As well as being compared against other waterproofs, the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, pro digicams, mirrorless, super zooms, pro DSLRs and travel zooms. The GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition's top rivals come from GoPro (such as the Hero 3+ Silver Edition and the HERO3 Black Edition) and Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T6i and the Rebel T5i)

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Black Edition compared to other waterproof competitors include: it records very high quality movies (4K @ 12fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (5 mm vs 21 mm), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none) and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), is older (september 2013 vs february 2015) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition
similar age
$493

Significant advantages of the Silver Edition (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Silver Edition (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

common strengths of the Silver Edition and Black Edition

  • None found

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Black Edition (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Black Edition (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition and Black Edition

  • None found

Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130
1 year newer
$369

Significant advantages of the AW130 (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the AW130 (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

common strengths of the AW130 and Black Edition

  • None found

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4
1 year newer
$349

Significant advantages of the TG-4 (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG-4 (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-4 and Black Edition

  • None found

GoPro HD Hero 2

GoPro HD Hero 2
1 year older

Significant advantages of the HD Hero 2 (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the HD Hero 2 (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

common strengths of the HD Hero 2 and Black Edition

  • None found

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870
2 years newer
$959

Significant advantages of the Stylus Tough TG-870 (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus Tough TG-870 (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

common strengths of the Stylus Tough TG-870 and Black Edition

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Black Edition compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records very high quality movies (4K @ 12fps vs 720p @ 24fps), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 5 fps), has an external mic jack and is much smaller (ultra compact (60×42×30 mm) vs professional size (132×101×78 mm)).

However, on average it doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentaprism), lacks a built-in HDR feature, users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and has a built-in lens.

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year newer
$649 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the Black Edition)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the Black Edition)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)

common strengths of the T6i and Black Edition

  • Have external mic jacks

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
6 months older
$435 - $649 (body only)
$529 - $599 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the Black Edition)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the Black Edition)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)

common strengths of the T5i and Black Edition

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $434.60 vs $460.13

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
2 years newer
$999 (body only)
$1,049 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the Black Edition)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the Black Edition)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (139×105×79 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)

common strengths of the EOS 80D and Black Edition

  • Fast continuous shooting: 7 fps vs 10 fps
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
similar age
$445 - $597 (body only)
$519 - $529 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×99×76 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)

common strengths of the D5300 and Black Edition

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Light weight: 480 g vs 74 g
  • Inexpensive: $445.00 vs $460.13

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
2 years newer
$300 (body only)
$359 - $397 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)

common strengths of the D3400 and Black Edition

  • Light weight: 395 g vs 74 g
  • Inexpensive: $299.99 vs $460.13

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
5 years older
$600 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D90 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the D90 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 24fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (132×103×77 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)

common strengths of the D90 and Black Edition

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Black Edition compared to pro digicam competitors include: it records very high quality movies (4K @ 12fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (5 mm vs 28 mm), is much smaller (ultra compact (60×42×30 mm) vs compact (102×58×38 mm)), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none) and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), doesn't have a built-in flash, doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't record movies in 24p and is older (september 2013 vs june 2015).

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
1 year newer
$579

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the Black Edition)

  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the Black Edition)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 5 mm
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the G7 X and Black Edition

  • Fairly small: Compact (103×60×40 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.2"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
1 year newer
$811 - $848

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (vs the Black Edition)

  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 5 mm
  • Much larger: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 IV and Black Edition

  • Great movie support: UHD @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
3 months older
$598

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 II (vs the Black Edition)

  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 II (vs the Black Edition)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 5 mm
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 II and Black Edition

  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×38 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Light weight: 281 g vs 74 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.2"

Ricoh Theta S

Ricoh Theta S
1 year newer
$255

Significant advantages of the Theta S (vs the Black Edition)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.2"

Significant disadvantages of the Theta S (vs the Black Edition)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Theta S and Black Edition

  • Very small: Compact (44×130×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Very light: 125 g vs 74 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1.2"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
7 months newer
$698

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the Black Edition)

  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the Black Edition)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 5 mm
  • Much larger: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and Black Edition

  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Black Edition compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records very high quality movies (4K @ 12fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (60×42×30 mm) vs standard size (127×94×48 mm)), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS) and is thinner (1.2" vs 3.3").

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't record movies in 24p, is older (september 2013 vs january 2014) and has a built-in lens.

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
4 months newer
$445 - $448 (body only)
$409 - $498 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the A6000 and Black Edition

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 74 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
4 months newer
$898 - $1,319 (body only)
$1,560 14-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH4 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH4 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×93×84 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-GH4 and Black Edition

  • Good movie support: UHD @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
3 months newer
$379 - $399 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the A5000 and Black Edition

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Very light: 210 g vs 74 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.2"

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3
1 year newer
$368 - $429 (body only)
$450 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the M3 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the M3 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the M3 and Black Edition

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×68×44 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Light weight: 366 g vs 74 g

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M
1 year older
$366 - $679 (body only)
$499 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M (vs the Black Edition)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M (vs the Black Edition)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the EOS M and Black Edition

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Fairly small: Compact (109×66×32 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Light weight: 298 g vs 74 g

Sony A7

Sony A7
similar age
$798 - $2,398 (body only)
$998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the A7 and Black Edition

  • Have external mic jacks

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Black Edition compared to super zoom competitors include: it records very high quality movies (4K @ 12fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (5 mm vs 24 mm), is much smaller (ultra compact (60×42×30 mm) vs large (140×103×137 mm)), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none) and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, has way more less zoom (1x vs 83.3x), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), is older (september 2013 vs february 2016) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
1 year newer
$469 - $697

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much more zoom: 83.3x vs 1x
  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 5 mm
  • Much larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)

common strengths of the P900 and Black Edition

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
2 years newer
$339 - $447

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 1x

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 5 mm
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and Black Edition

  • Good movie support: UHD @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Black Edition compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records very high quality movies (4K @ 12fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), is newer (september 2013 vs august 2011), is much smaller (ultra compact (60×42×30 mm) vs professional size (143×104×81 mm)) and is thinner (1.2" vs 3.2").

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentaprism), lacks a built-in HDR feature and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Sony SLT A77

Sony SLT-A77
2 years older
$1,531 (body only)
$1,499 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the SLT A77 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A77 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much thicker: 3.2" vs 1.2"

common strengths of the SLT A77 and Black Edition

  • Fairly small: Professional size (143×104×81 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Light weight: 732 g vs 74 g
  • Inexpensive: $1,499.00 vs $460.13

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
1 year older
$1,004 - $1,199 (body only)
$1,599 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the Black Edition)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the Black Edition)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots significantly slower: 4.5 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the 6D and Black Edition

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.8" vs 1.2"
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 74 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Black Edition compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (5 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), records very high quality movies (4K @ 12fps vs 1,920 x 1,280 @ 60fps), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none) and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (1x vs 30x), doesn't have a built-in flash, doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't record movies in 24p and is older (september 2013 vs february 2016).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
4 months newer
$268 - $347

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 5 mm
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and Black Edition

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot N

Canon PowerShot N
8 months older
$277

Significant advantages of the PowerShot N (vs the Black Edition)

  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot N (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 5 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the PowerShot N and Black Edition

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
4 months newer
$358

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the Black Edition)

  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 5 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 1,920 x 1,280 @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the SX700 HS and Black Edition

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
2 years newer
$259 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 5 mm
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and Black Edition

  • Great movie support: UHD @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS