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Hiker
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GoPro hero 6 Black heat

Hi all. Does anyone else's GoPro hero 6 Black get really quite hot whilst recording? Admittedly, I was recording for around an hour but it was really hot, especially around the lens. Is this normal? 🤞

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GoPro
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Re: GoPro hero 6 Black heat

Hello @kck78

 

You can expect the camera to get hot. The functions on the camera's processor when used, and all the components working together in a small, packed unit generates heat. Later model cameras including HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, and HERO4 Black get hot especially when recording in high performance modes. You can read more about cause and prevention tips here

 

Apart from the above, the camera should be okay. Check though if the camera becomes extremely hot that it gets to hot to the touch, as this may be an indicator of an issue with the camera. Make sure your camera is updated to the latest firmware, is charged properly, and is using a recommended SD card to isolate any source of trouble. Hope this helps. 

Thanks, 
Marius 

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GoPro
Posts: 8,289

Re: GoPro hero 6 Black heat

Hello @kck78

 

You can expect the camera to get hot. The functions on the camera's processor when used, and all the components working together in a small, packed unit generates heat. Later model cameras including HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, and HERO4 Black get hot especially when recording in high performance modes. You can read more about cause and prevention tips here

 

Apart from the above, the camera should be okay. Check though if the camera becomes extremely hot that it gets to hot to the touch, as this may be an indicator of an issue with the camera. Make sure your camera is updated to the latest firmware, is charged properly, and is using a recommended SD card to isolate any source of trouble. Hope this helps. 

Thanks, 
Marius 

Hiker
Posts: 21

Re: GoPro hero 6 Black heat

Thanks Marius. I had the SD card validated by GoPro support so I know that's ok but the camera does get really hot to the touch. Really hot. Especially around the front/around the lens. I was recording in 1080 @ 100 FPS, for around 45 mins on video looping mode in 5 minute intervals.
Adventurer
Posts: 10,200

Re: GoPro hero 6 Black heat

GoPro should offer official read outs.  Hope my records help you out/ a camera company claims to be a cooler camera  reads a good 140 plus degrees and gopro reads how hot?

 

GoPro
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Re: GoPro hero 6 Black heat

 

Hi @kck78

 

For cameras that feature unique high-performance video modes: 2.7K and higher resolutions, and/or frame rates above 60fp, it is normal for the camera to become warm and use more power when using these modes.

Other factors that can increase camera temperature and power consumption, and decreases camera recording time. 

  • Lack of airflow around the camera
  • Using the camera with the GoPro App

If the camera gets too hot, a message appears on the screen indicating that the camera is shutting down. The camera stops recording, saves your video, disconnects from the GoPro Capture App, and powers off. Has this happened on your camera? If this happens, let your camera sit and cool before attempting to use it again. 

 

For extended recording time in high-performance video modes, capture shorter video clips when in stationary use, and/or limit your use of features that increase power consumption, such as the GoPro Capture App or BacPac accessories. To control your camera remotely at higher temperatures, use the GoPro remote instead of the GoPro Capture App.

 

 

Thanks!

Ej

 

Adventurer
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Re: GoPro hero 6 Black heat

@aragon1006 at what temp is that?

Hiker
Posts: 21

Re: GoPro hero 6 Black heat

Thank you Ej.
I haven't had that warning regarding overheating. I was just concerned as when I took the camera from its housing, I happened to touch around the lens and it was really rather hot. I was getting worried as I've only had it a week and had nothing but issues with it. Admittedly these issues have been resolved via GoPro support but it's been one thing after another and now I just got it to the point where I thought it was sorted and I noticed this overheating issue but I haven't had the warning yet.
Hiker
Posts: 21

Re: GoPro hero 6 Black heat

That's an amazing set of stats on that video. 130° is incredible! Thanks for this mate.