Billed as “the world’s most versatile camera”, GoPro’s new HERO3 Black Edition is at the top of many photographer/videographer’s Holiday shopping lists. I’m getting one for Christmas!

According to GoPro, the HERO3 Black Edition captures professional cinema-quality video at 2X the resolution, frame-rate and low light performance of previous models. It’s also 25% lighter and 30% smaller. Photos and video are reportedly improved 3X overall.

This GoPro now boasts 12MP burst capture at 30 frames per second and uses a new reduced-distortion, 6-element aspherical lens. Audio recording quality is also improved. Finally, the Black Edition features built-in Wi-Fi and includes GoPro’s Wi-Fi Remote accessory.

I’ve loved using my original HERO and HERO2 cameras and still shoot with the latter for in-car and on-car video.