As well as being compared against other waterproofs, the GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition is also often compared to mirrorless, travel zooms, compacts, entry-level DSLRs, digicams and super zooms. The GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition's top rivals come from GoPro (such as the HERO3 Black Edition and the HD Hero 2) and Sony (such as the Alpha A5100 and the Cyber-Shot HX60)

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Silver Edition compared to other waterproof 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 24 mm) and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, doesn't have image stabilization (none vs digital), is older (september 2013 vs february 2014) 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 Silver Edition)

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition and Silver Edition

  • None found

Fujifilm XP90

Fujifilm XP90
2 years newer
$78

Significant advantages of the XP90 (vs the Silver Edition)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the XP90 (vs the Silver Edition)

  • None found

common strengths of the XP90 and Silver Edition

  • None found

GoPro HD Hero 2

GoPro HD Hero 2
1 year older

Significant advantages of the HD Hero 2 (vs the Silver Edition)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the HD Hero 2 (vs the Silver Edition)

  • None found

common strengths of the HD Hero 2 and Silver Edition

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S33

Nikon Coolpix S33
1 year newer
$150

Significant advantages of the S33 (vs the Silver Edition)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S33 (vs the Silver Edition)

  • None found

common strengths of the S33 and Silver Edition

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120
4 months newer
$514

Significant advantages of the AW120 (vs the Silver Edition)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the AW120 (vs the Silver Edition)

  • None found

common strengths of the AW120 and Silver Edition

  • None found

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
similar age
$429

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition and Silver Edition

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Silver Edition compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records even higher-speed movies (120 fps vs none), has an external mic jack, is slightly smaller (ultra compact (60×42×30 mm) vs mid size (120×67×49 mm)), is thinner (1.2" vs 1.9") and is significantly lighter (74 g vs 369 g).

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 january 2015).

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
10 months newer
$363 - $448 (body only)
$450 - $548 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5100 (vs the Silver Edition)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the A5100 (vs the Silver Edition)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the A5100 and Silver Edition

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Very light: 224 g vs 74 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.2"

Sony A7S

Sony A7S
6 months newer
$1,998 (body only)
$2,598 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7S (vs the Silver Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the A7S (vs the Silver Edition)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Not waterproof
  • Significantly larger: Standard size (127×94×48 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)

common strengths of the A7S and Silver Edition

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Thin: 1.9" vs 1.2"

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
2 years newer

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

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

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

  • Not waterproof
  • Significantly heavier: 404 g vs 74 g
  • Thicker: 1.9" vs 1.2"

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and Silver Edition

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×49 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Light weight: 404 g vs 74 g

Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3
2 years older
$450 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-P3 (vs the Silver Edition)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the E-P3 (vs the Silver Edition)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the E-P3 and Silver Edition

  • Fairly small: Mid size (122×69×34 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Light weight: 369 g vs 74 g
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.2"

Fujifilm X-A3

Fujifilm X-A3
2 years newer
$489 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-A3 (vs the Silver Edition)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the X-A3 (vs the Silver Edition)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the X-A3 and Silver Edition

  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×67×40 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Light weight: 339 g vs 74 g
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.2"

Fujifilm X-A2

Fujifilm X-A2
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the X-A2 (vs the Silver Edition)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports an external flash
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the X-A2 (vs the Silver Edition)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the X-A2 and Silver Edition

  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×67×40 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Light weight: 350 g vs 74 g
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.2"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Silver Edition compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (5 mm vs 24 mm), has a significantly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has an external mic jack 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), is older (september 2013 vs january 2015) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60
4 months newer
$265

Significant advantages of the HX60 (vs the Silver Edition)

  • Built-in flash
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the HX60 (vs the Silver Edition)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the HX60 and Silver Edition

  • Excellent wide angle: 4 mm vs 5 mm
  • Inexpensive: $265.23 vs $283.15

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
1 year newer
$320

Significant advantages of the S7000 (vs the Silver Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S7000 (vs the Silver 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 Silver Edition

  • Inexpensive: $314.50 vs $283.15

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
3 months newer
$117 - $118

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the Silver Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the Silver Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 5 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and Silver Edition

  • Light weight: 122 g vs 74 g
  • Inexpensive: $117.39 vs $283.15

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900
1 year newer
$600

Significant advantages of the S9900 (vs the Silver Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S9900 (vs the Silver Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 5 mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.7 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the S9900 and Silver Edition

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
1 year newer
$279

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the Silver Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the Silver 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 DMC-ZS50 and Silver Edition

  • Inexpensive: $279.00 vs $283.15

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
2 years newer
$368

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the Silver Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the Silver 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 Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 and Silver Edition

  • Inexpensive: $364.99 vs $283.15

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Silver Edition compared to compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (5 mm vs 28 mm), is much smaller (ultra compact (60×42×30 mm) vs compact (98×58×31 mm)), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), 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) and is older (september 2013 vs january 2017).

GoPro Hero (2018)

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4 years newer
$259

Significant advantages of the Hero (2018) (vs the Silver Edition)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Hero (2018) (vs the Silver Edition)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much larger: Super compact (65×45×35 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the Hero (2018) and Silver Edition

  • Very small: Super compact (65×45×35 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Very light: 117 g vs 74 g
  • Inexpensive: $259.16 vs $283.15

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
2 years newer
$391

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

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

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

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 5 mm
  • Much larger: Compact (98×58×31 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and Silver Edition

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (98×58×31 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Light weight: 209 g vs 74 g

GoPro Hero6 Black

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4 years newer
$498

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

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

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

  • Much larger: Super compact (65×45×35 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the Hero6 Black and Silver Edition

  • Very 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 XP130

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4 years newer
$130 - $162

Significant advantages of the FinePix XP130 (vs the Silver Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the FinePix XP130 (vs the Silver Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 5 mm
  • Much larger: Compact (110×71×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the FinePix XP130 and Silver Edition

  • Light weight: 207 g vs 74 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.2"
  • Inexpensive: $129.95 vs $283.15

Leica D-Lux 3

Leica D-LUX 3
1 year older
$995

Significant advantages of the D-Lux 3 (vs the Silver Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D-Lux 3 (vs the Silver Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 5 mm
  • Much larger: Compact (106×56×26 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the D-Lux 3 and Silver Edition

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (106×56×26 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Thin: 1" vs 1.2"

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Fujifilm FinePix XP120
3 years newer
$94 - $114

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

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

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

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 5 mm
  • Much larger: Compact (110×71×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the FinePix XP120 and Silver Edition

  • Light weight: 203 g vs 74 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.2"
  • Inexpensive: $94.16 vs $283.15

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000
4 years older
$306 (body only)
$731 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5000 (vs the Silver Edition)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5000 (vs the Silver Edition)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5000 and Silver Edition

  • None found

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
4 months newer
$337 18-55mm lens

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

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the Silver Edition)

  • None found

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and Silver Edition

  • None found

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
5 years older

Significant advantages of the Rebel XS (vs the Silver Edition)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XS (vs the Silver Edition)

  • None found

common strengths of the Rebel XS and Silver Edition

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Silver 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 30 mm), has an external mic jack and is waterproof.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, doesn't have image stabilization (none vs digital), is older (september 2013 vs august 2016), is slightly more expensive ($283.15 vs $99.00) and is less popular.

Nikon Coolpix W100

Nikon Coolpix W100
2 years newer
$99 - $157

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the Silver Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the Silver Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 5 mm
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Coolpix W100 and Silver Edition

  • Light weight: 177 g vs 74 g
  • Inexpensive: $99.00 vs $283.15

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Silver Edition compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), has a much wider wide angle lens (5 mm vs 25 mm), is significantly smaller (ultra compact (60×42×30 mm) vs large (130×95×122 mm)), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 0.8 fps) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and is older (september 2013 vs january 2015).

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
1 year newer
$249 - $255

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

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

Significant disadvantages of the SX530 HS (vs the Silver 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 SX530 HS and Silver 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"

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
4 months newer
$140 - $178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the Silver Edition)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the Silver Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 5 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and Silver Edition

  • Light weight: 590 g vs 74 g
  • Very inexpensive: $139.98 vs $283.15