaller than the previous one, bit only a tiny bit and you don’t really feel it when using the GoPro.
I have not tried GoPro Software yet for editing, I did that in Final Cut Pro. I will let you know how it works once I test it.
I will record some more clips with the GoPro Hero 3+ within the next few days, just waiting for a sunny day… yeah I know, sunny day in the UK in November…