GoPro has launched a version of its Hero3 camera that is 20% smaller and lighter than the previous version.

The battery life of the camera has also been improved by 30%, according to the company.

“We saw the opportunity to design a sharper lens, so we did it - improving GoPro’s already highly regarded image quality,” said GoPro chief executive Nicholas Woodman.

The Hero3+ also features ‘SuperView’, a new wide anglesetting.