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GoPro Fusion in Antarctica?

Greetings from New Zealand!

I am traveling to Antarctica to capture some 360-degree educational footage to tell Antarctic stories spoken by local experts on the science there. I was wondering if the Fusion would work as a capture platform for this. I will be there in February (so, end of summer), where temps will reach as low as -20C.

Does anyone have any advice on whether this camera would be suitable for this work, or if something else would be more appropriate? Will the case protect it from cold, or is this something you haven't tested as of yet?

I look forward to any thoughts on this!


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GoPro Community Manager
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Re: GoPro Fusion in Antarctica?

@redcreek51685 - GoPro cameras do very well in the cold. The one area where you'll want to pay special attention is the battery. Cold temperatures can drain batteries much quicker than in warmer temperatures. You'll want to bring extra batteries and/or have an external power supply. Also, try to the camera and the batteries as warm as you can when not in use.

 

Have fun on your trip!

 

Jeff

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GoPro Community Manager
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Re: GoPro Fusion in Antarctica?

@redcreek51685 - GoPro cameras do very well in the cold. The one area where you'll want to pay special attention is the battery. Cold temperatures can drain batteries much quicker than in warmer temperatures. You'll want to bring extra batteries and/or have an external power supply. Also, try to the camera and the batteries as warm as you can when not in use.

 

Have fun on your trip!

 

Jeff

Sightseer
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Re: GoPro Fusion in Antarctica?

Thanks Jeff!

 

Are there options for external batter setups, whereby I could keep the bettery inside my parka, with a cable connecting to the camera?