As well as being compared against other waterproofs, the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless, pro digicams, pro DSLRs, travel zooms, super zooms and compacts. The GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS 80D and the EOS Rebel T6) and GoPro (such as the HERO3 Black Edition and the Hero6 Black)

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Black Edition compared to other waterproof competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), 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 lens), doesn't record movies in 24p, is older (september 2013 vs february 2015) 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

Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130
1 year newer
$298

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

Canon PowerShot D30

Canon PowerShot D30
4 months newer
$600

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

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870
2 years newer

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

GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition
similar age
$166

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

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5
8 months older
$1,266

Significant advantages of the TS5 (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TS5 (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

common strengths of the TS5 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 4.5 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), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection), is older (september 2013 vs february 2015) and has a built-in lens.

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
2 years newer
$780 - $999 (body only)
$945 - $1,049 18-55mm lens

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

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

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

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
2 years newer
$289 - $549 (body only)
$326 - $399 18-55mm lens

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

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

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: $274.99 vs $409.66

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
6 months older
$529 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SL1 (vs the Black Edition)

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

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"

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
5 years older
$1,098 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D90 (vs the Black Edition)

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

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

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
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
2 years newer
$326 (body only)
$397 - $497 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the Black Edition)

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

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: $325.99 vs $409.66

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 @ 30fps), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has an external mic jack, is slightly smaller (ultra compact (60×42×30 mm) vs mid size (120×67×45 mm)) and is significantly lighter (74 g vs 285 g).

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
$444 - $548 (body only)
$580 - $648 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

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
3 months newer
$480 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 M

Canon EOS M
1 year older
$338 - $629 (body only)
$699 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

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 @ 30fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (5 mm vs 25 mm), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), 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 doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
7 months newer
$569 - $648

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

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Built-in flash
  • 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
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and Black Edition

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 5 mm

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
2 years newer
$544 - $649

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

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

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

  • Much worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 5 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Not waterproof

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

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 5 mm

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
2 years older
$500

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Built-in flash
  • Wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 5 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the S100 and Black Edition

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 5 mm

Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XF1
1 year older
$699

Significant advantages of the XF1 (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the XF1 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 5 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the XF1 and Black Edition

  • None found

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 3.9 fps), is newer (september 2013 vs september 2008) 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), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection), has a built-in lens and has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2).

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
5 years older
$2,374 24-105mm lens

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Shoots significantly slower: 3.9 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the 5D Mark II and Black Edition

  • Fairly small: Professional size (152×114×75 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Thin: 3" vs 1.2"
  • Light weight: 850 g vs 74 g

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
1 year older
$2,499 (body only)
$3,499 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)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • 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"
  • Light weight: 950 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 25 mm), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.2), records very high quality movies (4K @ 12fps vs 1,920 x 1,280 @ 60fps), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs 120 fps) and has an external mic jack.

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) and is older (september 2013 vs february 2014).

Canon PowerShot N

Canon PowerShot N
8 months older
$279

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

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

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
4 months newer
$426

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

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

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
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
2 years newer
$218 - $397

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

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

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

  • Good movie support: UHD @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

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

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

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

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

  • Light weight: 137 g vs 74 g

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera
1 year older
$110

Significant advantages of the Camera (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Camera (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 23 mm vs 5 mm
  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps

common strengths of the Camera and Black Edition

  • Good wide angle: 23 mm vs 5 mm
  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps

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 @ 30fps), 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)), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1.6 fps).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, has slightly less zoom (1x vs 83.3x), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and is older (september 2013 vs february 2015).

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
1 year newer
$219 - $249

Significant advantages of the SX530 HS (vs the Black Edition)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Built-in flash
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the SX530 HS (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 5 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Larger: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)

common strengths of the SX530 HS and Black Edition

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Light weight: 442 g vs 74 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.2"

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
1 year newer
$479 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Built-in flash
  • 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: $479.00 vs $409.66

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
1 year newer
$319

Significant advantages of the L840 (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the L840 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 23 mm vs 5 mm
  • Larger: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the L840 and Black Edition

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Light weight: 538 g vs 74 g
  • Thin: 3.8" vs 1.2"

compared toCompact competitors

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

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, has way more less zoom (1x vs 5x), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (10 fps vs 30 fps) and is older (september 2013 vs september 2017).

GoPro Hero6 Black

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4 years newer
$493

Significant advantages of the Hero6 Black (vs the Black Edition)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 30 fps vs 10 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Hero6 Black (vs the Black Edition)

  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the Hero6 Black and Black Edition

  • Fairly small: Super compact (65×45×35 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Fujifilm FinePix XP120
3 years newer
$96 - $139

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

  • Much more zoom: 5x vs 1x
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Built-in flash

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)
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the FinePix XP120 and Black Edition

  • Popularity: 68 vs 25