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GoPro 7 Black questions

Hello, I'd like to ask if Gopro 7 Black allows to operate without using rear screen, just front LCD and buttons? Since GoPro got rear screen it is pain that we must have it tuned ON even when it's not necassary. And battery is draining extremely fast. So... Can we switch the rear screen off permanenly in every mode (screen saving timer is not relevant)? 
Second question - can we operate the camera on wifi range, or is the bluetooth range required to initialize connection?
Best Regards.


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Posts: 8,150

Re: GoPro 7 Black questions

Hello @glogowski

 

There  is no option to switch the rear screen off while the camera is in use. The most that could be done is setting the screen saver to 1 min, and the brightness level to 10% to lessen battery usage. 

Navigation without using the touch display can be done. You only need to press the shutter (top) and the Mode (side) buttons simultaneously first, then you can navigate through the settings/preferences as displayed on the front screen. The camera does not have a front button. 

 

I hope this helps. Feel free to post back for any other questions or concerns. 

 

Best regards, 
Marius

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Posts: 8,150

Re: GoPro 7 Black questions

Hello @glogowski

 

There  is no option to switch the rear screen off while the camera is in use. The most that could be done is setting the screen saver to 1 min, and the brightness level to 10% to lessen battery usage. 

Navigation without using the touch display can be done. You only need to press the shutter (top) and the Mode (side) buttons simultaneously first, then you can navigate through the settings/preferences as displayed on the front screen. The camera does not have a front button. 

 

I hope this helps. Feel free to post back for any other questions or concerns. 

 

Best regards, 
Marius