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Nomad
Posts: 125

Re: GoPro HERO5 - Can I turn off the LCD Screen ?


@marcop4446 wrote:
Not only the display on drains the battery: using the cam by night to take pictures in a wildlife environment, I have to cover the display to avoid it lights on every time I shot. Please add a "display always off" option asap. Thanks

not only would a "display always off" option be nice (almost required) but it would be nice if it didnt turn the display on every time it started/stopped recording or took a picture.

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Sightseer
Posts: 1

Re: GoPro HERO5 - Can I turn off the LCD Screen ?

Just got my new Hero5 black and i would really love to keep it,

BUT i can't turn off the LCD display.

Really? Why? Who would come up with the idea not to include such an option? (which is available on older Hero models)

 

Please add this option and give us a firmware update as soon as possible.

 

Many thanks in advance

 

Manfred

Tourist
Posts: 5

Re: GoPro HERO5 - Can I turn off the LCD Screen ?

I have a feeling we'll get this option on gopro hero 6 along with 4k stabilisation...tipical marketing gopro strategy. they care only about profit, without giving a s**t for their customers based on the fact they are still the kings for the action cameras on the market. still... :(((((((

Hiker
Posts: 24

Re: GoPro HERO5 - Can I turn off the LCD Screen ?

I can't believe this is not an option. Just bought a hero5 and didn't think to check whether or not you could turn the lcd off, given that you could on the hero 4. Ridiculous
Nomad
Posts: 125

Re: GoPro HERO5 - Can I turn off the LCD Screen ?


@jefft wrote:

Turning off the back screen is not currently an option, but there is an option that might help out. You can set your screensaver for as little as 1 minute. When that minute is up, the back screen does go black.

 

Thanks,
Jeff


That is not a solution to the doezens of comments. its not even acceptable. you need to read this thread. Every time the camera does something or a button is pressed the screen turns on and then its on for another min.

Hiker
Posts: 24

Re: GoPro HERO5 - Can I turn off the LCD Screen ?

Even if a button isn't pressed, if the screen is touched - for example if the camera is in a pocket - the screen turns back on.  I recently had my camera in my pocket, on, ready to shoot.  I took it out of my pocket and it was red hot and the battery was flat due to the screen constantly turning itself on.  

 

Really bad.

 

Didn't have this problem with the Hero 4 - why such a massive step backwards?

Sightseer
Posts: 2

Re: GoPro HERO5 - Can I turn off the LCD Screen ?

My gopro turn off the screen after upgrading to 1.55 software.  never turn on again....  the touch screen Is working, but i couldn´t see nothing.

 

it was a software fail, i think this will be posible in advance. turn on and off screen.

 

Hiker
Posts: 24

Re: GoPro HERO5 - Can I turn off the LCD Screen ?

Found yet another issue with this. If you lock the screen, then turn the camera ofd, when you start recording using quickcapture, the screen is no longer locked! You can still change the exposure settings by holding down on the screen.

Does anyone at gopro read these threads or give a **bleep** about their customers' experiences and opinions?