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 and super zooms. 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 D5300)

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
$330 - $379

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

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

  • None found

Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130
1 year newer
$248 - $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

  • 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)

  • 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

Canon PowerShot D30

Canon PowerShot D30
4 months newer
$239 - $299

Significant advantages of the D30 (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D30 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 5 mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2.8
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 4K @ 12fps

common strengths of the D30 and Black Edition

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps

GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition
similar age
$406

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

  • Excellent wide angle: 5 mm vs 5 mm
  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these

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

  • Excellent wide angle: 5 mm vs 5 mm
  • Both shoot very high resolution HD movies: 4K @ 12fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps

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), 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), doesn't record movies in 24p and lacks a built-in HDR feature.

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
1 year newer
$649

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
1 year newer
$812 - $898

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 Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

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

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

Ricoh Theta S

Ricoh Theta S
1 year newer
$287 - $305

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

  • 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: $287.00 vs $459.33

Casio Exilim EX-100

Casio Exilim EX-100
4 months newer
$498

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

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), is much smaller (ultra compact (60×42×30 mm) vs professional size (130×100×78 mm)) and is thinner (1.2" vs 3").

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

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year newer
$799 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 Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
6 months older
$389 - $649 (body only)
$445 - $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: $389.00 vs $459.33

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
similar age
$413 - $597 (body only)
$500 - $697 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
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the D5300 and Black Edition

  • Good movie support: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Light weight: 480 g vs 74 g

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
3 months newer
$419 (body only)
$419 - $447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (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 D3300 and Black Edition

  • Good movie support: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 74 g

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
1 year newer
$509 - $597 (body only)
$549 - $697 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the Black Edition)

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

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

  • Good movie support: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
4 months newer
$319 (body only)
$360 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (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 T5 and Black Edition

  • Light weight: 480 g vs 74 g
  • Inexpensive: $319.00 vs $459.33

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), is significantly 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 2.4").

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 november 2014).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
4 months newer
$548 (body only)
$598 - $698 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

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
2 years newer
$970 - $998 (body only)
$1,057 - $1,148 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)

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
3 months newer
$437 (body only)
$365 - $448 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-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
4 months newer
$896 - $1,198 (body only)
$1,407 14-140mm 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

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

Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II
1 year newer
$1,325 - $1,498 (body only)
$1,580 - $1,798 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7 II (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 7 II (vs the Black Edition)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (127×96×60 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)

common strengths of the 7 II and Black Edition

  • Have external mic jacks

Sony A7

Sony A7
similar age
$998 - $2,898 (body only)
$1,298 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the Black Edition)

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

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 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 4.5 fps), is newer (september 2013 vs august 2010) and is much smaller (ultra compact (60×42×30 mm) vs professional size (145×106×79 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 doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
3 years older
$850 (body only)
$899 18-135mm 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)

  • 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 60D 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
  • Inexpensive: $850.00 vs $459.33

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
1 year older
$1,158 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,899 24-105mm lens

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

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

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 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 september 2016) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
1 year newer
$499 - $597

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)

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

common strengths of the P900 and Black Edition

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

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3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the Black Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 5 mm
  • Much larger: Large (138×102×135 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Much heavier: 915 g vs 74 g

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) and Black Edition

  • You can plug a microphone into both of these