GoPro has released a 4K version of its popular wearable camera.

The device is one of three new cameras in the HD Hero 3 range which was unveiled by GoPro today.

The manufacturer said the cameras, which come in white, silver or black, are “30% smaller and 25% lighter” than previous models. They also come with built-in WiFi connectivity.

The HD Hero 3 Black Edition shoots 4K (3840 x 2160) at 12.5fps and 2.7K (2716 x 1524) at 25fps. It also captures 1080p at 50fps and 960p at 100fps.

240fps can be achieved by shooting at WVGA (848 x 480) resolution.

A continuous photo mode captures 12 megapixel stills at a rate of 3, 5, or 10 photos-per-second for up to 30 photos at a time.

It features built-in WiFi, GoPro app compatibility and is bundled with the usually separate WiFi Remote.

The Hero 3 can be controlled by iOS or Android smartphones and tablets running the GoPro app for full camera control and live scene preview. It costs £359.

The Silver Edition shoots 1080p at 30fps. It also captures 720p at 60 fps video and 11 megapixel photos at a rate of 10 per second.

It has a suggested retail price of £279.

The White Edition, which has a suggested retail price of £199, shoots 1080p at 25fps, 960p at 25fps and 720p at up to 30fps.

In WVGA mode it can capture 60fps.