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Hiker
Posts: 8

GoPro Hero 6 black - cold weather

Yestareday I went with a friend for to ski. The weather was about -15 degree (not so cold and not very warm). I bought 2 months ago the Gopro 6 and this was the first time I went to use it at ski. I have used it before outside 1 or 2 times when it was -7, -10 degree but not at ski. My friend that was with me used GoPro hero 4. Here are the problems I had:

- I have used the standard GoPro case (not water proof) for to mount the camera on the hemlet and in the bettery was drying fast (after 5-7 min of filming the bettery was showing "low battery" and now when I watch the videos I see that the sound was continue to be recorded but the video was frozen (stopped);

- my frined was using Hero 4 in a case. The hero 4 is not water proof so he always uses it in a case (that covers totaly the camera) like a water proof case. His battery lasted longer than mine (2 times longer). His videos never stoped or frozen like mines.

 

Tell me why Hero 5 and 6, which costs 2 times more than hero 4, Hero 5 and 6 is considered to be an upgrade but works a cheap sport camera ??? Is Hero 6 not working in cold weather? the camera is for sport, no? or GoPro company things that winter is just with weather of -5 degree???? Is there a solution or soft upgrade for to be able to use the camera at -15 degrees and without bugs ?

Hiker
Posts: 8

Re: GoPro Hero 6 black - cold weather

just found a video on youtube confirming the same issue that I had. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1miEj7RMkkg
I'm wondering if a water proof case for hero 6 would solve a little the problem?
Adventurer
Posts: 9,260

Re: GoPro Hero 6 black - cold weather

The Hero 4 Black cost 500.00 if not at full price $550.00  same for the Hero 5 black, the same for hte hero 6 black.  Well now its Yes les then the price we  paid 300-400.00

 

1 can the sd card be an issue.

2 was the camera warm to start off with.

3. was the camera cold  at all?

 

what did the battery indicator say when  starting out.  what did it say when restarting after it crashed.

 

I agree the Hero 4 black is hte better. I love the H4B, I like the H5B I have no comment for the H6B

Hiker
Posts: 8

Re: GoPro Hero 6 black - cold weather

1. the SD card is not an issue in this case because the camera did good filming in the car, in the warm places and did good filmin outside (but just for the first 7 - 10 min when I was outsite). After that the camera was showing the message "low battery" although the battery was just changed and was 100%. The moment the camera was giving this message "low batter" it was recording just the sound, the video file was running but not recording the image itself. The video started, everything was good, the sound and the image was recording, 7-10 min after the camera was giving the mess "low battery" the recording continued (the camera was not showing that it is stoppe) and now when I play those video files I see that the video of 20 - 25 min long is showing the image just for the first 7-10 min and after the sound is going on playing what I was saying but the images is "frozen" ( the camera didn't record the image).

I have check on youtube and I see that many people report problems of GoPro 6 on cold weather. Here is one of the links https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1miEj7RMkkg In that link the guy has the problem that his camera just "freez" not woring at all, I had that case as well 2 times. But it looks like the GoPro 6 is not good to be used outside in cases of -15 or -20 degrees, not without an additional case/cover that will warm him or protect from wind :-((

When ever I was going in a warm area, the camera was working well. All my videos outside in cold didn't record more than 7 - 10 min of image and the battery I have changed 3 times...

The funny thing is that when I was outside the camera was showing the message "low batter", but when I was going in a warm room, the camera was showing that the battery was good "like 69% - 72%".

A short cold weather review on the GoPro HERO6 Black.
Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: GoPro Hero 6 black - cold weather

I have a same issue and i contected GoPro support so manytimes and no HELP.

 

Tourist
Posts: 8

Re: GoPro Hero 6 black - cold weather

I've just contacted GoPro support about the same issue. Long story short, I went skiing 2 weeks ago and could not have my camera working more than 2 minutes before the battery showed 0%. They asked me when I did buy my camera and what was it's serial number. After apologizing, they asked for my details and are sending me a new battery. Hope it will get better ... 

Sightseer
Posts: 1

Re: GoPro Hero 6 black - cold weather

Hi I am currently in Lapland experiencing temperatures as low as -34 degrees C.

I have a Hero 6 with a 128GB extreme SD card and genuine GoPro batteries I am videoing in 4K and photographs, I have my Hero 6 in a super skin on a 3 way folding arm, when I'm not filming I put the whole thing inside my survival suit or down jacket, the battery life is brilliant and everything is fine. We took numerous videos and lots of photos dog sledding and the battery only went down to 56%.

I highly recommend the super suit. 

I hope that is helpful,

God Bless, Mike