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GoPro Launches 4K Hero 3

HALF MOON BAY, CALIF. – GoPro has unveiled the latest models in its Hero line of action cams, including two that capture 1080p and one that shoots in 4K.

GoPro says the 4K-capable Black Edition is 30 percent smaller, 25 percent lighter and two times more powerful than previous models. It offers nine video resolution modes (opens in new tab), including ultrawide 1140p/48fps; 1080p/60fps; 720p/120fps; 2.7k/24fps and 4K/15 fps. It doubles as a 12, 7 and 5 megapixel still camera that shoots up to 30 photos per second in continuous mode, or captures simultaneous stills and HD video. The Black Edition also features built-in Wi-Fi and remote, normally an $80 add-on.

The camera weighs in at 2.6 ounces and includes a removable housing that’s waterproof to 197 feet. The $399.99 is available for pre-order in the United States and is expected to ship Nov. 14, 2012. (Black Edition YouTube footage is included below.)

Both the Hero 3 White and Silver editions shoot video in 1080p/30fps; 960p/30fps and 720p/60fps and feature built-in Wi-Fi and remote. The White has a 5 megapixel still camera with a three frame-per-second burst mode, while the Silver shoots stills at up to 10 frames per second at 11 megapixels.

Both the $199.99 White and the $299.99 Silver are available for pre-order, with shipping expected on Oct. 22.