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Tourist
Posts: 3

GoPro Hero 5 session - The camera gets very hot when charging

Hi,

when i am charging the camera gets very hot.

Is is normal?

 

Thanks

Adventurer
Posts: 9,279

Re: GoPro Hero 5 session - The camera gets very hot when charging

not stays cool when charging, quite normal

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Tourist
Posts: 7

Re: GoPro Hero 5 session - The camera gets very hot when charging

It stays super hot when it's charging, it's normal for the unit to run super hot. I was told at Best Buy that GoPro engineered it poorly so that the unit doesn't dissipate heat like it should. He said he had one and GoPro did nothing to solve the issue.

Long story short, it's normal whether you like it or not.
Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: GoPro Hero 5 session - The camera gets very hot when charging

If the camera becomes very hot, the memory card may be damaged?

I will try to remenber remove the memory card before loading the camera....

Adventurer
Posts: 9,279

Re: GoPro Hero 5 session - The camera gets very hot when charging

IMO"

 

You're asking such a compact unit to lose heat fast, and its  all locked up tight? the way the camera works  ifnot right get to gopro. ask them and you'll in time start to learn about yourcam the  way it acts creates heat etc.....if it is  not right return or replace her.

 

Also  whenever you  charge a battery  always be near by and keep an eye, never leave unattended things charging

Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: GoPro Hero 5 session - The camera gets very hot when charging

It was just a question, not a complaint.
And an opinion, memory cards are usually broken in any device, in this case could be by the heat during charging.

Nothing more.

Adventurer
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Re: GoPro Hero 5 session - The camera gets very hot when charging

We all need to learn our  camera. we get used to the warmness of charging, we also   worry bout USB file transfer  that the camera gets hot, as well recording.  If the card  gets damaged by the camera, you're the first one here I heard that  happen to, so I wonder what you are doing differntly  to make that happen.  Maybe removing the card into a slot readereach time if this is something you are  worried about?

 

 I look into why  your cards get damaged and getto gopro?

Tourist
Posts: 1

Re: GoPro Hero 5 session - The camera gets very hot when charging

I've been using Gopro 5 session for two weeks now. Yes it is very hot when it is recording 1080 and even hotter when doing 4k recording. I don't know if it is normally hot, actually too hot to touch at the front frame around the glass, only I assume that it works very hard to process images, and it dissipates heat through the frame. I don't mind as long as it is functioning as expected, battery time a little too short though. I suggest to drop it into water to cool it down, it is waterproof right? I tried it once now,  fine; the developers probably had it in mind that the heat can be dissipated to water.