If you like GoPro's camera design and just want solid HD video, you might be able to save yourself $100 and get this instead of the $400 Black Edition.
Like the Hero3, the GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition's strongest attributes are its excellent video quality and impressive list of shooting options. If that's what matters most to you, this is the action cam to get.
The GoPro Hero3 Silver and White editions are strong contenders in the sports camera market, but the faster, more powerful Black Edition is head and shoulders the best sports camera on the market today.
Here I GoPro again on my own with a new Hero3+ Music edition, allowing musicians to attach tiny HD cameras to instruments and mic stands for live gigs and music videos.
Should I stay or should I GoPro? Stay right here and check out pictures of the new Hero3+ Music edition that attaches cameras to instruments and mic stands.
The insides are different, but the design of the Silver Edition looks identical to GoPro's Hero3+ Black Edition (pictures)
Though it lacks several bells and whistles of the Black Edition, and the video isn't quite as good, for $100 less the Silver edition still packs plenty of punch.
The incremental update brings better Wi-Fi and battery life, a new lens, and a couple added shooting features.
The GoPro Digital Hero 3 is a cool idea that could be fun if you're swimming, but it's not useful for much else.