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Tourist
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Hero 5 black dead after 2 days? Anybody recommend a different, better camera?

Tested the Hero 5 in the pool with the kids — that same night, I noticed the mic red light flashing, then went solid red and would not turn off. Hard reset, took out the battery, took out the sim card, updated firmware (it was already updated). When I took out the battery, I noticed some water already in the case, and of course the front lens was fogged up. Now it's just a dead camera being sent back to Amazon.

 

Anybody recommend a better camera out there? Too bad, I have to return the Karma Grip as well which I haven't even received in the mail yet.

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Adventurer
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Re: Hero 5 black dead after 2 days? Anybody recommend a different, better camera?

Are you after a waterproof  action camera? or just an action camera that you can put in the case to make waterproof?