As well as being compared against other waterproofs, the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition is also often compared to pro digicams, mirrorless, entry-level DSLRs, pro DSLRs and compacts. The GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the Tough TG-4 and the Stylus Tough TG-870) and Nikon (such as the AW130 and the D3400)

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), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) 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 january 2015) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4
1 year newer
$380

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

  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the TG-4 (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 @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps

common strengths of the TG-4 and Black Edition

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8

Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130
1 year newer
$272 - $347

Significant advantages of the AW130 (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the AW130 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 24 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 AW130 and Black Edition

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 5 mm

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition
1 year older

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Shoots faster: 30 fps vs 10 fps

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

  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Black Edition and Black Edition

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Excellent wide angle: 5 mm vs 5 mm
  • Both shoot very high resolution HD movies: 4K @ 12fps vs 4K @ 12fps

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870
2 years newer
$280

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

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

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

  • Much worse wide angle: 21 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 Stylus Tough TG-870 and Black Edition

  • Excellent wide angle: 21 mm vs 5 mm

GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition
similar age
$472

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

  • None found

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

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps

common strengths of the Silver Edition and Black Edition

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Excellent wide angle: 5 mm vs 5 mm
  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30
1 year newer
$136 - $168

Significant advantages of the DMC-TS30 (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TS30 (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: 720p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps

common strengths of the DMC-TS30 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), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs 120 fps), has an external mic jack and is slightly lighter (74 g vs 290 g).

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 september 2014).

Casio Exilim EX-100

Casio Exilim EX-100
4 months newer
$462

Significant advantages of the EX-100 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Higher speed movies: 1,000 fps vs 240 fps
  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the EX-100 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 5 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the EX-100 and Black Edition

  • Extremely high speed movies: 1,000 fps vs 240 fps

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
1 year newer
$585

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)

  • Much worse wide angle: 24 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 G7 X and Black Edition

  • None found

Ricoh Theta S

Ricoh Theta S
1 year newer
$291 - $327

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

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8

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

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

common strengths of the Theta S and Black Edition

  • Light weight: 125 g vs 74 g
  • Inexpensive: $290.50 vs $414.48

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
1 year newer
$832 - $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
  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 IV and Black Edition

  • Good movie support: UHD @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year older
$380 - $448

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

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 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-RX100 and Black Edition

  • Inexpensive: $380.39 vs $414.48

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)

  • Much worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 5 mm
  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and Black Edition

  • 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 @ 120fps), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has an external mic jack, is slightly smaller (ultra compact (60×42×30 mm) vs professional size (133×93×84 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, users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and is older (september 2013 vs february 2015).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
4 months newer
$449 - $498 (body only)
$579 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the Black Edition)

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

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

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3
1 year newer
$413 - $429 (body only)
$549 - $599 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the M3 (vs the Black Edition)

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

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

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
2 years newer
$868 - $898 (body only)
$978 - $998 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 120fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and Black Edition

  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×49 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
4 months newer
$900 - $1,498 (body only)
$1,886 - $2,396 12-35mm lens

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

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

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
$437 (body only)
$370 - $379 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)

  • 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"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1
similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-GM1 (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GM1 (vs the Black Edition)

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

common strengths of the DMC-GM1 and Black Edition

  • Fairly small: Compact (99×55×30 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Very light: 204 g vs 74 g
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.2"

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 1080p @ 30fps), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 4 fps), has an external mic jack and is much smaller (ultra compact (60×42×30 mm) vs professional size (129×101×78 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 is older (september 2013 vs february 2015).

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year newer
$749 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
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the T6i and Black Edition

  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
2 years newer
$909 - $1,099 (body only)
$1,149 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

  • Good movie support: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Fast continuous shooting: 7 fps vs 10 fps
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
2 years newer
$377 - $497 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
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the D3400 and Black Edition

  • Good movie support: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Very light: 395 g vs 74 g
  • Inexpensive: $377.00 vs $414.48

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
2 years newer
$328 - $649 (body only)
$343 - $449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and Black Edition

  • Light weight: 485 g vs 74 g
  • Inexpensive: $328.00 vs $414.48

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
6 months older
$409 (body only)
$428 - $499 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SL1 (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the SL1 (vs the Black Edition)

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

common strengths of the SL1 and Black Edition

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Very small: Prosumer size (117×91×69 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.7" vs 1.2"

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
6 months older
$431 - $649 (body only)
$535 - $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
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the T5i and Black Edition

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $431.06 vs $414.48

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), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 6 fps), is newer (september 2013 vs february 2012) and is much smaller (ultra compact (60×42×30 mm) vs professional size (152×116×76 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 70D

Canon EOS 70D
6 months older
$723 - $799 (body only)
$868 - $899 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the Black Edition)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.2"

common strengths of the 70D and Black Edition

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Light weight: 755 g vs 74 g
  • Very inexpensive: $723.00 vs $414.48

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
1 year older
$2,029 - $2,299 (body only)
$2,636 - $2,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the Black Edition)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.2"

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and Black Edition

  • Fairly small: Professional size (152×116×76 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Thin: 3" vs 1.2"
  • Inexpensive: $2,029.00 vs $414.48

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Black Edition compared to compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.9), has a much wider wide angle lens (5 mm vs 28 mm), is much smaller (ultra compact (60×42×30 mm) vs compact (110×71×28 mm)), has an external mic jack and is much lighter (74 g vs 203 g).

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 january 2017), is slightly more expensive ($414.48 vs $159.00) and is less popular.

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Fujifilm FinePix XP120
3 years newer
$159 - $229

Significant advantages of the FinePix XP120 (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the FinePix XP120 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 5 mm
  • Much larger: Compact (110×71×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the FinePix XP120 and Black Edition

  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS