11-11-2017 09:58 PM
Anyway I used it to film training exercises I have it on my helmet. I've tried using it multiple times in temps of -10 to -20 degrees Celsius and I'll start recording but after 8 seconds or so it'll stop recording then turn off. I've tried putting it right close to me body to warm it up and then pull it out at the last second and record for it to do the same thing. I got a 9 minute clip recorded only because I got mad and kept turning it on and pressing record after the 7th time it finally stayed on. Checked the battery and sometimes it would flash 0% the turn it on again and it would be at 80%. Is there a product go pro offers to provide some form of thermal property to the camera or any suggestions? I'm missing some great shots :-(
11-12-2017 02:42 AM
saw some post about cold weather affecting the GoPro, not only on 6, 4 and 5 also.
from my point of view, there are three components that are temperature sensitive:
- I cannot find in the specs the lower operating temperature...only the high-temperature protection (175F = 80C)
- as camera works, heats up, and should be fine even in low-temperature conditions
- known and tested by me shorter (as much as half) battery live in cold weather
- still, if the battery voltage is affected by the low-temperature, and GoPro read a lower voltage, could say that 0% battery you experienced...after warms up voltage became normal
3. microSD card... (by the way, what card are you using?)
- Sandisk Extreme and Samsung PRO series are rated -13ºF to 185ºF (-25ºC to 85ºC)
- again, the camera will keep the card warm
- I do found on this forum, (search for "cold"...and especially the post "Gopro Hero 5 Black cold weather - battery and SD") also the hypothesis Samsung cards perform better in low temperature... still Samsung cards are not anymore listed as compatible for hero6...
somehow we have to keep it warm, especially at the beginning of the footage, till the camera warms up....
you will find these suggestions in posts:
- keep in the pocket before filming, between footages....but when e.g. helmet mounted is hard to achieve there
- film continuously - a little bit a non-sense, you will be out of battery juice, maybe using an external powerbank or karma grip (at his turn piggybacked by a powerbank) to assure power
I do have a Super Suit. I'm thinking that could help, inside will be a layer of warmer air, and also the heat exchange is slower, so could help.....
SuperSuit has a skeleton backdoor, to access the touchscreen... Could be sufficient ....maybe I'll try this in the winter.
we want an action camera in no matter conditions....as everything in life and technology comes with a price and with a balance...
there is a technology limitation, and temperature affects electronics badly, sometimes drastically....
to keep it warm, we have to consume power, power source you can carry is limited, and also affected by the temperature....an endless circle...
when on trails, I use spare battery kept in a gopro's dual charger.
The dual charger is powered in my backpack by a powerbank (anker, gopro, tplink)....so when I change batteries, I put a warm battery in gopro. ....
hope these help a little...
11-12-2017 08:32 AM
To answer a question I'm using the Scandisk 128 I believe it is, I wanted extra room.
This actually leads me to 1 more question, when I plug my go pro into my 16000mah Powerbank, it won't charge right away. It usually takes a random combination of turning the Powerbank on, unplugging the charge cord from the go pro and plugging it back in, and about 5+ minutes to get the go pro to charge. Any ideas on that?
11-12-2017 06:42 PM
12-11-2017 05:03 PM
I've only had my Hero 6 a couple of weeks, but so far the cold weather peformance has been terrible. It shuts down after about an hour in relatively mild weather (20-30F). I have a Hero Session 5 which I've used for about a year, and I've used it reliably in below zero weather (the battery does not last as long when that cold, but it degrades linearly). The Hero 6 shuts down suddenly, with battery going from 60% to 1% in a few minutes. Since the Session works so well, I'm wondering if my Hero 6 is defective.
12-26-2017 10:53 AM
Im in Manitoba and My 6 wont record for more than a few minutes with a full charge. It then wont charge untill the camera warms up. Not to happy to have a camera that only works 7 months of the year.