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Troubleshooting

If you are having difficulties with the GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition, try referring to the troubleshooting page.

Background and Identification

The GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition was the 8th generation camera by GoPro, released in October of 2013. This model of GoPro is identified by the name Hero3+ in the bottom right hand corner on the front of the device and by its model number CHDHX-302. The number 3 in the wording is colored black, differentiating it from the silver version with a silver number 3.

The GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition is a small, sleek camera that is often used to record extreme-action based shots. This version of the GoPro included a slimmer design than previous models and came with a water proof case and a remote control. It also boasted a longer battery life, improved image sharpness, and better audio functionality than previous models. This GoPro has video modes of 1440p48, 1080p60, 960p100 and 720p120 as well as 4K15 and 2.7K30 and can shoot 12MP stills at up to 30 frames per second.

The Hero 3+ was replaced by the Hero4 in September of 2014.

Specifications

General:

  • Widescreen Video Capture: Yes
  • Wireless Connection: Wireless LAN

Exposure and White Balance:

  • Exposure Metering: Matrix, Spot
  • Exposure Modes: Automatic
  • White Balance: Automatic, Presets (3000K, 5500K, 6500K)

Carrying Case:

  • Underwater Depth: Up to 131.2 ft

Lens System:

  • Lens Construction: 6 Elements
  • Special Functions: Wide Angle
  • Lens Aperture: f/2.8
  • Focus Adjustment: Focus Free
  • Element Qty: 6
  • Features: Aspherical Lens

Memory/Storage:

  • Supported Memory Cards: microSD Card, microSDHC Card, microSDXC Card
  • Video Capture:
    • H.264 - 3840 x 2160 - 15 fps
    • H.264 - 4096 x 2160 - 12 fps
    • H.264 - 2704 x 1524 - 30 fps
    • H.264 - 2704 x 1440 - 24 fps
    • H.264 - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps
    • H.264 - 1920 x 1080 - 48 fps
    • H.264 - 1920 x 1080 - 30 fps
    • H.264 - 1920 x 1080 - 24 fps
    • H.264 - 1920 x 1440 - 48 fps
    • H.264 - 1920 x 1440 - 30 fps
    • H.264 - 1920 x 1440 - 24 fps
    • H.264 - 1280 x 960 - 100 fps
    • H.264 - 1280 x 960 - 60 fps
    • H.264 - 1280 x 960 - 48 fps
    • H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 100 fps
    • H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 60 fps
    • H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 48 fps
    • H.264 - 848 x 480 - 240 fps
  • Memory Card Slot: microSD card

Microphone:

  • Microphone Operation Mode: Mono
  • Microphone Features: Wind Noise Reduction

Battery:

  • Technology: Lithium ion
  • Battery Type: Lithium ion—manufacturer-specific
  • Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1180 mAh (included)

System Requirements for PC Connection:

  • Operating System Support: Apple Mac OS X 10.5 or later, MS Windows 7, MS Windows Vista
  • Peripheral Devices: USB Port

Video Input:

  • Type: 4K Action Camera
  • Camcorder Type: Wearable
  • Continuous Shooting Speed: 10 frames per second, 3 frames per second, 5 frames per second
  • Digital Video Format: H.264
  • Image Recording Format: JPEG
  • High-Definition Video Support: 4K
  • Interfaces Provided: HDMI, composite video/audio
  • Features: Audio recording, takes photos while movie recording, USB charging, high-speed recording, Time-Lapse recording, selectable field of view
  • Low Lux/Night Mode: Yes

Optical Sensor:

  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 12.0 MP
  • Camcorder Effective Resolution (Photo Mode): 12.0 MP
  • Optical Sensor Type: CMOS
  • Sensor Qty: 1 CMOS

Miscellaneous:

  • Protection: Shockproof, Waterproof
  • Included Accessories: 3-way pivoting arm, USB cable, Wi-Fi remote control, curved adhesive mount, flat surface mount, mounting hardware, quick release buckle, underwater housing, vertical quick release buckle
  • Weight: 2.61 oz

Source: cnet.com GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition Specifications


Additional Information

GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition Support Page

Wikipedia: GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition

Video Teardown of the GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition on Amazon

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