What lens is used in this review for the "Studio comparison"? Is it the 14-42 RII, or perhaps some 2.8 pro lens, or primes?
I purchased a gopro hero 3+ black edition in the states when I went on a trip recently. I then read about the image sharpness issues in this model. e.g. see http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2011658
Thank god I read these before opening it. After reviewing a number of images, its very obvious that overall images are much softer than on the 3 black. Apparently, gorpo have made the focus closer, so anything in mid and background are now slightly out of focus. This is great for ego surfers who point the camera at themselves, but for those who like to point the camera forward (on my motorbike and car), the loss in quality is noticeable, especially in stills. The last straw was that the reason I bought it was because it was advertising "33% in crease in sharpness" when overall there is a significant DECREASE in sharpness across the image as a whole.I sold the camera before opening it. Almost got my money back. Now ill wait for a cheap second hand gopro 3 black.