Took My GoPro Hero 3+ Black Back

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
Categories: Aerial ImageryGoProPhotography

I’ve been reading quite about about the GoPro 3+ focus field issues.  It seems when moving up to the 3+ model, GoPro changed the focus field so that closer items were more in focus.  The byproduct of that tweak is that longer distance items are not as in focus.  I’ve thought that some of my images were fuzzy, but attributed that to the poor quality JPG compression the GoPro seems to have.  The JPG artifacting in the GoPro is very disappointing.  But keep in mind I’m used to shooting a Nikon DSLR with a big piece of glass and processing my images in raw format.

Since today was the last day I could take my H3+ Black back to Best Buy, I shot a couple of images with it and compared the focus on the same shots with my old Hero 1. The hero 1 was more in focus beyond about 6 feet.

I went back to Best Buy and they happened to have some of the old 3 Blacks in stock. So I exchanged my 3+ Black for a 3 Black. The kicker? I got $75 back. I hope downgrading to the 3 Black from the 3+ Black turns out to be the best move.

More to follow.

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