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TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - GoPro PH distributor launches Hero 3+ camera

If you like cars, chances are you also like watching yourself driving one. And the better the video quality, the greater the watching enjoyment. Good news, then: Dan's Group of Companies and Moduvi Incorporated, the authorized distributors of the popular GoPro brand of high-definition personal cameras, has just launched the Hero 3+, an updated version of the Hero 3 which was launched in our market a year ago.

The Hero 3+ Black Edition is now enclosed in a housing that's waterproof by up to 40m and is 20% smaller and lighter than the one used in the standard Hero 3 Black. The Hero 3+ also has a battery life that reportedly lasts 30% longer than its predecessor.

Other new features of the Hero 3+ Black Edition are: the Wi-Fi transfer and playback of photos and videos between the camera and your mobile phone using the GoPro app that's reportedly four times faster; SuperView video mode, which captures "the world's most immersive wide-angle perspective"; auto low-light mode, which intelligently adjusts the camera's frame rate for varying lighting conditions; and a new lens for sharper video and improved image quality.

"The Hero 3+ illustrates GoPro’s commitment to innovation," said GoPro chief executive Nicholas Woodman in a statement. "We took the world’s best-selling ultra-compact camera and made it better because we're relentless in our pursuit of delivering the best possible user experience to our customers. We saw that we could make the Hero 3+ significantly smaller and lighter while at the same time increasing battery life 30%. We saw the opportunity to design a sharper lens, so we did it--improving GoPro's already highly regarded image quality. And we thought up exciting new features like SuperView, which enables the world’s most immersive wide-angle video. These are all features that we as passionate GoPro users want for ourselves, and we're excited to share them with our customers around the world."

Also available now is the Hero 3+ Silver Edition, which has an image processor that's twice faster than the regular Hero 3 Silver, is capable of shooting 1,080 pixels/60 frames and 720 pixels/120 frames per second, and boasts a faster Wi-Fi data transfer between the camera and the mobile phone that cuts down the delay to just two seconds.

The GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition is now available at authorized resellers at P19,900, the Hero 3+ Silver Edition at P15,490, and the Hero 3 White Edition at P11,900.

It looks like track days will become even more exciting--visually at least.

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