As well as being compared against other waterproofs, the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition is also often compared to pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless, pro DSLRs, super zooms and travel zooms. The GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T6i and the PowerShot G9 X) and GoPro (such as the HERO3 Black Edition and the Hero 3+ Silver Edition)

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), doesn't record movies in 24p, is older (september 2013 vs february 2015) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4
1 year newer
$300

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 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

GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition
similar age
$72

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

Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130
1 year newer
$230

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

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
$279

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 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 1,440 x 1,080 @ 30fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (5 mm vs 28 mm), is much smaller (ultra compact (60×42×30 mm) vs compact (63×63×56 mm)), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none) and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it has a slightly 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 2015).

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
2 years newer
$379

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 5 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and Black Edition

  • Very small: Compact (98×58×31 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Light weight: 209 g vs 74 g
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.2"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100
similar age
$534

Significant advantages of the DSC-QX100 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-QX100 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 5 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 1,440 x 1,080 @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DSC-QX100 and Black Edition

  • Fairly small: Compact (63×63×56 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Very light: 179 g vs 74 g

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
  • 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
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and Black Edition

  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps

Ricoh Theta S

Ricoh Theta S
1 year newer
$285

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

  • None found

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

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

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
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.2"

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
1 year newer
$543

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

  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • 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
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the G7 X 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 1080p @ 30fps), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3 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 january 2015) and has a built-in lens.

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year newer
$484 (body only)
$749 - $798 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 D7100

Nikon D7100
7 months older
$629 - $679 (body only)
$895 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (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 (136×107×76 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)

common strengths of the D7100 and Black Edition

  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
2 years newer
$405 (body only)
$367 - $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

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
2 years newer
$307 - $649 (body only)
$379 - $549 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

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
1 year newer
$499 - $529 (body only)
$549 - $564 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D5500 (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 D5500 and Black Edition

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.8" vs 1.2"

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
similar age
$399 (body only)
$499 - $500 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the Black Edition)

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

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

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 even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has an external mic jack, is slightly smaller (ultra compact (60×42×30 mm) vs mid size (111×68×44 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 sensor shift), doesn't record movies in 24p, users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and is older (september 2013 vs may 2014).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
4 months newer
$440 - $498 (body only)
$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
  • 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

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3
1 year newer
$353 - $679 (body only)
$485 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

Samsung NX3000

Samsung NX3000
7 months newer
$446 (body only)
$500 20-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX3000 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the NX3000 (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 NX3000 and Black Edition

  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×66×39 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Very light: 230 g vs 74 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.2"

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5
1 year newer
$349 - $497 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1 J5 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 10 fps
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the 1 J5 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the 1 J5 and Black Edition

  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps
  • Fairly small: Compact (98×60×32 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Very light: 231 g vs 74 g

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5
1 year older
$520 - $850 (body only)
$629 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-M5 (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the E-M5 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs CMOS

common strengths of the E-M5 and Black Edition

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.2"

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
3 months newer
$435 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"

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 5.3 fps), is much smaller (ultra compact (60×42×30 mm) vs large (146×123×82 mm)) and is thinner (1.2" vs 3.1").

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 60D

Canon EOS 60D
3 years older
$790 (body only)
$1,499 18-200mm lens

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the Black Edition)

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

common strengths of the 60D and Black Edition

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.2"
  • Light weight: 755 g vs 74 g

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
2 years newer
$2,715 - $3,299 (body only)
$3,399 - $4,199 24-105mm lens

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

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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

  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.2"
  • Much larger: Professional size (151×116×76 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the 5D Mark IV and Black Edition

  • Fairly small: Professional size (151×116×76 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Thin: 3" vs 1.2"
  • Light weight: 890 g vs 74 g

Nikon D810

Nikon D810
8 months newer
$2,177 - $2,797 (body only)
$2,900 - $3,297 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D810 (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D810 (vs the Black Edition)

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

common strengths of the D810 and Black Edition

  • Light weight: 880 g vs 74 g

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 @ 50fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (5 mm vs 25 mm), is significantly smaller (ultra compact (60×42×30 mm) vs large (132×92×117 mm)), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none) and is thinner (1.2" vs 4.6").

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, has significantly less zoom (1x vs 50x), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't record movies in 24p and is older (september 2013 vs july 2015).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
4 months newer
$398

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the Black Edition)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 1x

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the Black Edition)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 5 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 50fps vs 4K @ 12fps

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and Black Edition

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
1 year newer
$448

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

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

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 5 mm
  • Significantly larger: Large (132×92×117 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)

common strengths of the DMC-FZ300 and Black Edition

  • Good movie support: UHD @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these

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), records very high quality movies (4K @ 12fps vs 1,440 x 1,080 @ 30fps), is significantly smaller (ultra compact (60×42×30 mm) vs compact (105×59×28 mm)), 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 20x), doesn't have a built-in GPS, doesn't have a built-in flash, doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and is thicker (1.2" vs 0.8").

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10
similar age
$200

Significant advantages of the DSC-QX10 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-QX10 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 5 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 1,440 x 1,080 @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the DSC-QX10 and Black Edition

  • Very small: Compact (62×62×33 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Very light: 105 g vs 74 g

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera
1 year older
$61

Significant advantages of the Camera (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Camera (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 23 mm vs 5 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Much larger: Compact (129×71×19 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)

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
  • Fairly small: Compact (129×71×19 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
8 months older
$336

Significant advantages of the ZS30 (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the ZS30 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 5 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the ZS30 and Black Edition

  • Fairly small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Extremely high speed movies: 220 fps vs 240 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
3 months newer
$529

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

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

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

  • Much worse wide angle: 23 mm vs 5 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Much larger: Compact (133×71×19 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)

common strengths of the Camera 2 and Black Edition

  • Good wide angle: 23 mm vs 5 mm
  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Compact (133×71×19 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)