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, travel zooms, super zooms and digicams. The GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and the EOS Rebel T6i) and Sony (such as the Alpha A6000 and the A7)

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Black Edition compared to other waterproof competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (5 mm vs 24 mm), has an external mic jack and is newer (september 2013 vs october 2012).

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

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

Canon PowerShot D30

Canon PowerShot D30
4 months newer
$584

Significant advantages of the D30 (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D30 (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

common strengths of the D30 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

Canon PowerShot D20

Canon PowerShot D20
1 year older

Significant advantages of the D20 (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D20 (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

common strengths of the D20 and Black Edition

  • None found

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4
1 year newer
$447

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

Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130
1 year newer
$430

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

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year newer
$549 (body only)
$729 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

common strengths of the T6i and Black Edition

  • None found

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
similar age
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5300 and Black Edition

  • None found

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
3 years older
$329 (body only)
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3100 and Black Edition

  • None found

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
2 years newer
$309 (body only)
$395 - $397 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3400 and Black Edition

  • None found

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
1 year newer
$629 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,150 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

common strengths of the D7200 and Black Edition

  • None found

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
2 years newer
$872 - $999 (body only)
$870 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the EOS 80D 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 has a much wider wide angle lens (5 mm vs 24 mm), has an external mic jack, is slightly lighter (74 g vs 290 g) and is waterproof.

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), is older (september 2013 vs september 2014) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
2 years newer
$532 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and Black Edition

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
1 year newer
$534

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the G7 X and Black Edition

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
1 year newer
$650 - $898

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 IV and Black Edition

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
7 months newer
$510 - $748

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and Black Edition

  • None found

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
1 year older
$439

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

common strengths of the S110 and Black Edition

  • None found

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), has an external mic jack, is slightly smaller (ultra compact (60×42×30 mm) vs standard size (127×94×48 mm)) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS).

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, has a built-in lens and doesn't support an external flash.

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
4 months newer
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the Black Edition)

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

Sony A7

Sony A7
similar age
$798 (body only)
$965 - $998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the Black Edition)

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

common strengths of the A7 and Black Edition

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Light weight: 417 g vs 74 g
  • Thin: 1.9" vs 1.2"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
4 months newer
$749 - $998 (body only)
$1,524 14-140mm lens

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

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

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-GH4 and Black Edition

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $599.99 vs $429.27

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
3 months newer
$498 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • 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"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6
5 months older
$668 (body only)

Significant advantages of the DMC-GF6 (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GF6 (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 DMC-GF6 and Black Edition

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×65×38 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Light weight: 418 g vs 74 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.2"

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N
7 months older
$573 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NEX-3N (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-3N (vs the Black Edition)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the NEX-3N and Black Edition

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×62×35 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Light weight: 269 g vs 74 g
  • Very thin: 1.4" vs 1.2"

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 24 mm), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), has an external mic jack, is slightly lighter (74 g vs 282 g) and is waterproof.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, doesn't have a built-in flash, doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (10 fps vs 40 fps) and is older (september 2013 vs february 2015).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the Black Edition)

  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 40 fps vs 10 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 5 mm
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) and Black Edition

  • None found

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera
1 year older
$100

Significant advantages of the Camera (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Camera (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 23 mm vs 5 mm
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the Camera and Black Edition

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these
  • Inexpensive: $99.99 vs $429.27

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
1 year newer
$320

Significant advantages of the S7000 (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S7000 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 5 mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the S7000 and Black Edition

  • Inexpensive: $314.50 vs $429.27

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-QX30 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-QX30 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 5 mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DSC-QX30 and Black Edition

  • None found

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
3 months newer
$1,639

Significant advantages of the Camera 2 (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Camera 2 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 23 mm vs 5 mm
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the Camera 2 and Black Edition

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
2 years newer
$199 - $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
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and Black Edition

  • Inexpensive: $199.00 vs $429.27

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Black Edition compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (5 mm vs 24 mm), is significantly smaller (ultra compact (60×42×30 mm) vs large (140×103×137 mm)), has an external mic jack, is thinner (1.2" vs 5.4") and is much lighter (74 g vs 899 g).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, has slightly less zoom (1x vs 60x), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), is older (september 2013 vs march 2015) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
1 year newer
$458 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 5 mm
  • Much larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the P900 and Black Edition

  • Inexpensive: $458.00 vs $429.27

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
7 months older

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 5 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and Black Edition

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Light weight: 650 g vs 74 g
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 1.2"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
1 year newer
$382 - $398

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 5 mm
  • Significantly larger: Large (132×92×117 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Much heavier: 691 g vs 74 g

common strengths of the DMC-FZ300 and Black Edition

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Light weight: 691 g vs 74 g
  • Inexpensive: $381.89 vs $429.27

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
similar age
$599

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 20 mm vs 5 mm
  • Significantly larger: Large (130×97×118 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and Black Edition

  • Excellent wide angle: 20 mm vs 5 mm
  • Light weight: 606 g vs 74 g
  • Inexpensive: $599.00 vs $429.27

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Black Edition compared to digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), has a much wider wide angle lens (5 mm vs 28 mm), has an external mic jack, is slightly lighter (74 g vs 319 g) and is waterproof.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), is older (september 2013 vs may 2018), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and is less popular.

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7)

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4 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) (vs the Black Edition)

  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 5 mm
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) and Black Edition

  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.2"