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Tourist
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Hero 5 option to turn off display completely?

Is there a possibility (besides waiting one minute for the screensaver)  to turn off the display?

Often times it's not necessary to see the live image, and the display turn's on every time the shutter button ist pressed.

Would be nice to save this bit of energy to get a bit more battery life.

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Re: Hero 5 option to turn off display completely?

@sideonshore - There is not currently an option to turn the LCD display off, but we have passed that feedback along to the teams.

 

Thanks,

Jeff

Sightseer
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Re: Hero 5 option to turn off display completely?

This needs to be a major priority i think

Sightseer
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Re: Hero 5 option to turn off display completely?

I hope my comment here also brings more attention to this problem. I spent quite some time looking for the feature but it wasn't there :/ Hope to see it soon.
Sightseer
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Re: Hero 5 option to turn off display completely?

I hope to have this option " turn LCD off". Thanks ~ https://youtu.be/zGsH_SzI6G4?t=58s
Sightseer
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Re: Hero 5 option to turn off display completely?

This is definitely a major issue.
Sightseer
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Re: Hero 5 option to turn off display completely?

The arrogance of this company amazes me. Simply, they DO NOT LISTEN to their users. How is the world could you make a new camera and not provide for anyway to turn off the display and this to conserve precious power.  Simply amazing in their arrogance.

Tourist
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Re: Hero 5 option to turn off display completely?

@jefft That's good to know that you have passed the info on.

 

I'm surprised this wasn't a feature originally... think about all the extra power you could get with the Hero 5 if the screen was turned off while recording. It might beat the Yi 2 then (as of now Yi 2 has the better battery / life).

 

Weird that it isn't possible as it's on the hero 4.

 

Any idea if we can find out if it will be incorerated or if it is even possible with a future firmware update (and when)?

 

Or pass on that more people want this option?