GoPro is known for designing some of the most versatile action cameras on the market. GoPro has acquired a digital design and software studio based in San Francisco, California called General Things. General Things has been partners with GoPro since 2010 and has helped the company build their business backend and consumer-facing web development.
GoPro has announced the new Hero3+ series, which is an update to the Hero3 cameras. The Hero3 launched around a year ago. The Hero3+ will be available starting today and it will be available in three models. The Black Edition costs $399, the Silver Edition costs $299, and the White Edition costs $199.
Chris Bray has uploaded this viral video of a GroPro camera facing off against a lion. The video was uploaded on January 16th and hit over 80,000 views. After one of Bray’s clients finished photographing the male lion in Kenya besides the road, he taped a GoPro Hero 2 on a $60 radio controlled car. The RC car was driven slowly towards the lion. The lion was intrigued and smacked it around a little bit before getting scared off. Check out the video below:
Recently GoPro unveiled the HERO3 rugged camera. The HERO3 is 30% smaller, 25% lighter, and it is 2 times more powerful than the previous version. The HERO3 has mountable gear that is waterproof up to 180 feet. The HERO3 can capture video at 1440p 48fps, 1080p at 60fps, and 720p at 120fps. The camera has 12 megapixel photo capturing at 30 photos per second. The GoPRO HERO3 has time-lapse photo modes and a continuous 12 megapixel stills feature at 3, 5, or 10 photos per second with up to 30 photos at any time. The GoPro HERO3 has WiFi, compatibility with the GoPro App, and a WiFi remote. The audio system built into the camera has a wind-noise reduction system to make it crisp and clear.
Hon Hai Precision Industry, known by the name Foxconn, is the world’s largest electronics manufacturing company. Foxconn has acquired an 8.88% full-diluted stake in GoPro for $200 million. You may know GoPro best for their versatile cameras used by athletes. Foxconn founder and CEO will join GoPro’s board of directors. Some of the electronics that Foxconn builds include the Apple iPhone, Apple iPad, Sony PlayStation, and Microsoft Xbox.
Sports equipment company Easton has placed hundreds of GoPro cameras to athletes for a short film entitled “Inside Out.” This video gives a first-person view of team sports and it looks pretty cool. We have previously written about the GoPro camera tied to 25 cats and tied to an RC helicopter touring Las Vegas.
Using a GoPro camera and an RC helicopter, Team BlackSheep put together this viral video of an RC helicopter flying around Las Vegas.